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US (WA): Washington Flowers Project promotes local flowers

In recent years, however, the floral landscape has changed. Yes, tulips are beloved and important to growers in the state. But a renaissance in cut-flower agriculture, combined with a groundswell of consumer interest in local and seasonal food – as well as floral choices – has led to diversification of…

US (CA): Dramm and Echter announces rebrand

Dramm and Echter unveiled a new logo and the business’ rebrand to Dramm Echter Farms. The comprehensive rebrand comes after a year of transformation to stay abreast of the…

UK: Could social media save lavender?

Owners are concerned about bacterium Xylella, which could destroy entire lavender fields, just as it has thousands of olive groves in Italy. By the end of August, the UK’s lavender fields will have been harvested, with the essential oil – long known for its health and wellbeing benefits – going on to…

Houseplants delivered straight from the greenhouse

Bloomscape is the fruit of five generations past of greenhouse growers and floral industry innovators, they explain, noting that "our roots go all the way back to ancestors who were pioneers in the Netherlands’ horticulture industry." The idea behind the business is to deliver plants directly from the…

Kristian Krogh Baagøe, GASA Young Plants:

"With the power of social media, we are able to influence many consumers"

Promoting your products to the consumer can be time-consuming. Having someone to promote them for you can be very expensive. For a couple of years, the Danish, international trading company, GASA Group, has been doing this for its trading partners. Throughout the value chain, GASA Group helps its…

Large-leaved Ficus: September Houseplant of the Month

Ficuses are well known for being strong indoor trees with hundreds of little leaves, but it’s also available with large leaves that instantly give the plant a totally different, more rugged silhouette. This green giant is perfect for bringing atmosphere to a room quickly as a statement plant. Credit:…

Pelargonium for Europe spreads the word

Pelargonium for Europe is a marketing initiative active in 10 countries, founded by breeders to promote and ensure long-term geranium sales across Europe. With the season nearly over, the initiative's partners are now busy gathering all of their results. Here are a few examples of what's been achieved so…

The origin of flower names

Have your parents ever told you the origin of your name? No? Well, at least Florismart found some interesting stories about the names of these floral beauties. Read on to discover healing forces, ancient legends, Greek mythology and more: the origin of flower names .

Europe: The Plant Bus is a showroom on wheels

The Plant Bus stops at sales companies, large florists, garden centers and supermarkets to present seasonal products from several Danish and Dutch nurseries. The Plant Bus has been traveling the Danish country roads since January 2018. Behind the wheel is bus driver Jette Malmskov, who prefers the title…

US (MI): Help name a peony book

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum are working with the University of Michigan Press on a book about peonies. It’s part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden in 2022. The book will show how people around the world—and in Nichols Arboretum—have celebrated peonies over the…

Colombia pays tribute to New York with 5,000 flowers

A few weeks ago, something happened in New York that was as unexpected as it was gratifying. Colombian flower growers handed out some of their favorite species to New Yorkers and tourists, who received them as an emotional gesture of gratitude. The weather was benevolent, with a temperature of 25 degrees…

Indian Summer: September Garden Plants of the Month

Normal life begins again from most people in September, and they spend more time at home. That’s a good incentive to brighten up the garden a bit. Most of the plants will be past their peak, but trumpet vine, spindle tree, Japanese andromeda, beautyberry and smoke tree can all bring new life to both the…

Winners from National Garden Bureau’s first ever “Year of” video contest announced

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 members, more gardeners, include more images, downloadable POP for retailers…

Schoneveld Breeding

"A new look & feel with the familiar DNA"

PlantXperience is Schoneveld Breeding's brand new company building where everything is literally “under glass”. Visible and transparent. That deserves a new fresh look & feel. "Our strength is not only in the DNA of our genetics but also in the passion of our employees, young and old", according to…

Australia: Strategic research initiative a launch pad for greener, healthier cities

The Australian nursery industry is behind a suite of pioneering research projects that will provide a greater understanding of the human health benefits of urban greening. Known as the Hort Frontiers Green Cities Fund , the initiative invests in long-term research that helps to drive a measurable…

September 1-3, Cologne

Late summer flair with Selecta One at spoga+gafa 2019

On time for the start of late summer, Selecta One presents its late summery-autumnal plants of the perennials, grasses and pot carnation assortment at this year’s spoga+gafa from 1st to 3rd September at Koelnmesse (Cologne) in passage hall 4/hall 5 on stand number A001. Selecta’s marketing concept Autumn…

Reinoud Nuijten New Agricultural Counsellor in Ukraine

Before his posting in Kyiv, Mr. Nuijten worked as International trade and development specialist with extensive experience in value chain development and export promotion projects. Particular experience in public-private cooperation and institutional capacity development. Over 10 years of experience in…

