Autumn 2018

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You could say autumn is the most exciting time of the year for the florist. In addition to the many flowering crops still available, there is a range of berry products that give the shop a unique atmosphere. Of course, at this time of the year, Autumn Break and Halloween are important for setting the tone. Anything orange, and that can be combined with black does really well in the autumn. Besides flowers, there’s a whole variety of all sorts of ornamental fruit. Sometimes it is nice to combine a pretty flower arrangement with ornamental fruit and to offer an edible pumpkin with the recipe for pumpkin soup. The ornamental cabbage is a real autumn product. The new varieties on the market right now, have a different shape and do not have that unpleasant odour that (probably) used to be typical of this product. If you ever use the Crane Queen and King, you will notice that you can easily add these to a bouquet without the customer bringing them back. The frilled, odourless leaves are a delightful refresher to your original autumn bouquet. Of course the bright orange Physalis (lantern flower) really sets the tone in a long-lasting autumn piece, but also as decoration in your flower shop. The autumn Chrysanthemum is actually quite a beautiful seasonal product that differs significantly from the year-round Chrysanthemum. If you prefer something a little different then why not choose the Ajania. The long-lasting yellow-green buds of this flower do well in slightly more tightly bound bouquets. In the autumn, the Astilbe is available in true autumn colours and is for sale all autumn long. Of course, it is great to use the hanging Amaranthus, available all autumn, to add a touch of luxury to every flower arrangement. For the more delicate flower arrangement, there are the wonderful autumn colours of the Scabiosa atropurpurea (Scoop series) for sale. This refined Scabiosa is available in more and more colours, varying from white, terracotta, red, lilac to almost black. For proper autumn and winter colours you should probably go for the Euphorbia fulgens. These days, the long plumes are cultivated in a different way. Because the grower tops the flower buds during growth, an easily workable cluster of Euphorbia emerges. Newcomer to the autumn range is the bright orange-coloured Asclepias Beatrix. This year, this large Asclepias is grown all year round on Dutch soil by affiliated grower, Steef Meewisse. Of course, the tone this autumn is also determined by various berry products; a very important one being the Ilex verticilata or deciduous holly, of course. This product is now also available in more colours. For the florist who is looking forward to spring a little, in November, Narcissus are on sale again. That’s when our grower, Leenen starts with the white Paperwhite. Later, a whole range becomes available. To see what’s possible, take a look at our availability charts on the website and additionally, at our very active Facebook page.

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