The Russian took it really seriously that you have to hold the Olympic flower bouquet with one hand. The result: the Olympic flower bouquets aren’t the largest bouquet ever.
Rick Minck, product manager cut Chrysanthemum Fides, can’t hide a smile. ‘Our flowers are used in the bouquets. Two branches in a bunch.’ He has to laugh. ‘Well, of course we’re very proud that our varieties are represented in the bouquets, but the bouquets could be larger. They’re now really small.”
Fides couldn’t say anything about the size or flower selection. ‘On the openings day of the Olympics, we heard our flowers were selected to be sent to Russia,’ according to Rick Minck. The result is the design of the Russian arranger. According to the games' official website all flowers have a special meaning: 'The bouquets of the Ceremonies symbolize the colors of the resort city of Sochi. The green and the white chrysanthemums represent the contrast of valleys, meadows and mountains stretching along the Black Sea coast.’
Besides Dutch papers and radio attention, also the television made a short fragment about the story behind the Olympic flower bouquets. Our flowers have already seized their golden opportunity!