Broom (Cytisus), lilac (Syringa), Lantana, garden rose (Rosa) and Mexican orange blossom (Choisya) not only have fabulous flowers, but all bring a further experience to a garden or terrace with their remarkable fragrance. All five are woody plants that are easy to care for, and can be planted both in beds and in pots, containers and tubs. The scent and colour attract bumblebees, honeybees and butterflies, so these fragrant feature plants also liven things up a little more, and contribute to a healthy biotope in their environment.
Bathroom plants all like shade, high temperatures and high humidity – similar to the conditions that are found in a rainforest (and the bathroom). And they fit in perfectly with the interiors trend where a room is more than just somewhere to dash in and out of and becomes a space to enjoy for a good start, or relaxing end to the day. The Bathroom plants have been specially selected to be displayed together for optimum effect.
No flower so fittingly illustrates the blooming strength of May as the peony. The buds are balls of compressed energy that – when the time comes – open very quickly and smell beautiful. The single-flowered peonies then display a fabulous heart, whilst the double-flowered varieties produce a cheerful full mophead of soft petals. They can have a diameter of 15-18cm, and are particularly offered in white, various shades of pink and claret. They flower in May and June, and offer a romantic taste of the summer to come.
Big flowers, small flowers. Climbing, hanging and creeping. For use in beds, in pots and containers, and in hanging baskets. The Colour Festival brings spring to your garden, patio or balcony in a flash. Begonia, Verbena, Gazania and Bougainvillea are all rich bloomers in different forms, so that they bring instant visual delight and experience to your garden. The low-growing summer-flowering plants Begonia, Verbena and Gazania come in various colours. Begonias are particularly offered in white, pink and red, Verbena in white, purple, red and pink, and Gazania in bright orange, bronze, white and yellow. The container plant Bougainvillea with its coloured bracts come in many shades that match beautifully with the other plants in the Colour Festival. Bougainvillea grows taller than the other plants. This allows you to furnish a balcony, patio and garden with plenty of colour at various heights, and you can always put together a combination to suit your personal taste.
The flowering begonia has full, plump flowers in cheerful colours such as red, pink, orange, white and yellow. The enthusiasm with which the plant blooms means in practice that you can hardly see the plant for the flowers. Foliage begonias have their own distinctive beauty in the form of velvet leaves that are beautifully marked with silver, pink, burgundy and green patterns that more than make up for the absence of flowers. They’re both plants with a luxurious look, yet still surprisingly simple and easy to care for. The begonia fits well with the trend where plants provide a soft, friendly buffer against the rolling news and the harsh outside world.