This year, Valentine's Day (14 February) fell on a Sunday, so expectations for it were mixed. Looking back, we can say that the mild weather managed to give us a pretty good Valentine's Day after all. Throughout Europe, (secret) admirers were giving the object of their affection our beautiful Nolina Roses.
International Women's Day
Considering the economic situation in Eastern Europe, it was hard to say what International Women's Day would hold in store for us. In hindsight, we can conclude that International Women's Day was once again a success. The demand for our Parade, PatioHit and Palace – in short, Nolina Roses – was again overwhelming.
Mother's Day in the UK
Whereas International Women's Day is always celebrated on 8 March, the date for Mother's Day in England changes from year to year. This is because it falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent (between Ash Wednesday and Easter, or three weeks before Easter). This year, it was celebrated on Sunday, 6 March, almost the exact same day as International Women's Day. Nevertheless, we succeeded yet again in sending the most beautiful pink shades of our Nolina Roses to England!
Garden plant season is almost here
March is here, and that means the first garden plants will soon be on their way. Our very special Clematis Evergreen leads the way: a gorgeous Clematis with an impressive appeal. Its ocean of white flowers makes us look forward to spring even more!
Nolina has taken precautions to rule out the risk of this bacterial species. The first signs of Ralstonia – an obstinate bacterial species of somewhat unclear origins – were discovered in the middle of 2015. Until now, it has affected only nurseries that produce cut roses but not those that cultivate pot roses. Even so, Nolina saw it as crucial to prevent its spread and therefore took precautionary measures. Ever since the disease was confirmed, and until just recently, visits to the nurseries were denied. Now, however, visits are again permitted but everyone – visitors and employees alike – are required to wear protective clothing. After all, we want to continue working together with you for a long, long time!
FloraHolland Seasonal Trade Fair in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands
The FloraHolland Seasonal Trade Fair in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands is coming up again, this time on Wednesday and Thursday, 9 and 10 March. And as you would expect, Nolina will again be exhibiting with a wonderful stand! We hope to see you there! For quick access to the fair, please click here .