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Telangana farmer switches to creating a flower-rich field for everyone to enjoy

As one drives to Chevella in Ranga Reddy district, 45 kilometers from Hyderabad, 65-year-old Malkaiah Mirjaguda stands out against the dark brown ground and yellow flowers in the background. Malkaiah has transformed half of his four-acre land into a flower bed because he wanted his land to look beautiful…

Colors that made the market vibrate

When we talk about the diversity of flowers, perhaps we think only of the immense number of species that we plant and export in Colombia, but we do not consider a new trend significantly impacting the differentiation of floral products that has emerged as a new option for the most risk-taking customers.…

Verdissimo

Augmented Reality catalog shows exactly what the flowers look like

"Many times, as customers, it’s not easy to correctly perceive the right size and dimension of products, even when we put the exact measurements. The majority of clients do not have an idea of what the product is like in reality, this is why from Verdissimo we have found a way to change that. We have…

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"Indian orchid species could be used as cut flowers"

Orchids are one of the best-known plant groups in the global horticultural and cut flower trades. They are also harvested, grown, and traded for a variety of purposes, including as ornamental plants, medicinal products, and food. The most popular global orchid trade is in artificially propagated cut…

Dean Zuidgeest about the 'Mayball'

NL: "Florists even call, asking where they can possibly buy it"

"This new, large-flower gerbera can reach a diameter of as much as 13 cm. Usually, ten centimeters is about the max," says Dean Zuidgeest. So, this flower has been nominated for the Dutch Glass Tulip Award. It is called the Mayball, Villa Gerbera nursery's latest introduction, and comes from Hilverda…

Garden roses from Alexandra Farms take top three spots in Proflora Variety Contest

Three garden rose varieties grown by Alexandra Farms claimed the top awards in the Garden Rose category of the Producers Awards during Proflora’s 2021 Variety Contest. Effie (Ausgray) was awarded first place. A cupped rosette-shaped rose with yellow and orange tones and a scent of tea, Effie has been…

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Ecuador: “We are following the recent trend of tinted gypsophila”

“Our tinting process maintains the natural touch of the flowers and ensures that we don’t compromise the vase life,” says David Martinez, Commercial Manager at Malima Ecuador. At an altitude of 2.230 above sea level lies this 20 hectare Ecuadorian farm that is almost exclusively dedicated to gypsophila.…

Flowers for the Pope

Recently, the pope came to Slovakia for a visit. He was not only greeted by many people, but also by an immense floral design by Róbert Bartolen and his team. Marginpar was one of the flower sponsors for this design, which Róbert named ‘Love in Nature’. The natural color scheme with white, caramel, and soft pink tones…

Innovations, visions, and roses at Plantec Ecuador

This past week Interplant Roses arrived in Ecuador to make a new round of selections with Plantec. The entourage from Interplant, including top management and head breeder along with the selecting specialists and top management from Plantec, started their work week with the Sunday sunrise, working to see…

A new surprising disbud Chrysanthemum with unique shape and incredible flowers

Cruella makes her debut

Breeder Royal Van Zanten and Decorum grower Arcadia introduce this new disbud Chrysanthemum as of week 40, 2021. With the addition of Cruella, Arcadia makes their extensive range of year-round disbudded Chrysanthemums even more complete. Cruella characterizes herself by her quirky flower shape. This effect is further enhanced by…

See Ball Mums in newest catalog

The Ball Garden Mums team is pleased to announce the availability of its two-year catalog for 2022-2023 that focuses on new varieties as well as program excellence at all stages. Growers can count on Ball Mums to deliver personalized service and customized solutions for growing success. After years of extensive trialing across…

Royal Van Zanten launches ‘Virtual Inspiration Event’

Inspiration fires up the imagination! It produces ideas that can help you get ahead – both at work and at home. And the great thing is: inspiration is everywhere. From the morning paper to trend forecasts and from walks in the woods to a holiday by the sea.  From September 30th onwards, you can visit the ‘Virtual…

Nanotechnology-based advancements in postharvest management of horticultural crops

Horticulture is a branch of Agricultural science where it is defined as the science and art of cultivating and handling fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and several plants having unique medicinal and aromatic values. Horticultural crops provide farmers with high income and have good export quality,…

Supraoptimal root-zone temperatures affect Dahlia growth and development

Dahlia ( Dahlia ×hybrida ) is an important floriculture crop that has gained popularity in recent years. Greenhouse growers have recently reported a phenomenon known as “dahlia decline,” that can affect potted dahlias in greenhouse production. The crop exhibits graying foliage, root decline, and plant…

NL: New Chic chrysanthemums arriving from LinFlowers

With the first cuttings having been supplied and planted in week 31, the first Chic and Chic Cream bays are being harvested today at the Van Tuijl family's new growing site in Nieuwaal, the Netherlands. This is the fourth site of this family business, which has been growing chrysanthemums for many…

