25.8.10

Flowers so loathsome they should be banned part 46


Germini and gerbera.

I fail to see what positive effect these could ever have on society.

Is it me?

17 comments:

Becca said...

No. They look like dead bees.

Why people would want bouquets of them at weddings is beyond me.

jwblooms said...

And to think someone is using precious resources to manufacture special bits of card to keep them upright.

Miss Pickering said...

@JWblooms - i thin that will go down as one of the all time classic comments on this blog.

Belinda said...

They do look like they are trying horribly hard to be jolly. Have grown some zinnias in shocking colours this year for the first time and wondering about them for the same reason. Lime green one is easier on the eye. Do you have a view on them?

Julienne said...

I can't possibly comment as I currently have vases of blue periwinkle and yellow oxalis all around the house. They close at night but open beautifully each morning!

I currently think that anything that isn't a weed is beautiful!!!!!

Anonymous said...

eeek they grate on you like nails down a blackboard but fractionally better than those dreadful violet blue dyed chrysanths! Debbie

Mrs B said...

Oh come on ladies......don't you all think they are just sooooo 'funky'?

enough said ;)

Zinnias however Belinda are glorious...the brighter and more random in colour the better.
xx

Mayesh International said...

Dyed flowers are an absolute travesty. The sub-basement and below the bottom of any list; next Gerber Daisies. Really, anything named after baby food is clearly pablum.
Love the blog.
David

Lynne said...

No, I hate them too.

Becca said...

Gerbs are one of the few flowers I just can't be friends with. Unless you pluck all of their petals off & just leave the centers, then I can associate with them, but never be friendly with.

cowparsley said...

Is it you! Yes, it is me also, YUK!

Jenny Rudd said...

I'm afraid to say I actually love gerbera. Anything bright tickles my fancy. Sorry, I'm aware that I don't have much style but I'm comfortable loving their colourful, happy petals.

Simone - Nancy is getting married, some time next year I should think. I'll let you know when I'm back and pop into the shop. Maybe you could hang a 'back in 15 mins sign' up and we could go next door for a sharpener. I've been reading your blog, I love it. Lots of love x

Rachael said...

Horrible. So many other beautiful flowers...

Anna Wilson-Patterson said...

Come the revolution will people who bought gerberas before we were re educated by a blog bursting with florists be spared...?

Pats and Danielle said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thank you. I just walked away from a luncheon where the decor was gerbs and FEATHERS.

my own personal hell.

Wench said...

It is not just you
they are as useful as a chocolate teapot but less attractive
my cousin just asked if I was having them in my wedding bouquet - I smiled for fear of opening my mouth and upsetting a relative, my face hurts from the strain

Judy said...

agree...............i just say they aren't available to my clients.......and suggest something yummy like a zinnia or a ranuclus........