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!

13/10/2021 09:42:04


Supplier in the spotlight - Andromeda


It is a sunny autumn day when we visit our supplier of Conifers and other Christmas greenery. It's a perfect time to stop by supplier Andromeda, as the season has just started, which means the trees are still full of greenery. On large fields, different types of conifers grow side by side. Owners Wim and Peter give us an extensive tour of the fields.


30/09/2021 11:20:00


Christmas catalogue 2021


Take a look in our Christmas catalogue 2021


21/09/2021 14:13:15


Leverancier in the spotlights: The Flower Company


Beautiful products with often an even more beautiful view. Thanks to the Flower Company, we can offer many more beautiful products from the south of Africa in addition to the well-known Coral Fern. We spoke to Wilmé Kotze, she told us everything about the company, the work, the team and the product. Read on quickly.


03/09/2021 08:59:00


Supplier in the spotlights: Helechos Ticos


Helechos Ticos is a family business with 250 direct employees in Costa Rica. We spoke to general manager Manfred and asked him all about the company, the leather leaf fern and the relationship with WBE.


15/07/2021 10:33:00


Supplier in the spotlights: Plantex


Aralia, Cat Palm and coffee. That is how Diego’s day looks like. And no, he is not only drinking the coffee, but is producing it as well! Diego is the operations and projects manager at Plantex. We contacted him and asked him everything about this Costa Rican supplier. He gave us more information about the company and its daily operations at the farm and the packinghouse. Read everything about supplier Plantex in our interview.


29/06/2021 11:35:00


Logistics in the spotlight: UTI Forwarding


After our products have been processed by our overseas suppliers, this business from Rotterdam ensures that we get our products delivered without any stress.


06/04/2021 09:23:40


Grower in the spotlights: Sicusa


the WBE group has been working with Sicusa for more than 11 years. We import products such as Leather leaf Fern and Aralia from here. That is why we are extra excited to share more information about this collaboration.


23/03/2021 08:30:00


Supplier in the spotlights: Premier Logistics


Are you also curious about the journey of our products? How do our products get from the Farms to our customers? We will tell you more about this in this blog. We spoke with Bill Wheaton, the president of Premier Logistics. This company arranges everything related to the transport shipped by air of our products from Florida.


19/02/2021 09:03:00


Grower in the spotlights: Premium Greens Australia


There is quite a journey behind our products. We are happy to take you through the different steps of the process. That is why we approached several suppliers with a small interview and the question whether they would like to share some photos with us. Every month we will share these interviews with you, to give you a look behind the scenes.


20/01/2021 12:35:00


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 10:59:00


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.


11/11/2020 09:57:00


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.


14/10/2020 07:04:00


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 09:49:00


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 08:08:00


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 06:31:00


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 11:42:36


Maintenance website


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


10/06/2020 06:47:00


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 09:16:00


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.


18/03/2020 11:31:00


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 11:23:00


Corona virus


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


28/02/2020 11:06:32


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 06:24:00


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!


08/01/2020 11:03:50


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.


10/11/2019 10:50:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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.


24/04/2019 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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 14:06:00


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.