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Friday, June 13, 2014

Like children, maybe better

My sister-in-law and my niece hold horticultural certificates in flower gardening. They recognize probably any flower or weed in the universe. As we all know, I only remember the names of the ones I really like.


When this little pot full came to live here in April, I remembered only it was a daisy, so I called it the step daisy. Its lovely orange flowers eventually had to be dead-headed, but the leaves were quite lovely and I left it on the step.


Then it did this. I mentioned the step daisy intended to have more flowers and the universe shouted back Gerbera Daisy!



I think I have it now.

27 comments:

  1. Love the bright colours. Looks as if the 'A' team have given it lots of TLC

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  2. A must have for container gardening, so bright and cheerful.

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  3. They are beauties.

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  4. I always called those "Step Daisys."

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  5. And I thought you were calling them step daisies because they're on the step!
    Juuust about the end of June I remember what the heck it is that I have in my yard.
    On the plus side, every Spring everything's new to me!!

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  6. Those are so pretty. I know nothing about gardening.

    Love,
    Janie

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  7. I like step daisies better than Gerbera. More character. I've only seen them in floral arangemen arrangements.

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  8. Heh heh. Forgot to backspace out that misspell.

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  9. Step daisies is a far better name.......Gerbera always makes me think of baby food, lol.

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  10. I've never seen one on the plant...only ever in the florists,wearing a little plastic collar.
    Jane x

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  11. After I retired I worked a few hours each week in a flower shop. When the delivery truck came, we'd "process" the gerber daisies and put them in some wire contraption so they wouldn't get bruised or battered by any other flower before they were added to some expensive arrangement. One of the biggest things I remember about working there was that there was really no "smell" of flowers. Most of the flowers were from Chile or someplace else... grown for longevity.... not aroma.... and although quite beautiful, were also almost artificial.

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  12. And it is a beautiful gerbera too. I forget flower names often. And get others wrong. Consistently. But I love them whatever I call them.

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  13. One of the few flowers I recognize...

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  14. i think i bought a couple of those this year--which i need to take off the front porch and put on the deck---seems they are getting too much sun---yours are lovely!

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  15. Hari Om
    ...and a proper delight it is too!!! YAM xx

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  16. I too love daisy's or gerbera's too but never can remember the names of plants.
    Merle..........

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  17. I have red, pink, and yellow ones growing in the front yard.

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  18. Bright beautiful flowers. I'm clueless on a lot of flower names. I know the majors (roses, carnations, tulips) but the rest, they are just beautiful flowers is often how I describe them.

    betty

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  19. Such bright & pretty flowers x

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  20. those are beautiful, don't 'step' on them. ha

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  21. I would've called them the step daisies as well. :-)

    Pearl

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  22. Gorgeous! I love the colors -- red and green.

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  23. Our deck is decorated with Gerbera daisies too.....now I wonder where my bong is after all these years.

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  24. My sister is the same
    Smart arse when it comes to plant names

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  25. I like step daisy :) For one thing I can never remember if the G in Gerbera is hard or soft. Pfft.

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  26. I had Gerberas in a garden once, now I see them in another garden nearby every summer.
    @jenny_o, it's a hard G.

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    1. Thank you, River. I hope I can remember :)

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