Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The story of the Parlor Palm

The Parlor Palm, whose Latin name is Chamaedorea elegans, has been cultivated as a houseplant for about 50 years. Worldwide, the plant is now part of the standard assortment of flower stores and in the trade, and among consumers there are numerous local names* in use for it. Arthur Spruit, in pre-COVID-19 times, looking for the…

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Winners road show GrootGroenPlus 2020 announced

This week, the winners of the Road Show of GrootGroenPlus 2020 were announced. People were able to cast their votes for their favourites in the free trade fair app up until Monday 30 November 2020. And now, the top 3 has been announced.  Menhir This top 3, it consists of four plants: the Ginkgo biloba 'Menhir'…

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US: First-time gardeners will return in 2021 – will you be ready?

Experts like Katie Dubow, president of the award-winning lawn and garden public relations agency Garden Media Group, are predicting that 80% of last year’s first-time gardeners will return to the soil in the spring of 2021. The reason for this prediction (and it is just a prediction at this time) is…

Debate on how to shape the future of the AHDB continues

The UK Horticulture & Potatoes Future Statutory Levy Working Group has been established voluntarily by concerned statutory levy payers from within the UK Horticulture and…

ICL develops new IPM programme

"Future-proofed full season security against vine weevil"

A new Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme developed by ICL to control the most destructive of pests – vine weevil – delivers future-proofed, season-round control. “As…

offering capacity for 80 tonnes per week of flowers, vegetables to the UAE

Kenya: Astral Aviation announces strategic plan for new B767F

Following the acquisition of the B767-200F from Air Transport Services Group, Inc. in October 2020, Astral Aviation will deploy the freighter on the Nairobi – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) route, with effect from 3rd February 2021, thus offering unrivalled capacity for 80 tonnes per week of flowers…

AU: Searing temperatures part of flower farming life in north-west Victoria

Growing flowers in one of the hottest parts of Victoria might seem like a doomed enterprise. But Sunraysia temperatures are not sizzling enough to stop producers Joe and Jacquie Wright from living out their colourful, summer dream. "We grow lisianthus predominately," Mr Wright said. "Lisianthus can…

Royal FloraHolland: Various products require a pre-export certificate for export to the UK

Until 1 January 2021, a mandatory pre-export certificate for the UK was not required as it concerned intra-traffic. Now that the UK is a third country, the Netherlands may not…

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US: Optimizing the greenhouse environment for cut flowers

Steve and Gretel Adams operate Sunny Meadows Flower Farm in Columbus, Ohio. Their dahlia tuber sales go live in late November. In this article, they describe their findings…

Influence of cultivation under different irrigation levels and growing seasons

New study on postharvest quality of cut Zinnia flowers

The quality of floral stems depends on a set of pre-harvest factors which can influence their postharvest longevity. Although the identification of visual signs of senescence through scales is decisive in assessing the loss of floral quality in the postharvest period, this scale does not exist for zinnia…

The various meanings of Valentine's flowers

Flowers can represent various emotions. Flowers play a prominent role in many and holidays, perhaps none more than Valentine’s Day.Valentine’s Day is a busy day for florists. ProFlowers says it accounts for most of the industry’s fresh flower sales. Around 78% of the flowers purchased for Valentine’s Day…

Study on effects of postharvest treatments with nanosilver on senescence of cut Lisianthus

Lisianthus is among the most popular cut flowers. Regarding the postharvest losses, these experiments were designed to compare the effects of a nanosilver (NS) based…

Study on environmental health and willingness to compost fresh cut floral waste

In the United States, there has been a push to convert industries to a more environmentally sustainable business attitude in recent years. Environmentally sustainable practices are not only good for the environment, but there is increasing evidence these practices lead to an increase in customer loyalty.…

by Valerie Ghitelman, 1-800-Flowers.com

US: Top six floral trends for 2021

The start of a new year inspires fresh ideas in many creative fields, and floral arrangements are no exception. 2021 is bringing unprecedented changes to our lives and the world at large, and it’s no surprise that many of these changes are represented in the ways we enjoy flowers.   What can you expect to see…

Flower village in Vietnam gears up for Lunar New Year

As Lunar New Year approaches, farmers at the Sa Dec flower village, the largest flower supplier in southern Vietnam, gears up for Tet, the country's biggest national holiday. Flowers are a key part of the festival, with millions used to decorate homes and public buildings throughout the country.

