I fell in love with gardenia’s after seeing the film Lady Sings the Blues. The singer, Billie Holiday (played by Diana Ross in the movie) wore gardenias in her hair when performing. I remember a conversation I had with my father once where he said he met Ms. Holiday at a club once… met being relative as she just happened to get on the same elevator he was in.
Dad’s cool level went up in my eyes!
Ever since, I’ve loved these flowers but hardly ever see them until one day in the local metro gardens. A wave of fond memories flowed over me as I looked at the gardenias and smiled. Is there a specific flower that sends you back down memory lane?