She sits in a field; hair kissed gold by the setting sun. A single flower rests in her hand; dreams swirl with the clouds above as she begins to pluck, revealing the true heart of the one she loves. She wants to know. She needs to know. She must know.
He loves me a little.
He loves me a lot.
He loves me passionately.
He loves me madly.
He loves me not at all.
She continues around the flower, love’s fate hangs in the balance of the few remaining petals. Her heart skips. The final petals fall, and love’s true destiny is revealed, “He loves me passionately”.
While the American daisy is simply “yes” or “no” (“he loves me, he loves me not”), the French daisy is a flower poem of subtly nuanced love. All daisies have a varying petal count. Our French Daisy necklace has 33-petals which translates to “He loves me passionately.”
The French Daisy is the Symbol
of Love’s Destiny
A Design Detail Note
The final step after assembly – the flower goes to the “petal adjuster” who goes around the perimeter of the flower, not plucking but adjusting (turning, bending, twisting) each petal with petal pliers, to give it a realistic flow and look. Petal adjusting may not seem complicated but when we first made our French Daisy it took about a month for our petal adjuster to perfect the process. We are pleased to say he has mastered the art and now does a magnificent job every time of bringing realism to every flower.
Before the mow guys came this spring, I could see there were several clumps of daisies sprouting in the lawn. I dug them up and replanted them in safer locations near stone walls and one large clump near a 200 pound granite boulder.
Last year, because of the pandemic I decided I’d mow my own lawn. After one session I decided to simplify and cut paths. Even simply mowing paths gave me a deep appreciation for what the mow guys do, And yes, at times a lawn given over to field is beautiful with daisies and wild flowers blowing in the wind.
Advice: our all gold daisies sell a few times a year, all silver daisies we sell something more than a dozen each year. The gold center daisy with silver petals , because it really does look like a real daisy is our best seller. We’ve found good homes for hundreds of these custom made daisies.
I built this heart rock sitting area about ten years ago. Heart Rock Beach, in our neighborhood is where we collect heart shaped surfacing stones to top the stone wall surrounding the terrace. In recent years, I’ve been surprised as daisies have taken oven the patio space in the month of June. The daisies grow in the spaces between the tumbled blue stone. In recent years, they grow thick and lush. Because I have several patios, I just let them go wild until July.
Anyone who visits in June is always shown the heart rock daisy patio. I think it’s interesting that daisies have chosen this romantic patio to claim as their own.
Yes, the heart rocks are at the back of the patio. We are expanding the surfacing as we collect stones.
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