I live in Rome (zone 9 I believe) and usually my gardenia bush is on our small back balcony that receives about 4 hours of hot direct sunlight during the summer mornings and reflected light the rest of the day. It is now winter and from what I have read it is too cold for it to stay outside. I have moved it inside to a spot where it is near the heating pipes in the floor (not excessively hot) and near a glass door were it receives only an hour or 2 of direct sunlight and some reflected light the rest of the day. I want to make sure it flowers again when the time is right so I want to make sure I am doing the right things. There are some small buds that never opened before winter. Do I remove these?