Cottage Farms Double Blooming Gardenia Patio Tree
Not worth the hassle
I received this plant in May 2014 and when I received it, it had about three buds on it. The plant looked pretty good. I planted it in a 20 inch planter and I used organic matter just as directed. I fertilize it just as directed. I watered it just as directed. It is October 24, 2014 and all the growth is brown and it hasn't had buds since the ones that came with it came off. I have ordered a lot from Cottage Farms over the last two years and I can honestly say the Sun Patiens are the best thing going they really bloom nice and really big. My second choice would be the Shutterfly Butterfly plants those are also nice. I will order more Sun Patiens but I believe that will be all I order. I see now why there is only a 90 day guarantee on the Double Blooming Gardenia Tree. I recommend not to waist your time with this plant. I also used the fertilizer for acid loving plants as directed.
Orderd this tree last spring-arrived ok ;bought a planter pot,planted it as directed, and used the plant bloom food recomended from cottage farms. It set on my deck all summer and NEVER BLOOMED or grew any new leaves;;so here we are ,fall and i need bring it inside or throw it away. Very disappointed in this purchase ; it isnt a pretty tree . Will not be spending money on any more flowering trees; never gave me 1 flower..
Why Didn't The Buds Bloom?
I bought two of these trees in May. I potted them according to directions. Aside from a few occasional yellow leave, the foliage looked good. But ALL of the blossoms never bloomed. They still are blossoming today, but I have little hope for any blooms. Sad. Maybe next year, I hope.
Cottage Farms Double Blooming Gardenia Patio Tree
flowers were so dry that they would not grow, i put them in some waer with the spray and that did not help, would like refund when the flowers are available i will try them one more time. I dont know if it's me or what but they are so dry i put them in fertalizer water and that does not help. this is so pretty i could not wait to get it in, and of course nothing but sticks. i would like another plant next year I will try this ONE more time.
So disappointed in this plant. Having gone out & purchased a new container to transplant the gardenia tree as the directions recommended.
Soon the leaves developed dark brown spots, the blossoms turned brown & dried up without ever blooming. I purchased the acid loving blossom food packets to provide optimal plant growth. Waste of time & money.
Purchased 2 gardenia patio trees in early Spring and received them in May and immediately planted them in large patio urns. Even purchased the recommended acidic fertilizer the on-air Cottage Farms rep suggested. Watered, pampered and waited. While all other flowers on my patio and garden have bloomed abundantly, these trees have hardly grown, any buds turn brown and fall off and there has been no enjoyment with these gardenia trees at all! It's well past the 30 days to return and now that it's the end of August I'm stuck. I had hoped to bring them indoors over the winter but I'm just going to toss them. VERY DISAPPOINTED! This experience will prevent me from ordering other Cottage Farms plants in the future.
sent too early
Planted as said. Has never bloomed. I believe they were sent way too early for this season and were a total waste of money. Also the rose tree. That didn't take at all.
Excellent smelling tree
I received this tree last spring and it bloomed beautifully last summer. I live in Delaware so I brought it in over the winter. Took it outside a few weeks ago it has many flower just about to bloom. I have ordered many plants from QVC and this is the only one left. Beautiful tree and smells great!
Ordered this looked great, buds, deep green leaves. Bought a planter and planted .In looking it over noted bugs called scale underside of leaves and in buds. Started treating it but unable to get rid of them. Called QVC got replacement Arrived took out of box looked it over carefully and this one had the same problem infested with bugs.Qvc refunded but wast of money on planters soil. Very disappointed.
Perfect & beautiful
I have been ordering from QVC since it was CVN. I have almost always been very happy. This gardenia tree is the very best purchase I have made. It came so well packed & with no damage. It had new growth, buds, and even a flower. It is tall and straight and so alive looking. My son planted it for me in a big new pot. I am just plain thrilled with it and hope to have many gardenias over the years. Thanks Cottage Farms for this beautiful gardenia tree. My best QVC purchase ever.
This tree arrived today and it is just gorgeous. Multiple buds and full of green leaves just like the presentation. Best Mother's Day purchase!
This tree arrived at my door with beautiful green shiny leaves, numerous buds and one beautiful flower. This is my favorite plant.