Gerbera Week


A Gerbera Week isn’t actually about daring colours and bold choices. Gerberas have a hidden message.

Look closely at the photo and you’ll see the gerbera flower’s thick stem rising up from the ground. It’s strong and enables the flower to flaunt itself in the garden. However, if you pick the flower to enjoy it inside, then it soon droops, turning its face to the ground. The florists’ trick is to spiral wire around the stem to hold it up.

The takeaway message for Gerbera Week is two. One will apply to you, the other may not.

First, the toughest people can sag if carelessly handled or forced into situations beyond their control. We should be kind to ourselves and others, because we never know what lurks behind a showing of confident beauty or how fragile it may be.

Second, accepting support is vital, especially when we’re taken out of our comfort zones.

This is a good week in which to pay attention to situations in which you flourish, or where you droop.