Finally – a post with photos of Gerbera Daisies. Over the years I’ve gotten so many requests for photos of Gerbera Daisies – and until now – I haven’t had many photos of them. I rarely have found Gerbera Daisies growing in the DC area. The ones I see are usually at the florist or grocery store. And you know – I like to photograph flowers where they are growing rather than under studio lights in my basement.
Gerbera Daisies are part of the Aster family, native to Africa, Asia and South America. They have become the world’s fifth most popular cut flower – which probably explains why I see so many at local flower shops. They are now thousands of cultivars available in just about every color you can imagine.
Here are some of the ones I’ve photographed recently.
Yellowstone Gerbera Daisy
Mount Rushmore Gerbera Daisy
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Yosemite Gerbera Daisy
Bighorn Gerbera Daisy
Pacific Rim Gerbera Daisy
Braberton Gerbera Daisy – gerbera jamesonii
I don’t know about you – but Gerbera Daisies always make me smile! Hope these have brightened up your day!