My Gardenia Has Slowed Down Its Blooms

Q: My gardenia bush overflowed with blooms but now has slowed way down. Is it time for it to stop blooming ? 

A: Yes, different varieties of gardenia bloom at different times during summer. None bloom all summer long. Despite its name, ‘August Beauty’ blooms in late spring but it also flowers in fall. ‘Frostproof’ blooms in June but sporadically thereafter. ‘Kleim’s Hardy’ blooms once in the spring and rarely afterward.