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Jürgen von den Driesch, Brandkamp:

"Mixed containers beloved among young generation"

Mixing different plants in one pot. It is a beloved trend among the younger generation in Central and Northern Europe and an upcoming trend in Eastern Europe. This is explained by Jürgen von den Driesch, Sales Manager at German breeder and young plant grower Brandkamp. In 2015, they have put their first so.....

Eryngium ebracteatum: entry for 'Show your Colours' at IPM Essen

This versatile plant is one of the entries for the annual 'Show your Colours' at IPM Essen. The awards will be announced on Thursday January 26th at this premier event for the global plant sector. Rijnbeek & Son Perennial Export BV have entered Eryngium ebracteate var. poterioides which proved to be a.....

Perennial Plant of the Year: Asclepias tuberosa

We previously reported that Asclepias tuberosa is the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year. Now the National Garden Bureau is sharing some more information about this plant."Asclepias tuberosa are butterfly magnets. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a source for the monarch.....

Coleus making a comeback

Coleus are staging a new comeback. New gardeners are discovering coleus for the first time, delighting in how much foliage color this plant provides for the cost. Gone are the days of awkward, lanky plants with ugly, tall flowers. Today’s plants are much better branched, with more intense leaf coloration......

Artificial trees and vertical farms turn Europe’s cities green

Moss-covered boards that absorb city pollution and warehouses where fish and LED-lit lettuce grow side-by-side are helping to reshape the way that urban Europeans live their lives.People in Europe are increasingly living in dense urban spaces where pollution is worsened by the exhaust fumes of lorries that.....
February 1st, 2017

Canada: 2017 Research Conference on Best Management Practices

Best Management Practices, or BMPs, have historically been most closely aligned with pollution control with respect to water. However, the focus of this conference will expand the historical definition to one that also includes floriculture fertility, LED lighting and pest management.Please join us on.....

World Federation of Rose Societies trial winners

'Kordes' garden roses favoured in many regions of the world'

The winners of the rose trials of the World Federation of Rose Societies are announced. In 20 regions spread over 14 countries all over the world, potted and garden rose varieties from different breeders have been trialed. The winners of the awards are listed below. Interesting to notice is the fact that.....

US (NC): Colorful Mirage Salvia trials at Metrolina

At its flower trials in Huntersville, N.C., Metrolina Greenhouses Inc. puts plants through the paces. Dr. Mark Yelanich is the Director of Research, and reports weekly on what's looking good. This November, Dr. Mark wrote about the impressive color on our Mirage Salvia greggii."The perennial salvia we have.....

US: Top perennials from Colorado State University trials

Colorado State University announced its "Top Performer" perennials from its 2016 Flower Trials. According to Dr. James E. Klett in Fort Collins, Colorado, the plants were installed in 2014 and evaluators met and reviewed photos before making their decision."A perennial entry is only considered for the 'Top.....

NL: Dekker Chrysanten has major plans for expansion

Dekker Chrysanten has major plans for expansion in Hensbroek. The company initially requires 5ha of land for the construction of new greenhouses and on the long run more land to add to it. This is evident from project plans that the breeder has submitted to the municipality, so reports the Noord-Hollands.....

Asclepias tuberosa is the new Perennial Plant of the Year

With all the “buzz” about bees and butterflies, the Perennial Plant Association is celebrating a plant known for its ability to support birds and insects, including a beloved North American native butterfly. The Association has just announced Asclepias tuberosa as its 2017 Perennial Plant of the.....

"This rose performs very well in our hot and dry climate."

Rose Society of South Australia names ‘Sunstruck’ rose of the month

The ‘Sunstruck’ rose has been named rose of the month by The Rose Society of South Australia. It is a Hybrid Tea Rose bred by Tom Carruth (USA) in 2004 and released by Weeks Roses in the USA in 2006 as ‘Sunstruck’.Photo by Tony Hanna.This large flowered rose has enormous round petals which create a lovely.....

University of Minnesota's top 10 performing annuals

Annual flowers have long been used to enhance landscapes, improve curb appeal, or simply to provide aesthetic beauty. Their wide variety of color and texture makes annual flowers extremely attractive to consumers; annual flower sales exceed $1.3 billion each year in just the top 15 states (Floriculture Crops.....