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In September in the spotlight: Strelitzia and hydrangea

In September the 'Houseplant of the month' is the Strelitzia. The 'bird of paradise flower' has upright stems and sturdy upward-pointing greyish leaves. Strelitzia reginae's eye-catching inflorescence is characterised by horizontal bracts from which orange and dark blue petals arise. In South Africa, from where Strelitzia originates, the plant is pollinated by birds because they can easily land on the sturdy flowers. The plant is named after the wife of the English King George III, Charlotte von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who loved plants.

Flower Agenda
The 'Flower Agenda' focusses on hydrangea in September, enormous flowers in white, pink or blue that change colour to autumnal shades of red, brown or green. The Latin name Hydrangea literally means 'water barrel’: ‘hydro’(water) and ‘angeion’ (barrel or jug). This plant originates from China and large parts of North and Central America and other regions in East Asia. The hydrangea symbolises grace, gratitude, beauty and abundance because of the extravagant number of flowers and the generous full shape.  

Launch of The Trend Collection A/W 2020 in September
Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk and Thejoyofplants.co.uk will be launching The Trend Collection A/W 2020 in September 2020. The Trend Collection is a harmonised collection of flowers, houseplants and garden plants put together on the basis of trends and the season. It will be a source of inspiration for consumers and the media all year round from. The first autumn/winter collection is based on the Inner Retreat trend.

Source: funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk/thejoyofplants.co.uk (via Veiling Rhein-Maas)


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