New addition to the Berberis family

The Berberis 55 self-watering large-volume flower pot is a new addition to the Berberis family. Plastia CZ is delighted to introduce this product for small trees, palms, citrus trees, or large decorative plants. Bush and tree roses perform well, as will hortensias or fig trees. Universal usageThanks to the…

TradeMe

"Very rare white variegated Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma"

New Zealand: Houseplant sells for NZD$27,100 in online bidding war

In New Zealand, a houseplant has been sold for NZD$27,100 (more than AU$25,100/ USD $19,297) on the action site TradeMe. According to the advertisement on the website, it is a very rare white variegated Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma, has 8 leaves with the 9th just about to uncurl and is well rooted in a 14cm…

Selecta's new varieties and highlights 2021/22 - Virtual Tour

In line with current circumstances, once again, SelectaOne presents their latest bedding and balcony plant products and highlights for the 2021/22 season in the form of a virtual tour. The platform is accessible to all at any time via: https://sortenschau.selecta-one.com Visitors can use the platform from the comfort of their…

Kennedy News and Media

UK: Father spends £6,000 turning his family home into a giant greenhouse full of 200 species of plants

A fern-loving father has transformed his home into an indoor jungle - after blowing £6,000 on exotic and indoor plants, much to his wife's dismay.Jonny Balchandani (Source: Kennedy News and Media)Digital marketer Jonny Balchandani, 34, has taken over the family home in Malvern, Worcestershire, with over…

Pleasant View Gardens unleashes its new 2021-22 catalog

Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) has recently released its new Grower Resource Guide for the 2021-22 growing season.  “It’s exciting to present our customers with this new catalog,”…

The four candidates that are vying for Fleurostar

Which new variety will succeed Dahlia Sincerity from Syngenta Flowers?  Fleuroselect proudly presents the four entries in this year's FleuroStar Contest. Each of these novelties is hoping to be hailed as the next 'Winner with the Wow Factor', the variety with the highest visual impact at point of sale. Begonia…

CSU test garden tells top annual plants for Colorado

Colorado State University recently announced the top picks in its Annual Flower Trial Garden. The garden of nearly three acres on the east side of the Fort Collins campus is used to test and analyze the performance of more than 1,000 varieties of annual bedding plants in Colorado’s harsh growing…

Dahlia: colour bomb for late summer

After winning FleuroStar last year, the market demand for Dahlia Sincerity boomed and breeder Syngenta Flowers tripled its cutting production to meet the numerous orders. Now, as the season gets underway, the breeder is launching a dedicated brand identity and is offering its partners a full set of…

The HC Companies explains

What makes a growing container automation compatible?

What many growers are missing these days are the working individuals they've always counted on. Labor is scarce for several reasons, like the reforms of immigration policy, the increasing minimum wages and the lack of interest by the younger generation to entertain a career in the horticulture industry.  Therefore,…

Internal logistics upgraded with > 1 km conveyor belt

Dutch nursery V&S has taken a new Stolze 3030 potting machine and conveyor belt system into use at its new 3.7 hectare location. With this flexible system, potting, planting and harvesting can be done faster and simultaneously. The system is designed in cooperation with the owner & grower Ronald…

New features make selecting and growing Danziger genetics easier

Danziger’s 2022 annuals catalog blooms with more information for growers

The 2022 ordering season is here and this year Danziger is making the selection process even easier for growers. The new 2022 catalog offers several feature improvements to help with choosing, growing and selling the plants retail customers are looking for. The digital version of the new catalog is…

June 16th - June 18th

NL: HBA to present fifty hydrangea varieties in De Kwakel

HBA organizes a presentation of almost fifty hydrangea varieties, including a number of novelties such as Fay, Florencia, and Ice Boy. Also on display are HABA Pink and HABA Soft Pink, two new hydrangeas that have been developed for use in hanging baskets. Visitors are welcome from Wednesday, June 16th…

Danziger announces series with controlled growth plants

Danziger, a floriculture company that has been bringing offerings to market since its inception in 1953, knows a bit about ornamental alchemy. The process begins with a dedication to breeding for the right genetics. “Danziger’s approach to innovation is in the breeding, and we do things by necessity,”…

Study on evidence of spread of Bemisia tabaci mediated by internal transportation of ornamental plants in Brazil

Two Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) species, Middle East-Asia Minor 1 (MEAM1) and Mediterranean (MED) are major pests that are dispersed throughout the world. While MEAM1 was introduced in Brazil in the 1990s, MED was reported recently with limited spread. Here, a survey was performed to examine whether MED…

AU: The 'world's most dangerous' shrub, the 'suicide plant'

One innocent-looking plant harbors an agonizing secret, as a single brush of its leaves is enough to cause excruciating pain for months. The Dendrocnide Moroides is known as…

Team from RHS Garden Wisley pick-up more donated Mangaves from Wyevale Nurseries

A Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) team from RHS Garden Wisley has this month (May 2021) picked up a new collection of Mangave succulents from Wyevale Nurseries in Herefordshire donated in partnership with Plantipp B.V. Wyevale Nurseries’ Production Manager Kyle Ross recently welcomed Mark Tuson and…

Photo by Sandra Turner

AU: Rose of the month, the Dainty Bess

Dainty Bess was bred by William Archer in the UK in 1925.  He crossed Ophelia and Kitchener of Khartoum to create this beautiful single rose (5-8 petals). Mr. Archer named the rose for his wife, Elizabeth. Dainty Bess has large, elegant single blooms of soft rose pink with prominent maroon stamens.  The blooms are…

Olav Boenders, Wagagai:

Uganda: "We've learned some valuable lessons from the COVID-19 period"

