Three carnation varieties of HilverdaKooij win awards

Last Saturday a growers’ meeting was held at the Keukenhof. In the last week of the Keukenhof show at the Oranje Nassau pavillion over 120 different cut flower varieties were shown including many beautiful carnation varieties. All these varieties were judged by a jury.

According to the jury the Spray Carnation ‘Light Pink Tessino’ of nursery ACM Kester was the best of the spray carnations. ‘Thalia’ (standard pink carnation) from grower de Nijs in Belgium was honoured with the novelty award. But according to the jury, a vase of mixed Solomio of nursery Nieuwland was really the eyecatcher. The visitors also liked the vase of Solomio's as well, as it was photographed very often.

Unfortunately you can not see these varieties anymore, because the Keukenhof is now closed. Next year from 24th March 2016, the Keukenhof will open again.


Be*Adore at Waterdrinker

From 23th April until 20th May, Be*Adore Begonia will be in the spotlights at Waterdrinker.


Be ADORE is the new series of Begonia introduced by HilverdaKooij which consists of five beautiful colors, from red to bi colored. The beautiful green foliage  is nicely contrasting with the bright colors and the plant continues to grow and flowering throughout summer. Be*ADORE is not hardy. As  winter makes its appearance, you must put the plants timely inside.


Be*Adore varieties which will be shown are available at Pligt Professionals and at Persoon potplanten.


Carnations symbolises volunteering

Volunteers are very imporant in our society. Every year millions of people are committing themselves to voluntary work. What better way to reward them than with a bouquet of carnation flowers!


Like the rose represents love, carnation symbolises volunteering. Carnation stands for dedication and perseverance, characteristics that are fitting to all volunteers!


During Volunteers Weeks a wide range of extra carnations will be available at florists, with enough choice for everyone.