Cut flowers

AU: Searing temperatures part of flower farming life in north-west Victoria

Growing flowers in one of the hottest parts of Victoria might seem like a doomed enterprise. But Sunraysia temperatures are not sizzling enough to stop producers Joe and Jacquie Wright from living out their colourful, summer dream. "We grow lisianthus predominately," Mr Wright said. "Lisianthus can…

US: Optimizing the greenhouse environment for cut flowers

Steve and Gretel Adams operate Sunny Meadows Flower Farm in Columbus, Ohio. Their dahlia tuber sales go live in late November. In this article, they describe their findings…

Influence of cultivation under different irrigation levels and growing seasons

New study on postharvest quality of cut Zinnia flowers

The quality of floral stems depends on a set of pre-harvest factors which can influence their postharvest longevity. Although the identification of visual signs of senescence through scales is decisive in assessing the loss of floral quality in the postharvest period, this scale does not exist for zinnia…

The various meanings of Valentine's flowers

Flowers can represent various emotions. Flowers play a prominent role in many and holidays, perhaps none more than Valentine’s Day.Valentine’s Day is a busy day for florists. ProFlowers says it accounts for most of the industry’s fresh flower sales. Around 78% of the flowers purchased for Valentine’s Day…

Study on effects of postharvest treatments with nanosilver on senescence of cut Lisianthus

Lisianthus is among the most popular cut flowers. Regarding the postharvest losses, these experiments were designed to compare the effects of a nanosilver (NS) based…

Study on environmental health and willingness to compost fresh cut floral waste

In the United States, there has been a push to convert industries to a more environmentally sustainable business attitude in recent years. Environmentally sustainable practices are not only good for the environment, but there is increasing evidence these practices lead to an increase in customer loyalty.…

by Valerie Ghitelman, 1-800-Flowers.com

US: Top six floral trends for 2021

The start of a new year inspires fresh ideas in many creative fields, and floral arrangements are no exception. 2021 is bringing unprecedented changes to our lives and the world at large, and it’s no surprise that many of these changes are represented in the ways we enjoy flowers.   What can you expect to see…

Flower village in Vietnam gears up for Lunar New Year

As Lunar New Year approaches, farmers at the Sa Dec flower village, the largest flower supplier in southern Vietnam, gears up for Tet, the country's biggest national holiday. Flowers are a key part of the festival, with millions used to decorate homes and public buildings throughout the country.

The meaning of rose colours

The countdown to Valentine's Day is officially on! While red roses are the traditional flowers given on this holiday, there are so many different colors & varieties available, and the colors mean different things! (Hint: do not give yellow roses to a potential love interest... can you say Friend Zone?) Read the complete article…

Valentine's Day: sharing the love in record numbers

According to 2020 Valentine’s Day statistics, consumers are spending more than ever before. This year, as people are hunkered down at home, the spending trend should only increase — particularly when it comes to flowers! After all, celebrating love is more important right now than ever. What follows are…

Marginpar presents first bicoloured clematis cut flower

After Vienna, Marginpar introduces a new white Clematis: Clematis Amazing Sevilla. Each stem consists of four tulip-shaped flowers in duotones. Sevilla has a creamy white colour on the inside and a burgundy pink colour on the outside of her petals. These double shades are unique within the Clematis cut…

Ecuador: Jet fresh flower growers 2021 farm show

It’s been almost three years since Jet Fresh became rose growers back in March 2018. And in the short time, their boutique farm, Jet Fresh Flower Growers, S.A. has made great achievements in developing quality Ecuadorian roses that are socially and environmentally conscious.  Shortly after the first year as…

Postharvest quality of Zinnia cultivated under different irrigation levels and growing seasons

The quality of floral stems depends on a set of pre-harvest factors which can influence their postharvest longevity. Although the identification of visual signs of senescence through scales is decisive in assessing the loss of floral quality in the postharvest period, this scale does not exist for zinnia…

Will air cargo be able to balance its space for flowers this season?

Fresh-cut flowers are an important part of decorations around the world as it is used in events like marriages and funerals, along with gifts, during holidays like Christmas and Easter and occasions like the Valentine’s Day. According to Reportlinker, the global cut flowers market is estimated at $29.2…

Con Amore, Kordes Roses

Valentine's Day: "High expectations for this bright red rose"

With the experience they have so far, growers of Con Amore® consider this new red rose of breeder Kordes Roses as “the world’s most sustainable red rose”. Now two Dutch Con Amore® growers Berg RoseS and Van der Hulst are geared up for Valentine’s Day (and subsequently Women’s Day) and they have high…

"Peony growers can store their flowers for a duration of 10 to 12 weeks"

Innovative low oxygen box extends cut flower shelf life

It does not only enable flower growers to extend their season, it also makes them more flexible in deciding when to sell the flowers. The product in question is the low oxygen box of Janny MT. For several years now, this French company is working with peony growers to store their flowers for a duration…

