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Rolling Stones keyboardist grows rock-inspired orchid

What do rock stars do when they are not on tour? They grow plants, of course.And so it is with the Rolling Stones’ longtime keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who has been with the band for 35 years. Not only does he maintain an award-winning sustainable 2,500 acre tree farm in Georgia with his artist wife, Rose.....

by Josh Henry and Brian E. Whipker

Lower leaf necrotic spotting in St. John’s Wort

Low substrate pH can lead to symptom development on the lower leaves of sensitive species. On St. John’s Wort, these symptoms included a dark necrotic spotting, marginal bronzing, and tip necrosis in advanced cases.by Josh Henry (graduate student in floriculture) and Brian E. Whipker (Professor of.....

US: Stinky orchid shuts down Smithsonian greenhouse

A specimen of Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis was donated to the Smithsonian Gardens last July. Charmed by its pendant glossy leaves and their resemblance to a beaver’s tail, donors Lynn Cook and Troy Ray of Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, dubbed it ‘Bucky;’ a name that lives on among Smithsonian horticulturalists now.....

PanAmerican Seed to double ornamental pot plant offer

Ex-Plant has more than 20 years of experience in the innovative breeding of Capsicum, Solanum and Exacum. The Danish company Ex-Plant was acquired by PanAmerican Seed in January and now they can reveal the product line-up – providing customers with a taste of the future for the pot plants sector.Pot Plants.....

NL: Tree nursery Bremmer in the spotlight

‘Bremmer boomkwekerijen’ is grower of the month April. The nursery is a real family business whose roots go back to Hazerswoude in the year 1929. Founder Cor Bremmer began that year with growing roses. In the 60s, his son Paul started his own company in Waddinxveen. His brothers Piet and Jaap also bought.....

Elstgeest Potplanten, Cool Clover

Trifolium to conquer the European market

Hundreds of thousands are sold in Scandinavia, but not so in the Netherlands. That is, until recently, because last year Dutch grower Elstgeest Potplanten started producing Trifolium; clovers, in other words. The green variety is well-known, but the interesting thing is that it's also available in red,.....

Germany: Promenaea Sunlight season kicked off at Klusmann

Spring is coming and yellow colored orchids are becoming more popular for consumers. Promenaea ‘Sunlight’ is offering good value for indoor and outdoor table decorations with its compact habitus and numerous flowers. Promenaea ‘Sunlight’ can be placed outside at a well shaded place at temperatures above.....

Aeschynanthus grower Jakob Christensen, Fashion Flowers

Niche products on the rise

"People talk about the beauty of niche plants, but in the end they choose a plant they are familiar with." According to Danish aeschynanthus grower Jakob Christensen of Fashion Flowers, this used to be the trend, but fortunately, he now sees a bit of a change. "Compared to last year, we have had a good first.....

Canada: Florist sells plants from Elton John’s dressing room

A downtown florist is selling living mementos of Elton John’s sold-out concerts in Victoria last weekend.Potted ficus and palm trees from the legendary rocker’s dressing rooms are at Brown’s The Florist on Fort Street. They were rented for his concert nights on Saturday and Sunday. Rentals cost about a third.....

"Most ornamental plants in garden centres unattractive to pollinators"

Gardeners and park managers seeking to support biodiversity in urban areas often plant ornamentals attractive to flower-visiting insects. There is a huge diversity of garden plant varieties, and some recommendations are available as to which are attractive to insects. However, these are largely not based on.....

White Magic plus Aqua Magic is triple magic

Mix it with sibling ‘White Magic’ and you’ll have a combination that’s greater than the sum of its parts.One and one is two, however in a rare occasion it simply outdoes the math, such as with muscari ‘Aqua Magic’. This blue muscari is perfect to be cultivated on its own. Put it together though with its.....

There's a bromeliad for everyone

The bromeliad is houseplant of the month March, a good time to highlight the largest bromeliad supplier and long-term partner from OZ Planten: Bromelia Specialist. Bromelia Specialist has a market share in turnover of 48% in Europe and is one of the largest providers of bromeliads.Bromelia Specialist is the.....