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In November it’s the turn of the Queen of the Flowers to be in the spotlight. With its magnificent appearance, the classic rose is a welcome guest in every home. Introduce your customers to the rose! The rose’s origin The Greeks, Romans and Egyptians discovered the beauty of the romantic rose many thousands of years ago. Unfortunately we had to wait to the 16th century. Since then, the rose’s ...Read more
Sweetly-scented shrub Osmanthus is a holly-like shrub with leathery, sharp leaves and small white scented flowers. This plant has various cultivars which all differ in terms of leaf colour. It is an evergreen shrub which is also very suitable for topiary or hedging. Osmanthus: lovingly pricking leaves! Osmanthus is a genus of 30 species from the Oleaceae family, which also includes the olive. ...Read more
The story of Cyclamen Thanks to its white and brightly coloured flowers, Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) is the ideal plant to combat the dark day blues. It may look delicate, but it’s a strong bloomer that emerges from a sturdy corm. It offers all sorts of excitements. The green leaves grow in a rosette, are heart-shaped and often have attractive silver-grey or pale green markings. Slender stems ...Read more
The story of Pure Green Pure Green is about plants with air-purifying qualities which greatly improve their surroundings. Research by NASA has proved it: some plants absorb harmful substances and carry them away with their roots. They also release oxygen and help maintain the humidity level in the home. The Houseplants of the Month for October are the stars amongst the Natural Air Purifiers: ...Read more
Vigorous autumn bloomers! Everything seems to change so quickly in the garden in October. The trees shed their leaves, and the summer blooms and perennials reach the end of their flowering period. But that’s not the case for violas in October. They love the somewhat lower temperatures, and keep flowering vigorously with their beautiful colours until winter comes. And then? Well then they just ...Read more
October will have a golden glow this year, thanks to the radiant chrysanthemum. It doesn’t only bring warmth and colour to your interior, but also good luck! The origin The chrysanthemum has been incredibly popular in Asia for centuries. The flower originates from China and Japan, where they fell in love with it immediately. The chrysanthemum arrived in Europe in around 1700. The chrysanthemum’s ...Read more
In September we're not going to be focusing on one flower, but three! Strelitzia, Gloriosa and Anthurium are each eye-catching characters that carry you off to sun-soaked destinations. Consumers can read all about the Strelitzia, Gloriosa and Anthurium at Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk Introduce your customers to exotic flowers! The origin of Strelitzia, Gloriosa and Anthurium The anthurium ...Read more
Alocasia, also known as elephant’s ear, has large, beautifully marked leaves. Despite the fact that it’s a sizeable plant, it still look airy and stylised thanks to the tall, smooth stems that grow out of a corm. Those stems can be plain, but can also have tiger stripes, and the foliage is equally remarkable. There is a species with leaves that resemble African masks, one with crinkled leaf edges ...Read more
Chrysanthemums are often thought of as cut flowers, but there is also a wide range of other chrysanthemums. In autumn in particular the range features cushion chrysanthemums, which flower when the days are short. The plant responds to the short days by creating buds. They’re branched, bushy plants in many different colours and flower shapes. Cushion chrysanthemums are very suitable for use ...Read more
The story of Aloe Very tough, strong shapes and easy to live with: Aloe (officially known as: Aloe vera) has thick blue-green leaves which reach a length of 40-50 cm and grow up in spikes from a rosette up to a maximum of 100 cm. The leaves are greyish green and have serrated edges. Aloe is an exceptionally resilient plant which stores moisture and nutrients in the leaves in order to get through ...Read more