Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Upsy Daisy here is budding ~ gerbera

I received two pots of gerbera plants for mother’s day in May this year from Rayyan and Ilhan. Since last year whenever I went to Bunnings I will longingly gaze at the gerberas and feeling undecided whether I want to buy them or not. Well the cheapest you can get for one pot is usually around AUD7. I still don’t understand the reason why I was holding myself back from buying them when my husband usually will comment don’t think too much just buy them. Finally he found an excuse to buy it for me with a good reason.
early autumn 2010 (21)
I tried to grow Gerbera jamesonii (Gerbera daisy) from seed but not even one seed germinate for me. Failure attempt even though I tried on different time of the year. Did some reading that it is not easy to grow them from seed as you need fresh seed. It is better to take new divisions of the gerbera plant during cooler month.
They give me pretty flower through May but stop producing flower in June. Now early August they start to produce bud. I can’t wait to have them blooming in the garden again.


Malar said...

I never seen a pink Gerbera before! I had 2 pot of gerbera but one died due to heavy rain in earlier this year! Yours look so pretty!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

It just came out from nursery that is why it look still pretty. Gerbera does not like wet feet.

Mimi said...

I wish I have green fingers to grow beautiful flowers like you.. But even flower-less plants died in my care.. Even water based plants died in my care.. so before I go around "murdering" them, I just admire from afar ya..