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Australian greenlife communication in 2020

2019 was a record-breaking year for the nursery industry, with sustained growth seeing the total value of the sector reaching $2.4 billion. It was also a busy year for the industry, a year which saw the launch of Greener Spaces Better Places, the national Tree Stock Roadshow tour, the progress and…

Wave Petunias celebrates 25 years of spreading color

With a new decade in full bloom, the Wave brand celebrates 25 years of providing gardeners with color to brighten outdoor spaces. The Wave spreading petunia was born in 1995 when a breeder for a Japanese beer company noticed a wild petunia growing in the field. After some fine-tuning, the fast-growing,…

"Preserve and store floral memories"

Flowers can evoke powerful memories and emotions. Carnations and senior prom. Red roses from your first love. White gardenias when you married your soulmate. Tulips on Mother’s Day. Lilies at the passing of a loved one. It was the loss of her great-grandmother that prompted Teresa Rinne to establish The…

2020 spring and summer color palette

Blue. Bleu. Blau. Azul. In any language, we associate the primary color blue with the sky and ocean, and to a lesser extent – bedding plants. Technically, classic blue is the Pantone color of the year. As growers and retailers of plant material, you can utilize the Pantone ColorInstitute spring and…

5 ways to share the love in your floral shop

Valentine’s Day marketing tips

With so many options for Valentine’s Day, how do you make sure customers choose your shop? Smart marketing, of course. Here are a few helpful tips so you can make the most of this Valentine’s Day: Think outside the box on floral arrangementsTry creating something new and different that will grab a customer’s attention. One unique…

Kolster to broaden product assortment with new pot plants

In addition to their already successful experience as a breeder of cut flowers, Kolster BV has lately been very active in introducing new pot plant introductions, innovations…

Thejoyofplants.co.uk launches Plant Design

Alongside the Thanks Plants campaign which highlights the positive effect of plants on our well-being, Thejoyofplants.co.uk is launching a new content campaign: Plant Design.What is Plant Design?Gorgeous interior shots with plants appear in abundance in the interiors magazines and on Instagram and…

North Korea’s 2020 flower calendar omits propaganda flowers

Many North Koreans were surprised to find that a recently published North Korean calendar omitted the images of the Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia, two flowers traditionally used to mark the birthdays of former leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Most North Korean publishing companies have printed images…

UK: Plant Finder updated to include ‘houseplants for every room’

A new section dedicated to houseplants has been launched on Joy of Plants’ Plant Finder software to help meet the recent resurgence in houseplants sales from garden centres. Following figures from the Garden Centre Association (GCA) revealing sales were up 15.38% in November, Joy of Plants has upgraded…

Iran, FAO launch joint program to help Afghan refugees

Iran’s Bureau of Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and World Food Programme established a greenhouse in Semnan province, located around 220 km east of capital Tehran, to help Afghan refugees. Financially and technically supported by…

OrderEase announces partnership with Marketing Garden

OrderEase (formerly LinkGreen) announces a new partnership with Marketing Garden - the distributors of a platform for garden retailer websites and in-store customer…

Areca palm: Houseplant of the Month February 2020

As soon as the Areca palm (scientific name: Dypsis syn. Areca) has settled into its spot, it’s a houseplant that projects nothing but calm. The palm has no central trunk - the reed-like stems all emerge directly from the soil and grow upwards in pale green narrow pointy leaves. They grow outwards in an…

CAN (ON): Unprecedented greenhouse growth shows no signs of slowing down

After an unusual slowdown, hundreds of acres of vegetable greenhouses with a construction value of up to $420 million are expected to be added this year and next in the Leamington area. By the numbers, Leamington and Kingsville had permits with a construction value of more than $183 million issued in…

Tel Aviv exhibit examines plants as complex, worthy beings

An intriguing new exhibition titled “PLAN(e)T,” which marries scientific research with art to unravel the beauty, sophistication, cultural significance and human exploitation of plants, opened last week at Tel Aviv’s Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery. “We tend to view plants as objects: in the room…

New BLOOM! campaign introduces youth to plant-based solutions to community challenges

Seed Your Future announced the launch of “Plants to the Rescue!” — its newest BLOOM! campaign to excite young people about the power of plants and their unique ability to help solve some of the most pressing problems in their communities. Teaming up with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing,…

US: Annual grant program to increase youth gardening nationwide

Today’s youth spend less time outdoors than any other generation. To combat this, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, along with national nonprofit KidsGardening, opened its Gro More Good Grassroots Grants, an annual grant program designed to get more kids outside through the development of youth-based…

