Towards the end of last year, I attended a round table event organised by the Flower Council of Holland. And today, I thought I’d share with you the 2015 key trends for flowers and houseplants, which were discussed. They are Eco Luxe, Unexpected Wild and The Happy Life.
Before I tell you more about them though, here are some photos of the fabulous table installation created by Indoor Garden Design. Brightly coloured flowers including hydrangeas, ranunculus, craspedia, tulips and gerberas had been beautifully arranged in clear glass jam jars, vases and bottles. So simple, yet so effective. And I loved the hanging Vanda orchids!
Now…on to the trends, starting with Eco Luxe. ‘The colour palette of copper, green, yellow ochre, black and white feature heavily. Plants with distinct, powerfully shaped leaves such as Monstera and Dracaena that display gradations of colour from dark-green to brown. Hanging plants such as Nepenthes will also play a role here. Luxurious flowers such as lilies, French tulips, orchids, Zantedeschia and Anthuriums. Bouquets are arranged in a loose, casual manner yet retain their opulent, elegant look.’
Simple and natural are words to describe the next trend, which is called Unexpected Wild. ‘The materials used are weathered and unrefined. A wide range of houseplants both pendulous and upright plants. These are primarily foliage plants, possibly with white blossoms. The inflorescences are not overly large and look as though they could have come from the wild. Examples include hyacinth, tulips, wild iris, lily of the valley, Crocosmia, Agapanthus, Antirrhinum and Alstroemeria. Grasses and finely textured herbaceous materials may be used as fillers as if creating a bouquet interspersed with weeds plucked from a meadow to make a nonchalant, almost untidy bouquet.’
The last trend is called The Happy Life, where life is one big party and to be celebrated every day. ‘Flowering plants and plants with small, finely textured leaves ensure the look remains light and cheery. Good examples are Gerbera, Campanula, and bulbs in pots, but also Asparagus and Adiantum. Flowers exhibit a great variety of shapes and colours. Flowers with a rustic and slightly exotic look are mixed in a cheerful manner. Yellow plays a dominant role in the bouquets.’
So, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about these trends for flowers and houseplants. Eco Luxe and Unexpected Wild are my favourite. I loved the natural look and use of copper containers.
(Images : Flower Council of Holland)