After construction, cozy up your canopy

Na de bouw je overkapping gezellig inrichten

Building (or having built) a canopy or veranda in your garden is an excellent idea. Many people envision a place in their garden where they can enjoy a summer evening with a good glass of wine with their friends and family. This is of course wonderful, but for this it is important that you decorate the porch cozily. This will make it a wonderful and also practical place to enjoy the outdoors, so that you can sit there all summer (and winter, if you invest in a good heater). 

Cozy up your canopy with large furniture

First, it is important to have the basic furnishings in order so that you can then focus on decorative elements. The centerpiece of a good canopy is a good seating area. Here it is advisable to go for a seating area that is too large rather than too small, so that you can sit back and relax or enjoy a good evening with a good number of guests. It is also important to pick a large, matching table so that you can set drinks there, play games, and even have a small evening meal. After you have these basic necessities, you can move on to cozy up your canopy. 

It can also be very useful to think about the temperature when you are going to cozy up your canopy. In the summer it is often already very good to do under your canopy, since you sit through the canopy in the shade, but it is a shame if you half a year can not use it because it is too cold. Therefore, it can be highly recommended to look for a good heater so that you can sit outside comfortably even in the winter. It can also be fun to buy a wood stove or a fire basket, but pay close attention to fire safety: since canopies are often made of wood, it is especially important that you put safety first here, and, for example, provide a fire extinguisher and slow burning wood. 

Cozy up your canopy with decorations

Once you have the basic structure of the canopy in order, it is time to start cozily decorating your canopy with all kinds of decorations. Here there are almost endless options to choose from, and which of these you find beautiful and necessary you will only be able to decide for yourself, but there are some elements that recur often and are also incredibly fun. First of all, it is important that you provide good and cozy lighting: this can be in the form of candles, lamps or a wood stove, but good lighting is a must if you want to cozy up your canopy. 

In addition, it can be a very good idea to provide some nice warm and cozy blankets. After all, if you are sitting outside in the evening, there will undoubtedly come a time when it starts to cool down, and it makes it all the cozier when you can then crawl under a nice rug and continue talking. The same goes for some cushions, in which you can sink into and lean against each other. 

Other additions 

Now that you have completed your canopy cozy decorating, you can look at other options and additions. For example, it can be very rewarding to put down a speaker that you can use to put on music (just make sure it is well protected from the elements). There are also those who make room for a portable projector, so they can even watch a movie on a wall in the evening. And there are many more options that can help with your canopy cozy decorating. It's a matter of finding the things that you like and enjoy, so don't forget, above all, that it's also allowed to be changed, and so you don't always have to stare at the same furnishings if you don't want to. For example, you can also choose to buy different pillowcases for variety. The options are almost endless!

All you need to know about the Scaevola


Are you planning to purchase a Scaevola soon? Then, of course, it would be helpful if you know a thing or two about caring for the flowers. Believe me: it is not very difficult. But if you want to buy the Scaevola, then it would be useful to know a few things about the flower. For example, they usually grow in tropical temperatures. That's something you do need to be able to anticipate. So are you curious about all the ins and outs of this flower? Then don't hesitate to read on! 

The importance of temperature, humidity and light

An important element is temperature. The flower becomes most beautiful when it is in a place where it is about 70 to 85 degrees F. A much lower temperature is anything but favorable for the Scaevola. So really make sure you put the flower in the right place, at the right temperature. 

In addition to temperature being important, light is also crucial. Provide a little bit of light, but especially not too much. So don't give them a spot in the shade.

Instead, give less water to your Scaevola

Many plants are happiest just enough moisture, but for Scaevola plants just the opposite is true. In fact, the plant would much rather be dry than wet. Of course, the idea is to give the plants enough water. However, the plant does not need that much water. So this is perfect for anyone who has trouble watering plants regularly. Why do they need so little water? This has to do with the fact that if these plants are in wet soil, they are more susceptible to attracting fungus. This, of course, is something you want to avoid. 

This is how to pot and transplant

But what exactly about potting and transplanting? It is important that the plants have a lightweight pot mix. This is because they need this to grow well. In addition, it is not necessary to repot the Scaevola. So that's a good thing too!

This is how Scaevola plants reproduce

Are you planning to propagate the Scaevola? Then you can do this by cutting the leaves in a certain way. Thus, at the end of the summer season you can take scaevola cuttings from a stem that does not bloom. In this way, you can overwinter the plants. Growing scaevola in containers

It is possible to grow Scaevola in containers. It is then common to place them at the edge of the pots. As they start to grow, they will then start hanging off the sides. Want to go all out? Then you could also combine the plant with other plants and flowers. This way it becomes a beautiful whole. Again, water as little as possible.