Blogs

Let us inspire you!

There are so many wonderful stories behind the outstanding ornamental foliage! Through our blogs, we would like to inspire you with our products, keep you informed about the latest news and invite you into the world of horticulture.

 

To allow you to choose your favourite topics, we have filtered the blogs into a number of different topics. In this way, you can easily navigate between the different topics. Let us inspire you!

20/01/2021 11:51:00


Valentine's Day 2021


Flower bouquets will still be the perfect way to express your love. That is why we are happy to inspire you this year with various greenery products that are perfect for Valentine's Day.


23/12/2020 10:24:00


Looking back at the past period


Due to the Coronavirus, the lockdowns and scarcity of some products, this period was different from other years. This blog will also be different from other blogs. This is because in the first part of the blog we mainly look back on a number of Christmas products. We received a couple of photos from our suppliers that we would like to share with you, even though we no longer sell the products.


20/11/2020 14:39:00


Customer satisfaction survey


The WBE group wants to move forward, but that is only possible with your feedback. Would you like to complete our online customer satisfaction survey?


11/11/2020 09:27:00


The time of Christmas greenery has come


This month we would like to tell you more about a number of popular varieties that we will be selling a lot during the coming period.


16/10/2020 07:49:00


Christmas catalogue 2020


During the months leading to Christmas, we offer a wide range of Christmas greenery. In this catalogue, we would like to give you an overview of our popular Christmas greenery.


15/10/2020 14:25:00


Improving Wild Harvesting Practices and Transparency in the Floral Chain


Wild harvesting of foliage or decorative greens is currently out of scope within the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) sustainable sourcing guidelines, because none of the approved certification schemes makes allowance for wild harvesting practices. That is why a consortium of FSI members and partners, comprising leading company ColorÍginz (part of Dutch Flower Group), Westland Bloemen Export (WBE), Adomex International and Floral Trade Group, have started a focused project to research the possibility of developing a mutual scheme for wild harvesting of foliage.


14/10/2020 06:25:00


Make sure you are ready for the Advent period with greenery from Dutch soil


This month we would like to tell you more about the Dutch products. We asked some of our suppliers for behind-the-scenes photos and information about growing the products.  Read more below.


09/09/2020 09:09:00


Autumn products from Italy


Stormy weather, warm colours and coziness indoors, the fall season invites you to stay inside. This is, therefore, the right time to get these seasonal products in store.


12/08/2020 07:43:00


Exotics & exclusively greenery


In this blog, we would like to introduce you to one of our regular suppliers and tell you more about the background of the products.


08/07/2020 05:10:00


A lot of green from sunny Florida


We import greenery from all over the world, including a part of it from Florida. Every week we import various products from Florida. Read more about it.


26/06/2020 08:38:00


Maintenance website


This Saturday (June 27) maintenance will take place between 10:00 and 18:00 on our website and webshop.


10/06/2020 06:29:00


A versatile range from Asia


Tropical, luxurious and special, we are of course talking about the different products from Asia. From special colors to variegated products. The range contains many different products. This means there is something for everyone!


05/05/2020 08:58:00


A wide range from Europe


We import greenery from all over the world. We also get a wide range of products closer to home, from Europe.


21/04/2020 08:05:00


WBE partner: Greenworld


Not only do we import greenery from all over the world, we also export it all over the world. We don’t do this alone, but through years of cooperation with other wholesalers and partners. This is exactly the case with Greenworld.


18/03/2020 10:48:00


Help the floriculture, inspire consumers!


We, as part of the floriculture,  must join forces and inspire consumers to buy flowers, plants and greenery now too! Especially now! That is why we have various inspiring products this month, which you can share with your customers.


16/03/2020 11:10:00


Corona virus


As you will have noticed, the Dutch government took various drastic measures last night to prevent further spread of the Corona virus.


26/02/2020 10:31:00


Products from all over the world


Throughout March we want to tell you more about the different brands, products and suppliers from Central America. Curious? Then read on.


29/01/2020 05:19:00


Get started with the chrysanthemum


Our arranger Tanja combined a number of different products with the Chrysanthemum this month. We are happy to tell you more about it!


03/01/2020 12:56:00


START 2020 WITH THE ROSE


This way the rose not only conquers hearts, but also dark winter days. Especially when you combine the beautiful flower with brightly colored green.


