Marketing

Winners of the 2019 Golden Flower Bulb announced

Five classes of schoolchildren - one class each in England, The Netherlands, Germany, Canada and France - are the lucky winners of the 2019 Golden Flower Bulb Award. They won this award by participating in the Bulbs4Kids flower bulb project. Bulbs4Kids These five classes received the 2019 Golden Flower…

US: Fern and peony couture

The beauty and inspiration of American Flowers Week wearable fashions continues with a stop in Seville, Florida, on the grounds of FernTrust, one of the country’s largest sources for U.S.-grown ferns, fronds and foliage. Founded in 1986 as a cooperative of family fern farms sharing a rich history in agribusiness, FernTrust grow…

UK: Award winning new plant display from Farplants

Farplants pulled out all the stops to celebrate the tenth year of the HTA National Plant Show. Their interactive new plant display created a memorable experience to help launch new ranges. The company's latest innovations, Garden your Way to Wellbeing and Mounds and Mats, took centre stage. In addition,…

We Need More Flowers! summer campaign launched

All the important moments in life are reinforced with flowers, and if flowers have such positive effects on people, we need more of them. The Flower Council of Holland launched the 'We need more flowers' campaign for a second time this summer on their Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk channels this June, as…

US: Proven Winners ColorChoice introduces deco planter program

Proven Winners ColorChoice is introducing the Decked Out deco planter program, giving retailers a new way to offer consumers its extensive line of flowering shrubs. Decked Out combines award-winning shrubs with decorative containers. It’s an easy option for every market, from big city balconies, to rural…

Grape hyacinths named ‘Flower Bulb of the Year’

Grape hyacinths (also known by their Latin name of Muscari) are one of the first flower bulbs to bloom in the spring. This harsh cold season could really use the colour they add to a garden. Now, this little beauty has been named ‘Flower Bulb of the Year for 2019’. What’s in a name? The name ‘Grape…

Monstera: July Houseplant of the Month

For a plant, Monstera has a lot to offer: stems, sometimes a moss pole, a trunk, usually impressive aerial roots - there’s plenty to see. That has made it an enormous hit on Instagram and a very popular element for creating the popular urban jungle look, amongst other things. The most fascinating aspect…

Vietnam: 'Impressive progress' in hi-tech agriculture development

After two years of carrying out the hi-tech applied agriculture project, the agricultural sector of Kon Tum province has made impressive progress and achieved very encouraging results. Kon Tum province defines that hi-tech agriculture development is an important solution to promote agricultural growth…

"CalFlowers supports Certified American Grown"

In light of CalFlowers' recent public position on state and national legislative issues, some might conclude that CalFlowers does not support the Certified American Grown…

British Flowers week celebrated at New Covent Garden Market

Last week was (10-16 June) and some lovely photos were taken at New Covent Garden Market, founder of the week and London’s premier flower wholesaler. The shots feature some of the traders who are supplying flowers to florists across the UK, taking part in the week-long celebration, as well as London’s…

Bayer donates $50,000 to Association of Foreign Correspondents in the United States

Bayer announces its new partnership with the newly formed Association of Foreign Correspondents in the United States (AFC) that will provide present and future generations of journalists the resources needed to help them pursue other areas of interest within their industry. Bayer and AFC will establish…

Taiwan: Flower farm becomes tourist hotspot for its ‘Golden Flower Tunnel’

A flower farm in Yilan’s Yuanshan Township (員山鄉) has become a tourist hotspot as people flock to the location to take photos of the farm’s signature “Golden Flower Tunnel.” Golden Twin Garden (金雙甡花卉農場) recently used 500 pots of a tall variety of Oncidium orchids to build the "Golden Flower Tunnel,” which…

US: 2019 Petal It Forward set for October 23

SAF’s 2019 Petal It Forward campaign date is set for Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, and the Society of American Florists is spreading the word to increase industry participation and make it easy for members to start planning their local events now. “The Petal It Forward concept is simple and easy to do, and…

Jamie Kitz of Sakata Seed America honored by American Academy of Floriculture

Jamie Kitz, Key Account Manager and Corporate Citizenship Specialist of Sakata’s corporate giving program, Sakata Gives, has received a prestigious American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) designation. The American Academy of Floriculture carries out the efforts of the Society of American Florists (SAF), a…

