Pot plants

Dümmen Orange and GARES sign sales agreement

Worldwide introduction of South Korean succulents

Dümmen Orange and South Korean government agency Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Research & Extension Services (GARES) signed an agreement, granting Dümmen Orange the exclusive sales rights for a series of succulents developed by GARES. The agreement was signed by Pieter Koen (Product Manager Tropicals at…

Van Schie Potlelies becomes Van Schie

Since the summer of 2018, the pot chrysanthemum Chrysanne Grandezza has been added to the assortment. Reason for Van Schie Potlelies to change the name of the company and to choose a new corporate identity. "Van Schie Potlelies now stands for more than just lilies. Given the name recognition in the…

US (MN): Edina greenhouse raises 2,800 mums each year

James Burkholder of Dutch Garden Nursery raises 2,800 mums each year. Most go to C&R Markets’ 11 stores in northeastern and central Missouri. He also sells at his nursery and at a second retail location, Country View Store, near Memphis, Mo. Mums begin as small plugs grown in greenhouses in May. The mums…

Polish clematis ‘Maria Skłodowska Curie’ claims second place in People's Choice Awards

Clematis ‘Maria Skłodowska Curie’ took second place in this year's People’s Choice Awards competition organized by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in Great Britain. As many as 28 new cultivars of ornamental plants from around the world entered the competition and were presented at Garden Harlow…

Paige Foisy, creator of Envee Kits

"We anticipate a shift in consumer buying patterns"

"Our best ideas often stem from customer questions." That's what Paige Foisy of Debs Greenhouse says. The company, owned by Paige's mother Debbie, recently launched Envee Kits, which were designed to help customers create planter designs. Paige Foisy & Aimie Williams (graphic designer) "Envee Kits…

UK: Farplants Group presents 2019 Christmas range

The Farplants Group are excited to bring you their Christmas range for 2019. They have new designs for this year’s festive season, which join their best-selling favourites. Overall they have a brand new zinc range, 5 new wreath designs and enhanced planting mixes in the range.  New for 2019, they have introduced…

Getting creative with combinations

With so many options at hand, it’s easy to design creative combinations, says Ian McGreevy, Four Star’s Signature Garden Designer. In this two-part article, he offers his tips for selecting the right plants to create new combinations customers will love. Ian McGreevy, Four Star’s Signature Garden…

Bay City Flower Co. will shut down Nov. 10

The Bay Area’s hot economy claimed another casualty this month when Bay City Flower Co. in Half Moon Bay said it will shut down Nov. 10, laying off 195 workers. “It has become increasingly difficult to run a flower farm and compete nationally while operating in the costliest place in the nation,” Bay…

Compact pansy excels in uniformity

A new addition in 2020 on Syngenta Flowers’ order form for young plants: Trio Deltini. One plug with three different violas from the Deltini series. Trio Deltini is available in 5 different colour combinations which are suitable for both spring and autumn flowering. "Deltini is a very compact series in…

US (LA): LSU AgCenter selects Jolt dianthus as fall 2019 Louisiana Super Plant

The LSU AgCenter has selected Jolt dianthus (Dianthus barbatus interspecific) as a 2019 fall Louisiana Super Plant. This cool-season bedding plant is great for full sun to partial sun exposure. Jolt has an upright and mounding growth habit, with plants growing 16 to 18 inches tall with a 12-to-14-inch…

Why millennials are suddenly so obsessed with houseplants

Succulents, fiddle leaf figs, the elusive variegated monstera: Ask proud plant parents about their collections, and they’ll gush with such enthusiasm that you’d think they were talking about actual children. Jennifer Coates, a 33-year-old freelance writer in Los Angeles, has accumulated more than 110…

Cymbidium: October Houseplant of the Month

The stem is concealed in a forest of soft green leaves. The flower stems quickly almost become top-heavy with flowers. Cymbidium flowers for weeks like a torch with red, purple, pink, orange, yellow, green or bicoloured flowers that sometimes have a light pleasant fragrance. Its imposing size and…

How North American cities made public spaces bloom this summer

As the leaves start to fall and kids return to classrooms, municipalities and other large institutions begin to clean up their summer planters and hanging baskets. But as with most cycles, summer clean-up signals that it’s time to begin planning for next year. This is the time for imagination. For…

Korean orchids arrive in the US

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Korea announced the arrival of Korean Orchids, which is celebrated with a Korean Orchid Festival at the participating Lotte Plaza Markets. Korean Orchids are now available in the United States for the first time in history. After years of coordination, the Korean Orchid has been…

"Turn the trash into cash"

Many years ago I had the privilege of attending a seminar by a floral designer where he challenged the group to pay more attention to what was being discarded. He said he could walk into the average floral shop and make several nice designs by using only the remains in the trash can. Today we find ourselves asking the same…

