Cut flowers

Frans Buzek, La Gaitana Farms

"Without certification it's difficult to do business"

"The flower industry in Colombia is focused on fair treatment for employees. Pension and health insurance funds are well arranged. In that respect, we don't differ much from the Netherlands in terms of legislation," says Frans Buzek, who works at La Gaitana Farms. According to Frans, this is due to the…

Turkey: Cut flower growers request land for production from the government

The decision of the government to lease state land for 10 years to growers delighted cut flower growers in Antalya. Cut flower growers are also asking the government to expand its decision to include land that is currently not in use. Central Anatolian Ornamental Plants Exporters Association President Ismail Yilmaz: “This…

What about dried flowers?

"Rwanda should look beyond fresh flowers"

The potential of floriculture in Rwanda is ​proven now​. However, not that much has been done so far to develop ​local, regional, and international ​demand ​for flowers grown in this country. According to François Nsenga of ​NINAF Ltd., Rwanda should ​perhaps explore the floriculture sector more and look…

US: ASCFG names Cut Flowers of the Year

The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers announced its selections for the 2019 Cut Flowers of the Year. These varieties are chosen by the ASCFG’s 1600 members on their ease of culture, productivity, and marketability. Woody Cut of the Year: Hydrangea paniculata ‘Quick Fire’ Developed in the Netherlands, ‘Quick Fire’…

US (HI): Anthuriums out of the lava

The UH anthurium variety ‘Kauai’  received a Blue Ribbon at the Society of American Florists (SAF) Outstanding Varieties Competition. Entered by CTAHR grower-cooperator Green Point Nurseries, ‘Kauai’ was praised by Floral Management, the trade magazine of the SAF, as offering "both novelty and design versatility”…

Saba Chrysanthemum blows out ten candles

With its green heart, purple inner shade and sharp, white outlines, spray chrysanthemum Saba is an eye-catching flower and a florist's favourite. It has been ten years since this two-tone spray chrysanthemum became commercially available for the first time. The Saba Chrysanthemum is a versatile flower; it works on its own…

Specialties in the spotlights at Alkemade International

Alkemade International is an import company based in Aalsmeer which has been active for over twenty years. Since then the company has established long-term and lasting relationships with growers from Africa, South America and Europe. They are always looking for long-lasting relationships and new…

US: Quick Fire hydrangea named Woody Cut of the Year

The American Society of Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) has announced its 2019 Cut Flowers of the Year. Chosen by the group’s 1600 members, the criteria for the awards are the varieties’ ease of culture, productivity, and marketability. Recipient of the 2019 Woody Cut of the Year, Proven Winners ColorChoice Quick Fire Hydrangea paniculata, shares…

Mario Vicente, Fresca Farms

“Making the blue rose bluer”

“People are looking for different things, and a blue rose is such an item that really can diversify one’s assortment from the rest”, says Mario Vicente, General Manger at Fresca Farms, who’s been supplying Suntory’s blue rose, Applause, for over a year now. The demand for this bluest variety in the market is growing as more…

90 hectares Rhodos

PJ Dave on one of red’s most exceptional

Over the last decennia PJ Dave Group established itself as one of the leading flower exporters from Kenya, growing from two hectares of greenhouse to a total of 215 hectares within 20 years. Out of this acreage 90 hectares is occupied by the red variety Rhodos, a huge acreage for just one variety. We…

Compound from peony eases symptoms in Sjögren’s patients

Compounds known as glucosides, extracted from the root of a flower called the Chinese peony, alleviated dryness, lessened fatigue, and reduced overall disease burden in Sjögren’s syndrome patients, a randomized trial in China shows. Trial findings were published in the study, “The efficacy and safety of total glucosides…

Bucketloads of flowers leave Floriade for city's nursing homes and hospitals

Of the more than 1 million bulbs that went into the ground for Floriade this year, perhaps 100 bucketloads will live a little longer, after they were sent to brighten up nursing homes and hospitals on Monday. With the help of volunteers and staff, head Floriade gardener Andrew Forster cut flowers and dug up bulbs…

Makoto Azuma builds giant plant sculpture at the beach using 8,300 Strelitzia

On October 11, a giant plant sculpture over 6 meters tall luxuriously using about 8,300 Strelitzia flowers, known for its distinctive orange and blue, appeared on Hyakuna Beach in Tamagusuku, Nanjyo City on the southern part of the main island of Okinawa. A successful flower artist in and outside of the country, Makoto…


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