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Japan: Fukushima foster parents of “Miracle Hydrangea” get togetherOn September 27, foster parents of the “Miracle Hydrangea” had a get-together in Kitanakagusuku Village in Okinawa.The “Miracle Hygrangea” was found at the bottom of the Fujinuma Lake in Naganuma, Sukagawa City in Fukushima Prefecture that had collapsed during the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.Foster.....
A closer look at ice cube irrigation in potted phalaenopsisPhalaenopsis orchids are an increasingly popular potted house plant in the United States. New cultivars have a long display life in home environments, but these epiphytes are often overirrigated by consumers. Irrigating potted Phalaenopsis orchids weekly with ice cubes has been recommended as a simple.....
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.....
Cyclamen: November Houseplant of the MonthThanks to its white and brightly coloured flowers, Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) is the ideal plant to combat the dark day blues. It may look delicate, but it’s a strong bloomer that emerges from a sturdy corm. It offers all sorts of excitements. The green leaves grow in a rosette, are heart-shaped and often.....
Considerations for fine-tuning your fertilizer programHow do you typically fertilize floriculture crops in your greenhouse? Based on how the plant performs? Maybe based on recommendations from your consultant or supplier? Do you do it the way it’s always been done? Do you know why it was always done that way?We know from a few studies that floriculture crops.....
Miniplanten.nl starts supply platform for day to day tradeConsumers throughout Europe show a growing interest in mini plants. Retailers in living green love to play into this. The Dutch supply and assortment of mini plants has grown strongly, but bringing together supply and demand is relatively complex and time consuming for wholesale.Miniplanten.nl offers a.....
CosMic Plants decorates meeting between Prince Harry and Melania TrumpDuring the Invictus Games, which was held in Toronto, Prince Harry met with U.S. First Lady, Melania Trump. For CosMic Plants, the meeting was a very special one. "We were honored to see our orchids as floral décor at the meeting," Mike van Steekelenburg of CosMic Plants commented. "The elegant white.....
In search of a transportation proof PoinsettiaPoinsettia breeders in Germany and Holland are constantly improving plant quality and durability by looking at ways in which to strengthen these seasonal hybrid plants to better withstand transportation. Transportation is one of the main causes of the poinsettia plant’s failure to thrive.PoinsettiaPoinsettia.....
And the air purifying or waste processing champion is…Plants are capable of absorbing volatile organic compounds and converting them into nutrients. It has long been known that plants can adsorb substances with the pores on their leaves. In recent years, however, research has increasingly been focusing on the wondrous workings of plant components below ground......
AgroSci introduces preassembled green wall system for office and homeJust add water and electricity. That’s how easy it is to install AgroSci’s new preassembled Aerogation Green Wall that cleans air 24/7.AgroSci CEO Chris Pianta said the company is introducing the new product to meet the growing demand for a basic, no-frills, easy-to-install green wall. The 48 inch.....
Marleen Zeeman, Airplantshop:
Air plants: small but good niche productYou need to have a niche, something that you're enthusiastic about, work hard at it to make it a success. Those first conditions - that niche, enthusiasm and hard work - have been done, and you could cautiously say so has the last, the success. This was said by Marleen Zeeman, who went live with the webshop.....
Chuck Pavlich, Terra Nova Nurseries:
Attracting pollinators is good, but plants should do moreHaving a pollinator friendly garden is becoming a serious trend among end consumers and the demand for the so-called pollinator friendly plants is therefore high. Adapting to the trend alone does not suffice anymore and standing out seems to be key. At the Cultivate'17 in Columbus (OH) in the USA, a new.....