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Orchid name marks Singapore navy's 50th anniversary

Mrs Lai Chiew Yen - the wife of Singapore's Chief of Navy, Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han - placed a nameplate into a pot of orchids at the Botanic Gardens to mark an orchid-naming ceremony before an international gathering of navy wives.The orchid was dubbed Dendrobium Singapore Navy Golden Jubilee to mark the.....

US: The story behind RocketLiners trays

For years, Van Belle were known in North America for our jumbo-sized ornamental young plants. Their true four inch liner was the engine of growth for finished grower partners over the last decade. Now, that engine got a serious upgrade.This guy standing on a RocketLiner tray to show off its durability is.....

Wholesale growing across three continents

Anthony Tesselaar Plants find, trial and release through their licensed grower partners/wholesale growing sector new plants across three continents. Australasia, Europe and North America combine to represent the 15 countries where their range of plants are grown and sold.Long term approachOne such grower is.....

Belgium: Green light for Laurica spring sales

Jabbeke based Laurica Plants report their nursery fields are looking greener now. Spring marked the transfer of their premier baytrees to the outdoors. Their younger plants remain in the greenhouses, because they are more fragile.Spring maintenanceExisting customers should now be feeding and watering their.....

New catalogues of pot carnations and early spring crops from Selecta

Selecta presents two new catalogues: the second edition of their pot carnation catalogue and the first early spring crops catalogue by Selecta one."We were pleased about all the positive feedback for our first pot carnation catalogue last year," the company reports in a news release. "This encouraged us to.....

Scientists identify mutation that causes white spots

Garden and potted plants with white spots on their leaves are so popular that they are specially selected for this feature. An international research team has now identified a new mutation in the plant Lotus japonicus which gives leaves their white spots. These results could be important for the improvement.....

UK: HTA responds to genetically modified orange petunias

Customers may ask questions about genetic modification of bedding plants, following reports in the press about GM material found in orange-flowered petunias in Finland and other EU member states, the HTA reports. They have posted some facts for staff to help handle any queries:The HTA has alerted UK.....

"Schlumbergera is a hard one to kill"

Hofland Flowering Plants not only invested in a brand new logo but have also updated their operational process. Annemiek Hofland: “My brother Frank and I are steadily taking over the management from our father Goos.” New developments have been made to suit the next generation. One of them are plastic pots.....

Orchids from Thailand popular in India

The exotic flowers of Thailand, orchids, have a huge demand worldwide and there are many orchid breeding and supplying companies in Bangkok that export orchid flowers to as many as 20 odd countries of the East and the West.One might be surprised to learn that India is one of the main importers of Thai.....

Plants as movie stars

Houseplants have never been hotter, and creative interior planting is becoming increasingly easy to achieve. Indoor gardening is not just about simply growing a plant, but about using it as an accessory combined with other objects to create a particular style and mood. There are also proven health benefits.....

Rolling Stones keyboardist grows rock-inspired orchid

What do rock stars do when they are not on tour? They grow plants, of course.And so it is with the Rolling Stones’ longtime keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who has been with the band for 35 years. Not only does he maintain an award-winning sustainable 2,500 acre tree farm in Georgia with his artist wife, Rose.....

by Josh Henry and Brian E. Whipker

Lower leaf necrotic spotting in St. John’s Wort

Low substrate pH can lead to symptom development on the lower leaves of sensitive species. On St. John’s Wort, these symptoms included a dark necrotic spotting, marginal bronzing, and tip necrosis in advanced cases.by Josh Henry (graduate student in floriculture) and Brian E. Whipker (Professor of.....

US: Stinky orchid shuts down Smithsonian greenhouse

A specimen of Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis was donated to the Smithsonian Gardens last July. Charmed by its pendant glossy leaves and their resemblance to a beaver’s tail, donors Lynn Cook and Troy Ray of Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, dubbed it ‘Bucky;’ a name that lives on among Smithsonian horticulturalists now.....

PanAmerican Seed to double ornamental pot plant offer

Ex-Plant has more than 20 years of experience in the innovative breeding of Capsicum, Solanum and Exacum. The Danish company Ex-Plant was acquired by PanAmerican Seed in January and now they can reveal the product line-up – providing customers with a taste of the future for the pot plants sector.Pot Plants.....