Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Orange roses sell like clockwork

“Orange is a multitask color and is in my opinion the most versatile color among all”, says Alessandro Ghione of NIRP International. And the sales figures appear to prove him right. “Over the last 15 years, the total sales of this color to direct markets and auction increased by over 10 percent.” The rose breeder saw the…

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100% recyclable plant pots for fully closed material cycle

The careful use of resources is a global challenge. The question of how to achieve more sustainability is occupying R&D across all industries. Commercial horticulture is no exception, with intensive research efforts being dedicated to finding new technologies and materials that protect the…

Lourdes Reyes of BallSB reflects on the event through the eyes of a breeder:

PMA Fresh Connection: Trends influencing the floral industry's growth

The latest economic, consumer and market trends that are impacting and/or supporting the growth of the floral industry. This was the focus area of education at the last PMA Fresh Connection that was held in Miami last week where over 225 floral industry leaders, were interacting and brain-storming at the…

Poland: Season for first communion and weddings has started

May is traditionally associated with first communions in Poland. For this reason the demand for white, ecru and other light and ‘pure colors’ flowers is growing in this period of the year in Poland. Etheric flowers like forget-me-nots, daisies, sapphires, lilies of the valley are the most popular in the…

June 11-14, Netherlands & Germany

Breeding in the spotlight at the FlowerTrials

From 11th – 14th of June the focus of the international floricultural industry is on new pot and bedding plants. Three regions, Westland, Aalsmeer and Rheinland Westphalia, play host to visitors from all over the world looking to discover the latest developments and trends. Where plants meet people In a…

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Greenhouse built around house

Greenhouse builder Saarlucon has recently started with a rather unusual project. In Germany, a greenhouse is built around a house for a customer. The house is still under construction, but Saarlucon is building a wide span greenhouse which will provide the customer with an indoor garden. The roof of the greenhouse will be…

Fluence goes Europe

Fluence by Osram LED horticultural lighting has been launched in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), supported by an experienced team of technical advisers to help growers produce the best crops possible to meet market demands in the region. The move follows Osram’s acquisition last year of Fluence Bioengineering. “The…

Promoting pollinator plants at retail

Now that the rain has finally subsided somewhat across the Midwest – garden centers are experiencing a flood of customers excitedly itching to get out and garden! Whether you are a wholesale grower, a retail provider, or both – now is a great time to get out and see what is going on in the garden centers…

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100% recyclable plant pots for fully closed material cycle

The careful use of resources is a global challenge. The question of how to achieve more sustainability is occupying R&D across all industries. Commercial horticulture is no exception, with intensive research efforts being dedicated to finding new technologies and materials that protect the…

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Iberflora Labs: The new space of innovation and research for Iberflora

Iberflora launches the editing of 2019 a new space for creation and research: Iberflora Labs. This space is all a commitment to innovation and the growth of the event and that this edition will be starring enterprises Bio, sharing great synergies with the green sector. The growing demand for BIO products…

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More than a million people come to see Keukenhof’s 7 million bulbs.

One of the Netherlands’ most popular attractions also has the shortest shelf life. Keukenhof, a park about 45 minutes southwest of Amsterdam, opens its doors annually from late March to mid-May (this year, March 21 to May 19). During those eight weeks, more than a million visitors pour through the front…

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White Angel, Blue Angel altheas the latest Texas Superstar releases

Two hybrid altheas – Blue Angel and White Angel – have been named the latest Texas Superstars for characteristics that make them a top option for landscape lovers. Blue Angel althea, one of the two cultivars named Texas Superstars, is a hardy, warm-season perennial that flowers throughout the season.…

Orange roses sell like clockwork

“Orange is a multitask color and is in my opinion the most versatile color among all”, says Alessandro Ghione of NIRP International. And the sales figures appear to prove him right. “Over the last 15 years, the total sales of this color to direct markets and auction increased by over 10 percent.” The rose breeder saw the…

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All aboard the flower express

Passengers boarding the Heathrow Express were greeted with a flower display including a cascade of purple and pink hydrangea, wisteria and fresh sea lavender on the walls of their carriage. More than 3,000 flowers in total were installed on the 43 seat, 23-metre long Heathrow Express carriage filling the air with the aroma of…

