MUNICH: The fir green of your Advent wreath might be already in poor condition and the red bows need to be newly tightened, some new candles would be good too, just right in time to celebrate a merry Christmas. We talked to Munich based florist Julius Lienke of Blumen Company to make us happy this year. The Advent wreath turned out so beautiful that it inspired us to use the wreath instead of a tree. You don’t even need to wrap your presents anymore, just place them around, they will look like being part of the decoration.
Some suggestions by Julius Linke
IRMA: Your ideas for a stunning last-minute Advent wreath solution?
JULIUS LINKE: Pimp your old one with fresh flowers cut short and stuck into the fir green.
IRMA: How do you take care of the roses so they last until New Year’s?
J.L.: They are stabilized and they stay nearly forever. We buy them like this from our flower merchant, make sure that they are carefully prepared with glycerin and not shock frozen.
IRMA: When regular, fresh roses are gone, can you take them out and replace them with other flowers?
J.L.: Sure, you can replace them with any other flower that is looking good when it is cut short (orchids, for example).
IRMA: The next party is around the corner. What is your suggestion for New Year’s Eve flowers?
J.L.: Tulips in a stunning colour combinations, ranunculus, anemones… spring flowers to welcome the new year!
IRMA: Which accessory on the table decoration do you suggest for the New Year besides flowers?
J.L.: Only nice tableware, glasses, candles, fabric napkins — a classic, elegant set-up.
IRMA: Is there a flower that can make a wish come true?
J.L.: Lucky clover.