Special year overview March 16-30

Virtual events galore

These past years, we have all had to get used to virtual events. And the end of March was no exception, with Danish growers showing off their assortments online. Meanwhile, a big freeze in the southern US was disrupting plant shipments and a 16 hectare rose greenhouse was being constructed in China. Let's take a look at what you might have missed during these last weeks of March.

March 16-19, 2021
Floradania Virtual Trade Fair is on
The Floradania Virtual Trade Fair went live today, at March 16. The event gives an overview of a broad variety of the assortment that the Danish growers have to offer for the…

Bryce Andersen, The HC Companies:
"All hands on deck to serve our growers, with factories running 24/7"
Over the last year, the interest for gardening spiked, which means busy times for growers and their suppliers. Also at US container manufacturer The HC Companies, they have…

Where do the garden plants go?
NL: Garden centers closed, but trade is booming
Garden centers and DIY stores are closed in the Netherlands and several other countries, but garden plants are still being sold well. For several weeks now, the Dutch auction…

Big freeze in Texas and southern states disrupts cutting, young plant shipments
The period from week 8 till 10 is one of the busiest times of the year for young plant suppliers and growers. However, this year, several were and are still dealing with…

Factsheet looking at January 2021:
UK: Import of cut flowers from Kenya and Colombia up, Netherlands down
Right after Brexit came into effect, on January 1, 2021, the cut flower trade flow changed. In January 2021, the UK imported less cut flowers from the Netherlands, compared to…

Wouter van den Bos, De Wintertuin
Dutch Bougainvillea grower ready for the peak season
The plants are almost ready and in a few weeks, thousands will leave the greenhouse. In less than 2 months, the greenhouse will be empty and Dutch Bougainvillea grower 'De…

Simon Earley, Earley Ornamentals:
"A benefit of Brexit for us is that customers are seeking out an established UK supply chain"
"Although Brexit is producing its challenges, which everyone in the industry is experiencing, the one primary benefit of Brexit for us is that customers are seeking out an…

China: "16 ha rose project from A to Z delivered in record time"
At the beginning of the month, Azrom submitted a 16-ha project in Shandong, China, that began construction in June 2020. Already in November 2020, a first planting of rose…

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