November 10, 2011
Hank Maarse runs the Pasadena flower business his late father, Jacob Maarse, started in 1966. Jacob Maarse, in turn, was born into a flower-growing family in Holland. Among Jacob Maarse Florists' most notable clients is the Tournament of Roses, which each year asks the firm to provide the bouquets for the Rose Court. Hank Maarse answered questions via email from the Pasadena Sun. Pasadena Sun: The Tournament of Roses must be demanding. What is unusual about having the tournament for a client?