The International Floriculture Trade Fair took place in Holland from October 31 to November 2, 2012. The industry wide event serving all segments of the floriculture chain; from breeders, propagators, growers to the fresh flower trade. Now some of you may recognize this from the World Floral Expo that I blogged about last April, these shows are indeed related. Read the NYC post here.
I love these shows, so many gorgeous and often never seen before flowers to view. Now, I do want to give a disclaimer before you start viewing these photographs – I do not want to get the hopes up of North American floral designers, it will be awhile before we see some of these varieties arrive at our wholesalers. I viewed a lot of flowers that are being developed with amazing Dutch & French breeders, these will then be sent off to farms in places like Kenya, Ethiopia, Ecuador and Columbia. Therefor, it’ll be awhile before growing, cutting & shipping will take place to our continent.
That being said, I still want to share the pretty that I got to see with all of you – cross our fingers that we get it sooner rather than later!
Well, what do you think?? I think that’s enough pretty for one day – I’ll be back tomorrow with even more pretty flowers to share!