Hello! My name is Jose Zuniga and I am representing expertvillage.com. Well you know another step that I want to encourage is you definitely need to soak the roots of your plant. For one, sometimes when the plants are in the container, they are going to have air pockets. Also, it is better for the plant before you plant it that it is already moist and ready to go and that way you are going to be sure that it gets all the water that it needs before you add the soil. Of course, you can always add more water when you top it off with soil. What we want to do is get rid of those air pockets. We want the moisture to penetrate the roots so that we can be ready to plant our gardenias. Now what you are going to need is a big container. Fill it up about halfway. Before you submerge the plants into the water, water them from the top, there we go. Okay. Let them sit there from 1 to 2 hours and you can see the bubbles just going everywhere and the roots are just going to love it. The moisture is definitely going to be there and then after 1 to 2 hours, pull them out and they will be ready to plant. This is how we prepare our gardenias to be planted.