June 28-July 4

American Flowers Week returns for fifth annual celebration of domestic cut flowers

Debra Prinzing, Slow Flowers founder and creative director, announced details for the 2019 American Flowers Week campaign and unveiled this year’s botanical couture collection featuring nine floral fashion looks designed with iconic American-grown botanicals. American Flowers Week is produced by…

CAN (BC): Festival celebrates the passion for peonies

Peonies have long been a favourite garden perennial and because of their extreme hardiness, they can be enjoyed right across our country. Once established, they are one of the longest-living plants, providing a lifetime of garden enjoyment and a bounty of lovely cut flowers. Recently, their popularity…

National Garden Bureau’s website wins Gold Award in international competition

National Garden Bureau (NGB), the non-profit, membership-based organization that promotes gardening on behalf of the horticulture industry, announced that its website ngb.org has been named a Gold Award Winner in the 2019 Hermes Creative Awards. “We appreciated the vision that NGB had for a clean,…

Flowers from the Farm celebrate British Flowers Week at the Royal Opera House

In celebration of British Flowers Week, growers from Flowers from the Farm are bringing beautiful, scented, British cut flowers back to the heart of Covent Garden in an exclusive collaboration with event florist, Simon Lycett, and the Royal Opera House. The glass-domed Paul Hamlyn Hall of the Royal Opera…

Melissa Bond, ScottsMiracle-Gro:

"Gardening is an opportunity for our associates to get their hands into the dirt"

Gardening is what they do at ScottsMiracle-Gro, so it may come as no surprise that they have one of the largest corporate garden programs in the US. They encourage associates to garden because the company wants them to experience its multitude of health and wellness benefits, such as increased physical…

Deforche team rides against cancer

During the Ascension Day weekend the combined team from the Deforche Construct Group rode 1000 km in four days to raise money for cancer research. With riders from all the branches of the DCG group and multiple countries the diverse team had riders from Thermoflor, the Garden Centre Specialist. "Raising…

Proposed legislation requires American grown flowers, greens in U.S. Government facilities

Alaska Congressman Don Young, a member of the Congressional Cut Flowers Caucus, has introduced legislation requiring the federal government to purchase cut flowers and greens grown in the U.S. for use in its facilities. The legislation, referred to as the “American Grown Act,” includes bill sponsor…

China to build four horticulture knowledge and innovation centers

For years there has been an exchange between Chinese and Dutch greenhouse horticulture in terms of knowledge and high-tech innovations. This cooperation will be intensified in the coming years through the development of no fewer than four knowledge and innovation centers along the lines of the World…

Students in the Philippines must plant 10 trees to graduate

Students in the Philippines now have a final requirement in order to graduate from school: they must plant 10 trees. The new law, which came into effect on May 15, 2019, will apply to graduates from elementary and high schools, and college or university. Called the "Graduation Legacy for the Environment…

Euro area annual inflation down to 1.2%

Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.2% in May 2019, down from 1.7% in April according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, energy is expected to have the highest annual rate in May (3.8%,…

June 23, 2019

Spreading happiness with flowers during National Lonely Bouquet Day

The National Lonely Bouquet Day will take place on Sunday the 23rd of June 2019. The ultimate goal of this initiative is very simple, florists and flower lovers all around the world dedicate one day a year to making strangers happy. The method chosen to achieve this goal is… flowers. What began as a…

Installation Power Tower marks BCT terrain

On 13 May, Gaston Hessel from Power Tower Treeport BV and Chantal van Kuyck from Treeport BCT Partners BV signed an agreement for the installation of an advertising pole on the Business Centre Treeport terrain. This is a 25-meter high Power Tower, with 2 screens of 100 square meters. This Power Tower…

Congress introduces bipartisan resolution declaring July ‘American Grown Flowers Month’

The U.S. House and Senate have jointly introduced a bipartisan resolution to declare July “American Grown Flowers Month.” The resolution was put forth by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), along with Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.) and…

Namas are going to top the 2019 list

AU: Millennials are naming their babies after plants

From pot plants taking over millennial homes to featuring on desks in classrooms, it seems everyone’s obsessed with #plantlife; including new parents, who are increasingly using botanical-themed names for their children. And no, we’re not just talking about Gwyneth and Apple. According to a report from…

