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US (FL): “Suntory travels to garden center to promote the perfect Floridian bedding plant”

Suntory Flowers wrapped up the summer with one final stop on its Alive With Flowers Airstream tour – Rockledge Gardens, a destination garden center in Rockledge, Florida. The mission? Introduce more consumers to Soiree Kawaii catharanthus, the perfect bedding plant for Florida. Last weekend, Suntory set up…

A smart indoor greenhouse for consumers

Seeing a beautiful plant in a shop or on a neighbor's windowsill and thinking how amazing it would be to grow it at home. Yet two weeks after you bought it, it is already dead. We all lived through this experience. But was it due to lack of light? Underwatering, overwatering? Perhaps the wrong air…

Early Ornamentals launches 2022 range

Many new varieties, series, colors, and plant improvements have been introduced to the UK young plant producer Earley Ornamentals’ range featured in the recently launched new product catalogs. The new range promises on-trend and commercial plant choices for professional UK growers for 2022. The bedding,…

Modular living WallSystem for living plants indoor and outdoor

When new urban farming setups are created they integrate either individual proprietary solutions or standard horticulture components to set up grow spaces that are originally meant for large-scale and commercial operations. Urban farming can come in very diverse forms, contexts, and locations, and…

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Circular plants at the Green is Life fair in Poland

After almost a year in isolation, we're all tired and missing direct contact with other people. It is no different in the sector of ornamental plants, which in turn translates into new trends that are worth emphasizing. Every year, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands actively supports the Green…

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Plant-lover transforms her home into a "stunning jungle"

A woman has transformed her apartment into a stunning indoor 'jungle' after years of filling her space with potted and hanging plants of all shapes and sizes. Linh Tong, from New Zealand, bought her first houseplant in mid-2018 so she could brighten up her home with some greenery. But her peace lily…

US: Creek Hill Catalog 2022

This year Creek Hill Nursery reviews the state-of-the-art for Pulmonariabreeding. Although they are known more for their leaves, they make a case for their flowers as well. "We call out the features…

Brandkamp Solfaro Pelargoniums

"Pelargoniums in small plant packs have become increasingly important"

The use of pelargoniums for other product forms besides the standard product in 11 or 12 cm pots has increased continuously in recent years. Solfaro Anadia Small plants in packs of 6 or 10 have become increasingly important, especially for early sales. In addition to the classic varieties from the…

China: "Succulents here in Shandong account for 60% of the national market"

Because of the cute postures, colorful colors, and various shapes, coupled with the relatively simple maintenance methods, succulents have gradually become the new favorite on the office desk. However, many fans may not know that most of the succulents on the desks come from Qingzhou, Shandong. According…

Lebanon: Recycling drive helps dispose of plant containers

While gardening makes life a little greener, it’s not always the greenest hobby. Plastic plant pots — the black plastic type used with plants sold at most gardening centers —…

Westerlay Orchids

"Why orchids are perfect for the popular eco-friendly, micro weddings"

According to theweddingreport.com  2.5 million couples are expected to wed in 2022. As weddings transition from large venues to small, more intimate gatherings are the trend. Brides and grooms are also more thoughtful about price and sustainability, wanting a lower cost and lower stress wedding that creates…

NL: "Excellent summer for Calla breeding"

The Calla is a relatively new flower when it comes to commercial production. Kapiteyn BV has been breeding, researching, propagating and selling this beautiful flower for about 30 years now. The fact that breeding is a long-term process is certainly also true for the Calla. From cross-breeding to a…

Ball Seed Mixed Container Showcase 2021

"Inspiring combinations with the latest genetics"

Each year the Container Solutions Committee at Ball Horticultural Company designs combination planters for inspiration and to showcase the Summer performance of the latest genetics offered through greenhouse distributor Ball Seed. In this video, Joan Mazat, head of new product development for Ball…

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Unravelling the role of temperature and photoperiod on Poinsettia heat delay

The effects of day temperature (DT), night temperature (NT), and night length (NL) were evaluated on the flowering responses of heat-tolerant and heat-sensitive poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch) cultivars Orion Red and Prestige Red, respectively. Plants were placed under 60 DT × NT ×…

