Tuesday, October 23, 2012
It's one of the most popular flowers, considered a "happy flower" and comes in an amazing array of colors!
Some say the floral meaning of Gerberas stem from the general daisy family. These meanings include innocence and purity. Daisies are also a classic symbol of beauty. However, the Gerbera variety holds an added meaning of cheerfulness which stems from the assortment of colors available.
It typically takes about 16 weeks to plant gerberas from seeds and for them to grow and fully bloom. In addition, each one has its own unique name.
When it comes to making Gerberas last, bleach is your best friend! We've seen it firsthand. If a Gerbera is drooping over, a touch of bleach will most times add new life.
Here's something else you may find interesting, we cut most of our flowers at a tight stage but Gerberas are different. They must be cut at its finished stage of development.
Friday, October 12, 2012
What makes Skyline Flower Growers unique when it comes Dahlias, we grow some of them year round which is rare for growers. However, we have others that are only grow on a seasonal basis, typically grown between late May/June and November.
If you walk our farm, you can find our Dahlias grown in greenhouses and tunnels. They typically take 12 weeks to grow and are cut when fully open and blooming.
We recommend keeping the water as cold as possible to make the Dahlias last as long as possible. In fact, some of our farmers market employees tell customers to put ice cubes inside their vases to kept the water cold, cold. It's a simple trick that seems to make a big difference!