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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ecuadorian president opens Expo Flor Ecuador

After the special inauguration in the presence of the Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno, Expo Flor Ecuador officially opened the first edition of the show yesterday in the brand new Metropolitan Convention Center of Quito. Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno  In this convention center, the former airport of Quito, over 115 companies, including…

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Russia: Outdoor rose grower keeps expanding

Growing roses outdoors in Russia may seem a bit unusual, but Zheleny Dom is doing exactly that. “We are located in South Russia and the climate here is actually that good that we focus in the coming years to expand in open air.” Speaking is Matirny Anatoily, who is working as the Chief Agronomist with…

Ecuador: Naranjo presents new brand image

"We are finally an 'adult' company", laughs Maryluz Naranjo of Naranjo. 18 years ago, she established the company, and yesterday evening they celebrated this anniversary with the presentation of their new brand image. Maryluz After a brief history of this Ecuadorian rose farm, that was presented by Maryluz and her husband Carlos Gomez…

Alma’s journey to 'Best in Show'

At the SAF Outstanding Varieties competition, Deliflor's chrysanthemum Alma won the prize for 'Best in show'. Once at the convention, it was no picnic. 250+ varieties, from more than 95 companies. Time to check out the story of this prize winning chrysanthemum. Juan David Lecuona, commercial director of Deliflor Latin America,…

#FlowerTributeTour by Flowers of Colombia

Flowers of Colombia have made it their mission to remind us that flowers have a place in our daily lives as a means of self-expression. Flowers of Colombia by Asocolflores, is an invitation to share with the world the best of you (flowers), and the world will give you back its beauty. The #FlowerTributeTour is a…

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Nearly 300 exhibitors see 17,000 guests at Flower Expo Poland

The 3rd edition of the joint event of Flower Expo Poland and Green is Life took place in Warsaw from 6th to 8th of September. The combined fairs are the only complementary event in Poland for the entire flower and garden industry.   Nearly 300 exhibitors from 10 countries took part in the joint fair. Foreign exhibitors represented 97 companies – which…

US: AFE awards more than $42,800 in 2018 scholarships

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has awarded 21 students with scholarships totaling $42,800. Eighty-seven applications were received for this 2018 scholarship cycle. "We had many outstanding students apply for scholarships this year, which is why some scholarships were awarded to two recipients," said Dwight Larimer,…

This photo took 3 months of planning and 5 hours of arranging flowers

“I Bloom For You” is a new photo in my series I Found The Silence. The idea was created in June 2018, and it was followed by 3 months of planning. The main inspiration was to escape beyond the limits of everyday existence, somewhere where a man can be himself. Escape to a place where we meet ourselves in the purest…

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Waterless Internet Flower Packaging wins packaging award

Waterless Internet Flower Packaging, a breakthrough in packaging of Flowers by Uflex, has been announced as Diamond Finalist Winner at the 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation by The Dow Chemical Company (Dow). This award recognizes the packaging industry’s top achievement in innovative packaging…

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UK: Organic grower on an environmental mission

Rosebie, founder and flower farmer at the Real Flower Company, has always had a mission to grow flowers as nature intended. She planted her first rose bushes for cutting in 1992 and is adamant that it is our duty to leave the land we farm and the world around us in a better condition than we found it.…

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Growing peonies in the French sun

At Valentinfleurs the three Valentin brothers grow peonies. My Peony went there to check it out which resulted in some great insight into this originally Dutch horticultural company now turned fully French. Since 2006 they have been growing peonies in as many all natural ways as possible. In the open…

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US (CA): SAF announces winners of Outstanding Varieties Competition

The SAF convention was held last week in Palm Springs CA. The winners of the Outstanding Varieties Competition have now been announced. Click here to see the full list. The judging took place on Wednesday - 9/12, and the winners were announced on Thursday, 9/13 at the convention’s Kick-Off Breakfast. Sun Valley won 12…

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US: Nufarm Edge Rewards Program expands 2019 buying options

Nufarm announces the launch of its 2019 Nufarm Edge Rewards Program, offering turf and ornamental professionals the ability to earn valuable incentives across Nufarm's largest…

#FlowerTributeTour by Flowers of Colombia

Flowers of Colombia have made it their mission to remind us that flowers have a place in our daily lives as a means of self-expression. Flowers of Colombia by Asocolflores, is an invitation to share with the world the best of you (flowers), and the world will give you back its beauty. The #FlowerTributeTour is a…