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US: A visit to Sego Lily Flower Farm, an urban micro farm in Utah

There’s a lot going on in Utah, an area that is only recently embracing local flower agriculture and sustainable design. Journalist Debra Prinzing visits Sego Lily Flower Farm, an urban micro farm in Utha. Here she talks with Fawn Rueckert, vice president of the burgeoning Utah Cut Flower Farm…

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Syngenta launches Hicure:

UK: New biostimulant boosts stress tolerance in ornamentals

Hicure, a powerful, natural and flexible biostimulant, has been launched by Syngenta and will be distributed by ICL. The liquid formulation contains a blend of easily absorbed…

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HortiContact 2021 moves to 2022

The upcoming edition of the greenhouse horticulture exhibition HortiContact, which was planned on 23, 24 and 25 February 2021 in Evenementenhal Gorinchem, will be moved to 22, 23 and 24 February 2022. Event organizer Easyfairs has decided this in consultation with its exhibitors. “We have noticed in the past period that more…

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In vitro hardening of Dendrobium plantlets to enhance acclimatization

Orchids are one of the most important cut flowers and ornamental plants in the floriculture industry with a high commercial and medicinal value. Successful establishment of in vitro derived orchid plants under ex vitro conditions is a challenge. When transferring from in vitro to ex vitro conditions,…

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Report by Dynamar states

Worldwide volumes of refrigerated trade reached a new high of 169.2 million tons in 2019

Following the release of its eleventh annual reefer analysis, Dynamar Shipping Information and Consultancy indicates that worldwide volumes of refrigerated trade reached a new…

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Duo range upgraded

Soparco thermoformed range is now fully circular

In the context of the circular economy, more and more companies are working towards a more eco-responsible approach. Also French pot manufacturer Soparco is, and they are constantly researching to reduce or eliminate the use of virgin plastic material (in the manufacturing). Already over 80% of their…

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Flower Power Daily

US: Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem invokes flowers

Prior to hearing Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural poem, I had asked floral artist Jackie Kramer for a photograph that conveys a joyful sense of hope. Here is what she gave us.…

Garden center more »

Starting a nursery: where to begin

Flowers and plants are an indispensable part of our lives. In fact, whether it is our home or workplace, the presence of flowers and plants accentuates the overall beauty of the ambience. If it’s your hobby to cultivate flowers, you can turn your passion into your occupation by starting a nursery…

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"Business is blooming at flower shops in Canada amid pandemic"

Flower shops report business is growing steadily during the COVID-19 pandemic, attributing the sales boost to people wanting to brighten up their homes. "Everybody's home, everybody is working from home and they want to see nice things, when they come by that's what they tell me," Kathy Ninaka, owner of…

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"Proud that I can lead the breeding process of the Delta Pansies"

Delta® celebrates its 25th birthday. But how did the Delta Pansies become such a great success over the years? "Our breeders observed the market in order to sense or create trends with innovations, at a time when they are still far away in the future. In the last 6 years alone, over 40% of the Delta…

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Vicky & Richard Fox

Heuchera Cranberry covered in snow & frozen solid outsideHeuchera Lime Marmalade frozen solid inside (pleased no snow! lol)Both will come through, Cranberry will need a trim in Spring to tidy up but will grow back so fast!Orders taken now shipped March #heuchera#hardyplants pic.twitter.com/SH45DP9NFh — Vicky & Richard Fox🌱 (@plantagogo) January…

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