African daises like ‘Soprano’ are better for pressing than very full daises. Layer the flowers between sheets of blotting paper and flatten them under books or bricks for a week or two, or dry them in a box filled with desiccant. Use your pressed daises in crafts or frames; dried daises that retain their shape are pretty in floral arrangements or wreaths.
A distressed green bedside table supports a vase of fresh-cut daisies in this cottage-style bedroom. Soft white linens top the white iron bed next to the table, completing the bright, charming look of the space.
A white desk is positioned against pastel yellow walls in this small office space. A vintage typewriter, framed artwork, fun accessories and bird-shaped pulls on the drawers add a ton of personality. Patterned wallpaper inside the desk also adds character to the work space.
Chrysanthemums contain chemical compounds that act as natural insecticides, which are processed and sold as pyrethrum. It’s a go-to natural pesticide for dealing with fleas, ants, ticks, silverfish and bedbugs. Certain types of mums do a better job at repelling insects than others. The ones used commercially for extracting pyrethrums include painted daisy (Chrysanthemum coccineum) and Dalmatian daisy (Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium). Use these perennial mums in the garden to add daisy-like flowers to planting designs.