About Us

Carlos and Chris at Keukenhof

Carlos van der Veek was born amongst the daffodils. His father, a renowned daffodil hybridizer, Karel van der Veek, began collecting specialty daffodils. Carlos later continued to add to the collection, which today contains over 2,000 varieties. He is described as a “walking encyclopedia” of daffodils. He co-founded Fluwel in 2007, which specializes in bringing beautiful bulbs to markets across the world.

Christopher Harley is a 20 year veteran of the bulb industry. From meeting with growers, hybridizers, designers and planters , to finding the perfect catalogue shot, he has been involved in the business and beauty of daffodils. He is a cut flower grower and a member of the American Daffodil Society, and has an immense knowledge of modern and antique cultivars.