Easter Flowers for St. Peter's Square
Following months of preparation, the transportation of 'Flowers for St. Peter's Square in Rome', has left Keukenhof for Italy.
The Dutch floricultural sector has been responsible for this decoration of the Easter celebration in St. Peter's Square in Rome for over 30 years.
Two-Day Floral Arrangement
Surrounded by the wonderful flower, Pope Francis will give the Easter Blessing Urbi et Orbi this coming Sunday. Chief flower arranger Paul Deckers is traveling to Rome with dozens of Dutch flower growers to arrange in two days.
"For me as chief flower arranger it is a challenge every year to decorate the large St. Peter's Square with Dutch flowers and plants: a metamorphosis into a floral painting," says Deckers. "When arranging the flowers for the decoration displays one has to take into account the different flowers and their symbolism.