'Major logistical operation' brings palms to Park of Poland

In recent weeks, and even now, Fachjan has supplied hundreds of palms for the largest water park in Europe: ‘Suntago Water World’ water park, part of ‘Park of Poland’. Many dozens of trucks with plants have now gone to Poland and a large number of plants are now in place. For the good and expert packaging of the…

Newcomer Succulents Unlimited:

"Each new sale and customer feels like a rush”

The succulent industry is not new to Menno and Lidy van der Straten. They have worked for a variety of employers before deciding to start their own company last year, which came to fruition on the 1st of June 2018 under the name Succulents Unlimited. Now they supply to the United States, Canada, and even…

Doctors prescribe houseplants for anxiety, depression, and loneliness

We love houseplants and know they have lots of benefits – from air purifying to just making your rented flat feel a little more homely. And now GP practice in Manchester is prescribing plants to help people with anxiety, depression and loneliness. The idea is that patients get herbs, veg and pot plants…

Young Americans raise pot plants instead of babies

With tiny flats, no savings of note, and without partners with whom to raise children, young Americans are nurturing house plants instead of babies. As the marriage age rises and fertility rates fall, the country’s young adults are fuelling a horticulture renaissance indoors. Households comprising 18 to…

Bodil Clara Johansen on Campanula season:

"It took us more work to get them on the market"

Just a few more weeks left before the Campanula season comes to an end. Danish breeder and grower Thoruplund looks back to a challenging season. However, the new variety of Midnight Campanula had a running start. Jacob Andersen, Bodil Clara Johansen and Jorgen Andersen of Gartneriet Thorupland presenting…

Turkey: Grower grows phalaenopsis with the energy recycled from waste

ITC, a company which operates in the area of waste management, is using recycled electricity from waste in phalaenopsis greenhouses. The company derives electricity from the methane gas in Mamak waste area in Ankara and the heat generated from gas motors is used in greenhouses. All the products grown by…

Australia: Huge demand for rare indoor plants selling for up to $1,000

We all know money doesn't grow on trees, but a rare, indoor plant is coming close. Buy one and you could be harvesting a small fortune.  Called Thai Constellation, it's fitting because its popularity and price is skyrocketing. The marble colouring caused by a lack of chlorophyll is a rare mutation, the more…

US (NY): Exhibit explores 'talking plants'

There's an old belief among farmers that on a quiet night, if you listen closely, you can hear the sound of corn growing. A new exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden proves that theory to be true. The exhibit, "Sonic Succulents: Plant Sounds and Vibrations," is the artist Adrienne Adar's vision come to…

Houseplants delivered straight from the greenhouse

Bloomscape is the fruit of five generations past of greenhouse growers and floral industry innovators, they explain, noting that "our roots go all the way back to ancestors who were pioneers in the Netherlands’ horticulture industry." The idea behind the business is to deliver plants directly from the…

Large-leaved Ficus: September Houseplant of the Month

Ficuses are well known for being strong indoor trees with hundreds of little leaves, but it’s also available with large leaves that instantly give the plant a totally different, more rugged silhouette. This green giant is perfect for bringing atmosphere to a room quickly as a statement plant. Credit:…

Netherlands: Office building covered in potted plants

MVRDV has unveiled designs for the Green Villa, a striking mixed-use building draped in greenery for the Dutch village of Sint-Michielsgestel. Created in collaboration with Van Boven Architecten, the four-story Green Villa will be located on the town’s southern edge and will use a grid “rack” system to…

UK: GCA members look for ways to reduce plastic waste

The Garden Centre Association are encouraging their members to do what they can to help reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill. Two of its member centres recently worked with Herefordshire and Worcestershire authorities to get non-black PP plastic pots and trays accepted in household and kerbside…

Turkey: Organized greenhouse production zone for ornamental plants in Edremit will generate revenue of 25m USD annually

The efforts to set up an organized ornamental plant greenhouse production zone in Edremit district of Balikesir continue at full speed. Located in northwestern Turkey, Balikesir has close proximity to Istanbul, one of the most important domestic markets in the country. The project is carried out by…

September 1-3, Cologne

Late summer flair with Selecta One at spoga+gafa 2019

On time for the start of late summer, Selecta One presents its late summery-autumnal plants of the perennials, grasses and pot carnation assortment at this year’s spoga+gafa from 1st to 3rd September at Koelnmesse (Cologne) in passage hall 4/hall 5 on stand number A001. Selecta’s marketing concept Autumn…

UK: The world's first hotel for houseplants has just opened in London

A hotel exclusively for houseplants has just opened in London, offering a lifeline to 'plant parents' who are worried about leaving their botanicals to wither during the summer holidays. If you're worried about how your indoor plants will survive while you're away on holiday, then fear not because the…

US (NY): This plant decor trend just keeps growing

Houseplants are back in a big way! It’s true what they say about everything “old is new again”. The last time people were crazy about this plant was back in the 70’s. This time around, however, there is a new affection for cactus, succulents, and air plants. If you don’t believe me just do a quick search…


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