Monday, July 5

Up close and personal!

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Gerberas

Gerberas are the embodiment of modern day floristry. They epitomize modern day living and have sentiments of happiness, modernism. They are eclectic, enigmatic and a joy to work with. Native to South Africa, Gerberas have been cultivated to our European demands.

One of the most popular of all flowers, they can be seen in almost all flower shops!

I always think it is such a shame when a bouquet of flowers dies. What was once an outstanding example of nature in all it’s loveliness, declines into a bunch of lifeless petals.

Last week Jon bought me a wonderful bouquet for my birthday. A week later it is still blooming and I remove the fading flowers on a daily basis. In order to keep the memory I have photographed some of the flowers and will use them in various projects.

In friendship's fragrant garden,there are flowers of every hue.
Each with its own fair beauty and its gift of joy for you.

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18 comments:

  1. Lovely detail of the center of this Gerbera.

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  2. Flowers are always great in closeup I think, very pretty colour. Thanks for sharing Denise:)

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  3. Such beauty....wonderful color also!!

    DAPPLED SUNLIGHT on Plumbago Blossom I'd love to have you visit with me today if you can.

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  4. Gerberas are my favourite flower - their colours are so vibrants. You caught so much detail on that shot Mrs N - it's lovely. :)

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  5. Wasn't Jon sweet to buy you gerberas? They really do last a long time, making them great for florists to sell. This is such a lovely pink one!

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  6. I always hang on to mine long after I should have thrown them out or dead-headed them or whatever. I currently have a bunch of chrysanths with rather brownish middles that started off bright yellow. Never though to take their photo!

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  7. Loved your show for today. That is one of my favorites flowers and they are so easy to grow. Thank you for sharing your beauty.

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  8. Just love Gerberas and I liked that pink color :)
    Great shot !
    What we where doing in the workshop ?
    My boyfriend was cuting up my Mustanghood so it hopefully will get in moore air or atleast get out moore of the hot air in the engineroom :)
    So we didn´t use any of those machines I photographed , he took a ordinary angelgrinder :)

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  9. So soft, delicate and pristine. I also really like the color. They are such beautiful gifts from heaven.

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  10. Gerberas are so photogenic - they have great centres that just demand to be in macro like yours. I've stopped getting bouquets - I ask for plants with roots these days. Rosie :)

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  11. this is very sweet, i love macros

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  12. Lovely shot, I do think gerbera's are so pretty :D

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  13. thanks for sharing some of the gerbera's history...who woulda known...not me! it was exquisite to open your page and find that beautiful flower welcoming me! i can't wait to see what else your birthday bunch has to offer :)

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  14. gorgeous, gorgeous colours...it is always sad to see a flower fade, i'm so glad our lives aren't the same!

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  15. Very beautiful and I love that quote it is so true xc

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  16. That's a gorgeous flower, Denise. I seldom see pink flowers like that, it's the perfect shade.
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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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