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16 February 2021
BLOG: grower report Gebr. Grootscholten

I’m face to face with a happy grower. We have a pleasant conversation about his wonderful nursery, the eventful past year, and the future.  The happy grower is John Grootscholten. He starts by telling me some Westland history.   “The plot of land on which these modern greenhouses were built has been in our family for centuries. When my grandfather was young,

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18 December 2020
BLOG: grower report About Plants Zundert

I’m on my way to About Plants Zundert on a beautiful autumn day. In fact, I’m going to visit two nurseries that have joined forces. This visit is taking me to Zundert, a region that’s home to a large number of tree nurseries in the province of Brabant. Jelle and I get into a golf cart, and take a look into every nook and cranny of these large nurseries.   Can you tell us

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21 November 2020
Yucca: Houseplant of the Month for December

Rugged, green, strong and super-trendy: a palm like Yucca in your home instantly creates a different mood for the holiday season.   Are you tired of being stuck in the bubble of your timelines? Break away from the familiar with Yucca, the houseplant that’s not what is seems. It looks tropical, but it actually hailed from the desert. Big green leaves, but

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18 November 2020
BLOG: Growerreport Opti-flor

The apple-green logo might be small, but it represents a major brand in the world of indoor plants. Opti-flor’s orchids have made a name for themselves among exporters, florists and garden centres, so I’m looking forward to a glimpse behind the scenes. Co-owner Marco Hendriks is going to do the honours and show me around.   How would you describe

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21 October 2020
Snake plant: Houseplant of the Month for November

Outside the wind is howling and the world is rushing by, but inside it’s calm, serene and clean thanks to the snake plant.   Stately serenity. Grey-green with stripes, spots and beautiful edges. Thick leaves that grow straight up and create a screen between you and the outside world. The snake plant is the sort of plant that mutes the stimuli from a world that’s

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