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95th anniversary visit Keukenhof

95th anniversary visit Keukenhof

95th anniversary visit Keukenhof

  • Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017

We celebrate our 95th anniversary in 2017! We are proud that we have grown into a large flower bulb company in 95 years with export to more than 20 countries, but that we are also still a family company that focuses on long-term relationships with customers, suppliers, and staff. We went to the Keuk...

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Test garden in bloom

Test garden in bloom

Test garden in bloom

  • Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017

Our test garden with more than 400 tulip, hyacinth, narcissus, and allium varieties is in full bloom at the moment. We can enjoy this colourful sea of flowers even longer this year because of the recent cold weather. Our test garden attracts many customers from both the Netherlands and abroad, and o...

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Irrigation

Irrigation

Irrigation

  • Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The weather has been dry in our part of the country for quite some time now. This makes most people happy, but the tulips do not like it very much. The tops of the first tulips have been cut off, and therefore they need water now. A reel is used for the irrigation. The tractor rolls out the hose, an...

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Lily test greenhouse 2017

Lily test greenhouse 2017

Lily test greenhouse 2017

  • Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017

And in the meantime… While the first tulips are flowering outside, the lilies in our test greenhouse are also growing well. Now that the sun shines on a regular basis, it will not take long before this will be in bloom. When the last tulips are dried out in the field in May, these lilies will flo...

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Tulips under plastic in bloom

Tulips under plastic in bloom

Tulips under plastic in bloom

  • Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017

Now that spring’s warm temperatures have started, the first tulips have started to bloom. The fields in the pictures have been covered with a layer of plastic foil in December. This foil allows the tulips to reach an earlier flowering period, so that the bulbs can be used earlier in the winter. Th...

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Keukenhof 2017 opened

Keukenhof 2017 opened

Keukenhof 2017 opened

  • Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Keukenhof opened again last week. In 2017, the Keukenhof is open from March 23 up to and including May 21. A new main entrance to the park was put into service this year. We are a regular sender of the Keukenhof, and you can admire our annual submission in the garden next to the Juliana Pavilion...

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Test garden

Test garden

Test garden

  • Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017

The first varieties in our test garden are flowering next to our company at the Westeinde again. At the moment the first daffodils and hyacinths are in bloom. We have substantially expanded our test garden this year. All of our sold varieties as well as a couple of new varieties are planted in the g...

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BKD greenhouse

BKD greenhouse

BKD greenhouse

  • Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Here you can see a few pictures of our tulips in the greenhouse of the Flower Bulb Inspection Service (Dutch: Bloembollenkeuringsdienst; BKD). In this greenhouse, the BKD checks if the quality of the planted bulbs in the fields of the growers matches the certification. The planting material is alrea...

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Selecting tulips

Selecting tulips

Selecting tulips

  • Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The sun is shining, the temperature is rising, and the tulips are emerging from the soil again. Therefore we have started to select the tulips again. In doing so, we drive a truck over the planted beds. Each tulip that deviates from the normal image, mostly caused by a virus, is removed immediately....

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Tulip test greenhouse

Tulip test greenhouse

Tulip test greenhouse

  • Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017

We have been using our tulip test greenhouse for a while now. The planning of the desired flowering date at our customers is synchronised with the growth of our tulips in our own test greenhouse. Each lot is sampled before shipment, and is planted and put in the greenhouse at the same time as it was...

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Trade Exhibition Zwaagdijk 2017

Trade Exhibition Zwaagdijk 2017

Trade Exhibition Zwaagdijk 2017

  • Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017

We are present at the ‘Vaktentoonstelling Zwaagdijk’ (English: Trade Exhibition Zwaagdijk) again this year, and our booth is looking beautiful again. The weather outside is cold and the trees are bare, but colourful flowers are blooming profusely inside. Does this not make you eager for spring? ...

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Samples planted in lily test greenhouse

Samples planted in lily test greenhouse

Samples planted in lily test greenhouse

  • Posted on Monday, February 13, 2017

In addition to the tulip samples, we have also planted more than 800 lily samples in our lily test greenhouse again, which we select from all of the lots that are supplied to our customers. These lots are going to be assessed by our staff in the coming months. We use this data to get to know all of ...

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Tulip bulbs planted for test garden

Tulip bulbs planted for test garden

Tulip bulbs planted for test garden

  • Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

We have put many cases with tulips outside in our test garden again, which is located next to our company buildings. We also did this last year, but this year the number of planted varieties is much bigger. One of the reasons this happened is because there is so much interest from our customers in o...

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Fields covered with plastic

Fields covered with plastic

Fields covered with plastic

  • Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016

On November 11, 2016 the weather conditions were good to cover the fields with recently planted tulip bulbs with plastic foil. This foil ensures that the tulips will bloom approximately 2 weeks earlier next winter (2017/2018) than they would without foil. ...

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Lily Angels 2017 presented

Lily Angels 2017 presented

Lily Angels 2017 presented

  • Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016

The 6 new Lily Angels 2017 were presented in Tokyo on October 28, 2016. These are daughters of Japanese lily growers that are deployed to promote lilies in Japan. The event took place in the French embassy, and the attendees were addressed by several people that are involved in the lily business wit...

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