28/11/2019 08:29:00


Christmas green combined with the popular Amaryllis


Our arranger makes beautiful bouquets and arrangements to inspire you with our greenery. This time with the cool Amaryllis, the flower of the month of December.


23/10/2019 09:22:00


Highlights in the autumn bouquet: berries!


Our arranger Tanja van Bijlevelt again started working with the flower of the month. From beautiful arrangements to a spectacular wreath. We have enough inspiration for you and your customers.


25/09/2019 06:36:00


Combine the strong Chrysanthemum with strong green!


This year our arranger mainly focused on the shelf life of the flower. Continue reading and let yourself and your customers be inspired with the beautiful bouquets and arrangements!


16/08/2019 09:30:00


Hold on to summer feelings with the Alstroemeria.


Our arrangeur Tanja opted for different types of tropical greenery with the flower of the month, the Alstroemeria. This will surely let the summer vibes linger.


10/07/2019 08:02:00


The ultimate symbol of summer; the hydrangea


How do you get started with the Hydrangea? Our arranger is happy to show that. This month she again chose a number of green varieties that perfectly match the impressive Hydrangea.


12/06/2019 08:30:00


Enjoy your summer flowers for as long as possible!


Sunflowers, Tanacetum and Limonium take centre stage during the whole month of July. Why? Because all three are often associated with summer. It is time for summer to arrive!


24/05/2019 12:34:00


The impressive Lily, amazing with different varieties of greenery


The cheerful lily has been crowned as the flower of the month of June. This year, flower arranger Tanja van Bijlevelt was eager to use some old familiars. Read more.


24/05/2019 12:16:00


Peony, an explosion of happiness in May


This month, our flower arranger inspires us with the flower of the month again. The different arrangements and bouquets are again very inspiring!


21/03/2019 14:29:00


Happy colours in April thanks to Gerbera


Our flower arranger Tanja van Bijlevelt inspires us again this month. Just before Easter, she created several beautiful flower arrangements. To add a fun effect, she picked a variety of different types of Gerbera. Inspired and ready to start yourself?


13/02/2019 06:15:00


Incorporating the outstanding Iris


This month, Tanja shows us again how our beautiful greenery can be combined with the Iris to create a beautiful bouquet or flower arrangement. Read more.


09/01/2019 11:19:00


THE UNDISPUTED NUMBER ONE: THE ROSE


We offer a number of beautiful types of greenery that will add a finishing touch to roses. Read more and find inspiration from the beautiful pieces created by our flower arranger Tanja van Bijlevelt.


31/12/2018 10:57:00


We start the year with the cheerful tulip


Our flower arranger Tanja van Bijlevelt could not wait to use this cheerful tulip. We picked several types of greenery with this flower. Find some inspiration.


09/11/2018 11:45:00


NICA TROPICAL FERN, S.A


Nica Tropical Fern, S.A is a Nicaraguan company founded in 2016 that produces Leather Leaf Fern. Read everything about it on our website.


25/04/2017 11:07:00


A VISIT AT THE SUPPLIER; PLANTEX S.A.


Plantex S.A. is a Costa Rican company that produces Aralia, Leather Leaf Fern and Catpalm. Read everything about their path to sustainability.


30/11/2016 11:28:00


TRIP TO CENTRAL AMERICA, HELECHOS TICOS S.A.


Representatives of the WBE-group travelled to Central America last November to visit their main suppliers of decoration greens in Costa Rica and Guatemala.


27/11/2016 11:34:00


TRIP TO CENTRAL AMERICA, CARAMBA FARMS


Representatives of the WBE-group travelled to Central America last November to visit their main suppliers of decoration greens in Costa Rica and Guatemala. During this trip we were able to look at the growing and production cycles of the different products at the farms and to maintain the long-term relationships with our suppliers.


23/11/2016 11:37:00


IMPROVE WORKING CONDITIONS


As a consumer, you can count on a fair produced product in case it’s labeled with the MPS SQ/FFP label. Read all about it.


04/09/2016 11:43:00


SALAL WITH FFP LABEL


WBE believes it is important that the products have a fair background. That is why we are extra proud of the Salal with FFP quality mark.