Pot plants

Christmas poinsettias bloom in Ireland

It's 'beginning to look a lot like Christmas' in Oldtown this month, as local business Uniplumo undertakes its annual Poinsettia harvest, a red Mexican plant synonymous with the season of goodwill. Here, up to sixty workers will toil around the clock, harvesting up to 85,000 festive plants to be…

Music for plants

“Plant music” is a niche genre that has ties to 1970s West Coast New Age and, thanks to the ongoing houseplant boom and a new generation of composers, is blossoming again today.  “Plantasia” was released in 1976 by electronic music pioneer Mort Garson, a Moog devotee known for his album-length synth compositions like “The Zodiac:…

December 6-7, Gainesville

UF Environmental Horticulture Club to host 23rd annual poinsettia sale

While Floridians aren’t likely to see snow during the holidays, they can still enjoy the winter season with poinsettias grown by the University of Florida’s Environmental Horticulture Club. The club will host its 23rd annual poinsettia sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7. The sale will be held at…

Rare plant collectors ready to spend a pretty penny

They came armed with totes, trash bags, empty strollers and collapsible nylon wagons. They came with wish lists and whispers of their “unicorns,” whose Latin names sounded like incantations: adansonii, patriciae, obliqua. Some of them traveled by airplane to get here. Others, in moving trucks. Because…

Wim van der Meer, Koppert, about the hidden life

"First caterpillar damage is hardly noticeable"

In companies that deal in potted plants the pressure and damage caused by caterpillars increases, especially the Duponchelia fovealis cause a lot of damage. In recent years mainly digestive organic materials were being consumed by the caterpillars; now it is noticeable in many cultivations that vital…

Study finds potted plants don't improve air quality

Plants can help spruce up a home or office space, but claims about their ability to improve the air quality are vastly overstated, according to research out of Drexel University. A closer look at decades of research suggesting that potted plants can improve the air in homes and offices reveals that…

November 19, Jordan

CAN (ON): Poinsettia Open House at Jeffery’s Greenhouse

Once again, Focus Greenhouse Management and Jeffery’s Greenhouse are partnering for the 2019 Poinsettia Open House. There will be presentations on pest management in poinsettia, troubleshooting production issues as well as plant growth regular trials. And, as always, there will be lots and lots of…

Roses Forever going large in 2020

Roses Forever has a series for all pot sizes – from tiny 6 cm pots up to the largest pot sizes. Many of the new varieties, which will be available from spring 2020, are specially developed for larger pots and a longer culture. The production of rose varieties in larger pots fits both nurseries that…

November 12, Lower Saxony

Selecta One invites to yearly Magic Stars event

In keeping with the Poinsettia season, Selecta One organises its Magic Stars event on 12th November 2019. This year, the producer of young plants welcomes Poinsettia growers and interested parties at the company Emsflower in the region of Lower Saxony in Germany and offers an informative day programme. The…

Iconic and relevant: how the orchid keeps reinventing itself

Few flowers come in as many shapes and colours as orchids. Their versatility is an asset for plant lovers who are seeking a floral eye-catcher to add the perfect finishing touch to their interior. But the broader the range, the more trend-sensitive it is. Do today's consumers like the orchids you are…

Kalanchoe Tiger now available

Starting this week (45) the new Kalanchoe Tiger series in pot size 15 is available at SlijkermanKalanchoe. A total of 9 colours will become available: red, orange, bronze, copper, yellow, pastel, white, pink, dark pink.  The Kalanchoe Tiger is grown exclusively by Decorum grower Slijkerman and is now (only to a limited extent) available…

Turkey: 75 ha greenhouse nearby Kaz mountains about to be finalized

The bureaucratic processes to set an organized greenhouse production zone for cut flowers and ornamental plants in a 75-hectare area nearby Kaz mountains are about to be finalized. Local mayor of Edremit town Ali Sirmalli has provided the press with an update about the project. The project will create…

Brits read bedtime stories to plants as they’ll be ‘encouraged to grow’

Green-fingered Brits have a new book to leaf through — called Bedtime Stories for Plants. The idea stems from research saying talking helps them to grow after dark. The book of three short tales has been produced by rental site SpareRoom for young tenants. The firm said: “It’s designed for ‘plant…

The new Ranunculus catalog is here

In this catalog, you will find professional photography of our beautiful products, but the catalog is also filled with other pictures. On which we see the Butterfly and Romance varieties in a whole different setting. Through the product pages of the Ranunculus Butterfly and Ranunculus Romance you can…

Preventing dehydration in Azalea

Azaleas are from the family ‘Ericaceae’, which is the family of heaths or heathers, and belong to the genus ‘Rhododendron’, a group of woody plants. It is a popular flowering shrub species and there are thousands of cultivars. They are mainly spring-blooming (May to June) and the flowers last just a few weeks. Blooms are…

Wider availability of colorful flowerpots

Hum Flowerpots are available to buy through online channels such as Amazon in many different countries. The company is now working with international online seller Onogo, in order to expand sales through online platforms in the USA, Japan and Australia, in addition to the UK and Europe. For more information:Hum…

Calathea: November Houseplant of the Month

Calathea is characterised by the markings on the leaves and the rich choice of leaf shapes, from round and oval to spear-shaped. Those leaves not only have air-purifying properties, but also join in people's daily routine thanks to their day and night rhythm. There is a kind of joint between the leaf and…

‘Plant Drop’ Cornell – 1,000 plants in 20 minutes

During last week’s ‘Plant Drop’ outside Appel Commons, organizers gave away 1,000 plants donated by Peace Tree Farms to get new students to engage with the wealth of opportunities at Cornell to learn about and enjoy plants by including a tag in each pot leading students to a webpage detailing…

Benary, Schneider youngplants

NL: 50 pansy growers enthused for new market introductions

On Thursday, 10th October 2019 Benary, in co-operation with Schneider youngplants has organized an open day for Viola and pansy growers at the nursery of Gerrit Aarninkhof in Denekamp, The Netherlands. More than 50 top Dutch Viola growers were present from all over the country, as well as growers from…

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…


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