Gardenia Garden at 20:11

What I'm Doing at 20:11 in 2011... One of the greatest joys of moving to our new home in Hilmar was the discovery of three Gardenia plants in the backyard. They are one of my favorite flowers... and it has been a treat to go out and smell them as they bloom.

A good friend of mine told me the secret to beautiful Gardenias... coffee grounds. Now I'm not a coffee drinker, but I buy it and brew it just so I can dump the grounds under my gardenia plants. (Sierra likes coffee, so she drinks it now that she's home.) The plants really love it... and I've seen them really perk up since I've started putting the grounds out there. I've even started dumping the left over coffee out there too.

I might invest in an Espresso machine.