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Australia: Champions of climate change create greener cities

Around 100 plant species have been identified as the champions of climate change under a $10 million, five-year joint research project.Funded under the Hort Innovation Green Cities Fund, and in partnership with Macquarie University, Western Sydney University (WSU) and the NSW Office of Heritage and the.....

October 17, Oxfordshire

UK: Develop your marketing strategies with the HTA Marketing Forum

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) Marketing Forum will take place on Wednesday 17 October 2018 at Horticulture House in Oxfordshire. HTA Marketing Forum has brought together speakers from inside and outside of the industry, aiming itself at all those involved in marketing and public relations in the.....

"Russian customers are always looking for new colors and varieties"

From the 11th till the 13th of September Schneider youngplants, jointly with its Russian partner company Rassada, will be present at the Flowers Expo taking place in the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center in Moscow. The Flowers Expo is the largest international Trade Fair organized in Russia and it.....

Dutch auction offers live video of plant clocks

To get an even better image of the product being presented at the Royal FloraHolland plant clocks in Aalsmeer and Naaldwijk, you can watch the Live Stream Video. This service is provided free of charge.You can bid from your own workstation on the widest assortment of flowers and plants at all Royal.....

"Price groups save growers a lot of time"

During the summer weeks, the first growers were introduced to a new function within Floriday: the price groups. Many plant growers are currently spending a great deal of time filling in weekly lists for customers and keeping them up to date. This is a time-consuming weekly chore.From 80 weekly lists to 4.....

Parkinson’s Disease and a tulip

If you were to see a yellow ribbon logo, you’d think of supporting our troops. A pink ribbon is associated with supporting breast cancer awareness. But a tulip?Ah, the tulip. Several years ago, the red tulip was adopted by the global Parkinson’s community to bring awareness to the disease.The red tulip, with.....

Houseplants of the Month for 2019 announced

Thejoyofplants.co.uk will be putting a selected houseplant, or group of houseplants, in the spotlight every month again in 2019. The specially produced photography will also take into account the style trends for 2019. The images and the texts created for the consumer will also link up with the new growth.....

UK: Readyhedge set to show at Four Oaks

Readyhedge have confirmed their plans to exhibit at Four Oaks next month for the second year running.The Sales team commented: “It is exciting to be going back to the Four Oaks Show and to follow up on the success of last year's show for us. This year we will be showing our customisable POS boards which we.....

UK: Flower Council of Holland nominated for BFA industry award

The Flower Council of Holland has been nominated for a BFA Industry Award for the Floristry Service Provider of the Year category.The Flower Council have been promoting the industry, and inspiring consumers through on-trend content, campaigns, and consumer PR activities to make sure that flowers and plants.....

Van Egmond Lisianthus wins audience award Flower Parade Rijnsburg

Just like previous years, Van Egmond Lisianthus participated at the Flower Parade in Rijnsburg. Their float was made resembling the North Pole and was filled with some of the most beautiful Lisianthus flowers. This year the float won the audience award for best float. Also, the jury gave them a silver medal.....

David Austin Roses:

From traditional to contemporary

Floral reporter, Bruce Wright, joined the world’s floral elite at this year’s symposium of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). He witnessed at first hand three very different design styles using David Austin roses. Here we learn more as he paints a picture of his experience at this annual.....

CAN (ON): Sunflower grower welcomes selfie-takers

Unlike Ontario sunflower fields that have closed, Steve Kustermans' is rolling out the welcome mat.Kustermans' blossoming interest in the sunflower is all business. He's planted thousands of them at his family farm west of London, not as food, but as the backdrop to the perfect selfie.The picturesque flowers.....

Scottish flower grower starts marketing campaign

Gordon Castle in Fochabers, which grows more than 50 varieties of cut flowers, has launched a campaign to highlight Scottish firms – branded Flowers for the Future.Owner Zara Gordon Lennox said: “The most important thing is that we join forces and all work together.“If florists and event organisers realise.....

Uganda: Employer sports competitions enhances working relationships

Imagine this: returning to your work for football training after an 8-hour workday. This may sound unusual, but in Uganda it’s the perfect way of encouraging mental relaxation and a feeling of health as well as fostering the ultimate sense of community between the company and its employees. In Uganda, family.....

Flower Council of Holland appoints Ivo van Orden as Activation Manager

A familiar face in a new role: Ivo van Orden, formerly Marketing Manager Netherlands at the Flower Council of Holland, has been appointed as the new Activation Manager within the organisation. In his role he will bring growers, traders and consumers closer together.Ivo van Orden has been working at the.....

Flower fans celebrate summer with Van Gogh sunflowers

Last Thursday was the astronomical start of summer and Takii, in collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum, organised a promotional campaign for the ‘Sunrich – Van Gogh’s Favorite’ concept. It is not just a celebration of the summer, but also the announcement of the start of the Sunrich sunflower season......

UK: NFU launches new Plants and Flowers Pledge

During British Flowers Week, the NFU has launched its new NFU Plants and Flowers Pledge and is challenging retailers to back British plants and flowers growers by committing to delivering fairness in the supply chain.Officially launched at an event at Lovania Nurseries in Preston, the new pledge builds on.....

What do football and roses have in common?

The idea to support your favorite teams in the World Cup with roses started years before with dyed ones. But for Russia 2018, BellaRosa - a fresh cut roses grower and exporter - presents us the complete 32 teams' flags designed with their preserved roses. These flowers are 100 percent natural, and just as.....

UK: Chelsea Flower Show artworks auctioned for Wessex Cancer Trust

The auction for special edition pieces of artwork from the RHS 2018 Chelsea Flower Show is now live.The world-famous flower show took place in May and at the heart of the Great Pavilion sat "mini-Monet", Kieron Williamson, a 15 year old art phenomenon whose work has sold for hundreds of thousands of pounds,.....

US: California Grown Nursery Marketplace launches

The California Association of Nursery and Garden Centers announced the launch of the California Grown Nursery Marketplace, a free resource that allows growers and buyers to connect, share inventories, search for plants and learn about California grown nursery stock. The Nursery Marketplace is an on-line.....

UK: Co-op signs three-year deals with flower suppliers

The Co-op brought together its flower growers and suppliers on 19 June at the home of Lincoln’s Naylor Flowers in celebration of British Flower Week and an industry that is “in bloom”.The retailer, which signed the NFU’s Fruit and Vegetable Pledge in 2016, has applied many of the same principles to its.....

US: Justin Wisniewski joins Must Have Perennials as General Manager

Must Have Perennials announces the hiring of Justin Wisniewski as General Manager effective immediately.Justin has had a wealth of experiences preparing him for this position, which includes operating his own consultation firm. He has a B.S. in Education and holds teaching certificates in both Pennsylvania.....

British Flowers Week museum displays revealed

British Flowers Week is here, and for the sixth year the organizers have done things a little differently. The week is celebrated with six specially commissioned floral designs from some of the country's most exciting florists, brought to you by New Covent Garden Market at the Garden Museum.You can visit the.....