Hip Labels partners with Arilyn app

US: Augmented reality lets growers go beyond the label

Imagine you are a consumer walking in a garden center and see a plant. You are wondering how to care for it, and more importantly if this plant will fit into your garden design. What would be nicer than having just one app showing it all by only scanning the tag? "The idea around the app is to give…

Kenya: 6 friends from Naivasha fight plastic pollution

The Rocking Re-Cyclers, 6 friends from Naivasha, are looking for any generous companies (or individuals) who would like to support them, and be involved with this very worthy cause. The Rocking Re-Cyclers have planned a bicycle ride called Cycle4Seas. The itinerary starts on the 25th of August 2019,…

US: Growers and breeders prepare to Petal It Forward

With this year’s Petal It Forward date set for Oct. 23, growers and breeders say planning ahead leads to a successful event and a meaningful experience about the power of flowers for staff. For Sakata Seed America, Petal It Forward resonates with its mission statement, “To contribute sustainably to the…

UK: Special Days Calendar 2020 released

From Secretaries Day to Eid al-Fitr. The Flower Council of Holland created a complete marketing calendar of important dates for the flower and plant sector. You can find the UK calendar below in one clear overview to help you plan your own activities: Special Days Calendar UK 2020 For an overview of all…

Germany: Pink Kisses conquers garden centres

With its Pink Kisses DIY tour 2019, the breeding company Selecta One gave targeted support to specialist retail this summer. The tour in 20 owner-managed garden centres over a period of five weeks was a complete success for both sides. Review video of the Pink Kisses® DIY tour 2019. In the third year of…

Alstroemeria in the September Flower Agenda

Alstroemeria kicks off the indoor season in all the colours that this cut flower offers, with white being the utterly on-trend colour. What's unique about alstroemeria is that it saves its beauty for the right moment. In the shop the flowers hide in their buds; it’s only after the customer gets them home…

All-America Selections honors two industry achievers

All-America Selections recently honored two journalists with the AAS Medallion of Honor at the annual AAS/NGB Awards Banquet. This year’s banquet was held at Cantigny Park and Gardens in Wheaton, Illinois, one of the two hundred AAS Display Gardens across North America. The AAS/NGB Awards Banquet is a…

UK: 30% of survey respondents needed seasonal labour

The Seasonal Labour in Horticulture Survey in England collected data regarding the first quarter of 2019. The results presented in this publication are classified as experimental statistics. Experimental Statistics are those that are within their development phase and are published in order to involve…

Vietnam, Netherlands to bring horticulture to next level through partnership

On Tuesday 23 July in Hanoi, a kick-off roundtable meeting took place for potential Vietnamese companies, institutes and governmental organisations active in the horticultural sector by The Netherlands Vietnam Horti Business Platform and its partner the Crop Production Department of the Ministry of…

Consumer app provides wealth of information for breeders, growers and retailers

How nice would it be to have an insight in the end consumers' thoughts? The guys from the GrowIt! app are on their way to achieve it. They currently have a member group of 850,000 people and with the launch of their Question and Answer feature in the app two years ago, they are now at a point where they…

Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers launches localflowers.org

The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG), a non-profit trade association dedicated to educating and uniting commercial cut flower growers, recently launched localflowers.org This enhanced site profiles its member growers, wholesale and retail florists, and floral designers across the…

All-America Selections Releases 2018-19 Annual Report

All-America Selections (AAS) has released the 2018-2019 Annual Report reflecting the group’s activities from the past 12-18 months. The report, in PDF format, can be downloaded from the AAS website here. For the past nine years, AAS has prepared a yearly statement of organizational updates including…

UK: Cross-sector coalition sets out blueprint to reform immigration system

A coalition of prominent business and education bodies has written to both Prime Ministerial candidates calling for the Government to commit to clear action on reforming the…

EU: Houseplants of the Month, Flower Agenda for 2020 have been chosen

Once again, Flower Council of Holland made a product list for 2020. As always, this list has been drawn up in close collaboration with the product specialists at Royal FloraHolland. Images, texts and downloadable posters will be available in Dutch, German, English and French for all interested parties in…

US: SAF’s new strategic plan emphasizes education, connections

The Society of American Florists will unveil its new strategic plan this September during SAF Amelia Island 2019 , the association’s annual convention. The plan, the result of…

US: Floral pros share Petal It Forward tips

Think the Society of American Florists’ Petal It Forward is “only” about retailers? The big-hearted outreach also provides a chance for those floral professionals who are typically behind the scenes, including growers, suppliers and wholesalers, to experience what retail florists witness every day — the…

