Gardenia Bush Buds Will Not Open Up

Question From: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
Q: I have a large gardenia bush in a pot on my deck. I just purchased it this Spring. It looks very green and healthy. It is loaded with buds. Some of the larger buds have been like that for about 2 weeks. They will not open up - like a rose does. What is the problem. Thank you.

A: The cold weather is the problem Jean. Hopefully things will warm up. My tomatoes are shivering. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy