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December is an atmospheric month where we spend a lot of time indoors, but we can also make the garden Christmassy with the Garden Plant of the Month for December. As well as the familiar Christmas tree, there are three attractive evergreen plants that we can transform into a festive plant: Buxus, Laurus nobilis and Chamaecyparis. By the front door, in the garden or on the balcony, these plants ...Read more
In December we celebrate the festive season. That deserves not one, but three beautiful flowers ! The amaryllis, orchid and lisianthus are being celebrated this month. Consumers can read all about these festive flowers at Introduce your customers to the amaryllis, orchid and lisianthus! The origin of the amaryllis, orchid and lisianthus Our amaryllis originates from ...Read more
The story of Amaryllis Stylish and sensual Amaryllis (also known as Hippeastrum) is available in many varieties and rich earthy colours. This houseplant’s big feature is its changing appearance. A stately hollow stem emerges from a bulb on which smooth buds develop. Those open into voluminous calyxes with velvety petals in white, salmon, red, pink or even green. The flowers can reach a diameter ...Read more
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 Introduce your customers to exotic flowers! The origin of Strelitzia, Gloriosa and Anthurium The anthurium ...Read more