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GET READY FOR HALLOWEEN 2019

Happy children, trick-or-treat, scary food, cool costumes, parties. It’s Halloween! What about decorations? Flowers? We will tell you more about that in our article.

In this blog, we have told you about the flowers, which are perfect for All Saints’ Day. But before that, we are, of course, celebrating Halloween! What do we do then? Here are some suggestions. But first, let’s discuss suitable for Halloween colour pallets.

 

COLOURS AND HALLOWEEN

You can always opt for traditional Halloween colours. However, you can also go for more gentle theme – incorporating Soft Landing style trend of 2019. Or go for Harvesting Elements style trend, which has a darker and more natural colour pallet. Both of them will be great for indoors and outdoors. Or… combine them?

DECORATION TIPS

# DRIED FLOWERS

Dried flowers are incredibly trendy this year. This brings us back to the Harvesting Elements trend of 2019.

What’s for Halloween then? They will definitely be perfect for such celebration as well – there are endless possibilities. For instance, make it seem as if they were covered in spiderweb! Spooky, right? Opt for late autumn colours, such as brown, orange, beige, grey, black. However, as the event can also be very colourful – why not opt for bright colours as well? Possibilities are endless with dry flowers – countless colours, shapes and textures.

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# PUMPKINS

So it became – pumpkins, and namely – Jack-o’ Lantern are a true symbol of Halloween. Therefore, pumpkins are a definite ‘must-have’! And the pumpkin does not necessarily have to be scary. There are so many things you can do with a pumpkin – craft a skull, make it scary, make it cute and gentle, make it fashionable. Of course, you can also paint it into any desirable colour and make it fit any decoration. But what if we add flowers?

You can opt for classic autumn colour pallet – bright colours, such as orange, yellow red. Add some gentle flowers of soft colours, such as lavender, light pink. Don’t forget about greenery!

You can also go for something extraordinary, magical, romantic even! Gentle pumpkin of gentle colour decorated with gentle flowers. In this case, this would perfectly fit within the Soft Landing style trend of 2019.

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# COLOURED AND WAXED FLOWERS

Any colour and any texture! Choose the colours fitting your Halloween theme the most, add some decorative spider web and you’re good to go!

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# BERRIES

Apart from being the ‘Flowers’ of the month November, which starts right after Halloween, Berries will fit just right into our theme. Bright colours, perfect for autumn and Halloween. In fact, you will not have to take them away from your shop once the celebration is over – they will make you happy for a long time. Plus, they can also fit in within the Christmas theme, so – double points!

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PUMP UP YOUR HALLOWEEN DESIGN

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OCTOBER’S FLORAL TREND MOODBOARD WITH CHRYSANTHEMUMS

Sparkling shapes, trendy shades and, of course, that legendary resilience: the Chrysanthemum is justifiably the undisputed heart and soul of the October party. No other cut flower offers so much choice, from sparkling stars and volumous spray Chrysanthemums to cheerful pompoms and spectacular soloists, which can reach a diameter of 10 centimetres.

Perfect for classic Autumn bouquets, but also the ideal material for modern arrangements in trendy colours, such as ochre, pink, lilac, brown and yellow. Because pushing the envelope is something else that Chrysanthemums are very good at.

 

FLORAL TREND MOODBOARD OCTOBER

CHRYSANTHEMUM FLOWER FACTS

ORIGIN

Chrysanthemums were being grown in China as a flowering herb as early as the 15th century BC. They were seen as an exulted plant with special properties. So special that only noblemen were given permission to plant them in their gardens. Chrysanthemums can therefore also be found on the finest Chinese porcelain, painted in the refined Asiatic style. In Japan, the flower plays an even more prominent role – as the national symbol and in the form of the imperial Chrysanthemum Throne. The succession – Emperor Akihito abdicated in favour of his son Naruhito earlier this year – meaning that Chrysanthemums are particularly relevant this year.

RANGE & ASSORTEMENT

The offering consists of spray Chrysanthemums (multiple flowers per stem), disbudded Chrysanthemums (one flower per stem) and Santini (maximum flower diameter – 40 mm, stem length – 55 cm).

In terms of flower shapes, we have:

  • Single-flowered;
  • Double-flowered;
  • Anemone;
  • Spider;
  • Pompom.

The range consists of more than 400 varieties, so there is plenty of choice to welcome Autumn 2019 in a surprising way.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING CHRYSANTHEMUMS?

  • When buying, check the length of the stem, the weight expressed in grams per stem, the ripeness expressed in stages from 1 to 5, the type of Chrysanthemum (spray, disbudded, Santini), the colour and flower shape.
  • The flowers must be healthy and free of pests and diseases. Chrysanthemums can sometimes suffer from botrytis (= blight, grey mould) – a fungus, which manifests itself as brown spots on the flower or patches on the leaf.
  • The stems can somewhat droop if the flower is too heavy for the stem.
  • When the flowers or the foliage are damaged or flawed, this is often the result of shipping or storage.
  • A Chrysanthemum’s leaf can sometimes contain small white tunnels, which are caused by the larvae of the leaf-miner fly.
  • Good nurseries pre-treat Chrysanthemums by pre-watering them, as a result of which they can better cope with dry shipping in boxes. Outdoor Chrysanthemums are transported in water and pre-treated with a wetting agent, which encourages the woody stem to take up water.

 

CARE TIPS FOR PROFESSIONALS

  • Place Chrysanthemums in clean buckets or vases with clean water with a preservative added. This ensures that the flowers open well, the leaves do not turn yellow, and the water is not contaminated by bacteria.
  • Trim 3-5 cm off the stems with sharp secateurs or a sharp knife and remove the bottom leaves. Make sure that there’s no foliage in the water.
  • Ensure that the flowers and the foliage cannot get damp due to excessive humidity or from condensation in the cellophane. This will encourage botrytis – a fungus, which rapidly diminishes the decorative value. With Chrysanthemums, this is often called blight because of the small spots on the flowers, or grey mould when it’s between the leaves.

PROFESSIONAL CHRYSANTHEMUM PRESENTATION TIPS FOR YOUR SHOP

Exploit the power of the Chrysanthemum by using the length of the flowers for energetic arrangements, whereby you abandon classic techniques and arrange the flowers in a new way. The disbudded Chrysanthemums sparkle at the top, whilst spray and Santini Chrysanthemums create a rich base at the bottom. Three things are important in this style trend. The first, is to strike a balance with the flowers between fullness and space. The second, is to choose flowers with a colour progression for extra dynamism. And the third is the container. It should be clean and sober: white, shiny, smart, plastic. The sleeker the vase, pot or bowl, the more the Chrysanthemums will stand out.

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