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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.....
June 30-July 3, Frankfurt

EFSA presents trend showcase Spring/Summer 2019 at Tendence

EFSA, the European Floral and Lifestyle Product Suppliers Association, will present a new unique trend showcase at the upcoming Tendence from June 30-July 03 in Frankfurt. Under the mission “Sharing Future Trends” EFSA is publishing a seasonal trend magazine with a forecast on the colour and style trends of.....

Lidl introduces GGN consumer label for flowers and ornamentals

German based retailer Lidl expands their demand for certification to their suppliers of flowers and ornamentals. GlobalGAP has already been Lidl's standard of choice for fruit and vegetable sold in their European stores for many years. Now they published new requirements for their ornamental range sold in.....

UK: Succulents are July's Houseplant of the Month

Highly decorative, eye-catching and extremely easy to care for: there’s a lot to be said for succulents such as Echeveria, Crassula, Kalanchoe, Aeonium, Aloe, Haworthia and Rhipsalis. They’re all succulents, which means that they are able to store water in their roots, stems and thick leaves. This enables.....

July 19, 2018

Webinar: Exciting new plants entering the pipeline

In this webinar, Dr. Brent Pemberton will discuss exciting new plants that are entering the green industry pipeline based on his observations at CAST, his own plant trials in Overton, Texas, and with his participation in the Texas Superstar program.Dr. Pemberton’s area of research is in nursery and.....

UK: Fairtrade Foundation investigates Kenyan flower farm

Fairtrade flowers sold in some of Britain’s biggest supermarkets are picked by workers earning as little as 48p an hour, The Mail on Sunday revealed.Some of those who pluck roses in stifling greenhouses in Kenya for outlets including Sainsbury’s and the Co-op receive just £96 a month.This is far below a.....

Australia: Flower growers give country-of-origin label laws a spray

A new country-of-origin labelling scheme comes into effect on July 1 requiring food products to specify whether they were made in Australia, and the percentage of Australian ingredients used to make them.But Australian Flower Council secretary Shane Holborn said consumers should also be privy to the origin.....

The demand for seasonally grown British flowers

British Flowers Week 2018 kicks off this Monday. This means that consumers, florists and growers across the country celebrate the Floral beauty that the UK has to offer. British Flower Ambassador, Jonathan Moseley, loves his British Blooms. And he’s here to tell you why it’s good for your business to buy.....

NL: Kalanchoë Garden season gets underway

The ‘Kalanchoë Garden’ season has started in the Netherlands. The clock sales at the auctions Aalsmeer and Naaldwijk is from the 14th May till the 14th September. The joint breeders and growers deliver the most easy and colourful plant also for outdoor, recognizable by the label 'Kalanchoë Garden'. Every.....

India’s biggest flower market to get makeover

The shabby stalls and the grimy bylanes of the famous Ghazipur flower mandi in Delhi are set to make way for a sprawling trading-cum-tourist spot in a facelift for the country’s biggest flower market.After lying in abeyance for nearly eight years, work on the redevelopment of the Ghazipur flower market will.....

NL: World of Flowers 2018 kicks off

Only 6 more months and the International Floriculture and Horticulture Trade Fair (IFTF) opens its doors again in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. From the 7th till the 9th of November the Expo Haarlemmermeer will be the center of the international Floricultural world. Visitors from all over the world come to.....

Danziger launches International Gypsophila Wedding Challenge

Flowers are an inseparable part of weddings. Whether in a bridal bouquet, a corsage or aisle decoration, flowers create the atmosphere of the event, adding liveliness and color. In correlation with the retro mega-trend, together with the appetite for a more natural, wild-style setting, Gypsophila is being.....

US (NY): Huge bouquet decorates Broadway

Terrain Work unveiled 'Broadway Bouquet' on April 21, 2018 for the NYC Car Free Earth Day Event sponsored by the City of New York and NYC DOT. 'Broadway Bouquet' was a 40' feet long by 8' high temporary public art installation that was displayed at the intersection of Broadway and 24th Street in the Flatiron.....

