Post # 1
I’m planning on using gerberas in bud vases to decorate my reception venue (one stem per vase). My question is, so I need to wire them to keep them from drooping or will cutting them short enough be enough support? Not sure if this is a dumb question, but I’ve heard you do need to wire them for a bouquet so I thought I should look into it.
Post # 3
Yes, you will need to wire them, pretty much regardless of how you use them. Their heads are so heavy!
Post # 4
I agree with Lindsay12.31.2010. Their heads are so heavy that if they’re not wired, they will droop. Some florists provide them already wired. Maybe you could look into that?
Post # 5
@JenniMichele: Yes – you can always so request these little things…I can’t remember what they are called, but you slide them up the stem of the gerber, and it is a plastic thing. They are easier than wiring, but more expensive. Depends on whether or not you are going the DIY route.
Post # 6
Thanks – I’m glad I asked!
Post # 7
Does anyone know a good place online with directions how to do this?
Post # 8
How to wire a gerbera daisy:
1. Using 18-20 gauge wire, poke through the head of the daisy from the bottom, right next to the stem
2. Thread the wire through the flower about 2 inches and bend the top 1/2 inch or so into a small hook
3. Gently pull the hooked end back into the center of the flower
4. Tape the wire to the stem using floral tape (floral tape is a stretchy tape that sticks to itself when pulled tight. You can buy this at michaels and some walmarts)
Thats it! Super easy to do 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions