You see my mom bought this Gardenia plant, thinking that they would be a wonderful addition to her already massive collection of plants. However the plant needs acidic pH soil and it needs warm, humid weather, none of which South-western Ontario has to offer. It was dying at first until we started adding diluted vinegar water to it. Now it has lush green leaves and even a handful of floral buds. The buds however never seem to bloom, they just kind of fall off after a few days. Each bud promises an exquisite bloom yet it never quite gets there. Right now, I kind of feel like a Gardenia plant in South-western Ontario - full bright possibilities that never seem to bloom.