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Netherlands: Plantion celebrates centenary

Plantion has been around for 100 years. In the very early morning, at 06.00 am last Wednesday, the fact that precisely 100 years ago a couple of growers in Utrecht laid the foundation for the current cooperative and company Plantion, was commemorated at the Plantion clock. CEO Peter Bakker gave a speech and.....

sustainable cultivation according Stolk Flora

Macro-mites, essential oils and vital water for the orchid

At Waterdrinker’s Cash & Carry, in the coming weeks the spotlight will be on growers that contribute to a sustainable and healthy world in one way or the other. This has resulted in a story series, including this one: an interview with Jan Stolk and Marco Hartensveld of nursery Stolk Flora about their.....

Teun Valstar

Dutch tropical pot plant grower discusses sustainable cultivation of calathea

In the coming weeks at Waterdrinker’s Cash & Carry, the spotlight will be on growers that contribute to a sustainable and healthy world in one way or the other. This has resulted in a story series, including this one: an interview with tropical pot plant grower Teun Valstar:What do you specialize in?We.....

UK: Futurescape seminars explored benefits of plants

In November efig hosted two seminars at Futurescape. These were attended by more than 70 people. If you weren't able to be there, efig thought you might be interested in this synopsis of the discussions.The future of interior landscapingThe panel for the seminar was Thomas Palfreyman of Urban Planters, Matt.....

Foremostco and Corn.Bak partner for bromeliad production

Foremostco, a Florida based producer and distributor of young plants, and Corn.Bak, based in Assendelft, the Netherlands, one of the four largest breeders and producers of Bromeliads in the world, announce an agreement of cooperation for the North American market. Effective immediately, Foremostco will begin.....

NL: The 'jungle' of pot plant nursery De Amstel

Nursery De Amstel B.V. is specialized in growing tropical plants. De Amstel currently has two greenhouses – one in De Kwakel and one in Nieuwveen - with a total cultivation area of ​​about 5.5 hectares. The nursery is a real family business, Huub van Diemen started in 1969 with the nursery and is.....

Michiel Kuipers, Floraconcepts;

The ideal plant and pot combination

Which plant to combine with what pot and how should I display it in my shop? There is so much on offer and making the right choice is more difficult. Both provider and buyer sometimes seem to drown in the options. Tools that make smart selecting and preferably also visualization possible can help. And.....

January 31 - February 1, 2017

Germany: 'Local plant fair Der Grune Daumen a hit'

Emsflower is organizing Der Grune Daumen for the second time. The large nursery, located just across the border from Hengelo, The Netherlands, is making its space available for growers, technology and other supplying companies to present their range, products and services.Images from last year. Photo.....

US (MO): Poinsettias grow across the Mountain Empire

The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s delightful inside F.J. Torbett Plant Farm, where there are rows of colorful and bright poinsettia plants.The plants are a holiday mainstay at the farm, which is located off U.S. Highway 11E in Piney Flats. The Torbett family has been raising them for more than.....

US (AL): Dixie Green grows 250,000 poinsettias a year

Dixie Green grows 250,000 vibrant Christmas poinsettias each year, hitting stores from Thanksgiving on. Plants are distributed by Young’s, a plant wholesaler in Auburn.It’s a record that makes the Richardson brothers proud. In the 1970s, the family never dreamed they’d have such success.“We started with one.....

Flowers Victoria

Australia: Poinsettia is the flower of the month

Like egg nog, roast turkey and Santa Claus, the Poinsettia is one of the classic symbols of Christmas. Traditionally grown in a velvety crimson colour this plant originated in Mexico, and is now grown throughout the world where climates and conditions are appropriate. Poinsettias are also now grown in.....

Belgian plants at IPM 2017

The international ornamental plant sector will soon be meeting up in Essen. As is tradition, Belgium will also be present. Under the VLAM flag, no less than 38 companies will be taking part. You will find them in Hall 2 (stands B25 & D30), Hall 12 (stand D42) and Hall 7 (stand E35). While in Hall 2 the.....

Growth Control of Perennial Ferns

Production of hardy ferns is becoming increasingly profitable as demand for these herbaceous perennials increases. However, growth management, especially of the larger species, in one-gallon pots can be very difficult.At the request of a grower, we tested the use of the plant growth retardants (PGRs),.....

Decorum Winter Fair

NL: Green plants are doing well again

PHOTO REPORT Decorum Company organized the Winter Fair for the sixth - or is it the seventh? – time again. And as before JoGrow, representing the largest range, is hosting it in the prime space it has available for it.After years of decline and even years in which many fellow growers were forced to quit or switch to.....