I have fertilized the gardenias with miricle grow and they get watered twice a week when the sprinklers come on. They sit on the fromt porch and are shaded most of the time, yet they seem to be dying. I need help!!

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Gardenias need an acidic soil and are prone to root fungus in a shaded area. This usually is caused by soil stying to wet to long. Check the root crown area and make sure the bark layer is not decaying. This is common in shaded and wet situations. By nature ther are a sun loving plant. 6 to 8 hrs a day of full sun is best
I had similar situation tho mine was planted in ground. While speaking with someone about its conditon they said to pour pickle juice on it. I thought it couldnt hurt as plant was fading on its own so I did. the results were amazing. the next year it put out more blooms than ever. try it or even plain vinegar to add acid to soil. good luck

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