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Impression second edition Flower Logistics Africa (FLA) and Perishable Logistics Africa (PLA)

The second edition of the Flower Logistics Africa (FLA) and Perishable Logistics Africa (PLA) was held on the 22nd and 23rd November respectively at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi. The event brought together players in the horticulture industry value chain including growers, exporters, freight forwarders,.....

US: Invincibelle Wee White hydrangea wins Green Thumb Award

The Direct Gardening Association (formerly called the Mailorder Gardening Association) has given the Proven Winners Invincibelle Wee White hydrangea a 2018 Green Thumb Award for best new plant in the plants, bulbs and seeds division.The Invincibelle Wee White hydrangea is a smooth hydrangea (H. arborescens.....

Beekenkamp Poinsettia Trials

Twinkle, twinkle, superstars

In the afternoons of 8th and 9th, 15th and 16th of November, Beekenkamp opens their doors to show the full range of Poinsettias. During the Poinsettia Trials they show their existing, pre-commercial and competitor varieties. Beekenkamp has been a breeder and propagator of Poinsettias for years. During these.....

NL: OK Plant extends product line Little Kolibri Orchids

This season the Little Kolibri Orchids nursery introduces Fountain as their latest addition to the 9 cm product line.Two years ago, OK Plant introduced the new look of the orchid line in 9 cm pots. As a result, the brand Little Kolibri Orchids, as a top of the line brand for retail and retail trade, has been.....

Germany: New products for bedding and balcony inspected

The State Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Gartenbau (LVG) (Horticultural Teaching and Experimental Institute) in Heidelberg is also known for the inspection of new bedding and balcony plants. Different criteria are included in the evaluation of ornamental plants. Here is a selection of the varieties tested......

'Blonde bombshell' joins Concept Plants

Concept Plants is now the management agent for Platinum Blonde Lavender. The foliage is silver with a clear, yellow border. This combines very nicely with the bright blue flowers. Platinum Blonde flowers in summer and stays compact with its height of 40-50 cm and width of 50 cm.Pictured with this perennial.....

"Carex ‘Feather Falls’ is a jack of all trades"

An ornamental grass that has the beauty and the strength is not something you see every day. Nonetheless, it does occasionally cross your path. Carex ‘Feather Falls’ has wonderful ornamental value, is heat-tolerant and withstands even the coldest winters. It is therefore no surprise that this variety is.....

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.....