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Florists wanted for British Flowers Week photoshoot

New Covent Garden Market, the team behind British Flowers Week, are launching a competition to find five fantastic florists with front page grabbing designs to be the stars of this year’s British Flowers Week photoshoot.The five featured florists, to be chosen by an expert panel of judges, will each create.....

17-22 April

Greenn organizes new market study trip to Iran

After years of boycotts the international sanctions against Iran were lifted at the beginning of 2016. Iran is one of the richest countries in the world and with about 80 million inhabitants (of which 10 million live in Tehran), it is a country with potential. The ornamentals market in Iran has largely been.....

Lilli shines in Swiss 5-star hotel

In the heart of the city of Zurich, lies the Baur au Lac hotel. Placed within its very own private park overlooking the breathtaking Lake Zurich and Swiss Alps, it is one of the world’s top luxury hotels. The one hundred and twenty rooms and suites offer a warmth and personal ambiance with the highest.....

The Bouqs Company raises $24 million

The Bouqs Company, an online floral retailer that delivers flowers fresh from eco-friendly, sustainable farms around the world to doorsteps nationwide, has announced a $24M Series C funding round led by new investor Partech Ventures. This investment brings the total raised by the company to over $43M since.....

Porta Nova makes for remarkable wedding decorations

Early February, a few days before Valentine’s Day, floral designer Angelica Larcabona will be in the beautiful Italian town of Rovigo inspiring other florists with her signature arrangements. Projects in her demonstrations will also include bouquets highlighted by single flowers; and Angelica’s flower of.....

Steef Gerichhausen, Kwekerij Kamervoort

NL: Energy savings due to climate station on greenhouse roof

Amaryllis cultivation requires both heat and cooling. At the Dutch Kwekerij Kamervoort the heat is provided by a gas boiler with a condenser. The condenser extracts all heat from the boiler’s combustion gases. In the summer cooling is very efficiently handled using a heat pump. This is how Steef Gerichhausen.....

WPS delivery system

Danish grower PKM invests in efficiency, peace of mind

Danish company Gartneriet PKM is one of the market leaders in the production of Campanula and invests in efficiency and peace of mind. PKM focuses on sizeable labor savings, faster response times to market and tranquility in the workplace. In collaboration with WPS a delivery system was designed that meets.....

Photo Report: Hardware meets fresh at new trade fair Floradecora

PHOTO REPORT The first edition of the new trade fair Floradecora has come to an end. With this trade fair, that was held concurrent with Christmasworld, a link has been made between hardware and fresh and offered over 60 participating ornamental companies the opportunity to enter new businesses and directly do business......

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.....

Leading growers join ‘FlowerSensation’

Florist pavillion at Nordic Flower Expo is coming together

Shortly after the introduction, it appears that the new set up of the FlowerSensation pavillion at the Nordic Flower Expo is very appealing. At this moment thirteen growers have applied and ten have an option at a place within the floral presentation. The Nordic Flower Expo will be held from 21-23 March 2017.....

Meet & Greet at Hoven & De Mooij:

Owner Bloomingdale Roses visits Netherlands to introduce new rose

On Wednesday morning, January 18, about 150 to 200 people found their way to the presentation area of Hoven & De Mooij in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands. Bunty Shah, the man behind the Kenyan nursery Bloomingdale Roses (currently 38 hectares), was present at a Meet & Greet and to introduce his newest.....

in collaboration with Martin Groen

Flower Circus in Moscow again

Last week the Flower Circus was in Moscow again for another flower show. This time Martin Groen was the ‘flower magician’ in charge of the show. Martin Groen is a multiple Dutch champion who has had the honor of doing the flower decorations for four royal weddings. So it’s not surprising that florists.....

Dutch tulip production to surpass 2 billion this year

Recent data from the trade association KAVB shows that the production of tulips in the Netherlands will surpass the 2 billion mark this year. Last year production came to 1.9 billion cut tulips with an export value of 250 million euros. Next to that there are also the tulip bulbs sold for use in gardens and.....

NL: Dutch Flower Group adds 10,000 m2 of cold store

A 4% turnover increase in 2016. With its 30 independent trading companies in flowers, bouquets, plants and decorative greenery, Dutch Flower Group (DFG) is continuing to grow, in line with recent years. With this growth, occurring with both large-scale retail clients (supermarkets, chain stores) and.....