gardenias are blooming recently with the unique fragrances as if to claim that the rainy season is coming. gardenias like to grow up in places where are warm, humid and sunny. the rainy season usually starts from the early to mid-june and lasts for 23-26 days. “king" of gardenias in hangzhou is to be found in wansong academy（万松书院）where local people frequent to take its photos.
photos by mao ruohao