Olson’s Greenhouse turns to Conley’s for new structures for plug faciluty

US (UT): "One of the features we were most happy with in the greenhouse, is the roll form technology"

When Olson's Greenhouse needed new structures for their plug facility located in Santaquin, Utah, they turned to Conley's Manufacturing, a supplier of greenhouse structures and related equipment manufactured in the USA. "The company had specific needs for these areas, and Conley's structures met those…

Jim Rusk, looking for investors for plant farm

"The farm is a multi-million dollar gross earner and has the potential to double or triple those earnings"

Are you looking for an investment project? Maybe this 40+ years plant farm in Texas is something for you. "The current farm is a multi-million dollar gross earner and has the potential to double or triple those earnings. Additionally, expanding into cut flowers is easily attainable", says Jim Rusk, who…

Flower Power Daily

US (OH): Red Twig farm focuses on quality vs. quantity

Red Twig Farm is a six-acre specialty cut flower and woody farm in New Albany/Johnstown Ohio. Known for its peonies, tulips, ilex, dogwood and willow branches for gardens, owners  Josh and Lindsey McCullough also run an uber-popular peony festival where more than 7000 people visit.  Furthermore, they offer a…

Hans Hettasch, Arnelia Farms:

“European market hungry for newer waxflower varieties”

“We could see the European market was hungry for newer varieties of waxflower”, says Hans Hettasch of Arnelia Farms, a 60-hectare flower farm based at Hopefield – which is located 130km north of Capetown, South Africa. Waxflower is their largest crop and connecting with Helix Australia gave them a much…

Lüers GmbH & Co.KG open house in full swing

This week, till August 12, tree nursery and plant trading company Lüers GmbH & Co.KG is holding their open house during the famous nursery tour of the German Northwest called Oldenburger Vielfalt. The dates are from Monday, August 8, until Friday, August 12, 2022. The nursery is located in the village of…

Continental Flowers continues commitment to Wholesale Florists

As one of the leading growers, importers, and distributors, Continental Flowers has supported the wholesale industry since 1974. Now, as supply chain woes show the continued importance of the wholesale florist to its clients, the industry mainstay is doing more than ever to support their customers.…

Pop Star Hydrangea receives Retailers' Choice award at Cultivate'22

The Bailey team was thrilled to accept the Retailers’ Choice Award for Pop Star® Hydrangea at AmericanHort Cultivate’22. Sponsored by The Garden Center Group and AmericanHort, the Retailers’ Choice Awards are peer-determined and given to unique and innovative products that have the potential to make a…

"Godlen Pond: Innovative packaging can lead to better floral branding"

The Godlen Pond is a large-scale planting base of Anthurium, Phalaenopsis, and Pineapple in the Yangtze River Delta in East China. According to Hu Weixiang, the founder of the company, "Currently, the park covers an area of ​​100,000 square meters and is planted with the Dutch model. It mainly grows…

Tribute to Santosh Mhaske, Pune's top floral designer

Floral designer, Santosh Mhaske, passed away on the night of the 14th of July. "I am very sad to inform you that one of our talented floral designers, Santosh Mhaske, passed away," Pandharinath Mhaske of Sneh Florist informed us.  "At the age of 18, he started his career working as an assistant in Sneh Florist At…

Guntur farmer uses drones to boost his Floriculture yield

A 45-year-old farmer named Pallaprolu Bapireddy and his wife, Kanakadurga, from the village of Kaza in the Guntur district, who studied fifth class, only surprised everyone by adopting technology in farming and giving almost 20–30 jobs to women throughout the year. The farmer started using drones for spraying…

Grant Kees to join BioSafe horti division in Alabama and Florida

Grant Kees has joined the Horticulture Division representing BioSafe Systems in Alabama and Florida. He has a background in greenhouse production management, sales, and irrigation system development. Grant earned the Yellow Belt designation for completing training in the Six Sigma quality improvement…

“Waxflower Dawn Pearl will inject pure white joy to summer bouquets”

The choice of pure white filler flowers has now expanded with the release of Waxflower Dawn Pearl. “Our buyers love the pure white color and green center of Waxflower Dawn Pearl and its harvest availability relative to other waxes on the market,” says South African grower Hans Hettash of Arnelia Farms,…

Craig Scott, East Coast Wildflowers:

"Australian native flowers provide a true seasonality and florists love this variety, variability in supply”

