Fairy tales always have a princess. A princess that is so fair, so beautiful, so lovely, and so charming that everyone immediately falls in love with her. Gardenias are like that fairy princess.
They are beautiful.
And they smell like heaven.
And that combination is all it takes to weave a spell so powerful that most of us southerners fall deeply, madly in love. Willing, even, to slay dragons in order to have this perfect princess continue to charm us with her looks, and enchant us with her fragrance. Few can resist her charms.
Have you fallen under her spell?
Today I'm joining Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursdays.