- June 20, 2016
Next month's houseplant of the month is a sure-fire seller; the Flower Council are predicting July's potted rose plant sales to soar so be prepared because they don't just have to be quaint English-garden beauties. The team behind the trends are encouraging florists to get experimental by dressing classic rose plants up in something much more striking.
Their latest DIY design tip is a little bit curious with a hint of one of the researched trends for this year; The World Beyond, which predicts that styles evoking fantasy galaxies, planets and crystals with cool colours and iridescent textures will be a popular choice among the general public this year.
For July's step-by-step idea, the classic rose plant boasts a World Beyond makeover with shimmering feathers to add a new dimension. Direct your customers to their consumer site, thejoyofplants.co.uk, for loads more inspiration.
WHAT YOU NEED
Potted rose plant
Vase in a cool, muted colour. You can also spray the inside of a glass vase with the colour of your choice: mother-of-pearl and metallic work well for this pot rose trend.
Bundle of feathers
Wrap clingfilm from the bottom to around three-quarters of the way up the vase. This gives you a better surface to adhere onto, because glass and ceramic are often too slippery. You can also use this technique to give vases a different look.
Stick the feathers horizontally on the vase from the bottom to the top. Use the glue gun on the hard shaft of the feather, and the spray adhesive for the tip. The colour effect of the feathers looks best if you alternate them left and right in turn and ensure that the layer of feathers covers well.
Pour a layer of clay beads into the bottom of the vase so that excess water can drain, and plant the pot rose in the vase. A little styling, with crystals, stones or ethereal flowers, adds a curious twist to the familiar.