Monday, 8 April 2013
G = Gerbera
Gerberas are my favourite flower (and fellow A-Z blogger lovely Laura...http://laura-hyde.blogspot.com/) and they have been since I had them as my wedding flower last August 2012.
I got married abroad in Mauritius and didn’t know what flowers I would be having until I spoke to the wedding planner at the hotel, a few days before the wedding. (It’s very relaxed getting married abroad). She gave us a few options, based on local flowers available and Gerberas were on the list. I fell in love with them and knew they would be perfect for my big day, bright and colourful...just like me! I also opted to have a Gerbera in my hair (even though I’d already bought a side tiara) and the boys had matching Gerberas in their buttonholes. The wedding arch was also decorated with Gerberas, beautiful!
My mother in law carefully took a Gerbera home with her, back to the UK and has pressed it. I’ve not seen it yet though so not sure how successful this was.
Since moving to California, I have decorated our patio with boxes full of Gerberas which I am desperately trying not to kill. I’m not very green fingered and never sure how much to water plants. So far, they are enjoying the sunshine as much as me and doing quite well. I have cut a few off and placed them around the house in the little vases I bought for our UK wedding party. They look very pretty.
My artwork based on the letter ‘G’, created with pencil and my best nail polish:
Gerbera wallpaper from one of my favourite UK shops, John Lewis..(I actually have this wallpaper in my bedroom back in the UK):
So, what are your favourite flowers and why?