Our Viva Bavaria creation gets its name from the magnificent, bright, and beautiful geraniums that can be admired on half-timbered houses in the Alps. Geraniums are the absolute stars among garden and balcony plants. Growing upright and hanging, in strong red and pink, the creation creates a full and cheerfully radiant balcony. The interesting frankincense with light green leaves and white edge gives this creation a special touch. Get the alpine country in your city, too!


1. Alice’ Tips

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2. Care tips


The geranium adorns countless terraces and balconies and embodies a flowering sense of home in pink and red. You can water it regularly with lukewarm water, even twice a day in hot summer weather. The geranium is known to take a short break from flowering, so it may drop its flowers or even stop flowering. But don't worry, you will be rewarded for waiting! After the short break, the pink and red colourfulness comes back all the more radiant. In the meantime, just make sure you don't overwater the geranium out of concern and instead do the finger test. On page 8 you will find complete watering instructions.

Have you repotted the geranium and would like to overwinter it? Then you should cut it back to about 10 cm beforehand. It can then be stored indoors at temperatures between 5 and 10°C and moved outdoors again after the Ice Saints.


Hanging geranium

With its numerous flowers and the well-known growth habit, the hanging geranium is also a must-have in your Viva Bavaria. It differs from the standing geranium only in its smaller flowers and, of course, in its direction of growth. So the same game applies to both geraniums. The tireless flowering requires plenty of nutrients. You can therefore start using our Blossom Magic after four to six weeks and add it weekly to the watering. If the leaves start to turn pale, this is a sign that the plant has been watered too much. In this case, please change your watering habits a little. Dead flower remnants and plant stems should also be cleaned out regularly to promote flowering.

The geranium is very sensitive to cold. However, it can easily overwinter in a cool hallway or storage room and will give you much pleasure again next year.



You may be familiar with the use of incense from church, but the uncomplicated incense plant from your Viva Bavaria enchants people in a completely different way. You can expect a low-maintenance and lush shrub with light green leaves and white edges that likes lots of sun. If the plant gets too big for you, you can cut it back at any time. Just avoid cutting into the old wood. The intense scent of incense keeps moths and mosquitoes away from your balcony. In warm weather and with lots of sun, you should water the plant at least once a day, then it will last for a long time.

After the creation has faded, simply repot the incense in a hanging basket like those available in our shop, and let yourself be enchanted by its hanging leaves.



3. Sheep's wool

Where does the sheep's wool come from?

We source our sheep’s wool from middle European countries such as Germany, Austria, and France. The sheep’s wool is organic and sustainable. No animal has to die or suffer for it, since the wool is a natural “waste product” of sheep farming that would otherwise be disposed of unused.

  • Warum Schafwolle?

    • Organic complex- and slow-release fertilizer.
    • It consists mainly of keratin, and therefore of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen.
    • It also contains potassium, sulfur, magnesium, and some phosphorus; all nutrients that are important for plants.
    • With these nutrients, your plants get sufficient strength to grow and bloom and are given a long life.
    • Sheep’s wool is also ideally suited for transporting our creations. The plants are protected and arrive safely at your home.
    • Sheep‘s wool: The perfect water reservoir. The wool absorbs the water like a sponge and then slowly releases it back into the soil. Neverthless, it does not completely protect from drying out. It must, of course, continue to be watered sufficiently and regularly.
    • The virgin sheep‘s wool prevents weed growth without chemical additives, support fibers, or support grids.

How sheep's wool decomposes?

After a time (depending on the weather approx. 1-2 months) small, white-ish holes appear in the wool sack. Please do not worry! These are not mold or other fungi. This is simply a part of the natural decomposition process of sheep‘s wool. In the meantime, your plants can even be particularly happy, because the nutrients are properly released. Depending on the weather, it takes a good year for the wool to disolve completely.


4. Proper watering

  • 1. The Finger Test
    You can easliy find out if the plants need water several times a day or if a watering break is necessary by pressing your thumb a bit into the soil and checking if it feels dry. If you want to know exactly, then you can use a moisture meter to test the soil.
  • 2. At the Right Time
    The ideal time to water is in the morning. This will supply your plants at the beginning of the vegetative phase. In the warmer months, depending on the location, another pass in the evening can be useful. Midday is not so good for watering, because that is often when the heat is at its highest, and water droplets on the leaves act like little magnifying glasses in the sun, magnifying the heat and burning the leaves.
  • 3. Full Can
    Use a watering can with a long neck and dispense the water with the spout in the front. This way you can better get between the flowers directly to the plant stems, because that‘s where you want to go so your irrigation water reaches the roots. You can also find suitable models in our online-shop. 
  • 4. Well-Targeted
    Aim the spout of the watering can at each of your plants, if possible, and now gently let water run directly into the surrounding soil. This works even better if you cut open the top of the sheep‘s wool after planting the creation and expose the soil around each plant.
Our Watering Can


5. Plant Box

Ever looked for a suitable balcony box?

What we saw out there in the garden centres and DIY stores of the world did not convince us - neither in terms of visual design, nor in terms of the sustainability of the materials used; it is really dangerous when the brackets are poorly fitted or too thin. And last but not least, conventional balcony boxes are downright waterlogging systems with a rot guarantee.

So what else could we do but reinvent the balcony box?

Raise the curtain for our Plant Box!

  • 100% bio-based
  • Made from renewable raw materials
  • 75% lower CO2 emissions with renewable PE and PP compared to new raw materials

Did you know that we also offer suitable accessories for our Plant Box, e.g. a rooftop or an irrigation system?

Plant Box & Accessories
  • Sustainable

    The plastic for the Plant Box is made from 100% recycled vegetable oils.

  • Long-Lasting

    The Plant Box is MADE IN GERMANY, solid through and through, and weatherproof. It will give you many years of loyal service on your balcony and remain in great shape.

  • Smart

    A drainage strip is built into the base of the Plant Box, saving your plants from drowning and effectively preventing rot.

  • Refined

    The no-frills design with clean lines eschews bells and whistles and stuffy ornamentation in favour of timeless elegance.

  • Integrated

    The beautifully designed holders for the Plant Box fit perfectly and ensure a secure suspension. Sheep‘s wool sock and box size are precisely matched.

Ending & New Beginning

6. Disposal

  • For A Quick Change

    The new creation has arrived, and the previous must give way. Now it‘s time for the huge paper bag that comes with each of our creation deliveries. The bag takes on the entire contents of the box in one go, and you‘re ready for a new season of blossoming.

  • Save What You Can!

    But wait a minute, some of your plants may still be in full bloom and are far too good for the organic waste bin. So how about a little transplant action? It‘s best to use a mini shovel with a sharp tip. We always have the perfect pots in our shop to give rescued plants a new home. It is important that they have a hole at the bottom and a saucer for excess water, because often it just comes from above! By the way, perennial plants are also regularly part of our creations. You can find out which ones in the Creazine or in the Plant- O-Thek on our website. 

  • Clear as a Bell?

    Bag, soil, creation, sheep‘s wool - it‘s all fully compostable and can go in the organic waste bin. Just make sure that there are no more safety pins in the sheep‘s wool. These were used to stabilise the plants for transport to you. It‘s best to remove the safety pins as soon as you receive your new creation.