Post # 1
I’m thinking about buying a whole bunch of gerbera daisies in bulk to use for centerpieces at my reception. The venue will have two large, rectangular tables and about 20 or 25 smaller (seating 4), round tables.
I’m also thinking about ordering a case of silver mint julep cups to put the flowers in. They are about 4 in. high and have a diameter of a little less than 3 1/2 inches at the top. ( <font color=”#006699″>http://www.save-on-crafts.com/mintjulep1…</font> ) I figured we could put one centerpiece on the small tables and three on the larger ones.
My questions are: Will 6 or 7 gerbera daisies per cup be enough? Is a 4-inch cup too low for the daisies?
I’ve heard that gerberas tend to droop when the weather is warm. Does anyone have experience working with them? I live in a warm climate, so should I forego gerberas and go with a different flower(s)?
Post # 3
Those sound so beautiful! Gerberas are one of my favorite flowers. We’re floating the blossoms of a few in bowls for some of our centerpieces.
If they droop, would it be possible to wrap some very thin wire around the stem to help them stay upright? As far as the number to use, I’m not sure, but I did find this photo of a gerbera-and-others centerpiece in a julep cup:
Post # 4
I agree with Amysue- use thin floral wire wrapped around the stem- it will help hold them up.
Depending on how full you want the cup, 6 or 7 should be ok. Do a trial run- get one of the cups (since you’ll need them anyway) and get some Gerbera’s and see if it’ll work. My local florist sells them by the stem, so if yours does too, you could buy 7 of them and see if they work.
4 inched should be plenty high- your guests will all still be able to see each other.