Daisy Care

A bouquet of pink, peach, yellow, and ivory daisies in a cream colored vase

Fresh Cut

Start your daisies off on the right foot with a quick trim! Find a pair of scissors, kitchen shears or even a sharp kitchen knife and trim at least 1/2" off each stem. Daily stem trims (or as often as you can remember) ensure your stems can get a fresh drink as they age and will help extend their vase life!

Pro Tip: Aim for a 45° angle. This provides more surface area for the flowers to drink from and prevents the stems from sitting flush to the bottom of the vase (where bacteria can build up)

A bouquet of yellow daisies being held in one hand, with a white stone vase held in another hand


Your daisies have traveled a long way to get to you! Give them a cool drink of water ASAP as soon as you have them out of the box. 

Pro Tip:  daisy stems can get soggy or mushy if submerged in too much water. Keep your vase water a little lower than usual - we recommend around 2” of cool tap water. Since these little ladies prefer the shallow end, check (and change!) the water daily.

A bouquet of pink, peach, yellow, and ivory daisies in a rose gold colored vase

Design 101

It’s time to design! And good news - gerbs’ don’t have to have any thorns or extra foliage that need to be processed prior to styling so you can get right to it! These daisies are also pretty hearty flowers and don’t bruise as easily as other varietals (like garden roses) 

Mise en place. Channel your inner Top Chef and get prepped! Clear some space and then get your vase (filled with some cool tap water + flower food), a pair of clippers or sharp scissors, and your gerberas!

Save your shorties! If any stems are broken or bent, save ‘em! Any flowers that are too petite for the vase we’ve shipped make a great option for a super cute single stem "arrangement" in a dainty cup or bud vase! Gerb’ by gerb’ Working one daisy at a time, trim each stem to your desired height (for a cute wild vibe make sure no two are exactly the same!). To measure, simply hold a daisy next to the vase! 

Pro tip: For the best proportion, aim for your final arrangement to be about one and a half times the height of your vase!

A close up of pink, peach, and yellow daisies

Around and around.

Start by placing daisies along the edge of the vase, then fill in the middle. Turn the vase as you add flowers to make sure there aren’t any gaps and that your heights and colors are nicely varied. Once you’ve got a basic shape, add some taller stems for some wild Farmgirl flourish! 

Final looks. Once you’re done arranging, take a quick moment to fan the heads out in each direction - this will make sure your handiwork is a 360-degree showstopper.

A bouquet of red and pink daisies in a tin vase on a wooden table near a couch

Extra Credit

Help your daisies live their best life and keep them out of direct sunlight and extreme heat. Unlike in the field, cut flowers don't love sunshine or heat - in fact, both can dramatically shorten their lifespan in the vase. Remember: that sunny windowsill is off limits!

Daisies are also susceptible to drooping in drafty areas. Keep these away from breezier spots, like by AC units and open windows.

It’s totally normal for some of these beauties to bow out sooner than their vasemates. Removing any dead flowers will help to keep the rest of your arrangement looking fresher longer!


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