Friday, March 22, 2019

Claes Bastrup, Gartneriet PKM:

Danish campanulas ready for spring rush

It's spring, and people have plants on their mind. To meet the expected surge in demand, Gartneriet PKM, the largest campanula grower in Denmark, filled up every m2 of their greenhouse. "The weather forecast for next week is very good, and we hope the sales will be equally good”, says Claes Bastrup,…

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March 23-27:

Are you ready for California Spring Trials 2019?

The California Spring Trials are almost upon us, and the participants are ready to welcome their visitors at various locations in California from March 23-27. Over the last few weeks, FloralDaily highlighted one novelty from each of the participating companies. Today, in this final edition we will reveal…

Dümmen Orange introduces Basewell perennials

North America: Perennial growers now have access to a new rooting technology

Dümmen Orange introduces the next phase of Basewell at California Spring Trials, March 24-26 in San Luis Obispo. The Basewell assortment has been newly expanded to include top-selling perennial varieties, opening up the benefits of this innovative technology to perennial growers across North America. Basewell was introduced…

"Ecuadorian flower companies suffer impact of theft"

In the Ecuadorian province of Cotopaxi, floriculture is one of the sectors contributing the most to the creation of employment, given that it also markets one of the world’s…

Geum Tempo Rose by Terra Nova Nurseries

Re-blooming perennial keeps pollinators coming back for more

"Blooming" might be the word that characterizes Terra Nova's new perennial Geum Tempo Rose. "It blooms early, for a long time and even re-blooms", explains Chuck Pavlich, director of new product development with Terra Nova Nurseries. This new variety will be officially introduced on Wednesday, March 27, but visitors…

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Bloomon dismisses 11 employees

Bloomon is laying off 11 of their 130 employees to reduce expenditures. The online flower service reports to Dutch financial newspaper FD that the redundancies are the result of the rapid growth the…

Fifth edition of Rhein-Maas Next focuses on wedding trends

On Wednesday, 13 March 2019, Veiling Rhein-Maas opened the fifth edition of the trend exhibition 'Rhein-Maas Next' together with the Fachverband Deutscher Floristen (FDF) in the foyer of the auction. Many customers of Veiling Rhein-Maas participated in the opening and received a lot of inspiration, how…

March 28-29, Brussels

Union Fleurs celebrates 60 years at Annual General Meeting

On 28 & 29 March, Union Fleurs members and network will gather in Brussels, Belgium for the 2019 Annual General Meeting. 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Union Fleurs, which was…

Packaging more »

Colombia: Manufacturing plant opened for flower and plant packaging

PPC Flexible Packaging, announced the completion of a new manufacturing plant in Bogota, Colombia. The Colombia plant will be occupied by Temkin PPC, a division of PPC Flexible Packaging. Temkin PPC designs and manufactures flexible film packaging for fresh-cut flowers and potted plants including…

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UK: New support service launched to help farmers considering organic

A support service has been launched to provide free advice and technical guidance to organic farmers and those considering organic conversion. The Organic Advice, Support and Information Service (OASIS) has been developed collaboratively by independent farm consultancy Abacus Agriculture and OF&G (Organic Farmers and…

Open field more »

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…

Novelties more »

Deliflor introduces Petticoat

New chrysanthemum harkens back to the days of rock 'n' roll

Back to the days of Elvis and rock-and-roll - that’s what Deliflor wants to do by introducing the new Deliflor variety Petticoat, a white/pink flower with striped petals and a green heart. According to the breeder, this single flowered spray chrysanthemum has a good chance of gaining a good position in…

Geum Tempo Rose by Terra Nova Nurseries

Re-blooming perennial keeps pollinators coming back for more

"Blooming" might be the word that characterizes Terra Nova's new perennial Geum Tempo Rose. "It blooms early, for a long time and even re-blooms", explains Chuck Pavlich, director of new product development with Terra Nova Nurseries. This new variety will be officially introduced on Wednesday, March 27, but visitors…

Marketing more »

US: 2019-20 edition of ‘Gardening Simplified’ publication takes new approach

Volume seven of  Gardening Simplified magazine , featuring Proven Winners ColorChoice flowering shrubs, has been released. The 100-page reference guide is part of a direct-to-consumer advertising approach and…

Machines more »