Avalanche+ flourishes in Polish castles and palaces

In 2018 and 2019 the Avalanche+ rose was a precious guest received by the Lubomirski Palace in Przeworsk, the Książ Castle, the Zamoyski Palace in Kozłówka, the Warsaw Royal Castle and the Wilanów Palace. The rose's royal and noble journey started in Lubomirski Palace in Przeworsk, where she took part in…

Flower Council of Holland outlines marketing plans for 2020-2021

26 June saw the Flower Council of Holland presenting its communication plans for 2020-2021 to a select group of engaged stakeholders at the World Horti Centre in Naaldwijk. Here is a brief summary. Clear and inspiring The Flower Council is continuing along the strategic path adopted in 2019 with striking…

China votes for peony as national flower

The peony has gained overwhelming support in an online vote to be chosen as China's national flower. The final result of the poll, initiated by the China Flower Association, will be unveiled on Friday. The five days of voting began on Monday, and Dong Yan, an official from the association, revealed that…

Carnivorous plants: August Houseplants of the Month

Freakish to look at, unusual shapes and a good story: carnivorous plants attract spiders and insects with their colourful and bizarre appearance. They then catch and digest these creatures to obtain their nutrients. The best-known Carnivorous plants are the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula), Sarracenia,…

Australia: Industry events & new Plant Life Balance looks

Levy-funded projects are working to promote the establishment and maintenance of greenlife in Australian homes, businesses, and wider communities. To support this, Plant Life Balance has released two new looks and have hosted their third consumer-facing event – bringing together speakers from various…

Hydrangea in the August Flower Agenda

Fresh green, bright white, sky blue, deep purple, lilac and pink. Flowers that can have a diameter of up to 25 cm that are shaped like fluffy clouds - the hydrangea is the ultimate symbol of high summer, the period of hot days, long evenings and sultry nights. When everyone takes it a bit easier.…

US (AK): Peony farmer Rita Jo Shoultz appointed first chair of Certified American Grown Council

Flower Farmer Rita Jo Shoultz of Alaska Perfect Peony has been appointed the first-ever volunteer chair of the Certified American Grown Council. Rita Jo Shoultz of Alaska Perfect Peony has been a staunch advocate for American flower farms, taking the lead on vital issues in Washington, D.C., during the…

US (CA): How CalFlowers provides support for the floral industry

Hortica's Key Partner for the month is a leader in bringing fresh-cut flowers to the U.S. market and promoting the benefits of flowers to new generations of American consumers. The California Association of Flower Growers & Shippers (CalFlowers)—formerly known as NORCAL—was founded in 1941 by a small…

Syngenta Flowers and Chalon-sur-Saône city celebrate the Tour de France with flowers

Today, Chalon-sur-Saône is the stopover town of the Tour de France, the most famous cycling race in the world. Syngenta Flowers and Chalon-surSaône celebrate the Tour de France by making emblematic shirts with flowers. The Sunfinity sunflower, the Ipomoea Sidekick Heart Lime, the Begonias Tophat Red and…

Is the decline of Facebook affecting your floral business?

Social media has changed how people obtain information, and vastly increased the volume of content that we consume. Facebook remains the most-used social media platform, but recently its title is being threatened by another social media platform focusing on images and videos, Instagram. In the grand…

Star Roses and Plants launches Bloomables

"This lineup allows consumers to have a garden that blooms all season"

Star Roses and Plants announces the launch of its new optional brand, Bloomables. Bloomables is a collection of Star Roses and Plants’ best flowering genetics that are easy-to-grow for the grower and the consumer. “These varieties of roses and woody plants look great at retail and offer high reward in…

Dekker Selections stops after 10 years

After 10 years the sales of Dekker Selections are coming to an end. "When we started with Dekker Selections, the intention was to show several varieties at the same time. Dekker Selections also contributed to show our new varieties accelerated. The past years we also promoted our varieties in different…

US: LandscapeHub launches Fulfillment Partner Program

LandscapeHub has launched the Fulfillment Partner Program (FPP), a new initiative that will give buyers a better experience and more fulfillment options when purchasing on the platform. The program surfaces the distributors’ upstream supply chain, making it visible to buyers, and thereby eliminating the…

Why Prince Charles always wears the same flower to his grandchildren's christenings

Prince Charles looked every inch the proud grandfather as he attended baby Archie's christening on Saturday. An official photo released by the palace showed the future King…

Danziger highlights solutions for small and medium growers at Cultivate 2019

"New genetics and customized programs can increase profitability"

Flexibility, efficiency and profitability will be hot topics at Cultivate 2019. If you’re a small or medium size grower, a visit to booth #235 will help you find the answers to help grow your business. Danziger’s North American team is focused on providing solutions to this key group of growers. “Our…

