Monday, February 18, 2019

Denmark: Butterfly Garden goes ahead in sustainability without any plastic waste

The first All Natural paper pots and trays will be put on the market commercially soon by Danish campanula grower Butterfly Garden / Gartneriet Tvillingegaarden. Over the last year, they tested these pots in cultivation as well as in sales and they were so satisfied with the reactions that they will put…

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Maria Castellani, Flora Toscana on project SubSed:

“We want to turn waste into a supply”

A lot of flowers in Toscana are being produced on peat but in the future they may be skipping the peat for dredge remediated sediments from the port of Livorno. At least that is the aim for the project SubSed that Flora Toscana is working on with the support of the LIFE program of the European Union. “We…

Success in ultrafiltration pilot Arend Roses and WaterQ/Litree

“We now fully rely on the Goalkeeper”

Dutch rose nursery Arend Roses supplies 40 to 45 million roses per year in 8 different varieties. Besides the quality of the roses and the service for customers, Arend Roses also takes care of the environment. They therefore opt for green, innovative technology to make rose cultivation more sustainable.…

Fine-mesh insect gauze for Dümmen Orange

In De Lier in the Netherlands, construction work at Dümmen Orange is steadily progressing. Part of the project is the renovation of the existing wide-span greenhouses. The project is in the hands of Zwirs Horti Projects and Ventiguard has supplied the insect gauze. Thrips gauze Laurens Besemer from…

Higher quality long-day perennials with LED supplemental lighting

LumiGrow Research, the smart horticultural lighting research branch of LumiGrow, released their latest research report which compared plant quality of flowering perennials under LED fixtures, HPS fixtures, and traditional low-intensity flowering bulbs. The purpose of the study was to examine the effects…

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Sneak peek: Heuchera Little Cuties ‘Shimmer’

Terra Nova Nurseries announced a sneak peek of Heuchera Little Cuties ‘Shimmer’ PPAF ('TNHEUSHI'). This fast-blooming perennial has silver-green leaves and blooms deep-pink flowers from April to November. Heuchera Little Cuties ‘Shimmer’ is an additional variety to the Little Cuties series. The petite heuchera produces darker…

US (OR): Bower & Branch welcomes Oregon Pride Nurseries to its network

Bower & Branch, the e-commerce brand consisting of a network of independent growers and garden centers across the United States, expanded their grower network with the…

Valentine's Day flowers in space

When you’re living and working aboard the International Space Station on Valentine's Day, flower delivery options are slim to none. An astronaut tackled this challenge in 2016 by growing zinnias to create the first-ever floral arrangement in space. Seeds from the flowers grown in the orbiting laboratory have germinated into…

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Denmark: Butterfly Garden goes ahead in sustainability without any plastic waste

The first All Natural paper pots and trays will be put on the market commercially soon by Danish campanula grower Butterfly Garden / Gartneriet Tvillingegaarden. Over the last year, they tested these pots in cultivation as well as in sales and they were so satisfied with the reactions that they will put…

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How to grow flowers organically

Organic flowers are used in different ways. Every day, you will find people exchanging flowers. We can all admit that it feels good to receive some flowers from our loved ones. Organic flowers are grown without using any chemicals or pesticides. The main aim of growing them organically is to conserve the environment. When…

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Sneak peek: Heuchera Little Cuties ‘Shimmer’

Terra Nova Nurseries announced a sneak peek of Heuchera Little Cuties ‘Shimmer’ PPAF ('TNHEUSHI'). This fast-blooming perennial has silver-green leaves and blooms deep-pink flowers from April to November. Heuchera Little Cuties ‘Shimmer’ is an additional variety to the Little Cuties series. The petite heuchera produces darker…

Bloombux available in spherical shape

New Flowering dwarfed rhododendron complements assortment as alternative to box tree

The lime-tolerant rhododendron interest group – or INKARHO in short– was committed to developing rhododendron that would fare well in almost any soil. Under this brand name, 14 tree nurseries produce and propagate a broad variety of grafted and ungrafted varieties as well as the multiple prize-winning…

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Are you already making money from the Green Agenda?

The top sector program The Green Agenda increases the innovative capacity and competitiveness of members and traders. It also responds to market developments and opportunities. By stimulating green in, around and on buildings with collected proof, both growers and customers are able to create new sales…

Garden apps join forces

The Garden Answers App, with over three million users, and Armitage’s Great Garden Plants App have recently joined collective forces. This collaboration will ultimately benefit the budding home owner, new gardener, an inexperienced garden center employee or "green" novice landscaper on the job, by providing the ability to…

US: Scotts Miracle-Gro wants to connect 10 million children to the benefits of gardens and greenspaces

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company announced the launch of Gro More Good, a national initiative that will bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens and greenspaces to 10 million children over the next five years. From food deserts and poor nutrition, to childhood obesity and nature deficit, the lack of access to gardens…

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"New potting machine is start of new generation of machines"

A new generation of machines. That’s how Alessandro Mazzacano proudly describes the new IA3500, that was launched by Urbinati recently. The Italian manufacturer of nursery equipment created a completely electromechanical potting machine. “The machine can be adjusted for local circumstances. This way the…

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"Naivasha flower jobs wither and die, production costs blamed"

As the world marked Valentine’s Day, hundreds of flower farm workers in Naivasha have complained of increasing job losses. In the last three years, more than 6,000 workers have lost their jobs and others fear the numbers could rise due to harsh economic times. Flower farm owners have blamed a poor market, the high…

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UK: GCA announces Chairman Elect for 2020/21

Mike Burks, who is the Managing Director of The Gardens Group, was elected as the Garden Centre Association's Chairman Elect for 2020/21 during the annual conference, which took place at Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton. Mike said: “I am greatly looking forward to my chairmanship and am lucky that the GCA has been in excellent hands with…

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Is this the world's most expensive and extravagant flower bouquet?

A rose preserved in 24-carat gold, two diamonds, and is glittered with diamond dust - those are the ingredients of what may well be the world's most expensive bouquet. Valentine's Day only comes once a year, so you know you have to go all out for your loved ones when the time comes. Usually people plan home-cooked dinners,…

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US (VA): Conference helps farmers incorporate flowers into their operations

“People don’t often think of farmers growing flowers, but the cut flower industry is significant in Virginia, and is often an excellent source of income for farmers with small acreage,” said Susan Cheek, Virginia State University (VSU) Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) agriculture management agent.  To meet the demand…

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“AI turns growing operations into data-driven manufacturing facilities.”

Horticultural AI developer raises $7.5 million

iUNU has raised an additional $7.5 million from BootstrapLabs and NCT Ventures, among others, to bring a severely practical and a critical commercial application of AI and…

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These pictures were taken at a flower market in Armenia. Beautiful colourful presentations and all on the hood of a car or on a self made table. We even spotted some Alstroemeria from Hilverdakooij. #gerbera #alstroemeria #florist #flowermarket #flowers #armenia pic.twitter.com/Yl2cYRbrrm — Florist Holland B.V. (@FloristGerberas) February…

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Video: The making of 'the ideal flower box'

Optimizing the floral logistics supply chain is the main goal of Holland Flower Alliance. One of its latest initiatives is the creation of the ideal flower box, which resulted in a 15 per cent increase of weight on airline pallets and boxes on the Nairobi to Amsterdam route. Want to see what this looks…

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