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Kenyan rose grower embraces CO2 compensation

The 'For the Love of Roses' event was held Tuesday evening at the Fragrant Garden location of Parfum Flower Company. During the event, the company announced it will compensate the CO2 of all roses from Tambuzi in Kenya from now on. According to the company, Tambuzi is also the first rose grower in the…

Citing SAF Research, UK Publication Touts Flowers as Winter Blues Cure

British consumers proactively looking for a cure to this year’s bout of winter blues received a hot tip from the Metro publication: Buy flowers. Citing Society of American Florists’ research from Rutgers University on the emotional impact of flowers, the news outlet shared that “the 10-month study show…

China: Chrysanthemum flowers are being picked in Zhongshan Village

The chrysanthemum harvest happened in Zhongshan Village in Zhejiang, China, and there are some nice pictures of the event. The yellow fields are truly a sight to behold, especially from above.

Testing Chrysal Arrive Alive with Jet Fresh Flower Growers

A brand-new technology is available from rose farm Jet Fresh Flower Growers, S.A. in Cotopaxi, Ecuador. This special product contains a reusable sponge that has been dipped in floral solution and wrapped around the stems, keeping them covered and hydrated during transit to reduce drying and maintain…

Carnation production changed the fate of the Turkish village in Isparta

The city of Isparta is located in the southwestern region of Turkey and is well-known for its agricultural production. The city is famous for its rose, lavender, apple, tomato, and sweet cherry production. Recently growers have also started investing in carnation production and the results have been…

Turkey: 75 ha greenhouse nearby Kaz mountains about to be finalized

The bureaucratic processes to set an organized greenhouse production zone for cut flowers and ornamental plants in a 75-hectare area nearby Kaz mountains are about to be finalized. Local mayor of Edremit town Ali Sirmalli has provided the press with an update about the project. The project will create…

Royal Palace and Royal Parade

New cut flower hydrangeas from HBA at Trade Fair Aalsmeer

At the Trade Fair Aalsmeer, HBA (Hydrangea Breeders Association) is putting the Royal Palace and Royal Parade in the spotlight. Two new, single-flower pruning varieties. Agrion Director Jaap Stelder notes there is a lot of interest in HBA’s cut hydrangeas. ‘We are bringing true phenomena to market.’ HBA…

Japanese garden rose variety appreciated by judges

Alexandra Farms recently participated in Proflora. Alexandra Farms displays all of its commercial cut garden roses in their booth during the show. Visitors include current and potential customers from all over the world. This year they were visited by customers from the USA, Canada, Holland, England,…

"Let’s Celebrate is highly pest and disease resistant along with being drought tolerant"

Let’s Celebrate is a Hybrid Tea rose with blooms of rich apricot pink colouring in the centre grading to a creamy salmon pink as the flower opens. It grows to 1.5 metres by 1 metre and is covered with glossy bright green foliage from the ground up. The rose has typical Hybrid Tea characteristics, with…

Andres Olier, Don Eusebio:

Tinted carnations: 'the market is asking for more'

44 million stems are processed every year at the post-harvest area of Don Eusebio. This Colombian farm has been growing carnations for 30 years and three years ago, they started supplying tinted carnations. Since then, the demand is growing. “The competition is hard, but I think the market is ready for…

The new Ranunculus catalog is here

In this catalog, you will find professional photography of our beautiful products, but the catalog is also filled with other pictures. On which we see the Butterfly and Romance varieties in a whole different setting. Through the product pages of the Ranunculus Butterfly and Ranunculus Romance you can…

Visual, real-time freshness sensors to reduce waste

Evigence Sensors and fresh-cut tulip supplier Jarja Floral announced the launch of a sensor specifically designed for the floral industry. Developed in partnership by Evigence and Jarja, the new Floral Merchandising Aid (FMA) Sensor has been unveiled at the PMA Fresh Summit, Booth #126 in Anaheim,…

Ecuadorian roses bloom in Chinese market

Ecuadorian roses, famed for their size, vibrant colors and longevity, are increasingly popular in China, an ever-growing market where rose growers see as a crucial niche for exports. Ecuadorian flower growers generated nearly 11 million U.S. dollars in sales to China in 2018, according to Ecuador's…

Florist puts gerberas in the spotlight

“Flowers used in floristry can be considered like any other artistic practice — art, fashion, and music — there is always room to look back at history and take it forward to contemporise past ideas,” says Hattie Molloy, a Melbourne-based florist making waves for her unconventional use of traditionally…

Watch a rose-filled moment unfold

The David Austin Wedding & Event Roses team have been busy preparing for a fabulous wedding day, set in the heart of the English countryside. Watch their new video ‘An English Country Wedding’ and savour a very special occasion festooned in roses from their cut rose collection. For more information:David…

Greenhouse complex Novaya Gollandia

Russians set records in greenhouse rose productivity

An absolute record of greenhouse rose productivity has been set in the greenhouse complex Novaya Gollandia, located in Syasstroy town in Volkhovsky region – 450 flowers per square meter. The press service of the Leningrad regional government reported the fact. The members of the flower association of the…

Dutch Florist Veldhuysen loves working with large spray roses

Since the supply of different large headed spray roses has increased in the last few years, Interplant Roses felt it was about time to start challenging florists to showcase to the floristry world the different designs that can be created using these large headed sprays. Veldhuysen Florists, from Doorn…

