Gerber daisies, better know as gerbera daisies, are large flowers from 3 to 5 inches across. The center of the flowers are dark brown or green. Gerbera daisies come in bright pinks, yellows, orange, reds, light pink and white. The flowers are stunning by themselves in arrangements or can be used with other flowers. They stay fresh for up to 10 days if the water is changed and the stems re-cut.
Cut 1/2 inch off the stems of the daisies and put in iced water for at least an hour before arranging.
Fill the vase half full with iced water.
Cut the greenery so it stands above the vase as tall as the vase is tall. For example, if the vase is 10 inches tall the greenery should be 20 inches tall.
Remove the daisies from the ice water. Cut the stems so the flowers are about the same height as the greenery with 1/3 of the flowers a bit shorter and 1/3 of the flowers a bit taller for variety.
Place each stem of the daisies inside a straw. The stems are hollow and bend easily. They could be used in the arrangement as is, but they will last longer if the stem is placed inside a drinking straw. The greenery will hide the straws.
Arrange the daisies in the greenery. The tallest stems should be in the center and the shorter stems toward the outside of the arrangement. The greenery holds the daisies in place.
View the arrangement from all sides. Rotate the vase so the flowers are evenly spread throughout. If the arrangement won't be viewed from the back, the flowers should all be viewed from the front and sides.
Fill the vase with ice water to within a few inches of the top.