My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile

Wednesday

Gerbera - Gerbera Daisies

This post 'Gerbera - Gerbera Daisies' was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius- Lindhe in the blog Tyras Trädgård/ Tyra's Garden


Gerbera - A plant for the health.


 Well, I don't mean for you to eat it. Nevertheless Gerbera Daisies cleans the air and makes me happy.





Gerbera is this extremely pretty ornamental plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It is almost too perfect, but still I do love it. Whenever I need a dose of colour to brighten up my day I go for the Gerbera it always make me smile. The Gerbera plants have high evaporation rates and very good ability to reduce levels of chemical gases in the air making it a good plant for the health. The Gerbera likes the soil to be kept slightly moist; it should be neither dry nor wet. Do add plant nutrient to potted Gerberas about every two weeks from spring to autumn.


- It was named in honour of the German botanist and naturalist Traugott Gerber († 1743) who travelled extensively in Russia and was a friend of Carolus Linnaeus. Wikipedia



I read something more about this very popular Gerbera, the meaning of Gerbera flowers in a guide of flowers and gardening. The Flower Expert

"The meanings of gerbera flowers stem from those attributed to the general daisy family. These meanings include innocence and purity, and daisies are also a classic symbol of beauty. However, the gerbera variety holds an added meaning of cheerfulness, which stems from the assortment of colors available."




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19 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

it is too perfect. great GARDENING
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Rambling Round said...

Love the color of these daisies.

EG Wow said...

One of my favourite flowers! The are so cheerful looking!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers, love those colors.

Carver said...

I love gerbera daisies and the shad of color on these is wonderful.

Joy said...

They are beautiful flowers, fascinating to look at, as was your description.

Ms. Burrito said...

Cute!

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Carola said...

I love Gerbera too. Nice photos.

Carola said...

I love Gerbera too. Nice photos.

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

I guess G for Gerbera is a good idea! Love all the meanings too. Your painting of the nasturtium(another one of my favorites) is great!

LisaF said...

I get Gerber daisies every summer for my patio pots. They're wonderful summer plants. And lend themselves to fantastic photos!

joey said...

How lovely, Tyra, and one of my favorites to photograph.

Wanda said...

Yes, love these wonderful daisies.

Have several in our back yard.

w0rkingAth0mE said...

its pretty daisies here love also the color ...
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Su-sieee! Mac said...

I didn't know that Gerbera Daisies are kin to sunflowers. Now that I look at them I see the resemblance. Also, why I like them--the Gerbera. I wonder why they're called daisies then.

Tumblewords: said...

I love these and didn't know they are good air cleaners. Surely something to keep in mind. Beautiful photos!

Beverley Baird said...

Such lovely flowers! Great post for G!

Anna said...

Good to see you on ABC Wednesday Tyra. Your gerberas are quite gorgeous :)

nprimopiano said...

Wonderul pictures of this beautiful gerbera!!!!