Flowers

Flower Trading

Flower Trading

You've probably never thought about how that bouquet gets from the greenhouse to your vase. Maybe you thought a perfect seed is lovingly planted in rich soil, grows up towards the sunlight, and when it's on the verge of bloom, it's carefully picked and carted off to your neighbourhood florist. You would be wrong.  

Flower Parade

Flower Parade

Bloemencorso only takes place here, but makes the news throughout the country, so we feel really special to have been able to witness it. We were, of course, tardy to the parade (has a Shuchuk ever been on time?) but we were amazed by the second half, and the hour's bike ride was well worth it. This year's theme was "200 Years Kingdom" and the parade included twenty floats decorated completely with flowers and bulbs, luxury cars, marching bands and other entertainment.