Australia: 42,000 sunflowers grown to raise awareness for stillbirth

Lauren and Pete McNaughton, from the North Burnett region, started growing sunflowers for the first time in order to raise awareness and funds for the Stillbirth Foundation Australia—a charity dedicated to stillbirth research.Several years ago, the couple’s best friends, Sam and Carlee Cook, lost their son,.....

UK: Peonies to take centre stage at royal wedding

Flowers are always going to play a starring role in any wedding, however for the UK’s sweethearts Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the blooms have been so carefully considered they have even broken royal traditions.By royal appointmentRumours have it, Philippa Craddock who is the official florist for the big.....

FleuraMetz partner of Floral Fundamentals platform

Recently, FleuraMetz has become a partner of the Floral Fundamentals platform. This platform wants to inspire florists across the world and show them how to create commercial designs with high quality flowers, plants and hard goods.These products are supplied by the partners of Floral Fundamentals. By.....
John Vatikiotis, Hort Innovation:

"It’s an exciting time for nursery levy funded projects"

John Vatikiotis joined Hort Innovation as the Relationship Manager Lead for the nursery, turf and mushroom industries just over two years ago. Prior to this, he was with IBM for more than a decade, where he held several management and business development roles."While I’m fairly new to the horticultural.....

US: #FlowerMarketingMonday video series reaches thousands

According to Social Media Today, 90 percent of customers say videos help make buying decisions. This is the strategy behind the American Floral Endowment's (AFE's) #FlowerMarketingMonday weekly video series, which has reached more than 30,000 consumers in its few weeks.The video series that kicked off in.....

Netherlands: Keukenhof welcomed 1.4 million visitors

In 2018, Keukenhof once again had a successful season. Visitors gave the flower exhibition a 9 out of 10 score. 1.4 million people visited the park; the same number as last year.More young people visited Keukenhof. The average age decreased from 48 to 46 thanks to the increasing number of families with.....

Record sales in Mother's Day week at Veiling Rhein-Maas

Veiling Rhein-Maas saw the most successful Mother's Day week in 2018 since the company's inception in 2010. The auction, including clock presales and clock service, realized a 16.56 million euro revenue record during said week. Furthermore, the first two weeks of May were the most successful with a total.....

Florint partners with Korea’s Goyang International Flower Foundation

Florint, the International Florist Organisation, is starting an official collaboration with Korea’s Goyang International Flower Foundation. An official Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the two parties during the Horticulture Goyang flower show in Korea. It expresses the intent of both parties to.....

US: Lavender a popular color for Mother's Day flowers

Jet Fresh Flower Growers has a new update from their rose farm. Carlos and their farm team have been working extra hard this season getting orders ready for Mother’s Day. Along with the busy holiday rush, they’ve planted new mother plants of different varieties coming soon to Jet Fresh Flower Growers. And.....

'The story of the chrysanthemum' by Thejoyofplants

UK: Potted Chrysanthemum takes central place in floral promotion

The chrysanthemum is widely known as a cut flower, but it is also an amazing houseplant, with a bushy structure, beautiful green leaves and fabulous flowers in all sorts of colours and shapes. It’s also an easy plant that remains radiantly upright even in higher temperatures. In the wild, chrysanthemums.....

FNGLA announces 2018 Industry Award Winners

In recognition of the selfless contributions to Florida’s environmental horticulture industry each recipient has made, the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association has named its 2018 Industry Award winners:Outstanding Chapter Leader - Sandy Benton, FCLC (Tamarac)A tireless advocate of FNGLA’s.....

NL: ‘Kalanchoë Garden’ promotion team visits buyers

To announce the start of the ‘Kalanchoë Garden’ season on the 14th of May the ‘Kalanchoë Garden’ – promotion team visits the garden plant buyers. The buyers are surprised with a lovely outdoor plant arrangement with Kalanchoës for outdoors. The joint breeders and growers of Kalanchoës, deliver the most easy.....