202020 Vision tour to help councils connect with community to achieve a common goal

Australia: Greener, healthier and more liveable cities

202020 Vision - a national initiative to increase urban green spaces by 20% by 2020 - is back on the road for their bi-annual Australian urban forestry road show. The last national tour, attended by over 450 urban greening professionals, confirmed the key barriers to increased urban greening was the…

European Commission:

"Uptake of new technologies remains far below expectations"

The European Commission calls on Member states to take advantage of the potential of new technologies and digitisation in agriculture, with the aim to improve the…

Mark Schermer new Head of Flowers Europe at Syngenta Flowers

Syngenta Flowers Europe has announced changes within the organization: Mark Schermer has been named Head of Flowers Europe and Olivier Clisson now has the position of Head of Sales Europe. Mark Schermer replaces Michael Kester as Head of Flowers Europe, who held this position on an ad interim basis since…

UK: £30m grant fund announced

In the autumn last year, the UK Government announced they would commit a further £30 million to the next round of the popular small grants scheme for agriculture. The small grants programme is an…

UK: Sea thrift at D-Day 75 Garden RHS Chelsea 2019

A monumental date to remember in any year, but especially this year, the 6th June 2019 will see the 75th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day Landings. The D-Day Revisited Charity have organised a number of projects to mark this most important of historic moments, including the creation of this garden at RHS…

UGA's horticulture graduates see a bumper crop of job offers

It’s graduation season, and for graduating college seniors, that means it’s time to join the job market. For graduates of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Horticulture, most new alumni have job offers waiting for them, or they have been accepted…

Keukenhof welcomed 1.5 million visitors from 100 countries

In 2019, Keukenhof once again had a successful season. Visitors gave the exhibition a 9 out of 10 score. 1.5 million people visited the park over the 8 weeks it was open. Didn't had time to visit the Keukenhof this year? Click here for an impression . Visitors came from 100 countries. Most of them…

Netherlands: EPS continues its support for the spring fairs in 2020

The cooperation between the four sales fairs in the southern part of the Netherlands has resulted in continued financial support from Stichting European Plant Support (EPS).…

Top label and packaging trends in 2019

2018’s packaging trends offered big words, vibrant gradients and contemporary packaging formats to labels and packaging designs. Environmental considerations also played a huge part in how materials are packed, and 2019 is fast becoming the year businesses are starting to think about making their…

Promoting pollinator plants at retail

Now that the rain has finally subsided somewhat across the Midwest – garden centers are experiencing a flood of customers excitedly itching to get out and garden! Whether you are a wholesale grower, a retail provider, or both – now is a great time to get out and see what is going on in the garden centers…

All aboard the flower express

Passengers boarding the Heathrow Express were greeted with a flower display including a cascade of purple and pink hydrangea, wisteria and fresh sea lavender on the walls of their carriage. More than 3,000 flowers in total were installed on the 43 seat, 23-metre long Heathrow Express carriage filling the air with the aroma of…

TreeTown USA sponsors UC Davis SmartLandscape program

TreeTown USA has made a donation to the University of California, Davis’ California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH) to help develop water-conserving landscapes under its SmartLandscape Initiative . It is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to support the horticulture industry in providing…

Feel Green assortment Decorum expands

Last autumn, growers cooperation Decorum presented the sustainable Feel Green line for the first time at the Trade Fair. A few products were available at the launch, but that's very different six months after the fair. The range of products is rapidly expanding and at the moment there are over 10 growers…

Mark Verdouw, Olsthoorn Greenhouse Projects

"Positive investment climate in Germany"

Olsthoorn Greenhouse Projects builds about 15 projects in Germany every year. Mark Verdouw, co-owner of Olsthoorn Greenhouse Projects, is responsible for sales in Germany and the man who makes sure that everything goes according to the customer’s wishes. Mark joined Olsthoorn in 2002. He already had much…

Malaysia: Flower lovers flock to charity tulip sale at airport

The change in location did not stop people from buying fresh tulips from the Netherlands at the KLM Charity Tulip Sale at KL International Airport. In the past, the event was held at a shopping complex in the city and always attracted a big crowd. This year was no different as hundreds of people had…

