Ode to Orange

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This week, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated her throne and her son Prince Willem-Alexander became King.  Why do I highlight this, you may ask?  Well, besides the Prince becoming the first Dutch King in more than 120 years, the investiture ceremony was a superb showcase of Dutch floral design.  

Fun Facts: the Netherlands has a 50% share of floricultural product trade worldwide.  It is the world’s leading supplier of flowers, plants, and trees. (Stats courtesy of hollandtrade.com)  

Earlier in the week, I was taken by the beautiful balcony picture of the new King and his family.  The balcony was adorned with a gorgeous garland featuring different shades of orange and peach roses, gloriosa lilies, and oranges.  The color orange is significant in that it represents the Royal House of Orange-Nassau.



The Dutch company Zuidkoop Natural Projects supplied the floral arrangements for this beautiful, historic occasion. What an amazing accomplishment by their team!  Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in preparation for a major event? Here’s a peek behind the curtain: