I'm sure we all know the old adage this entry is named for. The funny (embarrassing) thing is, all these years I've always said "A watchpot never boils", imagining a funny little person, or watchpot, watching a pot. I'm not sure why it never occurred to me that the person watching the pot wouldn't be the one who needed to boil in the first place, but I didn't. Naturally, I knew what the whole thing meant, I just mis-quoted it. And this actually is about gardenias.
DID YOU KNOW?
- There are over 200 species of gardenias, mostly hybrids.
- Gardenias are native to China, Taiwan, Japan, and nearby regions of the subtropical hemisphere.
- The gardenia was named for Alexander Garden, a Scottish born medical doctor and naturalist from South Carolina. I am not sure if it was named by naturalist John Ellis, or "the father of taxonomy", Carl Linnaeus, as the information I read was confusing.
- The berry that follows the blossom is used to dye silk.
And now, introducing......
perfect and lovely as I imagined.
And here comes another one!
So I'll leave you with another bit of wisdom, properly remembered, I hope:
Good Things Are Worth Waiting For