UK: Bishop backs campaign for more sustainable approach to flower-arranging

THE campaign for churches to take a more sustainable approach to flower-arranging and to stop using floral foam in displays has been backed by the Bishop of Dudley, the Rt Revd Martin Gorick. The Bishop, a self-confessed keen gardener, has used a website conversation with the Prince of Wales’s florist,…

Greenstone Fields owners reflect on 'exploding' local flower movement

On the eve of retiring after 16 years as cut flower farmers in Loudoun County, Barbara Lamborne and her husband Dennis Fuze say they are ready for their next phase in life. “It’s time,” Lamborne said. “16 years of working this hard is enough and I’m ready to have more fun and explore new places.” The…

Let's have a walk through a peonies processing warehouse

Let's have a walk through Green Works' processing warehouse. Here they are processing Peonies, making them ready for delivery.  It is quite busy, but everything is going just fine. Everyone is working hard to make sure that all of the orders are being processed. For more informationGreen Worksinfo@green-works.nl www.green-works.nl  

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Study on postharvest vase life of gerbera under different chemical treatments

An experiment was conducted at National Horticulture Research Centre from 15th December 2020 to 29th December 2020 to find the best concentration of citric acid and salicylic acid each of 200 ppm with 3% sucrose that enhances and prolongs the flower quality and longevity. The experiment was laid out in a…

FAM Flower Farm on the increasing popularity of the dahlia

NL: “Dahlia orders are happening sooner than we have ever seen before”

The dahlia used to be a bit of an old-fashioned flower, but several aspects have been improving the flower’s image, according to Marlies Weijers and Linda van der Slot, founders of FAM Flower Farm. They mainly grow dahlia tubers, tulip bulbs, and narcissus at their flower farm in Lisse, The Netherlands.…

Surprises from Royal Van Zanten during Chrysanthemum Trials Colombia

The cut chrysanthemum trials are taking place in Colombia from 30 August to 3 September (week 35). This is a week-long collaborative initiative between ten breeding companies at which business partners and customers can find out about the latest developments across the entire spray, disbudded, and…

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Canberra's Floriade Festival has been cancelled but flowers will still appear across the city

Canberra is being transformed into a feast of color this week. It will be brighter and seem more hopeful. Hundreds of wheelbarrows, big pots, and even bigger pots filled with blooming flowers are set out in public spaces. The cancellation of the Floriade flower festival means the flowers meant for the…

Testing out the functional groups of oil-collecting bees in the light of the pollination of Nierembergia flowers

Pollination interactions between plants bearing oil-flowers and oil-collecting bees are regarded as specialized, and within the major group of bees, oil-collecting bees are considered a special functional group of pollinators, yet they encompass a great diversity, not only at taxonomic level but also in…

Bringing flowers to the classroom to teach math

Ascension Episcopal School math teacher Lauren Daly often hears "When will we ever use this?" from students, so she brought in a local florist to help answer the question.  Carrie Leonard, a licensed florist, and owner of Posh Bouquet, talked with Daly's seventh-graders about the best ratio of plant food to…

Chrysanthemum surprise for Russian doctors

On Thursday September 2, Flower Experience by Natasha Mironova organised a surprise for doctors of the General Hospital No.2 in St. Petersburg, in cooperation with florist school Magenta and Cash & Carry 7Flowers for JustChrys. The Dutch Consulate General was a partner in this event. In Russia, like in…

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Fleurography.com: a photogenic floral innovation

Fleurography.com is a venture set forth by Floral Innovations & New Bloom Solutions, which has looked at one of the floral industry’s major needs and has stepped in to fill the void. One of the reasons high-quality photography is so essential in the floral industry is because it’s based on aesthetics.…

Auctioneers hold the flower auction's reins

He exclaims, "Going once, going twice, sold!" And, pointing toward a buyer, he bangs his gavel, sealing the deal. That is, in essence, still what an auctioneer does. But, it involves so much more. To maximize products' value, auctioneers not only need to know everything about them. In this case, flowers…

Growers comment on the popularity of the flower of the month: aster

The flower of the month September is the aster. Part of the daisy family, it has an array of colors such as bright purple, fuchsia pink, tangerine orange and sunny yellow and…

China: Learn more about this smart gerbera greenhouse, where almost everything is automated

In the gerbera seedling breeding and research and development base in Heinidi Village, Yunnan, flowers are grown in greenhouses. The greenhouse here can realize full…

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US (MT): Flower farms proliferate across Flathead Valley

From tiny backyards to wide-open farms, a local flower movement is taking root. "It's all about using flowers grown locally and seasonally," said April Vomfell, who started one of the first flower farms in the Flathead Valley, Montana. She launched Flathead Farmworks in Kalispell in 2015. Inspired by the…

Inca Orchids introduces 'Bouquesh'

Inca Orchids has presented its new product line: 'Bouquesh'. It is a luxury line of orchid bouquets, in which all branches are selected by hand. Therefore, each creation is unique, and the splendour of the orchids is perhaps best expressed. Inca Orchids is a family business in Nootdorp and grows orchids.…

