Experiments With Gerberas …Floral Friday

Gerbera jamesonii are some of the most popular cultivated flowers for solitaire or complex arrangements. Although they are also called Gerbera Daisies or Transvaal Daisies, they actually belong to the sunflower family. While the Gerbera capitulum appears to be a single bloom, it actually hosts several individual flowers. So, strictly speaking, a single Gerbera is really a host of flowers.

With the complexity of this apparently simple bloom in mind, I wanted to experiment with different ways to display a single Gerbera. Today I have three projects and a bonus experiment for you.


The resin-coated steel vase from India provides an exotic base for a variety of flowers including the white Gerbera centerpiece.


The layered-wood vase from the local Target store anchors a simple solitaire arrangement.


The Viking Art Glass “four corners” amberina vase contains three types of greenery that frame the creme-yellow Gerbera.


The bonus experiment was created by dimming the ambient room lighting by half then adding UV. This was inspired by this Tuesday’s post where I played with a black light.

Ciao
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes inspirational writer, H. Jackson Brown, Junior. “Always have something beautiful in sight, even if it’s just a daisy in a jelly glass.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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