Arrangement of Red Gerberas

Gerberas are most suitable as an arrangement for a centerpiece. The stem is rather soft in comparison to the flower. Unless you add a florist wire to the stem for support.  But it still will not look that nice.

An arrangement of red gerberas with fern leaves , red- and some white berries



Orange Roses & Multi-colored Gerberas

As the blue pine twigs of the Christmas florals were still fresh I was able to make new and different arrangements.

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But he who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave for the rose.                   Anne Bronte

geberas-multicolored.image Multi-colored Gerberas


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Gerberas with your lovely multi-colors you brighten the cold and cloudy days in winter.

Blue Pine, Roses & Gerberas


Blue pine is an evergreen with sharp needles belonging to the pine family.  The average height of the tree is about 40 to 60 feet (approximately 25-30 meter).  Sometimes the tree grows as tall as 150 feet (approximately 45 meter).

Blue pine grows naturally in the Rocky Mountains from South East Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.  The tree grows at an altitude of approximately 5900 to 9800 feet (1800-3000 meter) on mountain slopes along rivers where they have sufficient water.


Blue pine twig is my very favorite green for fresh Christmas florals as it arranges beautifully. When properly moistened I am able to keep the pine twigs fresh up to three sometimes four weeks.


In order to create a “cloud” of  blue pine around the flowers I first arrange the twigs in two or three layers depending upon the thickness of the oasis.  Then I add the flowers. And of course soaproot gives the floral centerpiece a nice finishing touch.


Red gerberas surrounded by white roses alternating the blue pine twigs.