Gazing at Gazanias

Until this spring, I’d never seen this gorgeus orange and yellow striped daisy-like flower, but it has quickly become a favorite of mine. It’s formal name is Gazania, but it is also known as a treasure flower. And what a treasure! It tolerates poor soils, high heat, drought, the floliage stays green year round, and it only needs to be watered twice a month. Even I could care for a plant such as that, but for now I will stick to gazing at my neighbors’s gazanias.


Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.