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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…

Roses in a cigar box

Jet Fresh Flower Distributors is back with a fresh floral inspiration for the fellas using Preserved Roses. This time, they have a fun gift box idea that’s absolutely perfect for cigar aficionados — presenting the Preserved Rose Cigar Gift Box. Preserved Roses are displayed in an elegant, gender-neutral manner in a real wooden cigar…

Indian growers want ban on plastic flowers from China

The simmering discontent among flower growers against Chinese plastic flowers has found a voice again in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing the phasing out of single-use plastics from October 2, Gandhi Jayanthi. The plastic, synthetic flowers imported from China have replaced fresh…

US (CA): A sweet spot for spray roses

At Neve Bros. in Petaluma, Calif., spray roses are a year-round greenhouse crop. Family-owned and operated with more than 60 years of growing experience, Neve Bros. helped pioneer commercial hydroponic rose growing. More than 450,000 square feet of greenhouses, with climate- and feed-controlled systems…

Deliflor introduces purple chrysanthemum Gaviria

A real competitor. That is how Deliflor describes Gaviria in 3 words. Not only does it refer to the Colombian racing cyclist that successfully races on an international level for some years now. It also refers to Deliflor’s newest chrysanthemum variety Gaviria, an intense purple colour disbud with dark…

Denmark: New Hydrangea variety named at 20th anniversary of Odense Blomsterfestival

Odense Blomsterfestival celebrated its 20 year anniversary this year and the grand opening was Thursday the 15th of August at 5:00 PM. The Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is Official Protector for the festival, and this year she came to open the 4-day event. The whole city was covered in flowers, all of…

Colombia pays tribute to New York with 5,000 flowers

A few weeks ago, something happened in New York that was as unexpected as it was gratifying. Colombian flower growers handed out some of their favorite species to New Yorkers and tourists, who received them as an emotional gesture of gratitude. The weather was benevolent, with a temperature of 25 degrees…

Philippines: Benguet chrysanthemum growers to gain from best practices

The cut flower industry is among the fastest-growing sectors of the Benguet economy. This can be seen by its exponential expansion within the last five years. Among the most cultivated flowers is chrysanthemum, with an average annual production of 1.59 million dozens. With the booming farm tourism in…

India: This eco-friendly 'Infinity rose' will not wither away soon

When you think of picking up flowers, it’s rarely just one bud… always bouquet or a potpourri of petals. Most times you just skip it because of all the fuss – go out to buy them, then find a vase, tend to the flowers daily; only to see them wilt despite all the love.  Bespoke rose atelier is based in Hyderabad…

US: WVDA confirms infected rhododendron shipments

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) has confirmed that some plants shipped to Rural King stores in West Virginia are being recalled because of the plant disease, Phytophthora ramorum. Rural King stores have agreed to initiate a voluntary recall of rhododendron plants from affected stores.…

New patent filed for treating cut flowers to extend life expectancy

OptiFreeze AB has submitted a patent application, on a method for treating a cut flower on the 23rd of July 2019. The application concerns a method extending the life…

Lavender back in fashion with French farmers

After years of decline, French lavender is staging a comeback. From 2010 to 2016, cultivated land has expanded by around 40 percent to 53,000 hectares (130,000 acres). The number of producers has grown from 1,000 to around 1,400 and France now also has 120 distilleries of lavender oil and lavandin.…

OptiFreeze:

"A breakthrough result with lifetime extension of cut flowers"

According to OptiFreeze, they achieved a breakthrough result with cut flowers – specifically with roses. Their technology can extend the life time of roses significantly with a potential to have a significant impact on the market for cut flowers. OptiFreeze started to work with roses at the beginning of…


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