Indian rose growers seeking to improve on quality

Improving quality is top of mind for a select group of Indian rose producers seeking to export their products to foreign countries. A new study looking for the optimal levels of fertigation, growth regulators and their interaction effects under polyhouse condition is hoping to provide them with recipes…

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China: Learn more about "China's hometown of peonies"

As the quality of life improves, flowers play an increasingly important role in people's lives in China, and the consumption of flowers is also driving the rapid development…

"Silicon application prolongs vase life and enhances quality of cut peonies"

Peony is an important ornamental plant and has become increasingly popular for cut flower cultivation. However, a short vase life and frequent poor vase quality severely…

China: "We are preparing the largest flower trading place in western Yunnan"

Since last year, Kunming International Flower Auction Exchange Center Co., Ltd. has signed several cooperation agreements with the Yao'an County Government in Yunnan province.…

Chinese Valentine's Day: Yunnan's flower market is in strong demand

Picking flowers, filling in boxes... At the Kunming International Flower Auction Exchange Center, quality inspectors classify flowers. After grading, flowers of various colors…

China: Honghe Kaiyuan flower industry benefits farmers

From corn and vegetables to flower planting, the unit income increased from a few hundred yuan to tens of thousands yuan, and from old houses to small western-style houses. In…

Royal Van Zanten's Charmelia available through US eCommerce

"21-day vase life, unique, and now available for American florists"

According to Royal Van Zanten, the availability of Charmelia is being expanded for good reason. "Elegant, feminine and just a little bit different. Charmelia has it all! She’s absolutely stunning and covered with flowers. Charmelia is known not only for its enchanting beauty but also for its…

NL: "Excellent summer for Calla breeding"

The Calla is a relatively new flower when it comes to commercial production. Kapiteyn BV has been breeding, researching, propagating and selling this beautiful flower for about 30 years now. The fact that breeding is a long-term process is certainly also true for the Calla. From cross-breeding to a…

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AU: Tree-changing flower farmer offers homegrown alternative to imported blooms

After eight years working as an interior designer in Sydney, Erin Dore swapped stilettos for gumboots, heading home to establish Petal Head farm and florist on her parent's historic Gympie property in regional Queensland.  COVID-19 made Ms. Dore re-evaluate, so she invested all her savings and is now earning…

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Mexico: Archaeologists find bouquets of flowers from 1,800 years ago

One of the most important recent finds in the archeology of Mexico occurred thanks to an unexpected torrential rain that opened a hole in the ground of the Teotihuacan floor, below the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, one of the most visited archaeological sites in the country. The downpour uncovered a…

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Study on relationship between potassium nutrition and flower quality

Potassium is one of the sixteen essential nutrients required for plant growth and reproduction. It regulates 60 different enzyme systems in plants. Potassium plays an important role in enhancing crop quality. It increases the tolerance of plants to diseases and insects. Potassium plays role in proper…

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US (MT): Longtime floriculturist finds delight in dahlias

Martin Rippens believes there’s no experience necessary to grow beautiful dahlias, but it’s been a while since the octogenarian stepped into a novice’s shoes. Rippens, 85, will be heading to the Northwest Montana Fair early Friday morning for the three-day dahlia show, bringing with him fresh-cut flowers…

CAN: couple sells organic flowers from large flower garden

Cutting fresh blooms and creating beautiful bouquets are things that come naturally to Liza McCrea Cooley. As a young girl, the owner of White Barn Blooms in Vankleek Hill used to tag along with her mother on visits to a hobby farm located in her hometown of Munster Hamlet. “I remember how amazed I was…

Digging up the peonies

Green Works is working on digging up the Peonies. And they want to show you how exactly they do that. For more information:Green Works Ed KleijbeukerEd@green-works.nl www.green-works.nl 

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Nitrogen and calcium fertilization on the growth and development of gerberas

Gerbera is a flowering species with relevance to the cut flower market. Understanding the nutritional requirements of the species is important to improve fertilization procedures. In this study the objective was to evaluate the influence of different doses of nitrogen (N) and calcium (Ca) on the growth…

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Uganda: Rosebud hits Fairtrade certification and boosts workers earnings

The Rosebud flower farm, a flagship Ugandan rose exporter has been internationally accredited to sell its flowers across the globe. Managing Director Rajiv Ruparelia said on Friday, August 6 that the development, which means they have accreditation for Fairtrade, helps the company to sell its products in…

"Substrate cultivation helps Chinese growers generate better quality and higher yield"

Cut rose is one of the flowers with the largest planting area and market share among cut flowers in China. The market's demand for high-quality roses has gradually increased. More and more Chinese rose growers have shifted from soil cultivation to soil-less cultivation. Especially leading rose growers in…

NL: Red Naomi! rose starring in The Bachelor

The red rose is the ultimate symbol of love. Hence why red roses play a crucial part in the popular show 'The Bachelor'. Our Red Naomi! rose is handed out during the rose ceremony in the current Dutch version of The Bachelor.  The linking of the red rose to the Bachelor was made by RTL, Videoland, and LM Flower…


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