Cut flowers

Edible rose named after pastry chef Jordi Roca

After long preparations and delays due to the epidemic situation, Pheno Geno Roses participated in a formal event to baptize a new edible rose from their ‘Taste of Love’ collection – Rosa ‘Jordi Roca’. "We are so proud to have Mr. Roca, a winner of ‘2014 World’s Best Pastry Chef Award’ and a bearer of…

Pheno Geno Roses

A new ice cream flavour with Serbian roses

PGR bred Edible Rose ‘Theo Clevers’ was used for making a new flavour of ice cream at the famous Ice cream parlour Moritz Ice. Moritz Ice follows innovative trends of the slow food movement with respect for tradition and cultural heritage. "We are truly delighted that they have recognized the potential…

The Founding Fathers’ favorite flowers

Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton were farmers, as were most men of their time – even if they became soldiers, lawyers and statesmen. Benjamin Franklin was a scientist with a deep interest in seeds as a source of American self-sufficiency. John Jay, who was president of the…

Agriom

Cut flower hydrangeas on show

HBA (Hydrangea Breeders Association) develops hydrangea cut flower varieties. The complete Royal range and new selections are tested at the test location in De Kwakel. Young plants of all Royal varieties are now being cultivated, to be delivered to interested growers in the autumn. In the video Erik van Rossum takes you into…

NARO

Data shows that viewing a flower promotes recovery from psychological stress

The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) of Japan has demonstrated that viewing a flower image affects the brain activity and thereby induces psychological and physiological reaction, which supports recovery from psychological stress. The experiment put the subject group under a…

Taiwan: New spray dyeing technology to let the Phalaenopsis industry survive?

Taiwan is the flower kingdom. In 2018, the flower production value was 16.5 billion US dollars, and the export value reached 6.5 billion US dollars. Among them, Phalaenopsis accounted for 65% as the largest case, and Japan was the largest export market. However, due to the pandemic situation, since…

No shortage of American Grown roses

It’s a topic that comes up almost every year: a shortage of roses. Natural disasters, labor issues and, this year, COVID-19 and the related supply chain challenges, can disrupt the availability of roses in the U.S.  Menagerie Farm & Flower While there are fewer weddings happening this summer due to the pandemic, there’s still…

Jascorp on rubber bands in floriculture

The band that holds flowers together

What is the tensile strength? It is one of the most important questions that rubber band suppliers are being asked. It shows that a rubber band is not just a rubber band. In the binding of flowers, these products are often used, but not just all kinds of rubber bands are suitable. The tensile strength,…

Mohonk Mountain House

US (NY): Canceled tulip festival donates hundreds of flowers to senior living community

After a few long months spent sheltering in place, the residents of a New York senior living community got a sweet surprise. Earlier this year, the nearby Mohonk Mountain House had planted 20,000 tulips in 70 different varieties in anticipation for the venue’s second annual tulip festival. When the…

Jet Fresh Flowers

June is National Rose Month

June is national rose month. All month-long Jet Fresh Flowers is celebrating this classic flower and dedicating Deals of the Day to all things roses.  Jet Fresh Flower Distributors imports and distributes a variety of wholesale cut roses from all around the world including standard roses, garden roses, spray roses and even preserved…

Successful detailed tracking of major plant disease's global spread

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their Oregon State University (OSU) collaborators have developed a new, highly detailed genetic way to trace the spread of Agrobacterium, one of the world's most important bacterial plant pathogens, according to research just published in Science.…

Bergamotte

How Mother's Day is celebrated in France

Mother’s Day - Fête des Mères - will be celebrated by families in France on Sunday, June 7. Since the concept of a special day for mothers was introduced in the early 20th century to honour women with large families, the nature of the day has changed with the emphasis on offering a special gift to your…

Jet Fresh Flower Growers

Hippy Psychedelic Roses come with "free peace and love in every box"

Jet Fresh Flower Growers is offering Hippy Psychedelic Roses. These colorfully packed roses bunches come with free peace and love in every box for wholesale, events and more.  The boutique rose farm in Cotopaxi, Ecuador is creating a wide range of color and packing variations, and shipping them in freight-friendly…

Turkish cut flower exporters set their eyes on Spain and Italy

Turkish cut flower exporters had set the target for 2020 as 125 million USD after surpassing the 100 million USD threshold for the first time in its history. However, the coronavirus outbreak put a stop to these plans and cut flower exports of Turkey dropped significantly in the last 2 months which were…

Turkey: Rose growers in Adana complain that their profit margins are too small

Rose growers in Adana complain that their profit margins are too small and that there is a big gap between their sale price and the retail price at the florists. The growers note that their sale price is around 0.15 USD per stem however the price at the florist is around 1.5 USD per stem. The growers…

Ascania-Flora

Ukraine starts official investigation against imports of fresh cut roses

On May 22, 2020, the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade, the Ukrainian authority in charge of imposing trade remedy measures, initiated safeguard investigation against imports to Ukraine of fresh cut roses (HS code 0603 11 00: fresh roses suitable for bouquets or for decorative purposes).…

