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Flowers that come in yellow, white, green, pink, green, red, orange, purple or bronze, sometimes with a diameter of up to 14 cm: the chrysanthemum is a real beauty. The chrysanthemum will therefore be gracing the Flower Agenda in February. It’s travelled a long way - all the way from Asia - but now feels entirely at home here. Origin The flower has been highly regarded in China and Japan for a ...Read more
This winter season is about abundance, filled with cheery holiday settings, romantic lights, with a touch of glitter for the glam (and the gram). Welcome to WINTER 2019/2020 with Agora This is a special one as it's the first time our Lookbook covers the end and the beginning of a year. Hence, you will discover magical winter themes, such as HOLIDAY//HOME , FROSTY//FOREST , and GOLD//GLAMOUR . But ...Read more
The powerhouse Zamioculcas is the Houseplant of the Month in January. It’s trendy, stylish and incredibly easy to care for. The story of Zamioculcas Zamioculcas zamiifolia, also commonly known as the zz plant, is a member of the Araceae, the arum family. It’s a perennial with feathered leaves that grows to a height of 40 to 60cm. The leaves on the thick stems are smooth, shiny and dark green. The ...Read more
Delicate flowers, slender stems and a romantic reputation: the rose is on the Flower Agenda this month. As the symbol of love, the rose is the most widely produced and most loved cut flower in the world. A flower of which new varieties also come onto the market every year. And the rose is not just capturing hearts, but also overcoming dark winter days with its colours and shapes. Origin The rose ...Read more
Amaryllis is a classic statement flower: large, distinctive and stately. You simply can’t overlook it - the smooth, thick, hollow stems are too unusual for that, and the flowers are too eye-catching. Amaryllis’ petals are very special: they look like they’re made of luxurious velvet and come in white, red, yellow, pink, salmon, purple, orange and bi-coloured. The leafless stem usually bears four ...Read more
Not just for the festive season, but beautiful all year round: the spruce and fir tree help create a variety-filled patio and garden. Spruce (Picea) and fir tree (Abies) are the real stars in December, but don’t overlook what they can offer during the rest of the year in terms of greenery and interesting points of focus in the garden. The range is extensive, and every pine tree has its own ...Read more
The story of Poinsettia What you first notice about the poinsettia are the beautifully coloured leaves. They’re often thought to be the flowers, but are actually bracts that form a star shape around the true flowers, which are small and yellow in the heart. The classic red poinsettia is familiar, but trending for December 2019 are modern pastel colours such as salmon, pink, lemon and apricot. It’ ...Read more
The story of Calathea Calathea is characterised by the fabulous markings on the leaves and the rich choice of leaf shapes, from round and oval to spear-shaped. Those leaves not only have air-purifying properties, but also join in your daily routine thanks to their day and night rhythm. There is a kind of joint between the leaf and the stem that allows movement. When it gets dark the leaves close ...Read more
Looking for some cheer in the dark days before Christmas? Red classics like holly, Skimmia and Leucothoe provide colour and excitement in the garden. In the short days before December the garden is gradually settling into its hibernation. By adding Red Garden Plants there will still be plenty to see and experience when you look outside. Holly (Ilex), Skimmia and Leucothoe offer flowers, berries ...Read more
Expressive branches, colourful berries: enjoy the fruit of the summer with berries as a feature in autumn bouquets and arrangements. Growing in the spring and blooming in the summer - that’s not all that skimmia, rosehips and holly have to offer. The formation of berries gives them a totally different appearance in the autumn and fresh value in floral work. That fits perfectly with the ongoing ...Read more