Visiting IFTF in Holland

IFTF

Last month I had the pleasure of traveling to Holland with Joost, the owner of Florabundance, and attending the IFTF show (International Floriculture and Horticulture Trade Fair). The show was fantastic – aisles and aisles filled with huge displays of flowers. Seriously, I felt like a kid in a candy store!! The booths are all decorated differently, some do large floral arrangements and some keep it simple and fill containers full of flowers and let them shine. Either way, there is a lot to peruse and take notes on. A good portion of the displays are by flower breeders so this is the chance to see what is coming to market – a lot of these flowers will be grown by farms around the world, including farms here in America.

For those of you are interested in attending an IFTF show — good news — their next show is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, California!! They are expecting a large turnout of California Flower Growers. The show will take place March 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center – you can read more about it here.

Here are some of the highlights from the show (more images can be seen on my instagram account)

International floriculture and horticulture trade fair

Heart of Red Naomi Roses at IFTF in Holland

Heart of Red Naomi Roses

Rose display at IFTF

lilies arch at IFTF

Arch of all lilies

Joey, Paula and Joost

Joey, Paula and Joost

Joost and David Austin

You never know who you might run into at IFTF – here Joost is showing David Austin how cool Instagram is!

DeRuiter Rose Display

DeRuiter Rose Display

DeRuiter Rose Display

DeRuiter Rose Display

Alexandra Roses

Alexandra Roses

Yves Piaget and Princesse Charlene de Monaco by Meilland

Yves Piaget and Princesse Charlene de Monaco by Meilland

Sissi Mikado by Rosen Tantau

Sissi Mikado by Rosen Tantau

Silver Rain by Rosen Tantau

Silver Rain by Rosen Tantau

Reflex Spray Rose

Reflex Spray Rose

Qualisa Roses

Qualisa Roses

Madame Bombastic Roses

Madame Bombastic Roses

Kahala Roses

Kahala Roses

Glory Days by Schreurs

Glory Days by Schreurs

El Fuego Garden Rose with green eye

El Fuego Garden Roses

Combo Rose

Combo Rose

South African Flowers

Purple Vanda Orchid

Purple Vanda Orchid

Lisianthus

Lisianthus

Display of pink flowers by Ball

Display of pink flowers by Ball

White and pink striped lisianthus

White and pink striped lisianthus

Orchid Display at IFTF

Orchid Display

Lisianthus

Lisianthus

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Carnation

Carnation

Antique collection of carnations

Antique collection of carnations

carrying bundles of roses

At the end of the show attendees could be seen carrying out huge bouquets of roses. If I hadn’t been catching an early AM flight back to the states I would have grabbed an armful of roses, too!!

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  1. A beautiful journey!

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