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Bloom Monday

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!

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Flowers

The Romantic Ranunculus

It's almost incredible that their tiny flower buds produce such dazzling flowers. The petals of the Ranunculus - also known as the Persian buttercup - open layer by layer to reveal more and more of the flower's centre.

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Growers

Smit Kwekerijen

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.

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Events

Dutch Tulip Awards

The Dutch Tulip Awards are presented for the 28th time this year by Royal FloraHolland. This is an award for the best market introduction of the year in the horticultural sector.

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Bulbs

Forced bulbs in pots for an early spring!

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.

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Plants

Holland's pride: Tulips

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.

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