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AU: Putting a price on green space in urban development

How do you quantify all the benefits of green space when planning a development site, to offset against the cost of buying and maintaining the plants?A new project co-funded by a developer, CSIRO, Hort Innovation and funds from the nursery levy, aims to find out what information on existing green space and.....

Are company gardens the new what's next?

Edging out traditional team-building events and happiness-quotient consultants, company gardens are the new eco-friendly work-endorsed health advantage.Studies confirm that employees who interact directly with live plants report lower stress levels and exhibit higher mental acuity. Can company gardens really.....

Aris 2017-18 Green Leaf Plants catalog offers 800 varieties

In Aris' Green Leaf Plants 2017-18 catalog, 99 new or recently introduced selections have been added, featuring genetics from their global network of breeders. The extensive Dianthus offering now includes an even greater choice of varieties, colors, patterns and flower forms.With 8 cell sizes to choose from,.....

Ball Seed organizes garden mums by color in new catalog

Ball Seed has released its most recent Ball Mums catalog for the 2018 growing season. It is the first full garden mums catalog since 2015. This edition is organized by color for quick reference. Habit, timing, bloom date and more is also provided for each variety.The expanding team behind Ball Mums is led by.....

US: Allium 'Millenium' is the 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year

The Perennial Plant Association has awarded the title Perennial Plant of the Year 2018 to Allium ‘Millenium’. This herbaceous perennial, relative to the common onion, is a workhorse of the late summer garden. Bred by Mark McDonough, horticulture researcher from Massachusetts, ‘Millenium’ was introduced.....

Australis 2020 International Garden Festival One Step Closer

In an exciting development for Australian Garden Tourism, Australis 2020 is one step closer. The Association of International Horticulture Producers (AIPH) executive, following their 69th Annual Congress in Taipei, Taiwan, met with Australian Federal and State Government MP’s, Australis 2020 and Australian.....

decorations at FleurAmour 2017 by Angelica Lacarbonara

Vivaldi in flowers

The theme for the 2017 edition of FleurAmour Passion for Flowers flower design event was ‘Culture’. Participating florists created floral expressions with an eye to different worldviews, ways of life, values, customs and traditions. The event is traditionally held at the Commandery of Alden Biesen and.....

Four Colombian growers launch 'Tropiflowers Group'

Tropiflowers Group is the consortium of Colombian tropical flower companies, made up of Artropica, Follajes La Ilusión, Inversiones Napy and Palmitropicales. With experience in the international market, they have united their capacity and experience to offer fresh tropical flowers and foliage until delivery.....

US: ‘Mesa de Maya’ Best in Show at Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase

An expert panel of judges selected Mesa de Maya Southwest Oak (Quercus x undulate ‘Mesa de Maya’) as the Best in Show winner at the 2017 Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase. The New Varieties Showcase is one of the premier forecasts for new plant material that will impact the horticulture industry in coming.....

UK: Accolades for Baptisia ‘Vanilla Cream’ at Four Oaks

The perennial 'Vanilla Cream' was highly commended at the Four Oaks Awards presentation last week. Grown by Boskoop-based Rijnbeek & Son, the judges commented “The structure & colour is unique.”The plant is pictured here at the show which was the 47th edition of this event, held in Cheshire.For more.....

The making of an Oudolf meadow

The Delaware Botanic Garden at Pepper Creek (DBG) isn’t even open to the public yet, but it has already put itself on the map. Renowned landscape designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf has designed a meadow for the nascent garden on Delaware’s Eastern Shore. The meadow will be a centerpiece of the gardens, and.....

Four months to go till IPM Dubai

In four months the leading trade fair for the horticulture in the United Arab Emirates - IPM DUBAI - will take place in the Dubai World Trade Center from December 5 to 7, 2017. The fair, to be held in the International Plants Expo Middle East, opens its door for the twelfth time.UAE Market DevelopmentOne of.....

Naivasha Horticultural Fair hopes to attract small scale growers

Naivasha Horticultural Fair will be held this Friday 15th and Saturday 16th in Naivasha Kenya. The Fair has consistently grown in size since its inception some 15 years ago and is now the most important Technical Fair in East Africa."We hope this year's addition will attract more small scale farmers", says.....

Kenyan rose to conquer the Russian market

The number of Kenyan companies at the exhibition FlowersExpo'2017 in the new season has increased significantly. This is explained by the attractiveness of the Russian flower market and the desire of the participants to communicate directly with their Russian partners and consumers.The import of roses from.....