Import flowers from all over the world from the largest flower export centre in Aalsmeer. You can for example think of roses from Africa. About 40 percent of all the flowers in the world are imported and exported from this location.
Transportation of flowers
When you are importing flowers it is especially important that the flowers stay fresh. It is very critical to make the transportation time of flowers as low as possible. You want to guarantee that the flowers stay fresh for twelve to fifteen days until they have reached the customer.
To guarantee that the flowers stay fresh, the flowers are sent in boxes. Sometimes aircraft holds are used to pack a large amount of flowers in one box. In other cases a sealed water container is added on the stem ends of the flower. In this way the flowers are watered to stay alive. Furthermore, some flowers are transported in a ‘Dutch flower bucket’. In this way flowers are watered while they are at transport.
Flowers have benefits for people
Flowers can improve your emotional health which is known from a couple of research papers. Happy emotions are triggered when you see flowers in your house. Also, flowers impact your mood. When you are depressed, and you receive flowers, you will be in most cases les depressed. The reason behind this effect is the sight and smell of flowers. Furthermore, your social behaviour is positively influenced by flowers. In the presence of flowers, people have more social interaction compared to a room where no flowers are present.
Next to the influence of flowers on you personal life, flowers can also benefit you in working situations. It is known that workplaces with flowers and plants can improve your innovative thinking skills and also your problem solving skills.
Also, seniors can benefit from flowers in their environment. They show a higher memory for specific tasks when flowers are present.