Garden Media releases 2019 Garden Trends Report

The future for gardening looks joyful and holds a connection to Mother Nature that just may be the saving grace of the planet. This bold prediction comes from Garden Media Group’s 2019 Garden Trends Report:  Rooted Together – Reconnecting with the Natural World . The 18th annual report dives deep into the intrinsic connection people…

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UK: Maximising Christmas sales with visual merchandising

By strategically repositioning your products, evidence shows you can increase sales by 20-25%. Learn more about the power of visual merchandising at the HTA Marketing Forum,…

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Custom-made water carts for quick cut flower transport

Cut flower companies with multiple production locations often choose to have the sorting and processing take place at one central location. To ensure that logistics flows between locations run as quickly and efficiently as possible, Codema has developed special water carts. These carts can be completely…

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Ambassadors say reforms in Ethiopia will attract investors

The reforms underway in Ethiopia would help to create favorable conditions that attract more investors in various areas, resident representatives of various countries said. In an exclusive interview with ENA, Indian, Turkish, Korean, and Swedish Ambassadors to Ethiopia said they are impressed by the recent reforms taken…

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These are the best garden centres in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Garden Centre Association members in Scotland and Northern Ireland are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening on Wednesday, August 29 at Simpsons Garden Centre. In Scotland The Mains of Drum Garden Centre was awarded Garden Centre of the Year in the Garden Centre (GC) category…

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This photo took 3 months of planning and 5 hours of arranging flowers

“I Bloom For You” is a new photo in my series I Found The Silence. The idea was created in June 2018, and it was followed by 3 months of planning. The main inspiration was to escape beyond the limits of everyday existence, somewhere where a man can be himself. Escape to a place where we meet ourselves in the purest…

US: Shirley Lyons named 2018 Tom Butler "Floral Retailer of the Year"

Shirley Lyons, former owner of Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, was the recipient of the fourth annual Tom Butler "Floral Retailer of the Year" Award. Opened in 1973, Dandelions Flowers & Gifts is a first-generation, family-owned floral shop in Eugene, OR with a strong emphasis on customer service and…

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Nearly 300 exhibitors see 17,000 guests at Flower Expo Poland

The 3rd edition of the joint event of Flower Expo Poland and Green is Life took place in Warsaw from 6th to 8th of September. The combined fairs are the only complementary event in Poland for the entire flower and garden industry.   Nearly 300 exhibitors from 10 countries took part in the joint fair. Foreign exhibitors represented 97 companies – which…

Ecuadorian president opens Expo Flor Ecuador

After the special inauguration in the presence of the Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno, Expo Flor Ecuador officially opened the first edition of the show yesterday in the brand new Metropolitan Convention Center of Quito. Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno  In this convention center, the former airport of Quito, over 115 companies, including…

UK: Gin, flowers and Organic September

Organic Blooms held the last of their three Gin & Flowers crowdfunding reward events last Saturday. The weather was kind; the yurt and orchard made an atmospheric setting for progressively liberal measures and increasingly relaxed guests. G&T recommendations were swapped, buckets of gorgeous…

Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture #SSGH18

The 4th edition of the fully booked Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture was organized from 27 August till 7 September 2018. The participants followed lectures, seminars, joined practical case work and visited several companies. The expertise of Wageningen University & Research as ‘the knowledge heart’…

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Vietnam: Dalat Hasfarm opens fourth Hanoi City flower shop

Every year since 1994, Dalat Hasfarm keeps on investing in farms, packing and distribution facilities. With a straight and fast supply chain from farms to shops, they are able to bring every day high quality flowers to the Vietnamese consumers. Now they've added a 14th outlet to their blooming flower…

US (FL): Tecogen adds new service center to support growing fleet in Southeast

Tecogen announces the opening of a new factory service center located in Tampa, Florida. This is the 10th service center for the company and will provide service for Tecogen’s growing fleet of equipment and installations in the Southeast portion of the United States. Tecogen has grown the population of installed systems…

Honduras: Home to one of the largest tropical botanical gardens in the world

Founded in 1925 by the United Fruit Company as the “Lancetilla Agricultural Experimental Station,” a research station dedicated to studying the adaptability and market potential of bananas and plantains, Honduras’s only botanical garden is likely the largest experimental botanical garden in Latin…

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Finding air capacity in the Transatlantic lane

If you have struggled lately to find available air capacity in the Transatlantic lane, you’re not alone. Capacity is hard to find in this lane, and the busiest time of the…

New safety system for CC-trolleys

There will soon be a safety system in the Netherlands with plastic sleeves that will be recommended to all suppliers who stack Danish trolleys. So this will include suppliers from abroad, for example from Germany, who send supplies to the Netherlands. Specialist journalist Katrin Klawitter asked the…

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