Monday, March 24, 2008

Gerbera Daisy

The Gerbera Daisy, also commonly called gerber daisy, originates from all over the world - South America, Africa, Madagascar, and tropical Asia. It is one of the world's most popular flowers being the fifth most popular cut flower. Roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, and tulips rank above gerbera daisies.

dol paul orange 

[image from Drawings of Light  - Paul]

These are beautiful flowers.  They can be bold, bright, and colorful or soft and romantic.  Gerberas come in SO many colors - pinks, reds, purples, oranges, yellows, and whites!  The size of the flower can make a great statement with just a few stems.  Yet, mini gerbers are cute and dainty!

fovea two  asilvas yellow bunch

[images from Fovea Centralis and asilva]

Gerberas can last a long time, if you change the water and cut the stems every few days.  Also, don't forget to use flower food in your vase. 

Gerberas can be used in bud vases, in larger vases with other flowers or on their own, or even as a dress! Check out this dress made of over 2,000 Gerberas for a fashion show in Milan - via Florist de Kwakel BV

dress

Lastly, here is a e-how video on how to make a "hand-tie" (hand-tie is in quotes, because she actually uses bouquet holder) Gerbera bouquet.

For more information, check out the following websites:

Wikipedia: Gerbera

 UK Flowers and Plants Association

hanging gerbers

[image from amishah]

1 comment:

Whitni Ann said...

Hi! I was googling gerber daisy images and I stumbled upon your blog. Your photagraphy is beautiful, do you mind if I borrow one of your gerber daisy pictures for my blog header? Please let me know, I don't want to use it without your permission. Thanks!
-Whitni
www.thedelightfuldaisy.blogspot.com