12.05.21

Stunning spring stems to transform your home

Stunning spring stems to transform your home

We are in the midst of the most beautiful season of the year: spring! The plethora of flowers that this time of year brings with it can uplift your homes and energise your mood. We have highlighted a few of our favourite eye-catchers:

Delphinium (ridderspore)

Familiy: Ranunculaceae (Ranunculus family)

The romantic plume we simply cannot get enough of, it's time for the delphinium to shine once again! This flower has 250 different types in all kinds of shades. Delphinium is Latin for "dolphin" which, with a little imagination, the buds of this bright blue plume do resemble! The flower is called larkspur in the Netherlands, which is a reference to its rear protruding parts which look a bit like the spurs knights used to wear on their boots. A true eye-catcher in your vase, we believe this flower can transform any room into a magical place. Tip: make sure that the Delphinium has a place in the shade, because with a little sun this flower can quickly go limp. Change the water regularly and cut a small piece off the stem. If necessary, remove any wilted flowers so that all the energy can go to the rest of the stem.

Paeonia (pæon)

Family: Paeoniaceae

An absolute favorite amongst flower lovers all over the world: the resplendent peony. This plant only flowers once a year and then also very briefly, indeed most varieties are only spotted in May and June. If a flower is cut off the plant, a new flower will not regrow until the following year. The peony also blooms briefly but magnificently in your vase: the flower can grow up to 15 to 20 centimeters and it will remain perfect for about five days. Peonies produce natural sugars, which form a layer around the bud. This is why the buds sometimes have some difficulty blooming. Looking to help them out? Hold the closed bud upside down under a gentle jet of lukewarm water in order to rinse off the sticky layer without the water flowing between the leaves. This way your flower will bloom optimally.

Tulipa

Family: Liliaceae (lily family)

An absolute favorite amongst flower lovers all over the world: the resplendent peony. This plant only flowers once a year and then also very briefly, indeed most varieties are only spotted in May and June. If a flower is cut off the plant, a new flower will not regrow until the following year. The peony also blooms briefly but magnificently in your vase: the flower can grow up to 15 to 20 centimeters and it will remain perfect for about five days. Peonies produce natural sugars, which form a layer around the bud. This is why the buds sometimes have some difficulty blooming. Looking to help them out? Hold the closed bud upside down under a gentle jet of lukewarm water in order to rinse off the sticky layer without the water flowing between the leaves. This way your flower will bloom optimally.

Viburnum

Family: Adoxaceae (Muskwort family)

Viburnum (also known as "snowball") is a true spring bloomer. Its Latin name comes from "viere", which means to braid or to bend. Viburnums are shrubs and are native to Asia, North America, North Africa and Europe. The buds in the flower cluster open slowly one by one and the Viburnum smells wonderfully sweet. These spherical flower clusters are the crown to any vase. Tip: change the water in your vase every few days to keep your Viburnum happy. Remove any wilted flowers from the stem.

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