Taking beautiful pictures of flowers

We recently shared 6 Instagram accounts full of inspiration for flower lovers: each and every one is bursting with gorgeous original flower pictures. So captivating, they could almost make you jealous! But a few tips and tricks are all you need to take your own spectacular pictures of flowers – whether they’re for an Instagram account, to send to a friend, or so you can enjoy your flowers longer yourself. Whatever the reason, these tips can get you off to a good start!

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Carmen

Carmen shows you all the things you can do with plants and flowers in the home. The possibilities are endless and for that you really don’t need to have green fingers!

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Barbara

This creative all-rounder writes about the most interesting, most inspiring sustainable ideas with flowers and plants: from decorating your own vases with the children to hanging plants in the kitchen. All about green issues, and easy reading.

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Peter

As a passionate modern nurseryman Peter has a clear vision of what durable cultivation should be. His passion comes out in his blog when telling about the origin of the Anthurium, how to give the best care and the vast assortment.

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Hetty

Hetty is the Anthurium ambassador. All the flowers and plants in Hetty’s home are in perfect condition. How does she do that? Hetty reveals her secrets and shares the best care tips and tricks.

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Jordy

Cheerful, passionate, ambitious and always in search of interesting events and forms of recreation; that’s Jordy in a nutshell. As far as he’s concerned there will be no shops or restaurants in the near future without plants or flowers. This growing trend makes him very happy.

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Bob

This creative guy with his infectious enthusiasm has turned his passion into his work. Right from a young age Bob was passionate about plants and flowers; and he’s now been the owner of a flower shop for more than 15 years.

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Creating a beautiful autumn bouquet yourself: some pointers

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Give any room a colourful exotic look by introducing plants to brighten up the autumn season

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The Wunderkammer

Experience the autumn with anthuriums at the new multi-sensory event by The Wunderkammer

Florists and stylist collective The Wunderkammer has been recognized for the last ten years by their Shop for a Weeks in Amsterdam and after the twentieth edition last May, they introduce new experience concept in November 2018 PRESERVED: Saving Beauty.  Read more

5 reasons to buy flowers for your own enjoyment

Most of us don’t really need a reason to buy flowers just for ourselves. So why is it that we don’t do this very often? Yes: why not? After all, it’s a very easy and relatively inexpensive way to give yourself a little treat. Read more

6 beautiful ways to display your plants

You simply used to put a plant in a planter, and that was it. Today, there are so many great ways to display your plants that an ‘ordinary’ planter could look pretty boring indeed. Read more

Decorating your home using the Flexa trend colour for 2019: Spiced Honey

Decorating your home using the Flexa trend colour for 2019: Spiced Honey

Every year, the colour professionals at the Flexa ColorLab meet with trend watchers who keep an eye on design and social developments. Together, they select the Flexa Colour of the Year. For 2019, this colour is: Spiced Honey. Read more

3 tips to make your summer last even longer

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Here's how to create a mini urban jungle in your home

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4 plant apps to help you identify and care for a plant

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5 nifty plant stands for under €30

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If you have lots of houseplants, it’s nice to display them in various ways and places. You could put them on a little stool, a bench or a shelf, but what about a plant stand? Read more

3 tips to help your plants survive your holidays

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Make your own underwater flower arrangements

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3 reasons to have more flowers at the office

3 reasons to have more flowers at the office

Flowers make you happier, less stressed and more relaxed. They also have a beneficial effect on communication and employee satisfaction at the office. Enough reasons, you might say, to have more flowers at the office. This article explains exactly how this works. Read more

How to make a vertical garden

Are you blessed with a balcony but one that doesn’t have room for many plants? No problem! No matter how small your balcony is, it has to have an empty wall you could use for a vertical garden! Read more

5 plants for a better night's sleep

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More and more people are suffering from sleeping problems. There are various reasons for this, of course, but have you ever considered the air quality in your bedroom? Read more

Style trend Romance 3.0: decadence, flowers and plants

Style trend Romance 3.0: decadence, flowers and plants

Last year, the Tuinbranche Nederland, the Branchevereniging VHG, iBulb and Flower Council Holland consulted trend watcher Aafje Nijman to present three style trends for 2018: ‘Punk Rebooted’, ‘Re-assemble’ and ‘Romance 3.0’.  Read more

Re-assemble: a style trend with lots of colour and creative contrasts

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Last year, the Tuinbranche Nederland, the Branchevereniging VHG, iBulb and Flower Council Holland consulted trend watcher Aafje Nijman to present three style trends for 2018: ‘Punk Rebooted’, ‘Re-assemble’ and ‘Romance 3.0’. Read more

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Taking beautiful pictures of flowers

We recently shared 6 Instagram accounts full of inspiration for flower lovers: each and every one is bursting with gorgeous original flower pictures. So captivating, they could almost make you jealous! Read more

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How to make a bunch of cut flowers last even longer

Have you received (or bought for yourself) a nice bunch of cut flowers, and are they wilted and ready for the bin within a week? What a shame, especially when there’s a solution! If given the right care, you could enjoy them much longer.  Read more

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