Houseplant of the month
Bathroom plants are in the focus of the `Houseplant of the month´ campaign in May. These plants like some shade, high temperatures and a high humidity. Nowadays, the bathroom is the place where you have a good start into the day and a relaxing conclusion at the end of it. Tillandsia, Spathiphyllum, Maidenhair fern and Ficus pumila transform the bathroom into an green oasis of well-being.
Garden plant of the month
The `Garden plants of the month´ are the fragrant showstoppers. Broom, lilac, lantana, garden rose and Mexican orange blossom turn your garden into a fragrance experience. All of them are easy care woody plants, which can be planted out in the garden or used in pots, containers and tubs. Bees, bumble bees and butterflies are attracted by the scents and colours and bring life into your garden.
In May the peony is in the focus of the Flower Agenda. Their mostly white, pink or claret blossoms can have a diameter of up to 18 cm and already give a romantic foretaste of summer in May and June. The flower has her origin in China and was brought to Europe in 1785. Despite the similar name, the peony is not kindred with the rose.
Balcony plant of the year 2019
Beautiful green foliage and white blossoms, out of which oval berries will develop, make the bay laurel a real eyecatcher on your balcony. The plant stays green during the whole year and has oval leaves which feature a light vein, that looks like a feather. Laurel also suits for small balconies, being available as a space-saving post or stem. The origin of the laurel lies in the eastern Mediterranean area (Turkey and Greece) and even farer east (Georgia, Iraq and Iran).
Source: funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk / thejoyofplants.co.uk