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14 October 2021
BLOG: Snepvangers Garden Plants

We’ve finished the tour, and sit down at the table to continue our chat. Now that I’ve got to know Mark and Stephan well, I’ve come to the conclusion that they want to become the biggest grower with a range of garden plants for the autumn. However, a healthy dose of modesty prevents them from shouting this out from the rooftops. ‘Maybe we’re there already,’

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12 August 2021
BLOG: Grower Hopmans

Less than 100 years ago, this upper part of Holland wasn’t land at all, but sea. It was reclaimed in 1930 to meet the demand for more agricultural land. I’m currently on one of the many farm plots. Each plot might be exactly the same size, but this one is different: Rudolf Hopmans has switched from arable farming to horticulture. I’m interested in finding out more

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28 June 2021
HTA awards – Javado wins gold and best in category houseplants

The variegated Spathiphyllum Jet Diamond, entered by Javado, has won gold and best in category houseplants at the HTA New Plants Awards 2021.   This year there were 93 New Plants entered into the awards. Javado was awarded medals in other categories as well:   Dahlia Labella® Grande Red-White – Silver (annuals) Kalanchoe bloss. Mozaic – Silver (houseplants)

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10 June 2021
BLOG: Smiemans Projects

Javadoplant and Smiemans Projects. Two different companies, but both part of the garden centre industry. Over the years, we’ve got to know each other better during trade fairs and study trips. General manager Jeroen Smiemans gives Javado Magazine an insight into his world. Completely transparent, but nothing less could be expected from the specialist in

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20 May 2021
BLOG: GROWER REPORT INCA ORCHIDS

André van der Goes; a grower in heart and soul. He went in search of dynamism and challenges, and found the exact crop he was looking for during an internship in Brazil. Now, many years later, I’m chatting with him at his nursery. Read how a grower of exclusive orchids tries to balance his heart as a true fan with commercial reality.   Why did you become a grower,

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