Julius A. Linke’s career as a florist began with an advent wreath for the jeweler Wempe on Munich’s Maximilianstrasse. Today the owner of the blumen company supplies luxury brands such as Pomellato and private customers and even sends his bouquets all over Germany. Center of creativity: his shop in the Glockenbachviertel, which resembles an enchanted smorgasbord of magical things. Julius collects unusual accessories and furniture, often unique, at flea markets all over Europe, with which he decorates his shop. In the back rooms, he and his team have set up a small miracle workshop, where he and his two employees create bouquets, wreaths or arrangements.
He still doesn’t know what his own Christmas tree will look like this year. “I haven’t thought about that yet.” But we are sure that it will look as gorgeous, extraordinary and festive as it did the year before when it was decorated with bronzed magnolia flowers! Here Julius A. Linke reveals his tips and decorating ideas for flowers in winter and shows impressions from the flower company!
So flowers last a long time
Actually very clear, but very often it is simply forgotten or not done: In order for flowers to last and stay beautiful, they need fresh water, fresh water and fresh water again! Woody styles like roses love warm water. Soft styles, like tulips that store a lot of water in the style, tend to need cold ones.
Flowers in winter
We often forget that flowers and plants also “freeze” in winter. They are particularly sensitive to drafts and frost. So away from windows and heating! And don’t forget to give plenty of water even in the cold months!
Decoration tip for Christmas
Instead of distributing individual Christmas stars in porcelain pots in your apartment or house, buy a whole swing and decorate them all in a simple, woven basket. Sometimes more is actually more! It looks particularly pretty and is perfect in the entrance area, on stairs or in the hallway.
Four types of flowers – one color
A white bouquet of roses is often too boring for me. Mix four to five different types of flowers, but limit yourself to just one color! So you have a white bouquet with an exciting structure. Do you dare and try out unusual combinations like amaryllis and tulip! A uniform tone connects the different types and forms.
Trend flowers for winter 2013
Our trend flower for winter is the carnation in autumnal shades, especially in shades of red. I also find very adorable chrysanthemums in whiskey tones, combined with berries and fruits in red and black. Nice ideas for Christmas bouquets: be brave and combine, for example, rose, carnation and ilex. My second favorite for an eye-catcher in Advent: amaryllis, rose, calla and rosemary on average. Exceptional: Instead of a typical green wreath of fir branches, choose one from hazelnuts – ideal as door or table decorations.
Address: Blumen Company, Rumfordstraße 43, Glockenbachviertel, Munich
Flowers give life to a room immediately! They are even more impressive in the right vases. From cool to modern – from December 1st. You will find flower vases for your home in the big Westwing sale! Let yourself be inspired straight away: the floral decoration was created by the blumen company.
Photos: Westwing, Adam Custins / living4media