Last November special guest Jane Perrone joined Thejoyofplants.co.uk on a field trip where they visited the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair, and also spent a full day visiting a few nurseries in the Aalsmeer area.
"With a camera in tow we followed Jane Perrone, freelance writer, presenter and producer of indoor gardening podcast On The Ledge, indulging and exploring majestic glass-covered fields of plants (or miles of smiles, according to us). Greenhouses so vast, some took a few hours to move through, and of course we were constantly distracted by the wonderful plants being nurtured by passionate growers and discovering some varieties not yet available in the UK.
"We were given full access and went behind the scenes to get a glimpse of where it all begins before our beloved plants reach the shops, and finally given a perfect spot in our homes.
"Jane talks us through how her passion for houseplants started, and shares some of her top tips on how to take the best care of our plants and help them grow."
From greenhouses to urban jungles
"Jane talks us through how her passion for houseplants started, and shares some of her top tips on how to take the best care of our plants and help them grow. We intend to use this content to inspire, educate, and deepen the appreciation of houseplants with our audience."
You can read the article on Thejoyofplants.co.uk.
On The Ledge
To listen to Jane Perrone’s highlights and interviews with the growers on this trip, visit On The Ledge.
Jane Perrone next to the 'magic table' at Ubink
These growers welcomed the group to their nurseries and took the time out of their day to speak to them and show them around:
- Kwekerij De Amstel - who specialise in tropical plants
- Ubink - third generation growers who specialise in cacti and succulents
- Vireõ plants - who specialise in tropical plants and Hedera
For more information
Flower Council of Holland