Gujarat farmers strike gold with marigold

Over the last 4-5 years, a sizeable number of the 300 households of Kamboi village, Limkheda block of Dahod District, Gujarat, has shifted from maize and paddy cultivation to floriculture, horticulture and growing seasonal vegetables, transforming their lives and the landscape of the village. Endless…

India: Rates of flowers dip significantly in wholesale market following Ganesh festival

Rates of flowers that had gone up high during the recent Ganesh festival have now come down. Marigold (Genda) which enjoys heavy demand during festivals, was sold at a price of Rs 80 to Rs 100 per kg during the Ganesh festival. But now it is available at Rs 30 per kg in the wholesale market. Vijay…

US (FL): Random Acts of Flowers bring smiles to Bay Area patients

Random Acts of Flowers brings smiles to hospital patients around the country. In Tampa, they’ve made some special arrangements to brighten people’s days. They take flowers that were discarded, but still have plenty of life, to hospitals and others who could use a lift in spirits. “How can you not smile…

Matilda “Ptilotus exaltatus” released at Proflora

Matilda is the new genetics from Benary. A feather-like fluorescent purple coloured flower that can last for more than two weeks and reach lengths of more than 70 cm, is a cut-flower novelty that attracts both designers and flower growers. Juan Guaqueta (Guaqueta Trading) and Juan Bessette (Benary) Given…

India: Imported flowers adorn Vaishno Devi temple

The Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra was decorated with flowers imported from Britain, Switzerland, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Dubai on the occasion of Navratras. These flowers --- gladiolus, carnations, lilies and anthurium orchids --- will stay fresh for almost 10 days. Pilgrims visiting the shrine…

A tour of Beyond Chrysant

A part of the Hamifleur team visited Beyond Chrysant on 18 September. Wouter Duijvestein warmly welcomed them to the nursery that he and his brother run together. It quickly became clear that this isn’t just any chrysanthemum nursery. This is a place where everything is considered in great detail in order to grow the best…

Ecuador: Agriflor surprises international visitors

International buyers were impressed by what they've been seeing in the past two days at the yearly flower trade fair Agriflor, says Dick van Raamsdonk with HPP Exhibitions, the show's organizer. "They had no idea about Ecuador having so many growers they didn’t know existed. The 70 some exhibiting flower…

India: Free distribution of flowers to demand ban on artificial flowers

Members of the South India Floriculture Association distributed ‘natural’ flowers to visitors and walkers at Lalbagh on Sunday morning as a form of protest against artificial varieties imported from China. A week ago, the association had submitted a request to Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar…

'Perfect Rose' gets through the summer well

In the rose test The Perfect Rose, which is running at Wageningen University & Research, the crop survived the summer well. This summer had three hot periods (June 23-25, July 23-27, August 23-27). In the rose greenhouse with cooling, during those periods the 24-hour temperature could be kept lower than…

Best in Show: Decorative (cut) foliage Cotinus of The Sun Valley Group

US: Society of American Florists announces 2019 Outstanding Variety winners

The Society of American Florists (SAF) announced the 2019 Outstanding Variety winners from their Outstanding Varieties Competition. Nine different varieties were awarded with the best variety award for their respective class and one variety was awarded Best in Show, namely decorative (cut) foliage…

Research reveals simple trick to prolong vase life of spray roses by 30%

Breeding company Interplant Roses recently investigated the impact that the cut stage of spray roses has on the flowers' vase life. By running these tests and sharing the results, Interplant Roses wants to improve florists’ understanding and experience and consumer perception of spray roses. Their…

Exploring the history of roses

Any rose seen alone, just for itself, certainly is beautiful, but knowing something of its historical context can enhance the rose fancier’s interest and appreciation. In the latest issue of the newsletter from the World Federation of Rose Societies, roses are imbued with the scent of history, starting with the Swedish writer…

Smithers-Oasis joins quest to return fragrance to flowers

Floralife, a division of Smithers-Oasis, has entered into an exclusive technology evaluation agreement with FloraScentials, a company developing products to restore fragrance to cut flowers. With this agreement, Smithers-Oasis will have first rights to evaluate and enter into a commercial transaction for…

Freesia offers opportunities for sensory experiences in flower

Most customers choose flowers based on their shape and colour, because these properties are the ones that stand out the most. It’s up to florists to highlight the flowers’ most special property: scent. The most eminent flower to showcase this natural gift is the Freesia. Flower Factor recorded two…

Chrysanthemum in the October Flower Agenda

Sparkling shapes, trendy shades and of course that legendary resilience: the chrysanthemum is justifiably the undisputed heart and soul of the October party. No other cut flower offers so much choice, from sparkling stars and voluminous spray chrysanthemums to cheerful pompoms and spectacular soloists…

Danziger Colombia hosted open days

Colombia: Burgundy, salmon, coral and peach popular picks for chrysanthemum

Danziger Colombia hosted an “Open Days” event at its site in Vereda Pontezuela, Antioquia. During the event, growers, buyers and retailers were able to explore a wide portfolio of chrysanthemums along with a sneak peek of some other new and innovative crops. The event took place at the Danziger farm,…

Russia: Will September 1 disappear from the floral calendar?

September 1 this year has shown that Russians started buying less flowers for teachers on the first school day. Moreover, the number of flowers in a bouquet has decreased; also customers are purchasing fewer exotic flowers. Flower sales for September 1 have been annually decreasing approximately by…


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