FSI welcomes 5 new members

The FSI network is expanding. Five new members representing Retail and Production have joined FSI since the beginning of the year: Blomsterlandet AB is a garden centre chain with 61 shops in Sweden. Their policy is to buy only certified products, and internally they are dedicated to improving logistics, finding low-carbon…

US (CA): Sunflower growers not happy with selfie takers

Deputies say adventurous tourists are taking their selfies too far in Solano County. Farmers said their sunflower fields near Dixon are being treated like parks and they’re losing crops. They said people are doing photo shoots and taking engagement pictures with props. Some people are even having…

Beekenkamp Plants launches new corporate film for Ornamentals

The new corporate company film by Beekenkamp Plants Ornamentals includes experience combined with processes. This short video shows the audience the production processes that are required to produce a finished plant in store for the end consumer. The storyline is the LaBella Dahlia which is being…

Vegepolys Valley

France: Vegepolys and Céréales Vallée-Nutravita form Global Plant Cluster

On Thursday, 27 June, the competitive clusters, Vegepolys and Céréales Vallée-Nutravita, finalised their merger process. This rapprochement, which began in October 2018, was…

July 12, Santa Barbara

US (CA): Westerlay Orchids to host fundraiser day for individuals, families suffering from rare genetic disorder

Shoppers of the Westerlay Orchids collection on July 12th from 9am-4:30pm can help support local non-profit The 17q12 Foundation. Carpinteria-based Westerlay Orchids pursues a straightforward mission to cultivate “the most stunning and highest quality orchids.” Now, the third-generation, family-owned…

Tour de France fans are in for a floral surprise

The French city of Chalon-sur-Saône and Syngenta Flowers are working together to bring a surprise into bloom during the Tour de France on July 12. When the platoon arrives in Chalon-sur-Saône on July 12, the thousands of spectators will be surrounded by flowers from Syngenta Flowers, set in a theme of…

Van Gogh’s favorite…

“The sunflower is mine, in a way.” “Rustic sunflowers symbolize gratitude.” Quotes from the iconic painter Vincent Van Gogh in letters to his brother Theo and sister Willemien. The sunflower connects Takii with the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. For 4 years now, Takii has been a proud partner of the renowned museum. This great…

Bee Friends: Garden Plants of the Month for July

A green garden is not just a joy to look at, walk through and relax in; it’s also a paradise for bumblebees, honeybees, butterflies and other useful insects. A flowering garden is a sweet shop for them, particularly in view of the fact that intensive agriculture and increasingly paved gardens mean that…

Kylie Minogue hands out roses at Glastonbury Festival

During a performance at the Glastonbury Festival on 30 June, Kylie Minogue handed out 1,500 red roses to the public. LM Flower Fashion Productions was approached directly by the pop star with the request to realize a special moment with red roses during her performance. The Red Naomi! roses from Aleia…

Veiling Rhein-Maas

Sales promotion activities and professional product photos

As a supplier of Veiling Rhein-Maas, you can choose between different sales promotion activities. Increase the awareness of the auction’s customers for your products and use one of the provided options. Product presentation You have the opportunity to present your products or your company to the…

Videos put spotlight on California flower farmers

As California Grown Flowers Month has come to an end, the California Cut Flower Commission celebrates one more time by sharing some of the most gorgeous videos featuring California Grow Flowers: For more information: California Cut Flower Commission PO Box 90225, Santa Barbara, CA 93190-0225 www.ccfc.org

Poland: The peak for seasonal recruitment

The June heat wave has accelerated the peak of the season for holiday work. Entrepreneurs who have not secured staff for bars, restaurants, shops or hotels for the summer season in spring, are now having a problem. Therefore, they are urgently looking for people willing to work, which is more difficult…

US (SC): Local flowers meet local history in Charleston

Co-designers Toni Reale of Roadside Blooms and Laura Mewbourn of Feast & Flora Farm viewed their American Flowers Week botanical couture collaboration as an opportunity to highlight the unique heritage and culture of coastal South Carolina’s Gullah Geechee, a community descended from West African and…

Summer Flowers: in the July Flower Agenda

Radiant colours and appealing shapes: sunflower (Helianthus), feverfew (Tanacetum) and statice (Limonium bunatum) make up a versatile trio that provide exciting bouquets in terms of volume and shape and are also very suitable for airy rustic bouquets. The three of them are on the Flower Agenda because…

US (MI): Senator Debbie Stabenow inducted to Michigan Floral Foundation Hall of Fame

The Michigan Floral Foundation announced U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow as their 2019 Hall of Fame inductee. While all previous inductees have been floral industry veterans, Senator Stabenow will be the first honoree from outside the industry because of her relentless commitment to the legislation,…

EU set to sign trade and investment agreements with Vietnam

The Council of Ministers approved the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature and conclusion. EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia…

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…


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