Promoting pollinator plants at retail

Now that the rain has finally subsided somewhat across the Midwest – garden centers are experiencing a flood of customers excitedly itching to get out and garden! Whether you are a wholesale grower, a retail provider, or both – now is a great time to get out and see what is going on in the garden centers…

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Australia: Instant asset write-off raised to $30,000 and extended until June 2020

On April 2nd, 2019 the Australian Taxation Office raised the threshold for each asset to $30,000. Not all companies are aware of this scheme and the recent changes that will now benefit even more businesses in the horticulture industry. It is estimated that an additional 22,000 companies can now utilize…

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Poland: Season for first communion and weddings has started

May is traditionally associated with first communions in Poland. For this reason the demand for white, ecru and other light and ‘pure colors’ flowers is growing in this period of the year in Poland. Etheric flowers like forget-me-nots, daisies, sapphires, lilies of the valley are the most popular in the…

"Help new investors find their way in horticulture"

The horticultural sector is currently on the move. New methods and techniques make professional growing possible all over the world. But also new players appear, expressing…

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Germany: Toom Baumarkt to introduce reusable plant pallets

Germany's Rewe Group has announced that Toom Baumarkt will introduce reusable plant pallets for transporting plants from producers to warehouses and supermarkets. The new Floritray reusable pallets will eliminate plastic waste produced during the packaging of disposable plants. The pallets will be…

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British floral brand hopes to make a bumper harvest in India

La Fleur, a floristry brand run by UK-based entrepreneur Hariharan Subramanian, is betting big to tap the India market. The company, which will focus on supermarkets and markets, has tied up with retailers such as Big Bazaar, Godrej Nature’s Basket and Reliance Smart to provide locally-sourced and…

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2,000 green, flowering plants at the German Film Award ceremony

Germany: Lola goes green!

Under the motto "German Film Award goes green", the German Film Prize, together with partners such as the Landgard Initiative "Flowers - 1000 Good Reasons", was presented for the first time at the Palais am Funkturm on May 3, 2019, at the presentation of the most prestigious award for German film In Berlin, an alternative, new…

Bipartisan resolution supporting american flower industry introduced

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.) on May 14, 2019 introduced a bipartisan resolution designating July as “American Grown Flower Month” and encouraging consumers to buy “Certified American Grown” flowers.…

Décor District at Myplant & Garden

A world of flowers and inspirations

During the fifth edition of Myplant & Garden one of the events with a higher degree of appeal and inspiration has been the Décor District, a lively piazza for floristry, a scented and colourful trend-book across 5,000 m2, dedicated to the beauty, expertise and charm of the floristry world in all its…

Lourdes Reyes of BallSB reflects on the event through the eyes of a breeder:

PMA Fresh Connection: Trends influencing the floral industry's growth

The latest economic, consumer and market trends that are impacting and/or supporting the growth of the floral industry. This was the focus area of education at the last PMA Fresh Connection that was held in Miami last week where over 225 floral industry leaders, were interacting and brain-storming at the…

June 11-14, Netherlands & Germany

Breeding in the spotlight at the FlowerTrials

From 11th – 14th of June the focus of the international floricultural industry is on new pot and bedding plants. Three regions, Westland, Aalsmeer and Rheinland Westphalia, play host to visitors from all over the world looking to discover the latest developments and trends. Where plants meet people In a…

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Fluence goes Europe

Fluence by Osram LED horticultural lighting has been launched in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), supported by an experienced team of technical advisers to help growers produce the best crops possible to meet market demands in the region. The move follows Osram’s acquisition last year of Fluence Bioengineering. “The…

"Protect your critical information from cyber data extortion"

Customer accounts. Payment information. Inventory. It’s all data you rely upon and often need at a moment’s notice. Thankfully, you can access it all from your computer. But what if someone got into your information system and cut off your access? That’s exactly what’s happening in the disturbing trend…

TreeTown USA sponsors UC Davis SmartLandscape program

TreeTown USA has made a donation to the University of California, Davis’ California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH) to help develop water-conserving landscapes under its SmartLandscape Initiative . It is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to support the horticulture industry in providing…

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Kenya: Poor status of road hurts development

Local and foreign investors in Naivasha have decried the poor status of the busy Moi South Lake road which they claimed was hurting their businesses, including the hospitality…

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