A MAGAZINE FOR BALCONISTAS
1. Alice’ Tips
Get valuable tips, ask questions & find answers.
Exotic balcony plants
A balcony can be an oasis of calm and beauty, especially when it's adorned with vibrant plants. Your Botanical Bliss transforms your balcony into a colorful paradise. In this blog...
Exotic balcony plants
A balcony can be an oasis of calm and beauty, especially when it's adorned with vibrant plants. Your Botanical Bliss transforms your balcony into a colorful paradise. In this blog... Read more
Willkommen im neuen interaktiven Kreazin
Welcome Es freut mich sehr, dass du hier bist! Mein Name ist Alice und ich bin eine der Gründerinnen. Hier findest du regelmäßig neue Blogbeiträge rund um deine Kreation. Hier kannst...
Willkommen im neuen interaktiven Kreazin
Welcome Es freut mich sehr, dass du hier bist! Mein Name ist Alice und ich bin eine der Gründerinnen. Hier findest du regelmäßig neue Blogbeiträge rund um deine Kreation. Hier kannst... Read more
ABOUT YOUR CREATION
2. Care tips
White-flowered ground ivy
COME WHAT WOOL
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.
- 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.
PLANTED CLOSE TO THE WATER -
A LITTLE WATERING LESSON
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 PLANT BOX
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?
The plastic for the Plant Box is made from 100% recycled vegetable oils.
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.
A drainage strip is built into the base of the Plant Box, saving your plants from drowning and effectively preventing rot.
The no-frills design with clean lines eschews bells and whistles and stuffy ornamentation in favour of timeless elegance.
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
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.