Turkey sees increased crop production compared with previous year

An increase was recorded in Turkey in the production of cereals and other crops, vegetables and fruits in 2019 with rates of 1.4%, 3.5% and 0.3% when compared with the previous year. Production quantities of cereals and other crops, vegetables and fruits, beverages and spices crops in 2019 became as…

US (MI): MDARD announces specialty crop grant opportunity

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced a request for proposals through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Ag Marketing Services. The program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of Michigan’s…

The chrysanthemum: In the February Flower Agenda

Flowers that come in yellow, white, green, pink, green, red, orange, purple or bronze, sometimes with a diameter of up to 14 cm: the chrysanthemum is a real beauty. The chrysanthemum will therefore be gracing the Flower Agenda in February. It’s travelled a long way - all the way from Asia - but now feels…

"Know the rules when paying family for farm work"

Farming in Canada has always been a family intensive business, even on larger incorporated farm enterprises. Spouses in many cases are full partners in the process and chief bookkeepers for the business. Part of normal childhood education on the farm is an ongoing list of farm chores, which can include…

BallSB continues updating brand image

Since a few months, Ball SB has progressively been changing its brand image and identity cues into a more up to date and modern brand. Now it is the turn for their website: www.ballsb.com. "We wanted to make the website easy to navigate, inspiring and more user-friendly", says Carmen Lucia Marquez Hernandez…

ZimTrade and PUM sign Memorandum of Understanding

On Monday 2 December 2019, ZimTrade, the national trade development and promotion organisation of Zimbabwe, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PUM, a Netherlands-based volunteer organisation for retired experts and executives. The MoU will pave way for successful implementation of the Best Model…

Wonder Cement at Udaipur flower expo

Indian cement producer gets people in touch with nature

The flower show is one of the major attractions for residents and tourists in winter in Udaipur, India. The event was inaugurated by senior officials of Wonder Cement, including Shri. Parmanand Patidar, Director, Shri. Sanjay Joshi, Executive Director and Nitin Jain, VP - Commercial on December 25 at the…

Celebrating 5 years of Field to Vase Dinners

The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is a series of intimate gatherings that place seasonal, local and sustainable American Grown Flowers at the center of the table where locally grown food, beer and wine is served by a farm-to-table chef. Each artisan-style dinner is held at an American flower…

Second generation to lead Garden Media Group

The mother-daughter duo of Suzi McCoy and Katie Dubow are well known in the horticultural industry. From representing first-class clients to speaking on the latest gardening trends, the two have built the PA based Garden Media Group into one of the top marketing firms in the garden industry. “Today we…

Jamaican workers headed to Canadian greenhouses

Close to 300 Jamaicans will be taking up employment opportunities in Canada under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP). The workers, 87 per cent of whom are returnees, will be deployed mainly to farms in Ontario. They began departing the island on Thursday (January 3). At a send-off…

US: Agriculture Workforce Coalition urges Senate action on ag labor crisis

Following on the heels of a government-mandated increase in farmers’ labor costs, the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC), a diverse group of organizations representing the needs of agricultural employers across the country, urged the U.S. Senate to take up legislation to solve the agricultural labor…

2020 Plant of the Year: Pilea Peperomioides

The official 2020 Plant of the Year, the Pilea Peperomioides plant, is a mouthful to pronounce so it’s no surprise that it has attracted a number of nicknames like “The Chinese Money Plant”, “The UFO Plant” and “The Pancake Plant”. This plant has become a staple in plant parent’s #shelfie on Instagram…

HortiFootprint: Environmental impact highlighted

What’s the environmental impact of growing plants and flowers? It’s something consumers and retailers want to know nowadays. At the moment, there's no standard method by which to calculate it. But that's about to change. Royal FloraHolland explains HortiFootprint in five questions. 1. A standard method…

Bayview Flowers introduces Living House brand

Growers brand their products to stand out in an ever growing selection of plants

Plants enhance your life. That is the idea behind a new brand that Bayview Flowers recently launched. With Living House the Canadian grower focuses on the growing number of plant purchasers. The team of Bayview Flowers at PMA Fresh Summit 2019. “We thought it was important to establish a brand that…

Garden roses get second chance as dried bouquets

Parfum Flower Company now offers dried garden roses. In the context of creating as little waste as possible, the company has been testing dried garden roses. This way they don’t have to dispose of any roses at the end of the week and consumers get to enjoy their roses for much longer. As little packaging…

