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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…

CGTN

China: Chrysanthemums burst into bloom in Kaifeng

Kaifeng, in central China's Henan Province, is holding the 38th Chrysanthemum Festival. It brings together 800 different breeds of chrysanthemum from 15 countries. More than 3.2 million pots of chrysanthemum flowers have decorated the streets and parks of the city. Watch the video on CGTN

The effect of long-term cold storage and preservatives on peony flowers

Recently, peonies have become very popular cut flowers. As peony flowering period is short, long term cold storage could assure its prolonged supply and make long distance transport feasible. The effect of dry cold storage, of 8-hydroxyquinoline and nanosilver preservatives on the peony keeping qualities…

Asocolflores

Asocolflores gives Antioquia and Bogotá “1,400 reasons to smile”

On October 22, Asocolflores handed thousands of passers-by two bouquets—one to keep, and one to give as a gift, sparking the emotions that giving and receiving flowers brings. As Asocolflores President Augusto Solano puts it, “Many studies demonstrate that the “Duchene” or genuine smile always appears in…

Gifts from the earth that do not affect the ozone layer

HCFC-22, also known as R-22 or chlorodifluoromethane, is a colorless gas commonly used for refrigeration equipment. In the flower industry, it is used to preserve already…

Phaidon

New book explores the power of flowers

In the introduction to a new book, Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom, British gardener Anna Pavord says it’s almost impossible to imagine a time when flowers didn’t seduce us. “Long before the first book was ever printed, monks painted delicate little columbines, fat double daisies and heartsease in…

Canada Blooms

Canada Blooms names Plant of the Year 2021 – Aurora Borealis rose

Canada Blooms announces the Canada Blooms Plant of the Year for 2021 is the Aurora Borealis rose from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s 49th Parallel Collection. The bright dancing lights of the aurora are captured in the blooming clusters of this dramatic sunset pink rose set against dark green…

Growing Process app to optimize time and resources

Expoflores launches APC-APP

Expoflores launches its new APP-APC (that stands for Aplicación para procesos de cultivo in Spanish), which means Growing Process app, and it is free and exclusive for Expoflores members. This APP…

Jet Fresh Flower Growers

Hippy Psychedelic Roses art studio unleashed

Jet Fresh Flower Growers unveiled a brand-new art studio for their line of Hippy Psychedelic Roses. The expansion came complete with a colorful tribute to the 1970s celebrating this psychedelic era that’s full of peace, love and flowers. Color-enhanced roses are making their way around the world, and at…

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The story of the ‘queen of flowers’

The rose has been associated with everything from debauchery to purity. Joobin Bekhrad explores the myths and meanings behind one of fashion’s favourite motifs. “It might well be said of this beautiful flower, that nature has exhausted herself in trying to lavish on it the freshness of beauty, of form,…

Passion Roses

US (OH): Passion Growers to get new flower sortation center

Air Transport Services Group subsidiary, TriFactor Solutions, has been awarded a contract to design and install a multi-divert sortation system in Xenia, Ohio, for Passion Growers of Miami. The project includes the design and installation of an automated system to sort inbound cases for Passion Growers’…

Morrisons

UK: Morrisons launches affordable letterbox flowers

Morrisons new letterbox flowers mean you can send them at any time, even if the recipient isn’t home to receive the delivery. They’re packaged securely inside a letterbox-friendly box, ready to be transferred to a vase and displayed at home. Morrisons’ Bright Box is £23 for a bouquet. The product…

Veiling Rhein-Maas

Fairtrade Roses from Bahati Premium Roses at Veiling Rhein-Maas

From Tuesday, 15 September 2020, Veiling Rhein-Maas will start with the auction of Fairtrade certified roses of the new supplier Bahati Premium Roses from Kenya. Daily from Monday to Friday, 60 cm long roses will be offered in the auction group 'Fairtrade Roses'. "The different varieties are a welcome addition to the…

Agriom

Royal Palace and Royal Wedding in the spotlight

There is a new video showing Agriom's cut hydrangeas in the HBA test greenhouse in De Kwakel. Curious about how Royal Palace and Royal Wedding look now? Check it out in this video. Assess the varieties yourselfAgriom cordially invites cut flower hydrangea growers and relations to take a look at Achterweg…

BloomsyBox

What are the ten most popular flowers?

Are you giving flowers as a gift for some occasion? Is picking out a great bouquet a little intimidating for you? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you need to continue reading. The flowers described in the rest of this article are popular for a reason. These are the flowers you are…

Dümmen Orange float wins award at St. Petersburg Flower Festival

In the last weekend of August, the Flower Festival took place in St. Petersburg, Russia. In collaboration with PR agency Sobolj, a Dümmen Orange float was shown at the parade with the Pina Colada chrysanthemum as the belle of the ball. Pina Colada has proven itself as a well-known chrysanthemum that can…

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What are the most popular birthday flowers?

Birthdays are actually a pagan tradition that began with the ancient Greeks. They thought that each person was given a spirit that watched over them from the day of their birth. Birthdays were a way of celebrating this spirit. As with many Greek traditions, the Romans continued it after they came to…

FloraLife Express products now available in Fairtrade-certified formats

FloraLife is announcing the availability of its FloraLife Clear ULTRA 200 and FloraLife Express Universal 300 products in Fairtrade-certified formats. FloraLife received…


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