The Soothing Company: Gardenia Bonsai Tree

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I grew up in a hose with a rather large plant-to-furniture ratio, one where plants easily outnumbered the furniture. And my mom’s current house is the same; plants are everywhere! My mom has a green thumb which my genes decided was not that important for me. I still want to have a house with plants in every room (except the boys’ room, of course). And I have been doing just so, little by little. Maybe a little bit too slow? But today I want you all to meet my new addition: a lovely Gardenia Bonsai Tree which smells heavenly!

Gardenia Bonsai Tree Gardenia Bonsai Tree I received this gardenia bonsai tree from The Soothing Company and the moment it came in the mail I could instantly smell the sweet scent of the sole gardenia bloom.

Some of the leaves where brown due to being in the box during the shipment. Talking of which, was fast and with out any problems. Even the packaging was supreme, making sure the branches were not to break. It is always nice to find companies that make sure their products get shipped and received in pristine conditions.

Gardenia flower Gardenia FlowerWhen I got the bonsai tree only one bud was open. Unfortunately it never got to fully bloom, but now I have, easily, about 15 buds getting ready to open. I can only imagine what this little gardenia bonsai tree is going to smell like once they all bloom! Ahh…

Gardenia Bonsai Tree Gardenia Bonsai TreeThe bonsai tree is beautiful but hard to tend. It is a bonsai after all, and it is well known that bonsais are not the easiest of plants.


Tending to a Gardenia Bonsai Tree

Like with every bonsai tree, you must tend to this bonsai tree with as much care as possible. Here are a few tips on how to care for your Gardenia Bonsai Tree:

Gardenia Bonsai Tree Gardenia Bonsai Tree

  • Acclimate your bonsai for the first week in a shady space. Move the bonsai to a spot that receives morning sun and afternoon shade.
  • This is an outdoor bonsai tree and is preferable that they spend as little time indoors as possible. 
  • Do not let your bonsai’s soil to dry out. When watering your bonsai make sure to soak the dirt until the water runs out of the bottom.
  • Mist your bonsai a few days a week.
  • This bonsai tree requires nutrient supplements. Water-soluble and time-released fertilizers work well.
  • During winter allow your bonsai tree to spend the time outdoors but make sure to keep its roots protected from sharp temperatures.

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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review.

  • amber whitehead
    May 13, 2013

    I’m jealous of your green thumb I try is all I can say. I did not even know they had a gardenia bonsai tree but so cool it looks really pretty.

    • Sofia
      May 14, 2013

      I try too!! Most plants dont make it a second season :S

  • shelly
    May 13, 2013

    That looks beautiful! I love plants but I’m not very good at taking care of them.

  • Annabelle
    May 13, 2013

    I love the photos of the bonsai- very uplifting and beautiful. I do plan on tackling bonsai care once I master vegetables 😀

  • Tammy Graham @ LoveMy2Dogs
    May 13, 2013

    I didn’t know there was such a combination. I bet it is beautiful when the blooms open. I would forget to keep it trimmed up and it would look awful. I like things that you can just plant and let go. Now if I had a bonsai that sat on the kitchen table that I would be reminded of daily I may be able to handle one of them. lol

  • Heather McD
    May 13, 2013

    That looks like a beautiful tree. Thanks for all the tips and tricks on keeping a bonsai tree alive and well. I generally have a brown thumb and don’t know the first thing about keeping plants alive 🙂

  • Kristyn
    May 13, 2013

    what a pretty tree! we are moving to a new home that needs some curb appeal and this would be great to get for it 🙂

  • Chacoy
    May 13, 2013

    That is one beautiful tree and I love that it seems easy enough to take care of to keep it beautiful!

  • cindy b
    May 13, 2013

    love bonsai plants! Would love to have this one in my yard! It looks fab!

  • Paula -Growing Up Bilingual
    May 13, 2013

    I love bonsais, my mom has a huge collection and I grew up surrounded by them. This one looks gorgeous and love gardenias, I bet it smells delicious too. Thanks for sharing!

  • Amber Edwards
    May 13, 2013

    What a beautiful bonsai tree! I didn’t know there were different kinds of Bonsai trees, or that they could get that big. It is quite beautiful.

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    May 13, 2013

    I’ve always wanted one. I think they’re just the neatest things! Love that you’re getting all those blooms on it now.

  • Maggie C
    May 13, 2013

    I love the scent of gardenias. I think that is a good price for a plant. I hope you get lots of enjoyment out of it!

  • Pam
    May 13, 2013

    That is a beautiful tree. I had one once but was not able to keep it alive. Enjoy!

  • Corinne
    May 13, 2013

    Very pretty! I thought they would be more expensive. $40 seems very reasonable, especially for the size. Thanks for sharing!

  • Nicole @ One Punky Mama
    May 13, 2013

    Very pretty! I discovered I am not good at keeping ornamental plants alive, but I can grow vegetables. I guess at least one skill is useful. 🙂

  • Susan
    May 13, 2013

    How gorgeous are these lucky winner of my giveaway!?? :0

  • Sarah Bailey
    May 13, 2013

    What a lovely tree – I do love trying to be surrounded by nature in some form! xx

  • Malia
    May 13, 2013

    I need more plants in my yard, but not sure what kind to get. I’ve never heard of or seen a gardenia bonsai tree before…nice!

  • Danielle @ We Have It All
    May 13, 2013

    Great information, thanks for sharing. I didn’t even know bonsai trees had a scent.

  • Mama to 5 Blessings
    May 13, 2013

    yum! Gardenia is my all time favorite! I love that this is a bonsai too!

  • Sarah De Diego (Journeys of The Zoo)
    May 13, 2013

    I didn’t even know that they could mail plants 🙂 I inherited a black thumb as well, however, this plant looks really robust. Regardless, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it while it’s around. It’s really beautiful.