Garden Blogger’s Muse Day – April 1/08

For this month’s Garden Blogger’s Muse Day,
I thought I would introduce this new hybrid, Daffogerbera

“The first of April, some do say,
Is set apart for All Fools’ Day.
But why the people call it so,
Nor I, nor they themselves do know.
But on this day are people sent
On purpose for pure merriment.”
– Poor Robin’s Almanac, 1790


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

19 thoughts on “Garden Blogger’s Muse Day – April 1/08”

  1. But do the stems need to be threaded through straws to keep them upright? Am I going to have to do that for all the Daffogerberas that I’ll naturalize in my yard?

    Happy April Fool’s Day! You made me laugh out loud!

  2. My eyes weren’t quite in focus this morning, so I thought “What unusual, tall daisies.” Perhaps you could hybridize these?
    Thanks for the chuckle.

  3. *J — these would look lovely on that slope you’re working on — you could always stake them once they’re established. :-)

    *Beckie — thanks so much for stopping by!

    *Life In Pots — yes, an oldie but a goodie…

    *Garden Girl — I’m sure your garden centre will soon have them!

    *Rose — they are rather tall, aren’t they? ;-)

    *WWW — thanks for stopping by :)

  4. I love the name daffogerbera! I’m sure we could think of lots more. Even my dog Buddy could join in.. after all he is a Labradollie!

  5. You must save the seed – it’ll make your fortune ;)

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my own contribution for today :)

  6. My two favourite flowers, hybridized? Do you think they might sport some daffodil flowers occasionally? Great PS, Nancy.

  7. *Matron — I would welcome your dog’s input…hehehe

    *VP — I will certainly be harvesting the seeds! And yes, I expect to make my mark in the gardening world with this discovery! ;)

    *Frances — thank you!

    *Mr. McG’s Daughter — I believe he would be proud!

    *Stuart — oh yes, they bloomed daffodil blooms originally; it was only with a great deal of manipulation and my PS fertilizer that I was able to get the Gerbera blooms. :)

    *Brenda and *Melissa — thank you for your generous comments!

    *AD/KM — um, what makes you think they aren’t real? Hmm? ::wink::

    *Kathleen — thank you for stopping by; I hope you’ll return often.

    Thanks to all for taking the time to comment. :) Such fun.

  8. Actually Nancy, if the hybridizers could make the flowers on Gerber daisies hold that pose, they’d be easier to place in arrangements!
    Thanks for the fun post~

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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