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US: Deadline is February 1st for AFE Scholarship applications

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is accepting applications for the Altman Family Scholarship and the Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship. Graduate students who have the skills and passion to become floricultural scientists and educators can receive up to $10,000.The Altman Family Scholarship was established by Ken.....

US: National Garden Bureau's Year of Program goes live

The “Year of the” promotion is ready to help growers, garden retailers (both on-line and brick-and-mortar) and garden communicators encourage consumers to discover and embrace four exciting crops per year. Promotional materials for the four 2018 “Year of the” crops are available now. Resources are available.....

Ultra Violet

Pantone Color of the Year good news for flower business

The Sun Valley Floral Farms welcomes the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year “Ultra Violet.” According to the Pantone Institute, “Ultra Violet is a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us to the future.”Ultra.....

PanAmerican Seed culture page available in multi-language translations

PanAmerican Seed provides new plant culture online in multi-language translations across its wide range of greenhouse products. Beyond accurate and real-time culture details available in English, all PanAmerican Seed GrowerFacts now include translations in Spanish, Dutch, German, French, and Italian. In some.....

UK: Christmas glow at the glasshouse

Don't miss Wisley's magical Christmas Glow illuminations in "the Glasshouse" at RHS Garden Wisley. Returning to Wisley from 1 December 2017 – 3 January 2018, it will bring the winter evenings alive with fantastical giant flowers, dramatic installations and brilliant illuminated trees as you can see in the.....

UK: Earley Ornamentals presents Product Heroes 2018

Predicted to be the winners for 2018, Earley Ornamentals' Product Heroes are those plants that reinforce the current demands of the evolving market and associated trends. This compact commercial collection consists of nine core products, which are available across a broad spectrum of delivery weeks.....

Porta Nova supporting wholesale around Europe

Porta Nova is currently undertaking a widespread promotion campaign aimed at supporting flower wholesalers across Europe. The joint Porta Nova Promotion Days initiative which rolled out in a number of cities across the continent covers various modules with the main objective being to ensure top quality.....

US (CA): Tournament of Roses to be decorated with CA Grown flowers

The motorcycles used during the Tournament of Roses parade by the Pasadena Police Department will be joining Cal Poly Universities and FTD as another certified CA Grown parade entry in 2018.This year’s Cal Poly float is entitled “Dreams Take Flight” and features baby animals flying prop planes amid a.....

Australia: How to bring Plant Life Balance to your nursery

Nurseries around Australia are using eye-catching and creative point of sale displays to prompt customers to think of the role plants play in their homes and to inspire increased sales as part of a new consumer campaign for the industry.The Plant Life Balance campaign has flourished since its October 30.....

February 28 - May 28, Walt Disney World

US (FL): Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival celebrates 25th year

The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will kick off spring at Walt Disney World Resort Feb. 28 and continue through May 28, 2018, with seasonal fun for all. What began in 1994 as a 38-day celebration of Disney-style gardens and topiaries has grown over the years to a 90-day spring.....

US (MI): Spring Meadow Nursery revamps brand identity

December 4, 2017, marks the release of Spring Meadow Nursery’s new logo - the first update in a decade and the most dramatic change in company branding since the Deppe family started the business in 1981.The previous logo consisted of a sprig of three green leaves which represented Spring Meadow Nursery’s.....

US (FL): Annual poinsettia sale as an experiential learning model

Each December, the undergraduate environmental horticulture club in the University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) hosts its highly-anticipated poinsettia sale.This year, the 21st annual poinsettia sale will be Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at.....

BIZZ Holland present at IPM Essen 2018 with 60 participants

60 Dutch companies of the ornamental horticulture sector will come together at the BIZZ Holland stand at the next Internationale Pflanzenmesse (IPM) in Germany (Hall 12, Stand no. 12A20). The event will take place in Essen from 23 to 26 January 2018.Hall 12 is traditionally the Dutch hall for nursery stock.....

