Despite watering and pulling weeds, the garden has pretty much been abandoned since February when I began putting the course together. (I really need to find a gardener to help out!) In the meantime the gardenias, both here and at my mothers, have started their bloom cycle which means a 2016 gardenia enfleurage is underway.
When I swap the big fragrant gardenia flowers out I put the spent ones in a bowl in the kitchen to infuse the air with their fragrance. Its amazing how long the scent of those big, leathery flowers will last and change over time.