The importance of soil & media processing

Every grower knows just how important soil is to the growing process. Getting things just right is essential. Soil processing can be hard, messy, laborious, and time consuming. In today’s industry, competitive growers understand that using soil processing equipment has growing benefits like cost/labor savings, custom blending,…

Market information more »

UK: "Make sure you are ESOS compliant"

Any large organisation in the UK with 250+ employees or a turnover greater than £39m is required to comply with the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS). For anyone who qualifies, the time is now to make arrangements to meet the requirements of this statutory scheme. However, at NFU Energy they…

"Ecuadorian flower companies suffer impact of theft"

In the Ecuadorian province of Cotopaxi, floriculture is one of the sectors contributing the most to the creation of employment, given that it also markets one of the world’s…

US (HI): Oʻahu orchid industry in decline

Statewide the production of flowers and other nursery products in Hawaii are worth more than $77 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Orchids make up almost 20 percent of that value. But the state’s orchid industry has been struggling in recent years. "The state of orchids is declining," said Robert Speer, the president…

Garden center more »

UK: Garden centre run by Askham Grange prisoners

Tucked away in the North Yorkshire village of Askham Richard is The Grange garden centre. Run by Askham Grange prison, many of the women who work there are prisoners. The centre is said to play a key role in rehabilitation, helps inmates learn skills and earn qualifications which aim to help them avoid reoffending when their sentences come…

Floristery more »

Fifth edition of Rhein-Maas Next focuses on wedding trends

On Wednesday, 13 March 2019, Veiling Rhein-Maas opened the fifth edition of the trend exhibition 'Rhein-Maas Next' together with the Fachverband Deutscher Floristen (FDF) in the foyer of the auction. Many customers of Veiling Rhein-Maas participated in the opening and received a lot of inspiration, how…

Events more »

March 23-27:

Are you ready for California Spring Trials 2019?

The California Spring Trials are almost upon us, and the participants are ready to welcome their visitors at various locations in California from March 23-27. Over the last few weeks, FloralDaily highlighted one novelty from each of the participating companies. Today, in this final edition we will reveal…

March 27, Bergschenhoek

Flower Council of Holland sponsors NIMA Floriculture Marketing Event

The NIMA Floriculture Marketing Event will take place for the second time on Wednesday 27 March. The Flower Council of Holland is the exclusive sponsor for this event for, and by floriculture marketeers. The aim of the event is to raise the marketing standards within the floriculture sector to an even…

US (CA): A special delivery of flowers for Ag Day

The California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) and the California State Floral Association (CSFA) teamed up to make a special delivery of California Grown flowers to Gov. Gavin Newsom on “Ag Day,” March 20. Ben Dobbe of Holland America Flowers and CCFC CEO and Ambassador, Kasey Cronquist, made the special delivery to…

March 28-29, Brussels

Union Fleurs celebrates 60 years at Annual General Meeting

On 28 & 29 March, Union Fleurs members and network will gather in Brussels, Belgium for the 2019 Annual General Meeting. 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Union Fleurs, which was…

US: 15,000 flowers to brighten ambassador's residence for Tulip Days

At the residence of the Dutch Ambassador to the US, Henne Schuwer, 15,000 flowers and plants will be on display for Tulip Days, a slate of events highlighting the Dutch horticulture sector and its ties to the United States. Tulip Days will explore the theme of sustainable urban deltas. Dutch experts develop sustainability techniques that can…

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Bloomon dismisses 11 employees

Bloomon is laying off 11 of their 130 employees to reduce expenditures. The online flower service reports to Dutch financial newspaper FD that the redundancies are the result of the rapid growth the…

US: Jamie Mattikow named President and CEO of Burpee

W. Atlee Burpee Company has named James (Jamie) Mattikow, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mattikow formerly served as Chief Commercial Officer at Ferrara Candy Company, where he led the Illinois based company's everyday and seasonal category and marketing teams and was responsible for…

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Touring some amazing cactus and succulent growers in California. I love these golden Barrel cactus. #cactus #succulent #cactus 🌵 #barrelcactus https://t.co/tBuuqAFg5k pic.twitter.com/Qq0yj6iqVD — williamsnursery (@williamsnursery) March 21, 2019

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UK: Despatch redevelopment improves efficiency in time for peak season

Hillier Nurseries has recently completed a major redevelopment of the Despatch facility at the company’s nursery site in Hampshire. A significant extension to the existing building, plus changes to the whole despatch process, have streamlined work and allowed for better quality control. These…

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