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Wayland Weekly Flower – Rose and Gerbera Daisy Bouquet

A bouquet of Rose and Spider Gerbera daisy (also called Fringe Gerbera daisy) with Hypericum Berry greenery arranged by Theresa C.H. Kuo for the Council on Aging (COA) center in the Wayland Town Building.  Theresa periodically provides flower arrangements to share the beauty of flowers with fellow attendees of COA events and programs.

The Gerbera daisy is the fifth most popular cut flower in the world, and the Netherlands produce almost 900 million of these flowers per year.  The Gerbera daisy comes in all the colors of the rainbow except blue, and is really a tight cluster of many different blossoms of different sizes.  The daisy belongs to the Asteraceae family, the same family as sunflowers.  Live daisies, like sunflowers, follow the sun as it moves across the sky.  Cut daisies have excellent vase life and typically last nearly two weeks.

Hypericum greeny comes from the Hypericum shrub which is a hardy shrub that can grown in the Wayland area.  It flowers in the spring and forms a berry by the fall.  The resulting berry can have different colors depending on the plant type and is mildly poisonous.  The plant itself is often considered an invasive weed, and it can take over and dominate the landscape.

Return here every week to warm up to a picture of flowers from somewhere in Wayland.  Perhaps learn a bit about flowers, and different places in Wayland.

Submitted by Duane Galbi

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