Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Gerbera Daisy

This is a Gerbera Daisy; I photographed it several years ago in a quaint flower shop in San Francisco. What appealed to me were the softness of the colours and the delicacy of the petals. Research on the Internet reveals that it belongs to the sunflower family, and has some 30 species. Its habitat extends to South America, Africa, Madagascar and tropical Asia.

What is interesting is that Ontario nurseries now carry this plant and we now have two of these daisies planted in our front yard. Their colour matches that of the nearby geraniums. Our world is shrinking . . .

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