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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Exquisite Gerberas

The last post was about the currently blooming tuberoses. With that post, I had promised to come up a blogpost on the gerberas that I had introduced in the garden with earlier this year. This was something I had got by sheer luck when I visited a plants nursery I don't regularly visit.
Gerberas are among some of the most sought after flowers when it comes to their commercial use and why not? The awesome beauties these flowers are, combined with the numerous colours and patterns these beauties are available in, along with their long life makes them just the right choice for what they are used in. The reason I was attracted towards these beauties too was their superb colours and designs.
Out of the four saplings I had got back then, at a pretty steep price for a small sapling, two have bloomed yet, one being a pale yellow colour, no bells and whistles, just plain dull yellow bloom that lasts almost a week, before it starts withering away. This was back in the month of late February, early March.
Metro Greens: Gerbera
A Gerbera bud

Metro Greens: Gerbera
A Gerbera bud

Metro Greens: Yellow Gerbera
A Gerbera blooming in pale yellow

Metro Greens: Yellow Gerbera
A Gerbera blooming in pale yellow

Recently the second plant had a bloom. Initially I thought this too was the same colour as it bloomed the same pale yellow however as some days passed, it started changing its colour from a pale yellow to a somewhat orangish one, a really beautiful shade, though, not as beautiful as the normal standard of gerberas go, but still, better than the dull yellow one.
Metro Greens: Orange Gerbera
A gerbera bloom in mix shades of yellow and orange

Metro Greens: Orange Gerbera
A gerbera bloom in mix shades of yellow and orange

Metro Greens: Orange Gerbera
A gerbera bloom in mix shades of yellow and orange

Metro Greens: Orange Gerbera
A gerbera bloom in mix shades of yellow and orange

Metro Greens: Orange Gerbera
A gerbera bloom in mix shades of yellow and orange, turning out orange as the days pass.

Metro Greens: Orange Gerbera
A gerbera bloom in mix shades of yellow and orange, closing up as the day falls.
I will be keeping my fingers crossed with the remaining two plants, hoping them to be of better colours than these two. Let's hope that I have an update with gerberas soon, here in this space. Till then, HAPPY GARDENING!

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