Zoya Verjee, EZ Plants:

“We provide flowers that were not yet available in Kenya”

“People really had to get used to the petunias and pot roses, as they were not used to having these available in Kenya. In addition, we are filling in a gap by providing lots of colorful flowers that were needed for landscaping companies,” Zoya Verjee, founder of EZ Plants, a potted plant and flower…

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How an interior stylist finds peace by caring for 200 houseplants

Plant stylist and author Hilton Carter said that he used to have a neighbor who walked his bulldog with his phone in front of his face. "I used to make fun of that guy," Carter told Insider. Now, Carter says that's him. The stylist, who's written three books about plant care and has a product line at…

Belgium: The 'VIV ‘collection’ helleborus continues to bloom

Helleborus Nursery are delighted to confirm that their 'Viv' range of helleborus is expanding further for the new season. These will include different colors of H.orientalis and many new interspecific varieties. There are also many new Helleborus Niger selections that will flower before Christmas. 'Greening…

New videos showcase must-have varieties for upcoming season.

Now showing: the Danziger Experience – grand tour 2022

Learning more about Danziger’s 2022 introductions just got easier. The breeder is premiering a new video series that brings the greenhouse tour to you. The Danziger Experience: Grand Tour 2022 is a four-part series highlighting new and notable selections for the upcoming season. The videos can be accessed…

NZ: "I have to sell plants to fund food for my 700-plant collection"

Abeth Mckerchar had a collection of houseplants at home in the Philippines which she loved. So when, more than a decade ago, her sister in New Zealand asked Abeth to come over and help with her children, she left them in a friend’s care – temporarily, or so she thought. But while in New Zealand she met…

The EHR Hot New Perennials for 2022 booklet has arrived

Eason Horticultural Resources is excited to announce the release of their Hot New Perennials for 2022 booklet. The Booklet is not only a collection of selections from perennial young plant producers, breeding companies, and breeder representatives but offers the perspective of our sales team and internal…

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Can growth and shape of potted plants be controlled with light?

The Greenhouse Horticulture business unit of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is researching how dynamic light spectra, in combination with temperature and nutrition, can be used to sustainably grow compact and resilient plants. Oreon is supplying its multi-layer fixture Embrace for this multi-year…

UK: Perennial Plugs & Liners Catalogue 2022/23 now on the market

Newey is pleased to announce the release of their new Perennial Plugs & Liners Catalogue 2022/23 to the market. The new catalog contains over 140 new alpines, grasses, perennials & shrubs. This adds to the already established range, servicing the UK wholesale perennial & shrub young plant market. They are…

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"Plants have become used to the extra warmth of people moving around their homes"

As millions of people prepare to return to offices for the first time in months tomorrow, experts have warned of a new wave of loneliness… among houseplants. Horticulturists say plants have become accustomed to the extra warmth of people moving around their homes and the additional carbon dioxide…

Dümmen Orange donates royalties from Yellowstone petunias to benefit yellowstone forever

Dümmen Orange presented a check in the amount of $80,000 to Yellowstone Forever, the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park.  Earlier this year, Dümmen Orange teamed up with Yellowstone Forever to sell Yellowstone Petunias at Lowe’s and independent garden centers throughout North America.…

CTi Living has found a creative way to join you at Cultivate ‘21:

A giant wave of pots: 50 foot long floating art installation showcasing 560 planters

Cultivate'21 is around the corner, and although not all exhibitors can be there in person due to travel restrictions, several creative ways have been found to still participate at the show.  CTi Living, for example, will have a 50 foot long floating art installation showcasing 560 Hudson Planters in Sunflower…

Anthura news: building updates and new catalogue

Since the beginning of this year, work has been done on the new parking lot of Anthura, with a lot of attention being paid to the plants: the long strips of flowering plants and the new trees provide a green appearance and the variety of plants contributes to the local biodiversity. In the autumn of…

Dutch grower SV.CO compares themselves to a bakery

Just like the bakery, fresh products every day

SV.CO produces potted plants all year long. They like to compare themselves to a bakery that offers a fresh, colourful and versatile product range every day. Handmade and with a special product for every season or holiday.  They have been growing flowering plants, such as chrysanthemums, since 1978 and use…


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