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Learn All About Gerbera/Gerber Daisies

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Gerbera is the name of a group of  flowers that are related to the cheery sunflower.  Commonly, many of these plants are referred to as Gerbera daisies, or Gerber daisies.  Gerber or Gerbera daisies like their sunflower cousins typically exhibit large, colorful blooms but in a wider variety of colors from the common yellow, red, or orange to the newer varieties of white, pink, and violet.

The Gerbera Daisy was discovered in South Africa near the town of Barberton in the late 1800′s by Scotsman Robert Jameson, hence it’s scientific name Gerbera Jamesonii.    The popularity of the flower soon spread to growers in the Netherlands and eventually Columbia, which is where the flower is primarily grown and distributed today.  The Gerbera daisy is currently considered amongst florists to be the fifth most popular flower in the world, behind the rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip.

Gerber daisies typically derive their meaning from the common daisy, signifying purity, innocence and beauty.  Their bright, vivid colors and large blooms also add a strong element of cheerfulness and happiness, and are the official birth flower for the month of April.  Gerber daisies make great gifts for those that need some cheering up in their lives or simply to give a gift of beauty to a loved one.   Because of this, they are often seen at weddings, birthdays, and other celebratory events.  Gerber daisies are also easy to care for and grow, making them a popular choice for online flower purchasers who want to make sure that their flowers arrive fresh.

All You Need to Know About Carnation Flowers

Friday, June 25th, 2010

The carnation flower, scientifically known as Dianthus Caryophyllus, the “heavenly flower,”  is one of the world’s oldest flowers with a history stretching back nearly 2,000 years.  Widely recognized and respected around the world, carnation flowers are native to the Mediterranean region and are available all year round.  While a ruffly appearance is common to the carnation flower, they are also widely available in nearly every imaginable color from the original bright pink and peach to red, yellow, green, white, and purple.

Carnations are the official flower of Mother’s day and in some cultures around the world are even more respected than the venerable rose.  They are also often seen on St. Patrick’s day, Teacher’s day, and is the official state flower of Ohio and the country of Spain.  In addition, carnations are the birth flower for  those born in the month of January.  Because of their wide availability, sweet fragrance, modest price, cheerful and colorful appearance carnations continue to remain a highly popular flower.

Carnations meanings’ typically vary according to color:

RED – love and affection

WHITE – purity and good luck

PURPLE – capriciousness

PINK – gratitude and happiness

YELLOW – rejection or disdain

GREEN – homosexuality (also worn on St. Patrick’s day)

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