UK: Pelargonium for Europe launches ‘Geraniums in Coral’ living art installation

Coral coloured Geraniums have transformed the iconic entrance of The Zetter Townhouse hotel in Clerkenwell in time for Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW). The fantasy ‘underwater’ vignette, available to view from 17 May to 17 June, is inspired by ‘Living Coral’ - Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 and celebrates…

June 4: opening Dutch Lily Days at Onings Holland, The Netherlands

World champion short track speed skater Lara van Ruijven to get her “own” lily

During the start of Dutch Lily Days, June 4th at Onings Holland, world champion short track speed skater Lara van Ruijven gets her “own” lily. With this baptism, Van Ruijven opens the 9th edition of Dutch Lily Days. Besides Onings Holland, 13 other breeders and exporters open up their company for the…

US, Canada and Mexico reach agreement on steel and aluminium tariffs

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement after the Section 232 Tariffs were removed from Canada and Mexico: “Today’s announcement is a big…

'Old legs prepare for gruelling ride in Africa'

Jaap van Staaveren, director & founder of UFO Supplies, is gearing up to participate in the Old Legs Tour: a 2900 km ride from Harare to Mt Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the elderly in Zimbabwe. Jaap will be among nine other mountain bike riders from all corners of the Earth who will begin their…

Garden Trials and Trade participants presented in digital magazine

The second edition of Garden Trials and Trade will take place on 11, 12 and 13 June 2019. During the event, the 33 participants will exhibit the latest breeds in the area of woody plants and perennials. New this year is that 21 participants will present themselves in a digital trade fair magazine. This…

Sandra van der Knaap:

"Consumers want a story"

For the third time, the Magical 150 days challenge will take place to promote the Magical hydrangea. Especially on social media, the plant can be found a lot with the hashtag #magical150dayschallenge to inform the consumer about the long flowering time and color-changing properties of the hydrangea. According to marketing…

"Customers love the concept of Small Plants for Small Spaces"

Small Plants for Small Spaces continues to increase in demand with UK garden centres restocking in record breaking time. Sales of Farplants’ consumer focused range has increased by 94% ytd. Over a period of just over two weeks, some garden centres topped up Small Plants for Small Spaces three times.…

US: National Garden Bureau welcomes 100th member

National Garden Bureau (NGB), the non-profit, membership-based organization that promotes gardening on behalf of the horticulture industry, recently marked a significant…

Dutch roses in the spotlight in Poland

At the beginning of May, a Royal Rose Exhibition was organized by the Netherlands Embassy in Warsaw. In the majestic Kubicki Arcades of the Royal Castle in Warsaw visitors…

Syngenta Flowers challenges primary schools

Who is the best grower class?

Who is the best grower class? In the ‘Klasse Kwekers’ competition of Syngenta Flowers, seven classes of Dutch primary schools compete with each other. They discover how a plant grows and, like real growers, they are challenged to organize a flower auction. The young plants from Syngenta Flowers are produced at the production…

Honeysuckle: June Garden Plant of the Month

Climbing and trailing plants are very popular, because they grow upwards and therefore do not take up much space, even in smaller gardens. Honeysuckle (scientific name: Lonicera) is one of them. The plant has the botanical, natural look that is so popular right now, complete with exuberant flowering on a…

Lily in the June Flower Agenda

The lily comes in serene white and calm pink, but also in eye-catching red, yellow, purple and orange. With stripes, fringes or spots if preferred. With flowers that can be both trumpet-shaped or shaped like a bowl, the flowers can reach a diameter of 25 cm, and most smell like an oriental garden on a warm evening. Credit:…

Petunias handed out to visitors of Hortus Leiden

A celebration of love at Keukenhof and Leiden with Amore Petunia

On Saturday May 11th visitors to the Hortus botanicus of Leiden had the opportunity to experience the annual plant market with Danziger’s Amore on display. This year, for the first time, several workshops, lectures and guided tours were held, in a cooperation between Danziger, Florensis, Imperial Plants…

UK: Chelsea installations to draw attention to honeybee conservation

McQueens Flowers will be charity partners with the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) during the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, as they prepare to unveil two installations inspired by the pollinators. Founded in 1874, the charity supports over 25,500 hobby beekeepers throughout England and the Islands.…

