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Helleborus flowers in the middle of winter It’s always spectacular: a plant that blooms when most garden plants are hibernating. Helleborus (also known as the Christmas rose) treats you to large white flowers with a fantastic crown of stamens at their heart from November to March. The plant can cope with snow or frost: branches might droop a bit, but as soon as the temperatures climb again, ...Read more
The story of Anthurium Anthurium is one of the most popular houseplants. Attractive to look at, easy to look after, and brings with it a real personality in the home, which gives a serene feeling in white, whilst the brightly coloured varieties have a lively appearance. Although most people think that the coloured part is the flower, it’s actually a coloured bract. Anthurium’s flowers are very ...Read more
This flower, decorating our interiors in the December months, has its roots in the Wild West and has come to Europe all the way via Japan. Even with its delicate appearance, it is quite robust, lisianthus is rather well known but hardly celebrated. This magnificent flower deserves better praise, which can easily be done by presenting them in a special way. Lisianthus’ origin The lisianthus ...Read more
The story of Rhipsalis Very unusual: Rhipsalis is actually a cactus, but without the spikes. This houseplant is a fast grower that hangs down in long messy tendrils or grows upwards in a bushy form. Dark green at the top, a bit wispy at the ends, fabulous for exciting peepholes and tabletop meadows. The plant is also known as mistletoe cactus, and is virtually maintenance-free. Rhipsalis copes ...Read more
Skimmia, the four seasons wonder This shrub (officially called Skimmia japonica) constantly manifests itself in new ways throughout the year. In November the plant displays the buds of its sturdy, attractive flower spikes. The colour and the buds continue to look beautiful all winter long. In April/May the buds open and Skimmia flowers with white/pink flowers with a strong scent: bees love them. ...Read more
It is all about chic orchids in November, with special guests like the Vanda, Cymbidium and Phalaenopsis. Your customers will quickly discover these elegant beauties in the Flower Agenda on Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk. So, surprise your customers with this glamorous flower’s many styling possibilities. The orchid’s origin You never ask a lady’s age, so no one can really say how old these beauties ...Read more
The Queen of Flowers presents herself in all her glory during October. The incomparable beauty of the rose makes her a special guest for all occasions and interiors. The public will be seduced by this magnificent flower on Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk with inspirational images and information. Surprise your customers by showing off all the beautiful varieties of roses available. Origin of the rose ...Read more
The glow of autumn: Pyracantha Pyracantha (also known as firethorn) is a shrub with flaming berries in the autumn and green leaves in the winter and early spring. In May and June the plant blooms with a host of cream flowers, so that the shrub provides beauty in the garden all year round. Pyracantha likes to grow against a wall or frame, and is also suitable as a hedge plant. It’s a spectacular ...Read more
The story of Pet-friendly plants We have selected five pet-friendly plants for October especially for the owners of dogs, cats, rabbits and birds who sometimes fancy a little nibble on something green. Chlorophytum (spider plant) , Cyperus (umbrella plant) , Hordeum (cat grass) , Beaucarnea (elephant’s foot) or Bambusa (bamboo) are all attractive to look at - including for those who don’t have ...Read more
The story of Phalaenopsis Phalaenopsis is an elegant orchid with flowers that are a bit reminiscent of moths - hence the commonly used name, moth orchid. The plant as a whole is more like a green ballerina. An opulent flower branch grows from an elegant tall stem and starts to bow gracefully as more flowers appear. The flowers can be both large and small, and often have fabulous patterns. Some ...Read more