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NL: New online auction set to start

Every Dutch village used to have its own auction in the past. Over the years, the number of auctions gradually decreased, which resulted in just a few auctions in the country. Nowadays, this process seems to be taking a turn - online. You might be familiar with (Royal FloraHolland and.....

Chrysanthemum companies visit Polish market

At the start of July, Dekker Chrysanten, Van Helvoort Chrysanten and Mans Flowers visited markets in three cities in Poland together. Dekker brought the new variety Kennedy, VHC a large package of Santini varieties and Mans Flowers brought their Germini assortment. The growers aim for a close collaboration.....

UK: Bradley florist urges people to buy British

A Bradley based artisan florist is marking this week's British Flowers Week by urging people to buy home grown blooms.And, Susan Dobson, of The Yorkshire Dales Flower Company, will be offering discounts for her autumn workshop on bookings placed before the week is out.Her workshops, which take place at her.....

Who will be the next winner of the Wim Hazelaar Trophy?

The first edition was held in November 2016. Karin Pasman received the Mobach Wim Hazelaar Trophy out of the hands of Ruud Hazelaar. She was the first winner of the competition, organised during the International Floriculture and Horticulture Trade Fair. The question is who will be her successor, as the.....

Flower delivery blossoms in the Philippines

Already being in the flower delivery industry for 10 years, FG Davao had been a witness of the different types of love stories blossoming and withering and blossoming again, not just in the city but as well as other parts of the country.Starting out as an online business on Friendster in 2007, FG Davao was a.....

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 12-18

UK: ‘Flowers for Hope Week’ in memory of Jane Packer

Internationally renowned and pioneer florist, Jane Packer, sadly passed away from a brain tumour in 2011.This is your chance to engage in a nationwide fundraising campaign to find a cure for this devastating disease and support the charity, Brain Tumour Research whilst celebrating the creativity of the.....

September 18, Brisbane

Australian Flower Festival announced

The inaugural Australian Flower Festival is being held in Brisbane on Monday 18th September to coincide with Australian Flowers Week (16-24 September). The festival is expected to attract over 250 professional florists and will also open some areas, such as the floristry competition and demonstration areas,.....

US (CA): Rene Van Wingerden wins CCFC Floral Design Challenge

Rene Van Wingerden of Ocean Breeze Floral Farms won this year’s Floral Design Challenge. Hosted by the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC), the Floral Design Challenge was created to engage California lawmakers to help raise the profile of California’s flower farmers in Sacramento and to help kickoff.....

How flowers inspire fashion

Flowers follow, compliment and inspire fashion and vice versa. We see runways filled with fresh flowers for fashion shows, who can forget Christian Dior’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Couture show with the walls of entire rooms lined with fresh flowers. Or the beautiful runway decorated with wild flowers by Adelaide.....

more people turned retail florists

US: Consumers spent more on floral Mother’s Day gifts this year

Feeling good about Mother’s Day? You’re probably not alone. About 35 percent of Americans reported buying fresh flowers and plants as Mother’s Day gifts this year. That figure is in line with 2015 results and comes from a new Society of American Florists-commissioned survey from Ipsos Public Affairs, which.....