Saturday, June 28, 2008

Pickin' Daisies

This red flower is a gerbera daisy I got at Sam's in early June. It's not around anymore. I'm using it just for illustrative purposes. I still had it around, when...

...I bought a bunch of pink gerbera daisies at Sam's. Last year every time I bought daisies, within 30 minutes of taking the netting off the petals, this is what they would look like. The petals would all fold back, and many times the flower would be so heavy it would get very droopy on the stem. Well, since I still had a red one left that had survived, and it was on the counter next to where I placed the entire bunch of pink flowers, I observed something I might never have noticed, or not for a very long time. I know the picture of the red is an almost side shot, but can you tell what it is?

Well, look at these pictures of the lovely, and I mean so lovely I can hardly stand it, gerberas I got at Sam's today.

The little one was broken and had to be put by itself. But do you see the difference between it and the one above, and the similarities between these and the red one?

These have littler middles. I specifically looked for gerberas with "little middles" today, and I'll be if they don't look perky after I took the netting off. That's the secret: pick gerberas with little middles, and you won't get the droopies. And I very possibly just made up a new word.

I'm fussy about my daisies. My family would tell you I'm fussy about lots of stuff. Don't let them fool you!

1 comment:

Mari said...

I love gerbera daisies! Now I know what to look for when I buy them! Thanks for the tip!

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