US: Proven Winners ColorChoice adding ornamental trees to its mix

Spring Meadow Nursery, the manager of Proven Winners ColorChoice flowering shrubs, will be adding ornamental trees to its already wide variety of woody plants in the 2019…

Henk van den Berg, Summerflowers

Peonies are in demand, but lack of labor causes headaches

The peony might very well be the quintessential Mother's Day flower. The peony season has started, and particularly the weather determines who is going to profit the most from this holiday: the grower with greenhouses, the grower with tunnels, or the grower who has his plants in the open field. In any…

Flower Council of Holland presents international marketing portal

The Flower Council of Holland (FCH) has launched an online marketing portal which provides a selection of campaign materials in ten different languages. This expands on the current four main countries the bureau is focusing on. “A big job, that lets the paying (international) stakeholders know that the…

Canada Blooms marks 12 years of donations to City of Toronto

Residents and staff at the City of Toronto’s Cummer Lodge long-term care home were joined by Deputy Mayor Councillor Michael Thompson (Councillor for Ward 21 Scarborough Centre) and Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee, Councillor John Filion (Ward 18 Willowdale) and celebrity…

Iran: Ministry of Agriculture plans for developing 5800 hectares of greenhouse

Deputy director of horticulture of Ministry of Jihad-Agriculture announced the development plan of 5800 hectares of cultivation in controlled greenhouses by the end of March 2020, according to a report from the information center of the ministry of Jihad-Agriculture, Mohammad Ali Tahmasebi, in a meeting…

Kalanchoë ‘Garden' season starts

The Kalanchoë Garden season is ready to start. The sales of the Kalanchoë Garden, direct and at the Auction Clock, is from the 15th of May till the 15th of September. The joint growers offer a wide assortment, mostly recognizable by the joint symbol 'Kalanchoe Garden'. Succulent Kalanchoë Garden The succulent Kalanchoë is known…

AUSVEG:

"Federal Government must strengthen Australia’s borders"

The Federal Government must commit to strengthening Australia’s biosecurity systems according to AUSVEG, Australia’s peak industry body for vegetable and potato growers.…

Pink Kisses on a tour of Germany

In the third year of its consumer campaign, Selecta one is once more stepping up its marketing for the Pink Kisses pot carnation with additional offers and measures for specialist retail. In cooperation with Verband Deutscher Garten-Center e.V. (VDG, association of German garden centres), the potted plant is touring Germany…

US (CA): Linda Giovannozzi appointed chair of CCFC Promotions Committee

Linda Giovannozzi, director of marketing and product development at B-Fresh Floral, has been appointed chair of the California Cut Flower Commission’s (CCFC) Promotions Committee. Giovannozzi, a veteran CCFC volunteer, has served on the Promotions Committee for five years and was elevated to lead the…

UK: The rise and rise of the modern garden centre

People come from far and wide to Urban Jungle in Costessey, Norwich, and its sister nursery, in Beccles, to take photos of themselves with exotic plants and different kinds of cacti – and the result has been a huge business expansion. What started in 2001 with one couple has grown to 40 staff including a…

Vietnam: Light stabilizer for greenhouse films helps growers increase crop yields

BASF and Tân Hùng Cơ Masterbatch Manufacture Co. are working to help farmers increase their yields and save resources with more durable greenhouse films. Tân Hùng Cơ, a manufacturer of additive masterbatches for plastic films in Vietnam, is now using BASF’s plastic additive Tinuvin NOR 371 to increase…

Suppliers gather for Meet & Greet at Rijnsburg

German rose growers focus on specialties within the rose assortment

In and around the German town of Herongen, just on the border with the Netherlands, a handful German rose growers are concentrated. With the possible exception of one or two, they were all present at the FloraHolland auction in Rijnburg, Holland, last week, to present the assortment to customers and…

Netherlands: 7,500 petunias planted in celebration of love

A special planting of Amore Petunia took place early last week in Keukenhof, Netherlands, in a cooperation between Danziger, Florensis, Imperial Plants and Bongartz. An area of 300 square meters will be planted with 7,500 plants of Amore series - A mixture of Amore Queen of Hearts, Amore Pink Heart and…

