A bunch of Daffodils on the table

A bunch of Daffodils on the table

When you are a Daffodil enthusiast that cannot bring up the patience to wait for the Daffodil to flower, you might consider travelling to Cornwall mid-March. Because in Cornwall, spring always seem...
Spring

Spring

Spring Sometimes you’re struggling to get a single word onto paper, other times your head is full of stories but you cannot find the time to write them down.
The Dahlias are available again

The Dahlias are available again

As promised I will now try and tell you something about the Gloxinia.  But first things first: I want to inform you that the Dahlias are available again in our web shop. And of course, the Gloxini...
The Gloxinia

The Gloxinia

“Everything becomes fluid under pressure” is a winged expression that I love to use when we are pressed for time with any kind of chore.
The Winter Blues

The Winter Blues

The Winter Blues Last Wednesday was an amazing day for Eric and me. We visited one of the largest hybridizers of Amaryllises in Het Westland; Penning Freesia. We were shown around by no one less ...
The 2021 Fluwel Amaryllis Top 10

The 2021 Fluwel Amaryllis Top 10

It is always a moment of I look forward to: finding out which Amaryllis is going to be that year’s bestselller.
Wintertime … time for the Amaryllis

Wintertime … time for the Amaryllis

They are available again in the Fluwel web shop. No less than 80 different varieties and among them some exciting new ones.
Dressage Horses

Dressage Horses

Last week I called the Daffodil a Workhorse so now it is time to put the dressage horse in the spotlight. Of course, this is about the Tulip, blazonry of the flower bulb family.
Workhorses

Workhorses

A Dutch saying tells us that there are workhorses and show horses. This week I want to write about the workhorses among the flower bulbs, The Daffodils.
Too young for the rest home

Too young for the rest home

For the real old monkeys you need to take a look at the Daffodils, the workhorses among the flower bulbs.
The oldies

The oldies

You certainly know some of those people, who do not seem to age at all. Unbreakable, always in shape and you’re always surprised when you hear their age.
The expectations for Harvest

The expectations for Harvest

It seems to be a quiet time for the flower bulb cultivators, all the labour that need to be done is irrigating the fields when a dry period is ahead.
Zomerschoon

Zomerschoon

Today, it has been exactly 401 years since she came on the market. But more importantly, she is the only surviving Tulip of the Tulip Mania in the 30s of the 17th century.
Would you also like to hybridize your own Daffodils?

Would you also like to hybridize your own Daffodils?

All you need are two different daffodils, and a whole lot of … patience.
50 different lily varieties

50 different lily varieties

The Lilies are available in the Fluwel web shop! This year, we have 50 different varieties, and it gets even better: 17 of those are new in our assortment.
What Is My Definition of Beautiful?

What Is My Definition of Beautiful?

I think this is one of the most difficult questions out there. If I say that I honestly don’t know, they always answer with “Oh, but you must know what you like best, right?”
The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast

And then it was quiet. Growers around us have finished planting and the fields surrounding our home are now covered in golden straw to give the flower bulbs a warm and comfortable bed during winter.
Our polder next to the North Sea beaches

Our polder next to the North Sea beaches

I do feel like telling you about Fluwel’s location. I have a lot of (new) readers, so I think it is safe to assume that most of you don’t really know where we are from.