Turn Blue Monday (21/01) into Bloom Monday! It is that time again, the most depressing day of the year has arrived. Fortunately, there is a simple medicine to get through this day cheerfully; blooming plants and flowers! And if those don’t boost your mood, we don’t know what will! Avoid a winter dip and turn this depressing day into a party with bold blooming blue!
Smit Kwekerijen is a modern potted nursery of green houseplants. The company has been growing a large variety of plants for over 30 years, which are collected and chosen with care from locations all over the world. With more than 160,000 m2 and more than 200 employees, Smit Kwekerijen is one of the leading nurseries in Europe.
Forced bulbs in pots are the perfect solution for anyone who just can't wait for spring to come. Unlike the flower bulbs planted in the autumn for flowering in the spring, these forced bulbs in pots become available as early as January. So we can enjoy these spring flowers before their natural flowering period, growers have a little trick up their sleeves.
The Netherlands may be known for its tulips but these flowers initially came from somewhere else entirely. Tulips originated in Turkey, and the first bulbs to arrive in the Netherlands were brought there by Carolus Clusius in the 16th century. He planted them in Leiden University's botanical garden (Hortus Botanicus) where he conducted research into the flames and stripes on their petals - patterns that were discovered much later to be caused by a virus. These bulbs then formed the basis for Dutch bulb production and tulip breeding.
In 2009, Noviflora took over Nobel Green AG, a successful Swiss company, in order to increase its presence on the Swiss market. Now, almost 10 years later, the company has become an essential part of the Noviflora family.