Gardenias – Limbs Are Touching The Ground

Q: We have beautiful gardenias flanking our patio. The weight of flowers and leaves has bent the limbs over to touch the ground. What would you suggest?

A: After flowering, prune them back by at least a third. Make your cuts where one limb joins another, don’t just shear off twigs. You can do further corrective pruning, if needed, early next year.