Top flower seed sellers are Sunflowers, Zinnias and Wildflowers

"Consumers plant more fruit & vegetables"

While millions of new gardeners picked up their trowels due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year, the appreciation for tending green spaces doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Ferry-Morse, the largest home gardening seed packet company in the U.S., is reporting even higher online sales for the first quarter…

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…

The endless possibilities with Limonium Skylight

Limonium Skylight is said to be the first odorless hybrid Limonium in the market and one of the most productive plants of its type. On top of that, it is very hardy and resistant to pests and diseases and has a low mortality rate. So, time to put this product in the spotlight. BallSB created a campaign…

Farm Direct puts new website in the spotlight with April Fool's Prank

Ecuadorian roses now transported upside down

Farm Direct, a Dutch importer of Ecuadorian roses, puts new website in the spotlight with April Fool's Prank, .  In a costumer email on April 1 (April Fool's Day), the company sent out this remarkable announcement that roses will be transported upside down. A scientific research had shown that roses, like…

Hem Genetics presents new genetics in Pansy and Viola series

Yet again, Hem Genetics managed to introduce lots of both new and improved varieties into its Pansy and Viola series. Sales representatives Marco Laan and René Knijn present you the highlights in their Corina series and Cello series. Pansy F1 CelloIn recent years, the Pansy Cello series has built a solid…

Call for 2021 CEA Award Nominations

To recognize distinguished individuals and organizations in the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry, Artemis today launched the 2021 CEA Awards. Nominations will…

UK: Growers welcome ‘no’ vote on AHDB potato levy

Campaigners against the compulsory Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) levy on potatoes have welcomed the conclusive ‘no’ vote against its continuation, with 66.4 percent of voters opposed to the continuation of the levy. Lincolnshire potato and vegetable grower John Bratley said, “This…

Research on online shopping reveals:

UK: "Houseplant shopping makes people 67% happier"

The ornamental industry knows that flowers and plants have a positive effect on someone's emotions and now it has once again been confirmed by a research conducted by Money.co.uk. Interested in online shopping, money.co.uk conducted an emotions test among 2,560 participants to discover which online…

Dianthus Week panel discusses opportunities

US: How to improve the image of the carnation?

The carnation is not anymore the red, white or pink old fashioned, grandma or funeral flower that is brittle and cheap. Over the years, extensive breeding has created a versatile long lasting flower in numerous shapes and colors. But how to improve the image of the carnation among the US consumer? This…

"The Bloom Show" Women's Day

5 inspiring women leaders, business owners in the floral industry tell their story

Yesterday, International Women's Day was celebrated, also at New Bloom Solutions. On the New Bloom Solutions Channel, 5 inspiring women leaders and business owners in the floral industry from various sectors told their story during the Women's Day Round table. The host is new Bloom Solution's Sahid…

US: For the first time ever, there will be a category honoring the Floral Artists in films and TV

For the first time ever, the people who create the fabulous interiors of TV shows and films will get their own awards - “Aspire Design and Home magazine's’ Best-Dressed Rooms in TV and Film Awards” - with nominations released on March 3rd. “A well-executed, well-dressed set is tantamount to a starring role.…

Proven Pollinator Program from Proven Winners

US: New merchandising program to promote pollinator gardens

Pollinator gardens continue to be a “buzz” word with consumers and Proven Winners therefore created a new merchandising program named Proven Pollinator® Program. It offers a variety of POP to help one create informative and educational displays around the important message of building pollinator gardens.…

JH van der Vossen gets going with sustainable pot and tray

No more plastic for potted bulbs

"Of course, they're slightly more expensive. But clients are increasingly willing to pay, even large retailers like Lidl", says Dutch Bulb grower JH van der Vossen from Zilk. For quite some time now, he has been sending out arrangements in the new Eco clicktray of Van Tuijl. Moreover, the bulbs are grown in sustainable,…

special "covid-offer" for growers struggling due to pandemic

Track & trace flowerbulbs to next level with software Beam

Tracking and tracing your flowers and flowerbulbs has become increasingly important over the last few years. Certification standards like Global GAP specifically demand traceability and a good administration of the quality of the products. Still, at a lot of growers, a lot of the registration happens on…

UK: Eustice’s comments show AHDB growers vote will be honoured

Growers opposed to the continuation of a compulsory levy to fund AHDB Horticulture have welcomed comments made by Environment Secretary George Eustice that the clear vote to…

Australian growers

"Minisprayers save hours of work"

"I should have got one years ago. What was previously done with a tank, pump, and retracting hose real can now be done in at least half the time with better coverage of the crop using the organic foliar fertilisers." That is said by Quentin of the Queensland (Australia) greenhouse Sun Up Farm. He talks…

Beam Sailern Senhuk, AmeriSeed:

The potential of marigold cut flowers for Valentine's Day

Red roses are the number one flowers for Valentine's Day. However, recently other varieties and colors of cut flowers have become increasingly popular for Valentines floral gifts including carnations, orchids and marigolds. But why? In this article, Beam Sailern Senhuk  marketing director at AmeriSeed, a vegetable…

Runaway Bride meets French Bolero

Over the past two years, the Hydrangea Runaway Bride® has received rave reviews in the Germanic countries, the Netherlands and France, leading to rapidly-increasing sales. In 2020, the brand was widely publicized in consumer magazines in these countries for the very first time. An important milestone was…

Floriculture Future Forum by GLOBALG.A.P.

"Towards a complete portfolio for the floriculture sector"

More than 100 stakeholders from all over the world, including Kenya, Colombia and the Netherlands, attended the virtual Floriculture Future Forum hosted by GLOBALG.A.P. on 28 January 2021. Kristian Moeller, Managing Director at GLOBALG.A.P., and three industry experts shared their views and expectations…


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