De Ruiter is one of the largest breeder of cut flowers in the world and creates roses in all colors of the rainbow. Perfect for a rainbow flag rose wall, rainbow arch or rainbow styled bouquet. During one of their brainstorm sessions last June people talked about Pride Month, and the question arose if everyone really can be themselves when working in the floral industry? The people of De Ruiter like to think so. The floriculture industry is one of the few industries in the world, like the fashion industry, where almost in every country in the world people can truly be themselves.
Roses in All Colors of the Rainbow
De Ruiter has a very large assortment of roses, suitable for markets, and usages. De Ruiter supplies roses in all colors of the rainbow. From small headed roses to big budded ones, singles, and sprays. And even potted roses, De Ruiter has it all.
(L)ondon Eye (G)irldreaming (B)orn Free (T)rivia (Q)uality
London Eye, Girldreaming, Born Free, Trivia, in the best Quality. That is also LGBTQ. De Ruiter stand for quality roses, best roses for the different segments and usages. Always top quality products.
How Did the Rainbow Flag Become a Symbol of LGBTQ Pride?
It goes back to 1978, when the artist Gilbert Baker, an openly gay man and a drag queen, designed the first rainbow flag. Baker later revealed that he was urged by Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S., to create a symbol of pride for the gay community. Baker decided to make that symbol a flag because he saw flags as the most powerful symbol of pride.
As Beker later said in an interview:
“Our job as gay people was to come out, to be visible, to live in the truth, as I say, to get out of the lie. A flag really fit that mission, because that’s a way of proclaiming your visibility or saying, ‘This is who I am!’”
Baker saw the rainbow as a natural flag from the sky, so he adopted eight colors for the stripes, each color with its own meaning (hot pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit).
The New Flag
You may have noticed that the LGBTQIA+ pride flag displayed today for Pride month was not a simple red to purple rainbow, but a new and slightly different flag has been flying in its place in the last few years. This new flag is called the Progress Pride Flag, and digital designer Daniel Quasar
created it in 2018.
Two Reasons to Choose for (the Roses of) De Ruiter:
#1 – Wide Range of Roses in All Colors of the Rainbow
De Ruiter has a very large assortment of roses, suitable for different climates, markets, and usages. At De Ruiter you can find collections, categorized per country or continent. De Ruiter has always been known as a color breeder, having roses in all colors of the rainbow in their collections. All varieties are easy accessible to floral designers around the globe.
#2 – People from De Ruiter Are Present Around the Globe
Because De Ruiter owns several offices and show greenhouses all over the world, De Ruiter is always able to visit, service and guide people interested in their roses where necessary. This can be crop supervision for growers, wholesaler guidance, but also simply providing information in the broadest sense to anyone interested in their roses.
In an article of early 2020 on Thursd you can read about four gay designer duos that tell us about how being creative gives them freedom of expression. A moment for Putnam & Putnam
, The Wunderkammer
and Kwiaty & Miut
and their manifest in flowers.