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Location & time
Location: Greater Columbus Ohio Convention Center
Time: 15th of July until 18th July 2017
Find out the latest news and trends
Come and see Chris and Philipp in booth 3723 to find out the latest news and trends when it comes to greenhouse growing, retail and landscaping, and using flower bulbs. We will fill you in with the latest updates from our farm in the Netherlands about the ongoing harvest and newly grown varieties.
A tip from Philip
“During my visit to the United Sates last spring I travelled through 25 states where I met with different types of companies and customers. We supply flower bulbs directly from our farm in the Netherlands to greenhouse growers, landscapers, municipalities and locally operated garden centers.
The weather circumstances in different states vary from hardiness zones 4 in Minnesota to 9 in Texas, and therefore also require different bulbs to plant. Overall in recent years we have seen that the winters have gotten milder and summers longer and hotter. This means we have had to adjust our shipping and bulb preparation to optimize the flowering periods. Due to this global warming trend we now are forced to pre-chill all our fall bulbs under the Memphis-Nashville-Oklahoma City line (zones 7 and up) in order to give the bulbs the cold treatment they need and achieve the best blooming results.
Furthermore, I have seen that planting just one type of bulb is not always enough to pleasure the color craving people have when spring comes. More varieties of bulbs will expand the flowering season and will make you appreciate your spring even longer!
Long lasting mixtures are therefore in high demand and for many of my landscape customers I now create long lasting mixtures, using a wide variety of early mid and late blooming bulbs.” More about Long lasting mixtures…