Flower Council of Holland

Calla lily and lily take the spotlight in June

In June the 'Houseplant of the month' is the Calla lily which is officially called the Zantedeschia. It is characterised by the pitcher-shaped bract (spathe). The actual flowers, on the spike, are tiny and less eye-catching. The Calla lily grows in periodically saturated swampy spots, which only exist…

CCFC

CA Grown Flowers Month is here

The first day of June marked the start of California Grown Flowers Month. Perfectly timed for the peak production of California blooms and foliage, June is the month to continue to support flower farmers and purchase flowers for life’s celebrations. Consumers are encouraged to look for the California Grown logo at participating…

Peace Boat

Roses cultivated by A-bomb survivor gifted to actress promoting peace

Roses of a new variety cultivated by a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor, or "hibakusha," were sent as a gift to peace-promoting actress Sahel Rosa in the Japanese capital from a member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on May 23. Sahel Rosa, an Iran-born actress based in…

Memorial Day Flowers

US (MI): Despite event cancellation, soldiers honored with roses

In honor of fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, many people laid roses on grave sites at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta. Elisha Hodge and Bryan Mayes, owners of Plumeria Botanical Boutique in Battle Creek, led the 2020 Memorial Day Flowers event by bringing 500 roses to the cemetery. “It can be…

Alexandra Farms announces five new garden rose varieties

Alexandra Farms announced the latest additions to their collections. Among the new releases are three varieties belonging to the diverse Deluxe Garden Rose Collection. Quicksand, with its sophisticated and on-trend sand and cream colors, has a large, spiral-shaped bloom. Sahara Sensation is also new this…

Rolls-Royce explores a very unique muse: a Rolls-Royce rose

This year more than ever, as we have been confined to our homes while the natural world flourishes around us, we are reminded of the wonders of nature. Spring is a time of hope and optimism, when bird song crescendos and flowers greet us with heady scent and vibrant colour. As we approach the first ever…

Jackson & Perkins

The story behind a rose that blooms at Disneyland

This story is about a particular flower at Disneyland, a rose. It’s not just any rose though, it’s the Disneyland Rose. Disney recently shared with Inside the Magic the story of this rose and why it is the perfect floral representation of Disneyland. This bloom embodies Disney magic and hope. Lisa…

Crisis prevents new sales record for Fairtrade products

"We had to cut production to just 30 percent"

Mary Kinyua is currently struggling with massive problems. She is Labour Director of the Oserian flower farm on Lake Naivasha, some 130 kilometres northwest of the Kenyan capital…

Turkey: Ornamental industry severely impacted, but there are some bright spots

The effect of the coronavirus is still felt heavily in the floriculture industry in Turkey. Cut flower growers in Antalya had invited municipalities to purchase the flowers they were not able to export due to the coronavirus and use these flowers to decorate the city. However, their invitation was left…

Dekker Chrysanten pitches Yellow Strike

It is the ultimate high for a baseball pitcher: pitching the ball just right so the batter can't do a thing with it; he reacts too late or he wasn't standing right. Pitching at the highest level takes years of training, an experienced eye, and an infallible hand. Surely it's no coincidence that these are…

Tulip Nachtwacht – A Dutch master in bloom

What do you name a new tulip variety when up till now it’s only had a number? That is the task a group of tulip farmers were faced with when they were presented with a…

Special labour this month

Times are challenging, hectic but also terrifying. COVID-19 is affecting many links in the chain and in turn, all people in the chain. Even though more and more is being automated nowadays, people are still needed and especially now, when there is a lack of labor in many sectors. Therefore, this month labour will be put in the…

Keukenhof virtually open

NL: Cor Middelkoop about the orchids in the Beatrix Pavilion

Cor Middelkoop, product manager orchids at Keukenhof, tells about the orchids in the Beatrix Pavilion. "It's a beautiful show full of colour. There are a lot of species and colours presented here." Source: Keukenhof

Meilland

After the war, Britain was keen to sit back and smell the roses

When Victory in Europe was announced on 8 May, 1945 the British nation was ecstatic, celebratory – and exhausted. The country had fought with every sinew, and that battle – as with our current crisis – depended not just on those on the front line but in every household and every job. In 1939 pleasure…

Flowers continue to bring smiles and spread gratitude worldwide

New initiatives to support the floriculture sector are still started everyday. Here is yet another list of people (in the UK, Colombia and Australia) making other people happy with flowers and launching campaigns to keep flowers and plants top of mind.   UK #FlowersfromthefarmrainbowThe hashtag was started by…

Coronavirus: Mother's Day could be saving grace for beleaguered flower growers

Growers dumping flowers intended for export in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are hoping for a Mother's Day reprieve. New Zealand's $50-70 million export floral trade could wilt even if its main markets re-open soon because the cost of international freight has increased so steeply since the…


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