Perennial and Nursery News
Green & Easy

‘Green & Easy’; This theme is consistent with recent research findings presented in ‘Tuinbeleving 2011’ (a report on consumer gardening trends) showing that consumers see their gardens as a place for rest and relaxation and a way to be in touch with the natural environment.

Flowering Grasses

Seasonal highlights

More than at any other time, the garden is a refuge now.  As a place to escape from sweaty cars and offices it can’t be bettered and in these recessionary times, leisure destinations that are as economical or rewarding are very hard to find.This is the time when an old garden, one that you’ve grown with over the years, can be at its most delightful. 
Hot summer Colour
Heat’ is a powerful sensory stimulus – look at how it is used in advertising everything from perfumes to cars. Heat equates to danger, excitement, sexual attraction. Plants can very much evoke a sense of heat too, with vivid colours setting the pulse racing. Rudbeckia and Echinacea are two prairie flowers that love it as the mercury climbs and look just right shimmering in the sun.
Green pays

From over the water, the Dutch Nursery stock industry is coming out of its corner in response to budget cuts. As you’ve already read, the Green City Guidelines document and project has considerable official backing.
In addition to this, however, there is another exciting campaign under way right now with the headline Groen Loont or ‘Green Pays’.

Perennials at Floriade 2012

It’s now less than a year away: Floriade 2012 – the world horticultural
expo to be held in Venlo, The Netherlands where products
from all horticultural product groups will be on display. After
planting thousands of trees,

Colour is key with perennials

Which plant group is the backbone of the summer garden, delivering colour, fragrance and attracting the attention of beneficial wildlife and humans alike? The answer is perennials, that wonderful family of herbaceous plants that launch into life every spring.

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