Netherlands: Construction has started for FloriWorld

After a few years of planning developments and preparations, FloriWorld has now officially broken ground on the 25th of April. Following a short speech by Daniëlle Santen, director of FloriWorld BV and experienced architect Bert Kranendonk of the Dutch Experience Group, the construction could finally…

Two weeks remain in National Garden Bureau’s “Year of” video contest

For more than 30 years, National Garden Bureau (NGB) has been showcasing and promoting their member’s products in the inspirational program called “Year of.” Over the years, the program has steadily expanded to encompass more consumers, include more images and new logos, downloadable POP for retailers…

Teleflora launches new Mother's Day campaign

Teleflora announced its new Mother's Day bouquet collection and is paying tribute to the connection moms have with their children through the launch of the "Love Like a Mother" campaign. The humorous 30-second and 55-second spots, as well as a collection of shorter versions optimized for social media,…

UK: Premier Gold and Best in Show for Perennial at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

The Perennial Legacy Garden has won Best in Show and a Premier Gold Award at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show, which opened to visitors 25 April. The garden, designed by David Wyndham Lewis, raises awareness of Perennial and highlights the impact that leaving a gift in your will has on the organization's…

US: Wage and salary employment most heavily distributed in Far West and Southeast

Every region of the United States produces agricultural goods and employs farm workers for a variety of essential tasks. However, despite the ubiquity of agricultural production throughout the Nation, wage and salary employment in agriculture and related support services has been most concentrated in two…

"Once I grew them, I thought they would just sell themselves"

With a PhD in political science, Mary Beth McConahey never thought she’d end up as a commercial flower grower. And when she did become a flower grower, she thought the growing itself would be the hardest thing. It turns out that she was wrong on both counts, but that hasn’t necessarily been a bad thing.…

Astra Inspiration campaign

Cookies and plants for cash-and-carry visitors

On Monday, April 29 th , Sakata Ornamentals organised an Astra Inspiration campaign in collaboration with the Aalsmeer cash-and-carry centre Waterdrinker GTC . Astra Platycodon is one of the SuperStars of Sakata’s pot plant assortment. Between 9:00 and 14:00, visitors to Waterdrinker GTC were surprised…

All about the official Mother’s Day flower

Anna Jarvis is considered the founder of Mother’s Day in America. The story goes that after her mother, whom she was very close with, passed away, Anna vowed to create a day dedicated to honoring mothers both alive and deceased. As a young girl living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Anna and her mother…

Dümmen Orange appoints Marketing Manager in Germany

Starting last month, Martina Gerhards joined the Dümmen Orange team as Marketing Manager. Working from the Rheinberg office in Germany she will be responsible for the development of marketing activities and campaigns around annuals, perennials and a range of pot plants. In this role, Martina will focus…

Netherlands wins AIPH Award at Taichung World Flora Expo

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has presented a special honorary award to the City of Almere, the Netherlands for its garden and pavilion at the AIPH-approved A2/B1 2018 Taichung World Flora Expo in Chinese Taipei. The award was presented at the closing ceremony of the…

US (FL): Jet Fresh exclusive Florida distributor of Rose Amor preserved flowers

Jet Fresh Flower Distributors is now the Exclusive Florida Distributor of Rose Amor Preserved Flowers located in Miami. These real Ecuadorian-grown flowers are cut and carefully preserved using a non-toxic, proprietary chemical process that maintains the flower’s natural appearance for at least one year…

US: Major media coverage touts flowers' stress-busting powers

In early April, a team of ambassadors representing the Society of American Florists trekked through the Pacific Northwest in a vintage-style van — "The Flower Power Mobile" —…

Fragrant Showstoppers: May garden plants of the month

Broom (Cytisus), lilac (Syringa), Lantana, garden rose (Rosa) and Mexican orange blossom (Choisya) not only have fabulous flowers, but all bring a further experience to a garden or terrace with their remarkable fragrance. All five are woody plants that are easy to care for, and can be planted both in…

"Flood season has returned, but you can help protect your business with the proper insurance"

According to FEMA, floods are the most common and costly type of natural disaster in the U.S. Recent rains on top of snow melt in the Midwest, as well as strong storms and…

Peony is in the May Flower Agenda

No flower so fittingly illustrates the blooming strength of May as the peony. The buds are balls of compressed energy that - when the time comes - open very quickly and smell beautiful. The single-flowered peonies then display a fabulous heart, whilst the double-flowered varieties produce a cheerful full…