Jim Monroe, Greenbrier Nurseries:

US (VA): "It's finally time for spring planting"

Jim Monroe, with Greenbrier Nurseries, stopped by WDBJ7 Saturday Morning with some gorgeous coleus plants.Click here to watch.He says now’s the time to start planting if you’d like. The plants he brought in are called “Under the Sea” coleus, and are very versatile and hardy, so they’ll be just fine to plant.....

US: Why people use plants that support pollinating bugs and birds

A collaborative study out of the University of Georgia and the University of Florida reveals the many reasons why people choose to include “pollinator-friendly” plant life around their homes, in their gardens, and for the purposes of landscaping improvements, and, perhaps more illuminating, why others avoid.....

Video: Israeli-grown flowers in the spotlight

Jet Fresh Flower Distributors presents a new episode of JFTV featuring a special presentation of Israeli-grown flowers.Join Mike as he unboxes 7 fresh products straight from the farms in Israel including Lisianthus, Cirsium, Tweedia, Veronica, Phlox, Raffines Dianthus and Larkspur. These flowers and more are.....

US (CA): Wrestling with the future of the Flower Mart

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution aimed at solving a problem facing Bay Area floral industry business owners, community members, development companies and elected leaders: Where to temporarily relocate the country’s second largest flower market as its permanent home, in one of the.....

US (CA): S.F. Flower Mart drama settles down, for now

The San Francisco Flower Mart inched closer towards moving to a temporary location in the Bayview thanks to action taken by the Board of Supervisors this week.On Tuesday, the Board voted unanimously to urge the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to execute a property exchange with private real estate.....

US: New campaign to address "plant blindness" among youth

Plants are critical to the future of the planet, but absent from the minds of most American youth, resulting in a perilous workforce gap in the horticulture industry. A new national campaign, BLOOM!, has been launched to excite young people about the power of plants and ensure horticulture – along with the.....

Flows roses popular in Switzerland

Interplant’s Product Promotion Team is constantly on its way to promote the latest rose varieties. Last week the team went to Zürich, Switzerland and held a flower presentation in cooperation with Aablo Export.A wide range of varieties was shown at the cash-and-carry stores Zürcher Blumenörse and Blumenbörse.....

Germany: ‘Rhein-Maas Next: Muttertag’ opened

On Wednesday 18 April, the Trade Association of German Florists (‘Fachverband Deutscher Floristen’ or ‘FDF’) and Veiling Rhein-Maas have opened the fourth edition of the trend exhibition ‘Rhein-Maas Next’ in the foyer of the auction, this time with the topic 'Mother’s Day' (Muttertag).Manfred Hoffmann,.....

Florismart launches British Flower campaign

For a while, Florismart have been preparing a British Flower campaign for the general public. British Flower Ambassador, Jonathan Moseley, will tour the country visiting RHS shows with a #BritishFlowerBus.Last weekend the British Flower Ambassador kicked off the campaign at RHS Cardiff.Jonathan Moseley:.....

Small Plants for Small Spaces brand spreads across the UK

Farplants' brand new range, Small Plants for Small Spaces, is the largest product launch in the history of the co-operative group and is now stocked in garden centres up and down the UK. It’s the new concept for selling small hardy plants targeted to the consumer limited by space.Small Plants for Small.....

Australia: Green infrastructure is more than a building garnish

The push is on for the health and social benefits of green infrastructure to be scientifically recognised in sustainability rating tools commonly used within the Australian infrastructure and building industry.The project Integrating plant life into building and infrastructure rating tools (NY16007) seeks to.....

Video: Royal FloraHolland Members' Council meeting

In a documentary series, Royal FloraHolland provides a peek behind the scenes at the pilot Members' Council. In the second episode, the topic is the Members' Council meeting.In this episode, Royal FloraHolland member Job van Egmond examines the relationship of the pilot Members' Council with the MT and the.....