As the son of a chrysanthemum grower I started as young boy learning all about chrysanthemums. Then I had my own nursery for 25 years, so I know ‘all around the nursery’. From mother stock, rooting to heating and watering. Of course I can explain all about growing and the problems you meet with insects and fungus. After selling my nursery I worked 5 years at Fides as a consultant. This was an opportunity for me to learn about different nurseries in different countries.
Countries I visited as chrysanthemum consultant are (alphabetical), Chile, China, England, Georgia, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, South Korea, Uganda, Pakistan, Russia, Mauritius, Moldova, Tanzania, Turkey and Vietnam.
Consultant chrysanthemums, self employed
September 2011– Present
Senior flower expert, PUM
Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry. The Hague Area, Netherlands
August 2011– Present
Senior consultant, Fides bv part of Agribio Group (now Dümmen Orange)
Breeder and rooting company of chrysanthemums
2006– 2011 (5 years)
Owner, De Vreede Chrysanten Nursery
1980– 2005 (25 years)