Gerbera: in the April Flower Agenda

The cheerful colours and fresh look make the gerbera a fabulous flower for April. Whether an arrangement requires soft pastels or bright primary colours, gerberas can provide it. With excellent quality, because the constant development of this popular cut flower has removed the need for wires. Gerberas…

Texas A&M AgriLife Research donates hibiscus plants to help beautify Vernon

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon, through a joint effort with Vernon’s Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism and Main Street Program, recently donated approximately 500 hibiscus plants to local organizations and businesses. Members of the Lion’s Club in Vernon help with…

US: 1-800-Flowers introduces 2019 Local Artisan Collection

This week, 1-800-Flowers.com introduced its 2019 Local Artisan Collection, featuring an exclusive assortment of arrangements designed and inspired by talented local florists throughout the U.S. The collection, which includes 16 original bouquets, arrives just in time for Mother’s Day gift-giving. Each…

May 21-23, London

‘Geraniums in Coral’ living art installation at Zetter Townhouse

Coral coloured Geraniums will transform the iconic entrance of The Zetter Townhouse hotel in Clerkenwell this May as part of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW). The fantasy ‘underwater’ vignette is inspired by ‘Living Coral’ - Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 and will celebrate the longstanding urban…

Vietnam and the Netherlands committed to bring Vietnamese horticulture to a higher level

On Wednesday 10 April during the trade mission led by Prime Minister Rutte, Minister van Nieuwenhuizen and Vice-Minister Sonnema to Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Nhu Cuong – Acting General Director of Crop Production Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Mr. Henk van Eijk - Chairman…

US: National Green Industry Survey begins data collection

The Green Industry Research Consortium, with funding support from the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), is launching the National Green Industry Survey this month. This…

US (FL): Sunflowers to empower immigrants

After seeing her friends and family struggle to find work as immigrants, Luisana Zambrano, a senior studying international relations from Venezuela, decided to work up an initiative to empower immigrants to open their own businesses. “The goal is for them to gain economic stability,” she said. “So many…

"St Jordi Day means good business to florists"

In Barcelona and the larger Catalonia region, 23rd April is a special day, it is Saint Jordi’s Day. A day when Love and Romance sweeps through town and takes residence in people’s hearts. During Saint Jordi’s Day people of all ages go an extra mile to find the best way to express affection to their loved…

UK: Perennial team grows to support 180th anniversary goal

Perennial appointed Phil Swainston as Corporate Development Manager to further develop partnerships within the industry. Phil joins from the HTA (Horticultural Trades Association) and will focus on building new relationships with manufacturers and suppliers to the sector to raise funds and awareness of…

Chinese village opens all-season flower-viewing tour to visitors

Huangling, one of China's most beautiful countryside villages located in Wuyuan County, is upgrading its Flower Town program by introducing an all-season flower-viewing tour to visitors. The new tour will highlight the fusion of local ecological systems and the 580-year-old rural setting, bringing a…

"Certified American Grown is leveraging Pinterest, are you?"

C ertified American Grown has been working diligently to grow their presence on Pinterest , and they report a great return on their efforts, creating a monthly viewership of over 14,000 in just three months. "We’re finding this platform is a great way to share the #originmatters message, and of course…

Dümmen Orange launches new label Rozuri ‘roses from Africa’

On April 11th, during its Meet & Greet Rose event in De Kwakel, Dümmen Orange presented the new rose label Rozuri ‘roses from Africa' to customers. Rozuri "roses from Africa" ​​is a new label for the retail sector from rose growers in Ethiopia and Kenya with whom Dümmen Orange works closely together.…

Vietnam: Da Lat’s farms turn modern in Industry 4.0

Da Lat city in Lam Dong province has become well-known for its modern agricultural techniques. Many of Vietnam’s wealthy farmers are situated in the Central Highlands city, thanks to their investment and application of scientific and technological advances in production. According to Dr. Pham S, Vice…

Whole Foods gearing up for American Grown Flowers Month & Contest

July is American Grown Flowers Month as designated by Congress. But it’s also one of the slowest months of the year for flower sales. That is, until a remedy was put into place last year. In 2018, nearly 1,200 retail locations participated in the first-ever American Grown Flowers Month Merchandising…

