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Not your run of the mill bulb grower!

Sam van Schooten supplies exclusive bulbs for the dry bulb market. These are bulbs, which you often see packed in boxes or poly bags with a picture of the full grown product on the front. Sam however, adds a bit of oomph to his bulbs and usually does this according to a client’s specific demands. Sam supplies to the trade, as he calls it. “We are not there to serve the mass but we focus on the needs of professionals.”

Invention room

On the first floor of his company, just above the shed, Sam has built an ‘invention room’. Different, innovative packaging ideas come to life in here. “This is where I let my Brainiac moments flourish. Specialty mixes in bulbs, edgy carrier bags, boxes or gadgets. My mind does its own wonderment.” Even the bulbs, which don’t require any beautifying are wrapped in fancy packaging with equally fancy product photo.

Dazzling flower beds

Sam buys his bulbs from regular suppliers and bulb growers. He knows that not only do they supply good quality bulbs, the flowers that grow from these bulbs are of the same high quality. “In the end, that’s what is most important to me. That the end customers can enjoy beautiful flowers in their own garden and in town parks!”

Sam also has his own nursery where he grows a selection of high-end bulbs. He offers this limited range to a specific clientele. Sam’s exclusive range includes: Gloriosa, Dicholostemma, giant Eremurus and an almost black Hyacinth.
Wish list

The versatility of Sam van Schooten has recently made him Preferred Supplier at FleuraMetz. Wilco van Termeij, buyer: “Sam’s complete range is now available on our web shop. If customers are looking for a product, which is currently not available yet on our website or have specific items on their wish list, they can indicate these to their FleuraMetz contact. Even the bulb display, which is designed by Sam himself, is available through us.”

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