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US: Weeks Roses introduces seven new rose varieties

For Spring 2017, Weeks Roses is introducing seven new roses to its extensive line of garden roses. The new rose varieties for 2017 and many other roses grown by Weeks Roses in California are available at garden centers and select mail order vendors nationwide.“Weeks Roses has built a reputation and a strong.....

Valentine's stampede at Dutch cash and carry

VIDEO Everything was so peaceful and quiet. Till the doors opened... In this video below, you can see how a Dutch cash and carry is being flooded by florists earlier this week, in the run up to Valentine's Day. And of course, the red roses were in high demand. This video was posted on Twitter by Linda van der Slot.....

"Your roses deserve good food onboard"

VIDEO It is Valentine's Day and the majority of the roses have probably traveled many miles to be on time at the flower shop. In this less than two-minute video below, UFO Supplies shows the journey of red roses from Quito, Ecuador, to the FloraHolland auction in the Netherlands, ending up in a flower shop in.....

Will there be enough roses from La Trinidad on Valentine's Day?

This is the time of the year when income of flower growers in Barangay Bahong, La Trinidad, Benguet is expected to rise, but they have bad weather to deal with.Flower grower Jacqueline Tamayen said extreme cold weather affected the growth of their roses. The temperature in their area was between 11 to 14.....

United Selections

Madam Red brightening the Valentine Mood

VIDEO Valentine Season is not complete without red roses gracing the occasion. In this short video below, you can see how a florist is using the Madam Red of United Selections in a Valentine's bouquet.Other varieties from United Selections gracing this Valentine season are; Red Torch, Upper Class, Mustang, and Red.....

American Garden Rose Selections winners named

The American Garden Rose Selections program recently announced winning varieties for 2017.For many decades, the All-American Rose Selection trials had been the national selections program, said LSU AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings, but as of last year they ceased to exist.“With AARS gone, we were without.....

New Zealand: Hayward College honoured with rose

It's 25 years since Queen Mary maternity hospital was revamped as Hayward College, a residential college for 162 University of Otago students.The college was named after brother and sister Jock and Vera Hayward, in recognition of their contribution to health and education in New Zealand. Mr Hayward was.....

Japanese, Dutch flowers on show in Dubai

The second Japanese Flower Exhibition or Hanami 2017 opened in Dubai on Thursday. Manohar Gidwani, owner of Al Lokrit International and organiser of the event, said some 60 varieties of Japanese flowers will be exhibited in a 12,000-sq-ft exhibition hall where cut cherry blossoms, cut flowers — mainly.....

India: Rainfall leads to higher prices for Valentine's roses

Roses are grown nearly in 250 hectares in and around Bengaluru, including Hosakote, Anekal, Mandur and other places.Every day, around 1,500,000 stems are sent to national and global markets, including Gulf countries, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. On Valentine’s Day, more than 2,500,000 rose.....

India: Flower show with rare roses draws crowds

The flower show, ‘Thiruvalla Pushpamela-2017,’ organised by the Thiruvalla Horticulture Development Society at the Municipal Stadium near the private bus stand in Thiruvalla, started drawing crowds from different parts of the district from Tuesday.The flower show was inaugurated by Rajya Sabha Deputy.....

Dillewijn Zwapak at the IPM Essen:

A foil sleeve that feels like paper

Dillewijn Zwapak's range of new products were situated with the new collections at the IPM Essen, last week.Dillewijn Zwapak, presenting at the fair together with subsidiary Vaselife. From left to right: Lyana Odinokaja, Christel Reterink, Marleen van Dulm and Anna Wagner.The successful Roll 'n Go (flower.....

Red Torch to be introduced at FloraHolland

Alpha Flora will be introducing Red Torch this week on Wednesday the 25th of January. Red Torch is a red rose variety with a big bud size, bright color, long vase life, and excellent on transportability.The variety will be available to the market as per the specifications below;VBN Code: 116360Length: 50 –.....

Annual Valentine rose test at OZ Export

It is a kind of tradition at OZ Export to test all the Ecuadorian red roses for Valentine’s Day. Every rose is different and every grower is different. Not every Freedom Rose has the quality florists and consumers expect. OZ Export can inform you about the best quality roses, and inspire you with new and.....

Dekker Chrysanten introduces Sunspot

Sunspot is a spray chrysanthemum with orange fringed petals. It has a sunny and unique appearance. "A beautiful spray which will remind you of the sun and therefore it has certainly earned its name 'Sunspot'," as the breeder describes it.Sunspot will be supplied by van Wordragen with 7000 stems a week at.....