A Taranaki couple are hoping a contract to supply orchids to United States President Barack Obama's inauguration next month will help their business blossom.
Orchid grower Kathleen Coils and her husband Barney run Riverton Horticulture just outside of Urenui, 32km northeast of New Plymouth, and said the honour was the result of a lot of hard work.
"I thought, 'Oh wow, this is what we've been working towards for the past six years'," Mrs Coils told the Taranaki Daily News.
The pair, one of two growers world-wide to produce Disa orchids for supply, would provide a mixture of pinks, reds and oranges for the event.
Mr Coils said he hoped the business would take off so he could retire from his job at Riverlands freezing works in Eltham.
"It is the step that we have been trying to find for years," he said.