CAN: Niagara flower growers blooming with optimism into 2021 growing season

Growing flowers may not seem like tough business, but as many aspiring pandemic green thumbs can now likely attest, there’s more involved than simply adding a little water and sunlight. As the coronavirus began stifling businesses back in March last year, Arie Koole, owner of Creekside Greenhouses in…

Get to know new cut flower division BloomStudios at Ball

"We plan to leverage the breeding powerhouse, advanced technologies that Ball has invested in"

"Are you familiar with the story of the disease-resistant impatiens Beacon of PanAmerican Seed? These are exactly the kind of breakthroughs and value, we want to bring into cut flowers," says Scott Rusch, GM of BloomStudios Cut Flowers, a new cut flower division of Ball Horticultural that was established…

possibilities, opportunities for cut flower growers and producers

Trial shows potential of single stem marigold cut flowers for vase, bouquet use

Marigolds, Tegetes erecta, have increased in popularity over the last thirty years and are grown in most countries for pot, bedding and landscape purposes. But what about marigolds as cut flowers? They were very popular 50 year ago, but according to Ameriseed, these cut flowers, referred to as "Hedge…

New flower from 100 million years ago

Oregon State University researchers have identified a spectacular new genus and species of flower from the mid-Cretaceous period, a male specimen whose sunburst-like reach for…

LEGO Group

LEGO adds Roses and Tulips to its online store

A bouquet of LEGO flowers?

Yes, the LEGO Group added roses and tulips to its online store, reports www.brickfanatics.com. Both of these sets are also a cost-effective alternative to the larger Flower Bouquet, which will launch alongside them in January," the article says.  Click here to read the complete article at  https://www.brickfanatics.com

United Selections’ varieties grown at Rift Valley Roses

"Our culture has enabled us over the years to produce and deliver quality roses"

Rift valley Roses (RVR) is a farm located in Naivasha, at the Great Rift valley. Since its inception, the farm has tremendously grown to command substantial attention in the flower market. It is easy to understand why roses perform so well at this altitude; the farm is sandwiched between the two rugged…

Ulf Hagman, Optifreeze explains

Innovative technique extends vase life, increasing consumer interest in roses

Vase life expansion is something the floral industry is continuously looking for. Throughout the chain, benefits are high and it may even boost the market for cut flowers. A recent study conducted reveals that if the vase life of a flower is 50 percent longer, the consumer would not only be willing to…

Scabious as a cut flower for the UK market

Scabious are well established as a garden plant, but apart from the outdoor production of traditional perennial varieties they have not been grown as a commercial cut flower in the UK. Trials undertaken at the Cut Flower Centre (CFC) from 2015 through to 2019 have assessed the potential of two new series…

Verdissimo

What are the differences between dried flowers and preserved flowers?

Dried and preserved flowers. We see and hear them more and more nowadays, but what is the difference? In this article Verdissimo explains it.  Dried flowersThere are different techniques to preserve fresh flowers. Probably the best known method is to leave them to dry by dehydrating naturally, placing them face…

Flowers of Colombia by Asocolflores contributes to exhibits in Flower Fair

Asocolflores and its associates contributed 150,000 flowers to the various events that make up the traditional Flower Fair and Silleteros Parade in Medellín, Colombia, which highlight the creativity and design of flower 'silletas', as the floral works of art participants create are called. Despite the challenging…

Global vision of heliconias research as a cut flowers: a review

It is relevant to systematize the global knowledge generated about heliconia due to its economic importance in tropical floriculture and the cut flower market. The objective…

Interplant

New premium spray roses and hybrid tea roses

Interplant added some colourful spray rose varieties to its premium spray rose range. Check out the new members of the spray family Saffran Smile, Cherokee, Good Mood, Wedding Invite, Street Party. They also present some new hybrid-tea varieties: Fascination, Red Panther and Yellow Tycoon. A brand new…

Agronomy

Effect of PGRs on antioxidant activity and phytochemical in delay senescence of lily cut flowers

The short vase life is the major problem in the cut flower industry. A new study was conducted to evaluate the role of different vase solutions and oils in enhancing the…

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"Flowers have same healing effect as Valium"

In folk medicine, it has long been believed that compounds derived from plant extracts that have a particular smell can have medicinal effects. Turns out lavender is one of those magical elixirs. After all, flowering plants are the basis of chemical combinations that create medicines in laboratories…

Myriad Flowers International

U.S. cut roses industry disappointed by White House decision to remove tariff protection

The California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) and Certified American Grown (CAG), representing the American fresh cut flower industry and hundreds of workers, and farmers, expressed disappointment and concern at the Trump Administration’s decision to remove long-standing duties on imports of cut roses from…

Agronomy

Extending cut peony storage duration using sub-zero storage temperatures

Cut peonies (Paeonia lactiflora Pall.) have a relatively short vase life and limited availability due to seasonal production. Cultivars Festiva Maxima (FM), Monsieur Jules Elie (MJE), and Sarah Bernhardt (SB) stored at 0.7 °C had a longer flower open time at 12 weeks of storage compared to those held at…


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