We have selected five pet-friendly plants for October especially for the owners of dogs, cats, rabbits and birds who sometimes fancy a little nibble on something green. Chlorophytum (spider plant), Cyperus (umbrella plant), Hordeum (cat grass), Beaucarnea (elephant’s foot) or Bambusa (bamboo) are all attractive to look at - including for those who don’t have pets - and safe for our furry and feathered friends.
Pyracantha (also known as firethorn) is a shrub with flaming berries in the autumn and green leaves in the winter and early spring. In May and June the plant blooms with a host of cream flowers, so that the shrub provides beauty in the garden all year round. Pyracantha likes to grow against a wall or frame, and is also suitable as a hedge plant. It’s a spectacular feature plant that can make an entire wall glow with the colour of its berries.
Sizeable, lusciously green, and with an exotic look the keeps that summer feeling going for longer: Garden palms bring the right vibe to September to help you carry on enjoying the outdoor life a little longer. The selection includes a True Date Palm (Phoenix caneriensis) with green feathered leaves and a distinctive trunk. The Chinese Windmill Palm (Trachicarpus) with its typical fan-shaped leaves. The other stars of September are not officially palm trees, but look a lot like them, so they can blend perfectly.
The Yucca and the Cabbage Palm (Cordyline australis) have an exotic look with attractive rosettes of leaves. With the Yucca the leaves can be green, yellow or white variegated, and green or russet on the Cordyline. Perfect for a seamless transition from summer to Indian summer.
Phalaenopsis is an elegant orchid with flowers that are a bit reminiscent of moths - hence the commonly used name, moth orchid. The plant as a whole is more like a green ballerina. An opulent flower branch grows from an elegant tall stem and starts to bow gracefully as more flowers appear. The flowers can be both large and small, and often have fabulous patterns. Some orchids have a light fragrance, but most are unscented. What they all have in common is an exotic look, flower for a long time, and are easy to maintain.
Phalaenopsis’s attractive roots are worth showing off. Don’t just display the plant in pots, but also in hanging trapezes or glass vases, for example, that should make clear that the moth orchid does not necessarily need soil. Display these attractive houseplants in increasing sizes from small to large, or display a batch on a stepped stage. This will show the flowers off much better.
Hanging, climbing - Devil’s Ivy, also known as Scindapsus, can grow in all directions. This houseplant stands out thanks to its heart-shaped satiny leaves with silver, pale green, yellow or whitish spots, or a flame pattern. it’s also a reliable companion: if looked after well, this domestic wonder can grow very old and remain beautiful. The plant also gives something back in return for your loving care: according to the NASA Clean Air Study, Devil’s Ivy is one of the plants that helps improve the air quality in your home.
Emphasise Devil’s Ivy’s versatility by displaying both hanging and climbing plants. A couple of hanging specimens side by side soon create the illusion of a green curtain or room divider. Replacing the moss pole of the climbing specimens with a more natural looking branch makes the plant trendy and creates a particularly exciting silhouette. Devil’s Ivy is also one of the few houseplants where the tendrils can also be displayed lying down.
Hebe (Speedwell Shrub) is the ideal plant for giving your garden and patio boost in the late summer. White, purple, pink, or lilac flowers instantly lend a fresh energy, and Hebe’s foliage varies in colour from pale green to dark green, and very pale grey. In the winter and spring some varieties even have claret leaves. Thanks to the somewhat random structure, the plant has a loose, natural look, and the clusters of flowers are very popular with butterflies and bees. Because Hebe is so versatile, it’s often used in beds and borders, rockeries or as pond planting, but it also works well as a container plant on the balcony or patio. Hebe is evergreen, bringing life to the garden throughout the year.
Highly decorative, eye-catching and extremely easy to care for: there’s a lot to be said for succulents such as Echeveria, Crassula, Kalanchoe, Aeonium, Aloe, Haworthia and Rhipsalis. They’re all succulents, which means that they are able to store water in their roots, stems and thick leaves. This enables them to effortlessly cope with dry periods, so a relief for when you go on holiday. Succulents are particular popular because their unusual, sometimes freakish shapes, fit perfectly with the current trend to give botanicals a role in shaping the style in interiors.
Preferably display succulents mixed and together to give them a greater impact. Stones, sand, some palms and a couple of toy dinosaurs can create an adventurous setting for succulents that reinforces their Jurassic Park element. If your target group is slightly more conservative, a Mediterranean patio mood with terracotta bowls, Portuguese tiles and a couple of sizeable agaves will boost sales.
In late summer, the first week of August in Odense means inspiration and abundant purchases of plants and flowers.
At the Market Place, Danish growers are ready to present their seasonal assortment and samples of their autumn production.
GASA stands by to give you an overview of the rest of Europe. We have a huge German assortment,which is highly topical at
this time of year in particular.There will be small pop-up displays from selected Dutch nurseries and representative selections
from Italy, Spain and Belgium. Our atrium epitomises inspiration, and all pots, tubs and beds are in place, offering a glimpse
of the future in terms of new varieties and colours.
GASA Young Plants also provides an opportunity to examine the world of small plants – as end-products. You will have an opportunity
to inspect a range of Dümmen’s top varieties directly at a Danish grower, which has initiated a small-scale production specifically aimed to be
ready for the first week of August (week 33). Here, it will be possible to get professional feedback and important information for planning the
2019 season, both as a grower and a buyer.Sustainability is the buzzword of our time – We have picked up the baton and will show what the industry
is capable of in terms of pots and packaging. Our experts in the areas of IT, Christmas trees, cut flowers, pottery, purchases, added-value
products and marketing are ready to engage in dialogue so GASA GROUP can enhance your business.We have found an attractive and cosy dining
venue and will bring in a creative chef, who will definitely provide a memorable experience.
We look forward to your registration and we will gladly help you find a hotel.
Wednesday 15 August, 9 am – 5 pm.
Thursday 16 August, 9 am – 4 pm.
DK-5200 Odense V