Happy Friday! My name is Gina and I am newest blogger for Alexan Events. I am so excited to start off with one of my favorite parts of a wedding…FLOWERS!! I would like to bring to the table a fun and cheerful flower…the Gerber Daisy “aka Gerbera”. The Gerber Daisy is a festive flower that will make anyone smile!
Gerber Daisies are a part of the sunflower family that we looked at last week. They originated in South Africa, which explains the wide range of bright and vibrant colors that they can come in. You will be able to find colors to match your wedding no matter what your color scheme. They come in colors such as white, orange, yellow, dark & light pink, burgundy, red and purple. Some of my favorites are the ones that are bi-colored like the white with pink or the yellow with red.These beautiful flowers can be found annually and are very sturdy flowers that will last a long time (sometimes a week or more) after they are cut. This may be why they are the 5th most popular flower in the world behind roses, carnations, chrysanthemums and tulips. Given all of these facts, it makes the Gerber Daisy a very versatile and inexpensive flower for the bride on a budget.
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Gerber daisies grow one flower to a stem and have a flat open faced blossom to show off what they’ve got to the world. When purchasing Gerber daisies they come with a long stem. This stem helps with arranging them in bouquets or tall centerpiece arrangements. They live longest when placed in shallow water and the stem snipped daily, just a little at a time, when soggy.As I mentioned, the Gerber Daisy is very versatile flower that can be used as the main attraction or as a wonderful accent to any arrangement. You can group the flowers into one bouquet using 3–15 flowers…depending if it is a bride’s or bridesmaid’s bouquet. You can also add in other flowers like hydrangeas, roses, peonies or greenery to help soften the look.So, if you keep it bright or white, think of the Gerbera as a perfect touch to your upcoming wedding or event. Thank you for letting me share some facts and arranging ideas for this amazing flower. I look forward to sharing more with you in the near future.