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 Speaking of product photography..   We do need a new picture to show in the webshop and on a product card. In this case of the mix of alliums. So we...
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Product photography is an art

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How hard can it be? Taking a photo of flower bulbs is simple. A loose bulb, a few bulbs with a product card next to them, a screen-filling picture with...
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We've had lots of rain...

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Will the flower bulbs planted in the autumn still bloom this spring, after months of rain? And how to deal with so much rain?  These are questions that both...
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Getting creative

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How do you plant millions of flower bulbs? And what do you do when it rains? In the autumn our (smaller) flower bulbs are replanted for yet another growing...
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Allium mix?

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An allium mix as a gift? This was not yet part of our offering. In garden design courses you learn about the coordination of colors and flowering periods in...
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Why grow flowerbulbs from seed?

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Many growers buy flowerbulbs, rhizomes, cuttings or young plants to sell the same year. Additional land is rented if needed, and flex workers hired. This...
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Presents to send

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Packages and presents, our flower bulbs are easy gifts to ship. We love going to family and friends with presents, but if we cannot visit them in person, our...
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Season start, now with bulbs pictures

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It is almost August 1st, time to re-open the shop! The hot and dry weeks accelerated the harvesting of the flower bulbs. Well, with some extra sweat drops...
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Budding: allium christophii (Star of Persia)

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Early May the alliums start showing their colours. In March and April we saw the leaves and stems emerging - and now the size of the leaves and length...
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Early bloomers at Slot Zuylen

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On February 12, Wim Pijbes wrote in NRC about the exotic plants (Stinzen plants) at Slot Zuylen. The word 'stins', from the Frisian language, translates...
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Project Rewilding

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Rewilding (at least) 1 square meter of your garden... what a great idea! In February 2022 NRC and Tilburg University started a research project. What would...
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Quiz: Which flowers grow on these stems?

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Not an extensive inspirational or informative blog this time, as we are at our seasonal peak performance in delivering to our (reselling) customers, but we...
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In the spotlight: muscari latifolium

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Broad-Leaved Grape-Hyacinth
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In the spotlight: scilla bifolia rosea

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 In Latin Skilla means 'similar, related plant', in Greek Scilla is 'to hurt, harm', but also dangerous, poisonous (do not eat!). It is also called early...
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A fresh harvest of flower bulbs!

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A cold and snowy spring, just a few hot days, and so many days with pouring rain. How amazing nature can handle the extremities of our seasons, flowers bloom...
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Remember last year?

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If nothing much happens, time is not on our side. What memories did we make last year? Without a great trip abroad, a change of jobs or a new love a year...
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No action required in the first half of the year

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The first bulbs are emerging, and the eranthis already flowers. Therefore no action is needed in the first half of the year. Just watch your garden changing...
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BIjna aan het einde van ons eerste seizoen...

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We are almost at the end of our first season with Blomstring premium quality flower bulbs. This was the great adventure of 2020. From the first idea in May...
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More information on bulbs please

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We often hear that our (2020 new) website is awsome. And also that more information on  the flower bulbs would be very much appreciated. We love to share a...
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Everybody loves tulips

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And specifically the botanical (=natural) tulips. Not the ones with the long stems that blow over in a Dutch wind. And not the ones whose flowers are easily...
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Spotlight on Eranthis, or winter aconite

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The goat's droppings of the eranthis are just as precious as the large bulbs of the ornamental onion. They become gems. So if you get a small bag full of...
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Spotlight on Ixiolirion, or mountain lily

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Usually small flower bulbs grow into low plants with small flowers. Ixiolirion is an exception to the rule. These small bulbs resemble crunchy round almonds,...
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Spark the conversation!

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Alliums like to party! We started selling allium bulbs (also called ornamental onions) on Blomstring at the start of August and we were knocked back by their...
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Making memories, and the afterparty

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Themes like sustainability, teamwork, a (grandparents) birthday or a marriage, the start of the new school year are all great for a flower bulb gift....
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Bulbs abroad

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Of the Dutch grown flower bulbs, 95% is exported (source NBT). Yes, we do produce a lot of bulbs and we are a small country with limited space. But still....
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Planting with children

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Share your love for nature with your (grand)children. And plant special flower bulbs with them in September, October and November. Together you see the...
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They are on schedule

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It takes 4 years for flower bulbs to mature when they are grown from seed. So this year, for the last time, they are harvested, washed, sorted and...
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Bulb bombing and guerilla planting

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With neighbours and with friends, how about a bit of bulb bombing or guerilla planting? On roadsides, in open spaces, the rough... together you can plant...
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