Better Christmas ahead for Ethiopian growers

Christmas is an important holiday for many rose growers and for Ethiopian growers, this year will be a better one compared to 2016. "Last year, we have had very cold temperatures - even some frosts - which affected the production and quality of the crop", says John Magara of Roshanara Roses, an Ethiopian.....

US (FL): “Name That Rose” 2017 WF&FSA Show Championship

Last week, Jet Fresh Flower Distributors exhibited at the 2017 WF&FSA Floral Distribution Conference where they hosted the first-ever “Name That Rose” game tournament.The event took place on October 18-20 at the Miami Airport Convention Center in Miami, Fla., in which visitors and exhibitors played the.....

US (OH): Petal It Forward spreads happiness in Columbus

On October 11, Dümmen Orange partnered with Kroger’s Columbus Division and The Gems Group to Petal It Forward in downtown Columbus. The group distributed 700 bouquets to surprised recipients over the lunch hour. With the directive to keep one bouquet for themselves and give the other away, recipients were.....

The secret life of flowers: why we love them and why we need them

Every day jumbo jets filled with nothing but cut flowers fly around the world – fulfilling a global demand for brightly coloured flora to be part of our lives. But why are we so attracted to flowers? And beyond simply being beautiful, what other purposes do flowers serve?According to Dr Tamara Watson from.....

Show some flower love in AFE’s new video contest

A new video contest has been launched encouraging people to showcase their love of flowers, with a grand prize of $4,000.Funded by the Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF) and sponsored by Asocolflores, the 2017 #FlowerLoveVideoContest aims to inspire creative videos from anyone and everyone who loves.....

Costa Farms’ Mike Rimland appointed as AIPH IGOTY judge

Following up on its 2016 International Grower of the Year award, Costa Farms announces the appointment of Mike Rimland to serve a three-year term as a judge to the International Association of Horticultural Producers’ (AIPH) International Grower of the Year award panel. Rimland will be working with other top.....

UK: Programme update for HTA Marketing Forum

With less than a month to go to the HTA Marketing Forum, now is the time to sign up. This annual one-day event, aimed at all those involved in marketing and public relations in the garden industry, takes place at Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire on 15 November.Additions to the programme.....

US: Floralife introduces “You Can Cut Time…Instead of Flowers” campaign

Floralife introduces a new video, “You Can Cut Time…Instead of Flowers” as part of a campaign that highlights the effectiveness of its Express technology for storage and transportation. The technology, which allows fresh-cut flowers to be fed and fully hydrated without ever having to recut the stems, reduces.....

UK: Repotting the New Covent Garden Market

Filmed over three weeks, Repotting the Flower Market tells the story of the move of an icon to its new home. Follow the journey of the incredible traders, florists and customers as they share their feelings, memories and hopes for the future of this very special market.Source: New Covent Garden Market

1-800-Flower.com now available via the Google Assistant

1-800-Flowers.com announced that customers can soon enjoy the ease and convenience of ordering floral gifts, and select gourmet food offerings, directly via the Google Assistant. A quick menu of gifting categories allows on-the-go customers to select gifts and place orders, for delivery nationwide, using the.....

"Grandparents Day 2017: a sustainable success in Europe"

On Sunday October 1st, Grandparents Day was celebrated in the Netherlands. Grandparents Day is a special holiday that allows generations to meet and learn from each other and honours grandmas and granddads.Grandchildren and grandparents plant flower bulbs in Rome’s Viale Tiziano gardens. Jaime de Bourbon.....

Bloomtube

Dutch florists celebrate autumn 'Rebel' style

Floral Inspiration platform Bloomtube presents a series of autumn trends, guided by an extensive step-by-step series of bouquet ideas. These trends are inspired by Bloemen Bureau Holland (Flower Council Holland), a sector funded organization promoting flowers and plants."In times when tensions are rising and.....