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“These flowers could only be made in Japan,” says Gary Page, a flower wholesaler in New York who is also a client of Bloom Japan, an export-focused organization working with Japanese growers and international flower wholesalers. “The very nature of manipulating and altering for beauty, tweaking until the most perfect specimen is created, is so connected to the way they create gardens and live their lives."
Left: The new breeds from Japan defy expectations by redefining the blossoms’ silhouettes, elongating stems, and rebalancing the weight and frame of the overall plant. From left to right: the fleshy spray rose ‘Radish,’ pearly pink ‘Mini Tiara’ carnation, and a variegated ranunculus.