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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.....

The Flows!

Interplant introduces new roses with ruffled petals

After thousands of crossings and 25 years of experimenting, Interplant has succeeded in creating a new type of rose family that goes beyond the traditional rose: The Flows! Flow Roses are bred exclusively by Interplant. The chosen varietal name, Flow, alludes to the very special and unique flower shape with.....
FloraLife

Crowning Glory to boost Vase Life Hydrangeas

FloraLife conducted an experiment at a farm in Colombia to test the spray effects of its product FloraLife Crowning Glory on the Vase Life of Hydrangeas. The flowers were harvested early in the morning and brought to the postharvest room. Flowers were hydrated for 24 hours at temperature around 15° C in the.....

Greffe de Vie rose is now named Belles Rives

The fragrant rose ‘Greffe de Vie’ at Parfum Flower Company will be called ‘Belles Rives’ from this month onwards. The rose is named after the famous luxury hotel on the French Côte d’Azur.The purple rose ‘Belles Rives’ is part of the Meilland Jardin & Perfume collection, a range of deliciously smelling.....

Flowers of Colombia: new brand that will identify Asocolflores and its members

The Colombian Association of Flower Exporters (ASOCOLFLORES) will introduce today its brand “Flowers of Colombia”, which will be used to position Colombian flowers abroad. The new brand will be unveiled in Bogotá at Proflora 2017, one of the world's largest flower trade show. Festive launch of the new brand,.....

Kenya: Fewer, but more valuable flowers exported

The quantity of cut-flower horticultural exports from Kenya reduced from 15,518.63 MT in May 2017 to 12,335.82 MT in June 2017 while the value of exports decreased from KSh 7,522.23 million to KSh 6,280.96 million during the period. This is shown by the leading economic indicators, published by the Kenyan.....

New gypsophila post-harvest solution from Chrysal:

"Better shelf life, bigger and whiter flowers"

Starting off with a very small cultivation acreage, Gypsophila as a crop, has gained prominence in Kenya over the last 5 years. Currently, the crop is being cultivated on an acreage of 180 to 200 ha in Kenya and is still growing. Due to this increased production, Chrysal developed a strategy to support the.....

UK: Dianthus Rockin' Red Wins Four Oaks Award

This dynamite new perennial was recognized as Best Plant Introduction Nursery Stock.Dianthus Rockin’ Red has won the award for Best Plant Introduction Nursery Stock at the 2017 Four Oaks Trade Show. Four Oaks is a commercial horticultural show now in its 48th year. The venue is a 23-acre nursery site in.....

Silk waxed roses: better than fresh?

Primera Fashion Flowers knows the power of details. Director Gerco de Mooij: “Silk waxed roses are perfect for bridal work. They are also amazingly decorative in different designs leading up to Advent and Christmas. This stunning product boasts the beauty of fresh roses, while its looks can be tailored to.....

Jos van Vlimmeren, Sunlife Flowers

Sunflowers stand or fall with the weather

It hasn't been an easy season for the sunflower growers. "You are very dependent on the weather in this cultivation," says Jos van Vlimmeren of Sunlife Flowers, "and I think it's getting worse. This season started very cold. At the end of spring it got hot and we had to water day and night, the summer itself.....

NL: Schiphol and growers welcome travellers with anthuriums

Thousands of returning holiday makers were welcomed home with a bunch of heart shaped anthuriums at Schiphol airport. This stunt is a Schiphol initiative in collaboration with the Dutch anthurium growers. The floral reception on the 24 and 25 August thanks the travellers for visiting the Amsterdam Airport.....

MPS introduces new uniform vignette

The new uniform MPS-vignette was launched on August 23, during the 35th edition of Plantarium, the trade fair for arboriculture. The launch was organised in the stand of MPS, the leading global organisation for sustainability certification. The introduction of the MPS-vignette is supported by the launch of.....

Kenya: New rose introductions from Tambuzi

Over the last year, the Tambuzi farm has added some new and exciting varieties to their collection. These varieties are now being grown in Nanyuki and the Timau areas in Kenya, each at the altitude they do best. Arnold Wittkamp of Parfum Flower Company takes a look at what's new.Alabaster"We found this.....

NL: Floral design teacher Sara Lisa on Red Naomi

You might know her as one of the most celebrated floral-design teachers of present times. You might also know her for amazing floral works that are not only a blend of art and beauty, but also always succeed in evoking feelings of awe. But did you know that her love and passion for flowers and floristry.....