Wall Planters by Kim Fisher Designs – Decorative Gifts for In- and Outdoors

Stylish plant holders for a minimalistic look.

These elegant plant holders can be put up as easily as a framed picture. They are 22 inch in diameter and specially made for succulents and air plants. These kinds of plants are known for being very easy to care for because their natural habitat is harsh and dry, so they are quite strong and don’t need much water.

The Wall Planters are handmade with aluminum and plastic and can be filled with rocks, moss and plants, which can be arranged individually. This makes them a very personal present, an alternative to the classic bouquet of flowers.

They are not only suitable for homes but also for shops, offices or for outside patios.

Further Information: www.kimfisherdesigns.com

Heather International – Azerca Show at spoga+gafa 2014

Azerca is inviting interested visitors to a heather flower show together with Landgard at the spoga+gafa 2014 on Sunday, August 31st. Full of passion for heather (Erica), the master florists Annette Gottmann from Italy, Claudia Bøje Hansen from Denmark and Isabel Joeden from Germany will present this flower as a basic material for their respective markets.

Visitors of the trade fair will have the chance to be inspired by the different approaches and decide how much Italian heather-style fits into a Portugese or British garden centre and if the chilly north is able to surprise the customers with warm and original ideas.

Events at the International Heather Show:

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Heather Wreaths International
Three florist masters from Italy, Denmark and Germany make heather wreaths and explain how heather is handled in their countries.

11:15 a.m.-12:125 a.m. Mediterranean Heather
German florist master Annette Gottmann, living in Italy for 20 years, L’Officina delle Piante, Cortina d’Ampezzo.

2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Scandinavian Heather
Danish florist master Claudia Bøje Hansen, Gamst & Gamst, Kolding

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. German Heather
German florist master Isabel Joeden, garden centre “Gartenglück”, Viersen

More Information: azerca.de and spoga+gafa

Soendgen Ceramics: Orchid Vase and Stake With Swarovski Elements

Orchids are among the most fascinating plants we know. The beauty and elegance of these flowers is now given an attractive setting by Soendgen Ceramics with the new orchid vase “Hollywood”.

Equipped with the FlowerSafe ridge (which prevents waterlogging) the orchid vase series “Hollywood” is perfectly adapted to the needs of orchids. It is 15 cm high, has a diameter of 13 cm and provides the more common orchid planting pots with a brilliant home.

For their development and to display their blossoms, orchids require an orchid stake, which helps the delicate stems to carry the blossoms. Soendgen Ceramics now offers a climbing support, whose form merges with the plant and provides a stable support across its length of 55 cm. The dynamically curved, transparent orchid stake makes several slight turns and is ornamented with sparkling Swarovski elements. In the identical colors crystal-bramble, crystal-green and crystal-clear the orchid stakes complement the “Hollywood” vase.  The orchid stakes are offered as a set made up of one stake and two blossom tendrils “Twist”.

For support at the POS, Soendgen Ceramics provides an attractive promotional packaging to present the set of 3 consisting of a stake and two blossom tendrils “Twist”.

Further Information:  soendgen.de

Airplantman Takes the Plants Out of the Soil

Airplants can live without soil. The spiky and colourful Tillandsia plants grow naturally on other plants like trees or on stones, sometimes even on telephone wires. Their independence from the earth makes them very fascinating organisms. The Californian landscape architect, artist and horticulturalist Josh Rosen was captured by the airplants and founded Airplantman. Rosens goal is to create displays for these extraordinary plants that are healthy for them and simple to use. All of his designs are hand-crafted and made in California.


The AirplantFrame is a lightweight powder coated aluminum frame, where Tillandsia plants can grow and thrive. The material is rust-proof and the plants are held by strung stainless steel cables. It can be hung anywhere, indoors or outdoors. Right now it is available in the colours Matte White, Matte Black, Matte Grey and Gloss Orange. To care for the plants you can spray them from time to time and submerge them in water once a week for a few hours.


The AirplantVessels gracefully suspend sculptural airplants above powder coated steel or hand-finished wood vessels. These floating displays are suited for tabletop, desk or windowsill. They come in three sizes and can be put on display alone or in a group.

Further Information: airplantman.com

Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Hochbeet by Thinking Hands

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce  the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.


  • By: Thinking Hands, Saskia Drebes, Cosima Geyer, Sandra Spoo, Simon Frambach, Tim Mackerodt
  • Material: Steel tube, hemp cloth
  • Size: 100 x 100 x 100 cm 

„Hochbeet“ is the German word for a heightened flower bed. The design piece by the Thinking Hands group is independent of the ground below and can be used in urban living areas. Backyards without green areas and open wasteland can be used for the cultivation of home-grown vegetables. The raised plantation area ensures a comfortable working posture while weeds and pests cannot reach the cultivated plants. The modular system and the fast set-up enable a step-by-step expansion: From the hobby gardener with one plot to a raised garden for self-sufficiency. With a medium plant depth of 30 cm, the raised flower bed is particularly suitable for plants with shallow and medium-length roots such as lettuce or strawberries. The ‘Hochbeet’ transforms dreary backyards into lush islands and a meeting place for families, friends and neighbours.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.