Spacing Gardenias before Planting

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In this free video clip, learn how to appropriately space gardenias before planting them in your garden. View Video Transcript

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Jose Zuniga

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Hello, my name is Jose Zuniga. I'm representing Well, you know we are getting closer. Now what we need to do is to be able to space our gardenias properly. Remember: pH levels! We've got to stay away from them. As you can tell, right behind me there is a wonderful home foundation. I'm not too worried about it because I'm going to give it the appropriate space which is normally runs about 3 to 6 feet away. Now, you are probably wondering, "there's brick on the side of this flower bed." Well, I'm not too worried about that because for one, it's not a sidewalk, it's not a driveway or the house foundation. Yeah, you have pH levels; you can find them in the bricks but it's not as concentrated, so let's not worry about that. Let's start planting our gardenias. As you can see here on the back, there is a small little concrete wall that I have. So what we are going to do, we are going to space it one and a half. So let's do that and that'll be one and a half. And we've got the tallest gardenia that we can place right here. And then we are going to space two spaces in between because remember gardenias grow between two to eight feet tall. So we're gonna go "one, two." Another gardenia; there we go. And just repeat it. It's going to be "one, two." And let me get another gardenia here. And then we go "one, two." Wow! Look at that. This is going to be a perfect place for these gardenias. You're probably wondering if you're going to need more for this area. No, I don't want gardenias to that side. So planning is very important; the separation of them, in between and of course the pH levels. I have to emphasize that; pH levels. And this is how we space the gardenias for planting.