From roses to chrysanthemums: Mother's Day is approaching

Next up in our year overview: February, the time where the whole world is buying roses. However, while global rose growers were trying to keep up with this holiday's demand, the next floral holiday was fast approaching for the UK: Mother's Day in the beginning of March. Let's take a look back at what you might have missed during this busy month.

GGN Label gaining traction in floriculture
Introduced in 2017, the GGN Label of GLOBALG.A.P. is quickly gaining traction in the floriculture industry. Currently, this label that creates a direct link between the farm…


Ecuadorian rose grower Federico Santa Cruz, Everbloom Roses:
"Uncertainty remains the challenge"
Even though Valentine's Day is not their most important holiday, January and February are the months in which they sell the most roses. "In these months, we export 30% more…


François Nsenga, Ninaf Ltd., sees high potential in papyrus
"Still looking for a market niche for the nascent Rwandan floriculture"
Finding a product that can put the nascent Rwandan floriculture on the map. For many years now, François Nsenga, of Ninaf Ltd is looking for such a product and he found it;…


Isabelle Henin Spindler, Red Lands Roses on Valentine's Day:
Kenya: "Better demand, but freight remains a challenge"
In less than two weeks, Valentine's Day (February 14) will be celebrated in many countries around the world. Many farms are currently in the middle of their Valentine's…


Denmark: "When the garden centers re-open, we probably won't have enough plants"
Even though the garden centers in many European countries are still closed, growers need to prepare their crop for a possible opening soon. Also in Denmark, garden centers are…


Catherine Dawson, Melcourt:
UK: "Depending on the timescale, it will become a challenge to fill the gap that is left by peat"
For about two decades now, the UK government is pressing on the reduction in quantity of peat used for commercial and domestic horticultural purposes, but since Bord na Mona…

A brief history of De Ruiter in Colombian floriculture
Colombias' rose industry in figures
The flower industry began in Colombia in the early seventies and the first rose crops got into production in the eighties, when red was the predominant color until the main…


Danny van Uffelen, Zentoo, on Women's Day and UK Mother's Day:
"We see an increasing demand for Dutch chrysanthemums"
Almost all Women’s Day flowers left the greenhouse, but for Dutch chrysanthemum brand and cooperation Zentoo, there is little time to breath as UK Mother’s Day – which falls…


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