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US (AK): Vase life studies in peonies

HortAlaska Peonies posted a copy of a poster completed by a floriculture professor and students a few years ago. They have received a lot of interest in handling practices after flowers are cut.This experiment was designed to help understand best practices. The biggest factor is cold storage. A huge.....

workshop by Georg Lersch

Anthurium in flower arrangements

Flower designer Gregor Lersch gave a five-day seminar to a big group of professional flower artists from June 1st – June 5th. Anthurium cut flower Terrasol played the leading part during those days.At the seminar ‘5 Days and 5 Stories’ Gregor Lersch processed the Anthurium cut flower Terrasol in beautiful.....

June 15, Westport

US (MA): Growing specialty cut flowers for use in floral design

Tour the flower fields and hoophouses at Weatherlow Farms and learn about the ins and outs of growing specialty cut flowers for use in floral design. The workshop will discuss sourcing seeds and plugs, trialing new varieties, harvest and post-harvest tricks for extending vase life, and what fun flowers and.....

DVFlora introduces 20 new spray rose varieties

DVFlora and The Elite Flower officially announced that after 18 long months of planning and testing, they are introducing 20 new Spray Rose varieties to the market.This collection consists of some very popular colors; including a vibrant Orange (Sensation), a Blush/Pink (Phuket), and even a Cream (Sahara.....

Everything's coming up roses for De Ruiter

In recent years, De Ruiter has been hard at work on five red and five pink rose varieties for Africa. The group of red rose varieties has been named The “new” Big Five. Some of these are already known in the market because they're in production or being traded already. The varieties Rhodos, Ever Red and Red.....

Selecta one highlights cut flowers at IFTEX

At the IFTEX Kenya 2017, Selecta one cut flowers business will be presenting highlights of the assortment at Booth C1.12. This time Selecta brings a full range of choices to build and upgrade your programs, including novelties and new varieties ideal for the market, fulfilling grower’s expectations.Pearls:.....

UK: Jane Austen Rose revealed at Chelsea Flower Show

Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton is continuing its bicentenary commemorations with the launch of its very own Jane Austen Rose.The rose, developed by Harkness Roses, was unveiled by Jane Austen’s House Museum ambassador, celebrity gardener, presenter and author Alan Titchmarsh at the Chelsea Flower Show.....

UK: Peony is on the Flower Agenda in June

It’s June, and that means it’s time for the peony. This beauty will be shining in many vases this month, but can also be seen extensively in bridal bouquets and striking centrepieces. Consumers can read all about the peony at Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk. The peony’s originWe have been enjoying the.....

US: How the peony became Indiana's state flower

The peonies seem to be blooming early this year. The showy, fragrant flowers of the peony typically burst their blooms for a few short weeks from late May to early June before the stems droop from the weight of the mammoth flowers.But how did the peony — native to China, not Indiana — get to be the official.....

UK: Dame Judi Dench to baptize rose at Chelsea Flower Show

An apricot rose named after Dame Judi Dench will be launched by a Shropshire grower David Austin Roses at the Chelsea Flower Show.The Albrighton-based nursery will have the screen legend herself at their stand to officially launch the striking new breed.David, who will reveal three new breeds at this year's.....

NL: Paeonia tenuifolia rubra 'Plena' available in winter

Flowering at this time is the Paeonia tenuifolia rubra 'Plena' which is quite an unusual plant. Rijnbeek & Son have been building this stock up over the last few years and have been able to produce substantial levels for the future.Available this winterArno Rijnbeek said “This Paeonia will be available.....

David Austin introduces Vanessa Bell rose

David Austin's new rose, Vanessa Bell, is a free-flowering variety, bearing large clusters of soft yellow blooms, with medium strength green tea fragrance with aspects of lemon.The flower was named for the artist, designer and founder member of the Bloomsbury Group, Vanessa Bell - sister of the writer,.....

The making of Vogue’s anniversary rose

A while back, the editors of Vogue confronted a new version of a familiar challenge: How to celebrate the passage of time without raking tediously over the past? Vogue turns 125 this year, an impressive age for any publication. Was there a way to celebrate the past with something brand-new—an icon of fashion.....

Arend Roses introduces White Soda+ and Lovelace+

Arend Roses will be launching two new large-flowered quality roses in week 21: White Soda+ and Lovelace+ from breeder Dümmen Orange. These novelties will be available on the rose auction clock at Royal FloraHolland flower auction in Aalsmeer from Monday 22 May. White Soda+White Soda+ is pure white and unique.....