A number of bulbs in the shape of a heart are poked on thin plastic pens. The bulbs are deep red (red flower) and gold (yellow flower), because they are painted, but can also have other colours. On the condition that the colour of the tulip corresponds with the colour of the paint, all kinds of 'paintings' can be created. The really special part is in the paint. As Mats explained before, it has to be breathable, waterproof and sustainable. It took a year, but it is now bearing fruit.
A timelapse of the heart
This is apparent from the interest that the brothers have received from all corners of the world. They say people with interest have come from Brazil, Poland, China, Japan and Germany. A collaboration with Bakker.com has also been established, and the first orders have been sold in England. The red and gold hearts do well there, says Mats.
And there's no time for Mats to rest on his laurels. "Next year, the 2018/2019 season, we will expand with water cultivation of daffodils and hyacinths, also in the heart trays, in flag shapes and in round trays. This will be another new adventure: the product grows and blooms differently and sets different demands for the paint."