Gardenias

by Bethany Plonski May. 15, 2019 285 views

May is one of the best months of the year in Georgia - the humidity hasn't kicked in yet, everything is green and blooming, and if you sit outside in the evenings you can catch the scent of honeysuckle and other flowers in the air. These are my neighbor's hardy gardenias. They smell heavenly!

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Heidi Egerman 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I love gardenias. We can’t grow them here in Idaho. At least I can’t. Beautiful shot.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Heidi Egerman 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Heidi! I'd never seen them before I lived here. There are quite a few in our neighborhood - guess the builder must have liked them.

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Ho Kim 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I'm rather familiar with gardenias with its fruits, since when I had a inflammation in the foot, an oriental medicine doctor prescribed me the ground gardenias fruits. I don't know whether it works well or not but I like its smell. Anyhow it's first time to see it when they are alive. I love your vivid macro shots. Thanks. smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Ho Kim 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! That's really neat that they are used to treat inflammation, I've never heard of that! I'm always surprised how useful plants can be (in addition to being beautiful). smile Glad to share the photos!

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Russell Smith 2 months ago

Quite nice.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Russell Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you!

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Jay Boggess 2 months ago

Lovely blossoms!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Jay! smile

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Camellia 2 months ago

And they look heavenly! 😊

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Camellia 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you! I love their little starfish-looking centers.smile

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Joe Zink 2 months ago

Beautiful photos, Bethany!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Joe Zink 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Joe! Glad you like them.

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Antonio Gil 2 months ago

Love their velvety look

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you! They are very soft to the touch.

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Björn Roose 2 months ago

Your neighbour has some nice flowers. And you probably made 'm even nicer in your photos smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Björn Roose 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you! I was trying a new white balance filter and pretty happy with how it handled the evening light.

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