It’s time to get back into the garden, but if you don’t have your own outdoor space to cultivate, you can still enjoy the pleasure of plants with indoor greenery.
Whether you’re a minimalist, maximalist, or anything in between, houseplants make a wonderful addition to any home, and garden centre Dobbies has announced a range with something to suit all interiors.
From tropical Monstera for added vibrancy and fun, to earthy Succulents that work in all areas of the home, Dobbies’ Senior Houseplant Buyer, Claire Bishop talks us through the new season varieties that Dobbies has launched to complement its Spring Summer 2022 themes.
A bold collection that celebrates the joy of being together, the new houseplants from Dobbies’ Let’s Celebrate range are in keeping with this fun theme. Claire said: “For Let’s Celebrate, we wanted to emphasise the vibrancy that houseplants bring to a home, with larger plant varieties that feature plenty of lush greenery and interesting foliage. Plants like the Monstera deliciosa and the Livistona chinensis offer wonderful texture and interest and work well in bright plant pots that bring out their colour. For a dramatic effect, style these plants in groups against a bright wall for a high summer look that will instantly elevate your interiors.”
For sun seekers looking to inject some summer warmth into their homes, the new plants from Dobbies’ Global Fusion collection are the perfect choice. Claire said: “Succulents are wonderful in the home year-round, but in summer work well to give your space a worldly look and feel, reminiscent of a sun-soaked sanctuary. A popular low maintenance plant, Succulents are ideal for all plant parents as they can survive in most climates and require very little maintenance and watering. Pair your Succulents with textured clay pots in earthy shades of terracotta and rust to bring a touch of the Mediterranean to your home décor.”
Dobbies’ Contemporary Country collection is country chic with a modern twist, and the new season plants work well to tie the theme together and bring the outside in. Claire said: “Contemporary Country spotlights the ever-changing greenery we see in nature, so for this collection we have focused on layering different textures and tones with plants that work well together to create a relaxed and rural feel, however you style them. The Calathea fusion limited edition is a stand-out from this range and boasts striking green leaves with contrasting white markings. Beautiful when styled on its own or with smaller plants, the Calathea fusion is well suited to bright spots out of direct sunlight and benefits from regular watering, so make sure the soil is kept moist to keep this gorgeous plant hydrated.”
An organic, sophisticated blend of Japanese and Scandinavian design, Dobbies’ Natural Zen collection is well-suited to pared-back interiors, and the theme’s plants perfectly complement minimalistic décor. Claire said: “Natural Zen encompasses Dobbies’ take on the much-loved Japandi trend, and the new plants really help bring the elegant vision of this collection to life. The collection includes Bonsai trees, which have been popular for years thanks to the unique way they bring nature indoors and add dimension to a space. The Ficus ginseng in this collection will bring a sense of tranquillity to any home and is sure to be popular with those looking to add some sophisticated flair to their home.
“To care for the Ficus ginseng, make sure you place it in a bright position out of direct sunlight, and water regularly to ensure its roots don’t dry out. This plant thrives in a warm spot, so ensure you avoid draughty windowsills and instead place it in a cosy lounge.”
Plants are known to reduce stress and create a calming atmosphere, which is exactly what Dobbies’ Slow Living collection aims to do. Claire said: “Muted tones and colours that change with the light are the inspiration for our Slow Living collection, so we brought in some soothing plants in varying shades that will soften interiors and bring a touch of relaxation to any home. Mixing Ficus lyrata, with its large glossy leaves, with Phlebodium davana (also known as the Blue Star Fern) with its powder green frills, these plants will evoke a sense of calm in your space, and work well with interiors year-round as well as throughout the summer months.”
To explore the full range of Dobbies’ new season houseplants, or to find your nearest store, visit www.dobbies.com.
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