I love flowers in all shapes and forms but when it comes to favorites, my heart belongs to simple cottage style flowers. Impatiens are my favorite garden bed flower for their charming sweetness, ease of care, and variety of colors. Inside the house, one of my favorite cut flowers is pink gerbera daisies, among a few other top contenders. They’re just so pretty!
My mother is the one who introduced me to these happy charmers.
She chose yellow, orange, and pink to brighten the garden.
The petals get larger further away from the center of the flower.
When it comes to flower arrangements, the vase is just as important as the flowers.
Pink is my favorite color and I smile every time I walk past my festive bouquet.
And in my heart, I know the main reason I’m drawn to these pink beauties is because they remind me of my sweet mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s. She loves the color pink. I wish we could still talk about our love of gardening. But she can no longer hold a conversation. At least she can still grace me with her beautiful smile.
I paired my pink gerbera daisies with my pink frosted votive candle holders that I made this past weekend. My favorite vintage table cloth provides a charming base for the centerpiece.
I think this summer I’ll plant extra daisies in the garden in her honor.
You can learn more about caring for gerbera daisies in this video: