Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Silent Sunday Flower Feast




Gerbera Asterceae  jamesonii
Annual except in zones 9-11
Height 6-12 inches

Continuous blooms
Deer Resistant

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost











Soprano White Osteospermum  'Osjamwhit'
Asteraecae ecklonis
African Daisy

Height 6 – 10 inches short
Annual except in zones 9-11
Blooms to hard frost
Sun to part shade
Deadheading is not necessary for continuous bloom
Propagation Methods:



‘Kirimaji’ Double White Petunia





 Happy Gardening Everyone !

Until Next Time,


FlowerLady said...

Wow, I love that peach/pink colored gerbera, and the African daisy too. The butterfly is beautiful. I've never seen a double petunia before, very interesting.

Have a lovely Sunday and a great week Lona.


bennie and patsy said...

A feast indeed, lovely.

Floridagirl said...

Beautiful photos, Lona Dawn! I love gerberas and osterospermum. My gerberas aren't blooming yet, but the osteospermum was one of the earliest to re-bloom after the cold blast.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

How scrumptious!! I've never seen a double petinua before, it's very impressive.

leavesnbloom said...

Thats interesting about the oesto's not needing deadheading that much - I spend ages every year doing it incase its detrimental to new blooms- now I'll not feel guilty if I miss a few!

Have a great week Lona out and about :) Rosie

Bernie said...

Loved them all. Your gerbera shots are lovely. It's unfortunate that gerberas are considered rather a common and old-fashioned garden plant in my part of the world ... they're usually not cared for very well and end up looking rather sad.

littlewing said...

Daisies are wonderfully photogenic~just beautiful! I haven't had any Gerberas in a few years. Maybe it's time for some:)

Have a great week!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

That first photo flower has the loveliest color to it! I'm impressed by the pic of the butterfly. I got one about a week ago. But it was landed on an outdoor rug. So the colors didn't show up.

A Garden of Threads said...

I love all the colors of the gerbera daisy. Have a great week:)

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lona, I really do like Gerbera, but I do not have much luck with it flowering thorough our summers. That double petunia is beautiful.


Darla said...

Just beautiful.

Autumn Belle said...

The daisies are gorgeous and in shades and colours that are really lovely.

Rose said...

Lovely blooms! I love Gerbera daisies, but I don't have much luck with them. My dad, on the other hand, has babied some along and even managed to overwinter them. I guess his thumb is just a lot greener than mine:)

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love the Osteospermum but I never have any luck with Gerberas. Your photos are so beautiful. Pastel colors are my favorites.

JOE TODD said...

Great start to week

Balisha said...

Such yummy colors. I got a basket of Gerbera Daisies once and took them out and planted them in the ground. With a little care, by taking off the dead flowers...they looked nice all summer. What a beautiful color.

Jeannie B. said...

Beautiful!! The colors are so bright and happy. Very cheerful. Thank you.

Bangchik said...

Beautiful flowers with cool and sweet colour. ~bangchik

Cinj said...

I just love that double white petunia... gorgeous! What a lovely floral arrangement.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a very pretty combination! I never remember to get Gerbera daisies, I love them.

Carol said...

Lovely African daisy shots Lona! I love that flower and your butterfly portrait too! ;>)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I have never had luck with gerbera daisies. Yours are so lovely!

Stephanie said...

It is interesting to know that gerbera can be propagated by stem cutting. If I have the time, I would try this method.

pogonip said...

Your peach gerbera looks good enough to eat!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous photos!

Kate said...

What a stunning peachy pink color! And, your pet butterfly is pretty snazzy, too! :))

Kimberly said...

Lona, your peaches and yellows are heavenly! I like your butterfly too. Very nice!

Jay said...

What a stunner. Those are pretty lovely flowers. I'm very thankful to you for posting such an amazing post.
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