US: SAF coordinates with lawmakers’ offices on research funding, statistics

Weeks after dozens of growers, wholesalers, suppliers and retailers traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Society of American Florists’ Congressional Action Days (CAD), lawmakers are giving heightened attention to key industry issues, thanks to the ongoing efforts of SAF and its members. Since the…

American Floral Endowment annual report

US: $600,000 in research, scholarships and internships

This year alone, over $600,000 in research, scholarships and internships, and in educational grants was distributed to promote and build the floral industry through the American Floral Endowment. This funding will go on to impact thousands. Tax-deductible contributions to the AFE support: Bringing Top…

US: Collegiate Plant Initiative inspires new generation of students

For the second year, Proven Winners is supporting the Collegiate Plant Initiative (CPI), a student-run organization founded at the University of Florida with the goal of connecting college students with plants and opportunities in the horticulture industry. Proven Winners is providing a total of 6,000…

Pelargonium for Europe launches marketing materials

Pelargonium for Europe has created a range of free downloadable POS materials in banner, poster and flyer sizes, designed to create eye-catching display areas in garden centres and drive sales. Large Banner (3.5 x 2.5) A1 Poster Tall Flag (1.5 x 4) Wide Banner (3 x 0.8) 8 page Flyer (105 mm x 210 mm)…

Decorating with plants

Plants are increasingly used as décor for interior design. Yes, houseplants certainly have always been enjoyed, but their popularity is increasing especially as retailers try to reach younger demographics. From the modern and sleek to holiday-oriented designs, ornamental growers have been transplanting their plants into…

June 4 - 7, The Netherlands

Lily on stage in Dutch Lily Days

As a single-variety bunch or incorporated in a bouquet, scented or not, single or double-bloomed: it is this versatility of lilies that continues to attract a large loyal following in the Netherlands, as well as in the neighboring countries. With the Dutch Lily Days the lily-growing Netherlands has its own stage to display this…

AmericanHort welcomes Rich Batcho, Steve Decker and Phil Feinman to Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame

AmericanHort announced the 2019 inductees to the Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame – Rich Batcho, CLT, of Batch-O-Blooms, and Steve Decker and Phil Feinman of Architectural Supplements (ASI). The AmericanHort Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame honors individuals of integrity whose personal dedication…

US: Applications now available for therapeutic garden grants

Once again, National Garden Bureau , American Meadows and Sakata Seed America are uniting to provide $5,000 in grant money for three well-deserving therapeutic gardens in North America. In addition, Corona Tools will provide a generous set of quality gardening tools to each of the three winning…

"Flower trucks are on a roll"

Should you take your fresh flower show on the road? Oasis asked the owners of three trucks—a florist at a family garden center, a big city entrepreneur and a rural couple with a baby and toddler—for their experiences and insights. Like food trucks, flower trucks draw crowds at festivals, parties, weddings, shopping center and…

Once upon a time in the West(land)

Netherlands: First harvest from new Porta Nova greenhouses

At Porta Nova they started building their new greenhouse complex over a year ago. They are almost finished, and the new plants are already growing nicely. The company is ready to start harvesting the first stems. As the plants are fresh and new they are carefully growing the plant and selecting the right…

Farmer Fridays celebrate American flower farmers

Every Friday across social media channels, American Grown Flowers celebrates American flower farmers with Farmer Fridays. These stories on Facebook and Instagram highlight Certified American Grown flower and greens farmers, the varieties they grow, the sustainable methods they use and why they love to…

American Farm Bureau concerned about labor, trade if border closed

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the administration to make sure that any steps undertaken to tighten enforcement at the U.S. border do not create more uncertainty for agricultural producers. “Right now, farmers and ranchers are toughing it out,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “Many of…

AmericanHort welcomes more seasonal worker visas

On March 29, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it plans to release an additional 30,000 H-2B workers for returning immigrant workers. "This progress would not have happened without the steady advocacy push by our advocacy team, industry leaders, association members, state association…

US: Campaign connects youth with plant-based solutions

Seed Your Future announced the launch of its expanded BLOOM! campaign to excite young people about the power of plants and their unique ability to help solve some of the…


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