Locally grown products are hot, also in Australia. “From very tall and structured banksias to the wide color range of waxflower and the soft delicate blooms of flannel flower, Australian native flowers provide a true seasonality and florists love this variety and variability in supply,” says Craig Scott…

Teen farmer selected as USDA greenhouse grant winner

Several rows of plants line the growing farm of Bodie Janes, a Barren County teen who calls himself the “Barefoot Farmer of Finney Holler.” And thanks to a grant he obtained a couple of months ago, his operation will grow with the addition of a greenhouse. Janes, 15, lives with his family just outside…

Abe VanWingerden, Metrolina Greenhouses:

US: "Demand in 2022 has been more regional, more weather dependent than in 2020 and 2021"

Family-owned and operated wholesale greenhouse and ornamental plants producer Metrolina Greenhouses celebrates their 50th anniversary this year, and as icing on the cake, they won the AIPH Grower of the Year award 2022 last week, on June 14. Abe VanWingerden, co-CEO over at Metrolina Greenhouses, with…

Kim Barnes of Backyard Blooms

Local experts on the art of flower farming

In the spring of 2020, just as the world was starting to bloom, the COVID-19 outbreak forced us back indoors.  Weary from days working at a medical office, Kim Barnes of Flanders found peace in her mother’s garden. She’d snip stems from bearded irises, lupine, and pillowy peonies, bunching them together to…

“Sustainable cultivation is a choice that you have to make out of conviction”

"Bunnik Plants is a truly unique company, progressive and taking care of its employees. Everyone here matters and is given a lot of responsibility," says head of cultivation Nick van den Berg. "Every employee knows exactly what they have to do, but they largely determine how and when. There is also a lot…

Anselmi Hakkarainen, Ansari’s manager:

"Finnish growers must switch from heating with peat to much pricier wood chips"

In Finland, floriculture is done on about 114 hectares. There are roughly 419 flower farms, with an average area of no more than 2,700m2. Production is rarely done year-round, and most sales focus on local supermarkets and florists. Anselmi Hakkarainen, manager of the potted plant nursery Ansari,…

Group of managers participating in Mastercourse in the Netherlands

After a 2,5 year pause due to Covid-19, Jungle Talks was finally able to organize another Mastercourse Floriculture again and select a group of managers between 25 and 40 years old representing international, ‘future-proof’ floricultural companies. These managers are currently traveling around the…

Henda Flowers starts construction of new greenhouse

In Zuilichem, the construction of Henda Flowers' new greenhouse has started. The chrysanthemum grower has purchased a plot of land on which a new greenhouse of about 6 hectares will be built. In week 49, the first cuttings should be set up. Last week, the construction sign was placed, including an…

Australian grower Jason Scoop on Anigozanthos Celebrations Series

“The unusual flower color is the obvious attraction”

The unusual flower color is the obvious attraction when it comes to the pride and joy of the new kangeroo paw series 'Celebrations.' "The colors cannot be found in nature, nor in any other breeding program." But what goes into making the Celebrations series so unique? Jason Scoop, a grower at Poplar…

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New businesses promote arts, crafts, photography, and flowers

Artra Flower Shop opened up in April and is located in the strip mall behind Ruby's Diner. The store provides flowers for every occasion, from weddings to funerals. Osburn has been in the flower industry for 10 years. His family operates flower shops in the Sallisaw area. He moved to Tahlequah and…

Kenya celebrates its flower growing industry at IFTEX

The Kenyan rose has been facing major challenges in recent years. The latest and most pressing one undoubtedly is the story of air freight. Is the existing situation in the longer term sustainable? Can, as various experts suggested at a conference focus on precisely this theme, sea freight offer…

This man covered his 3-storey house In Uttar Pradesh with 10,000 plants

Sometimes, an event can change your entire life in an instant. It can be an awakening, and sometimes you'll acquire new knowledge. Ramveer Singh, a resident of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, has a similar story. In 2009, Ramveer's friend's uncle got diagnosed with cancer.The former full-time journalist,…

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Landscape architect’s collection in Philippines

Cebu farm showcases collection of rare flowering plants and ornamentals

Blooms & Greens is a two-hectare flower farm located at Barangay Bonbon-Sudlon 2, Cebu City which is home to over 5,000 different kinds of flowering plants and ornamentals where varieties and species of orchids, anthuriums, philodendrons, bougainvilleas, monsteras, and many more, rare and common ones are…


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