After a year of COVID, the Ugandan horticulture is recovering from the pandemic. Olav Boenders, part-owner of cutting farm Wagagai in Uganda, says the demand for their plant-cuttings has increased to their maximum production ability. Additionally, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, many…

Study on air plants as an emerging ornamental wonder

In the plant kingdom, air plants are indispensable creations of nature and recently gaining popularity. Due to their uniqueness in the absorption of water and nutrients through fuzzy trichomes present on the leaf surface, that sets them far apart from other plants and belongs to the epiphytic group. They…

US: University develops pretty plants ideal for Mother's Day

Plants and flowers are popular choices for Mother’s Day gifts each year and University of Georgia plant breeders are responsible for many beautiful varieties available in garden stores. As they are developed, many of these varieties — along with hundreds of other new ornamentals from nurseries and plant…

Study on managing pH of organic matrices and new commercial substrates for ornamental plant production

Professional peat-free substrates for ornamental plant production are increasingly required by nursery growers. The most promising materials are green compost, coconut coir dust, and woody fiber used alone or in mixtures. One of the major concerns is pH, usually higher than optimal. In this work, a…

The HC Companies:

"Plant tags provide invaluable information for seasoned and novice growers"

New gardeners certainly got their hands dirty during the pandemic, yet many found the hobby rather intimidating based on the unexpected level of education necessary for successful cultivation. The savior for many novice gardeners wasn’t the internet, however, but the trusted plant tags. Todd Davis,…

Spotted sensation Digitalis ‘Panther’ available again

This spring, consumers can once again enjoy the floral splendour of Digitalis Panther. After the successful introduction of last season, this ‘spotted sensation’ will be available again this spring from various growers. CaptivatingIn addition to the bushy habit of Digitalis Panther, the colourful outdoor…

How some simple adjustments lead to optimal Bumblebee pollination in Helleborus

For many years, Syngenta has been using bumblebees to pollinate our plants for seed production However, they noticed in the Helleborus seed production greenhouses that the bumblebees were slow compared to other crops and did not do a lot of pollination. This meant we had to add manual pollination to…

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Why the young ones really love houseplants

If you believe the gardening media, the single greatest drivers of the boom is the lack of garden ownership among young people, which is forcing them to turn to the great indoors; and the allure of platforms such as Instagram for showing off fashionable jungly interiors. For starters, the average age of…

Nano Garden: a smart garden for growing flowers indoors

After eight years of research inspired by NASA's technology, French startup Prêt à Pousser (a French expression meaning "Ready to Grow") unveils Nano Garden. This indoor smart garden allows consumers to grow long-lasting flowers in a living room, kitchen, or office. Nano Garden uses patented hydroponic…

Monrovia provides fresh ideas for confident color design

Monrovia is giving home gardeners a new design tool. The new Shades of Beautiful guidebook features a look at the top 10 plant palettes for spring. The digital guide, available for Monrovia’s Grow Beautifully newsletter subscribers, features ten artfully coordinated palettes and plant combination…

Perennial Trials reveal top 5 performers in Rocky Mountain conditions

The purpose of the trial garden is to evaluate new perennial plant species and cul­tivars under the unique Rocky Mountain environmental conditions.  Plants are evaluated for plant vigor, uniformity, floriferousness and tolerance to environmental and biot­ic stresses.  The Perennial Trial program at Colorado State…

NL: New pot hydrangeas test well for shelf life

Fay, Ice Boy, Florencia, and Finya, four new pot hydrangeas from HBA (Hydrangea Breeders Association) score well on shelf life. It’s the conclusion after a six-week shelf life test in the testing room of Agriom in De Kwakel. Generally speaking, the double-flowered varieties of HBA have a very good shelf…

Study on floral heat production playing an important role in successful reproduction of Alocasia odora

Thermogenesis is literally defined as heat production. Floral thermogenesis is a process that the reproductive structures of some plants produce heat, which is critical for flower organ development and reproductive success. However, floret (or inflorescence) development, thermogenesis, and pollinator…

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Lockdown houseplant trend captured by London photographer

A photographer whose work has been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic has taken to the streets of south London to document people's ever-growing lockdown plant collections. Akiko DuPont was inspired to examine her neighbours' newly acquired green fingers - whether in the form of home-grown…

SV.CO introduces new potted chrysanthemum

From next week, the Chrysanthemum 'Suntaste' 12 cm will be available at SV.CO. This new flavour from SV.CO comes in four colors and has a small anemone-shaped flower. After years of intensive breeding by Dümmen Orange, there is now the Chrysanthemum Suntaste. SV.CO has the exclusive right to grow and sell…

Findings from SaveOnEnergy.com/uk:

These common houseplants reduce carbon footprint most

It is International Houseplant Appreciation Day tomorrow (April 13th), and it looks to be bigger and better than ever this year following reports that some houseplant retailers have seen an increase in sales of 500% over the last year. This may be because houseplants have been known to boost mental…

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Avoiding ethylene injury on potted plants

Ethylene reduces plant performance and marketability of many potted plants. The damaging effects of ethylene have been recognized on flowering potted plants for a long time, but the effects on potted foliage plants were not broadly identified until the last decade or so. Potted foliage growers have…

Study on efficient inoculation techniques for Fusarium solani isolate “TJP-2178-10”

Phalaenopsis is one of the important ornamental plants worldwide. It plays the most significant role in flower exportation in Taiwan. However, the yellow leaf disease caused by Fusarium spp. has reduced the orchid flower yield by 10–50 % yearly. Varieties resistant to yellow leaf disease associated with…

Study on structures and bioactivities of steroidal saponin and sansevieria

The species Dracaena and Sansevieria, which are well-known for different uses in traditional medicines and as indoor ornamental plants with air-purifying properties, are rich sources of bioactive secondary metabolites. In fact, a wide variety of phytochemical constituents have been isolated so far from…


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