Welcoming 2020 with the gerbera daisy

A new year is a time to move forward and create new goals and new habits, create new favorites and new opportunities. 1-800-Flowers welcomes new happiness and new beginnings with the 2020 Flower of the Year – The Gerbera Daisy. Daisies get their name from the Old English phrase “day’s eye” since the…

Getting started with preserved roses

Interested in preserved roses, but you’re not sure where or how to begin? Jet Fresh Flower Distributors has a new starter kit for those looking to get into in the preserved rose business. Presenting “Business in a Box” by Vermeille Presh, this exclusive program is available only from Jet Fresh Flowers in…

EU General Court clarifies scope of protection for plant variety denominations

The question of whether plant variety denominations can be protected under Article 7(1)(m) of the European Trade Mark Regulation was addressed by the EU General Court for the first time in the dispute over ‘Kordes’ Rose Monique’. Louise van de Mortel sets out the ruling.  The European Trade Mark Regulation…

Stars for Europe celebrates International Poinsettia Day

On Thursday 12 December, over 70 international guests attended an extra special press event at Humboldt University in Berlin. Stars for Europe welcomed partners as well as newspaper and magazine journalists, bloggers, influencers and industry VIPs - from all 16 campaign countries. In a historic exhibit, guests…

Flower Trends Forecast 2020

US: Top flowers for 2020 revealed

Helen Miller, AIFD, CAFA, CF and Derek Woodruff AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI, AAF have released their picks for the top cut flowers for 2020. Their research for Flower Trends Forecast 2020 revealed flowers that were emerging as consumers top selections when buying flowers and floral décor in 2020. Flower Trends Forecast…

Hasfarm organizes Charity Walk in celebration of 25-year anniversary

On December 8th 2019 at Dalat City, Vietnam, Dalat Hasfarm held a fundraising walking event in order to help construct charity shelters for the underprivileged in the province of Lam Dong, Vietnam. The charity walk is part of the sustainable development activities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the…

Candles that smell just like eternity roses

Venus Et Fleur just launched candles in its iconic floral scent, costing a fraction of the cost of an entire box of its eternity roses. The candles come in two sizes, with the smallest size costing only $39.  With fans ranging from the Kardashians to Alicia Keys to Gigi Hadid, Venus Et Fleur has a high-profile…

US: AmericanHort applauds passage of bill modernizing agricultural labor program

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 5038, the Farm Wokforce Modernization Act, with bipartisan support. Labor challenges are the single-biggest constraint on the stability, success, and growth potential of nursery and greenhouse growers across the U.S. This bill addresses the challenge with…

Australia: On tour with mobile photography workshops

In a first ever Pre-Conference Tour experience, delegates will benefit from an ‘In Transit’ Photography Workshop by Venture Photography Workshops & Tours.   While travelling between site visits, your photographer will provide expert tips and advice on how to maximise your mobile device in capturing imagery for…

Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture visits World Horti Center

The Netherlands and Vietnam have been working closely together in the field of agriculture and horticulture for many years and have formalised this in a Strategic Partnership Arrangement (SPA). The Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, visited World Horti Center in…

The rose: In the January Flower Agenda

Delicate flowers, slender stems and a romantic reputation: the rose is on the Flower Agenda this month. As the symbol of love, the rose is the most widely produced and most loved cut flower in the world. A flower of which new varieties also come onto the market every year. And the rose is not just…

UK: Have your say on farm health and safety

A new survey has been launched to understand current attitudes towards farm health and safety. The NFU, AHDB and VetPartners are working together to help reduce the risk of accidents involving people working in the agricultural industry. Matt Dobbs, one of the key people leading the cross-sector…

2020 Field to Vase Dinner Tour launch coming soon

Planning for the 2020 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is in the final stages, with stops planned for Certified American Grown Flower farms across the U.S. that grow a variety of flowers and foliage.  Next year’s tour will introduce guests to some never-before-visited farms and some longtime favorites.…

Reebok launches plant-based running shoe

Reebok revealed an innovation in sustainable footwear – a plant-based shoe that rivals performance running sneakers. The Forever Floatride GROW is the latest example of Reebok’s commitment to reduce the use of petroleum-based plastics in footwear by making products with plants. The new plant-based…

Classic Blue is the color of 2020

Pantone has announced Classic Blue as its Color of the Year 2020. But what does this mean for our industry? While blue is actually quite a rare natural pigment in nature, Mr Plant Geek explains that there's still plenty of potential. On his blog, he lists some of his favorite blue plants: Muscari – "This little…

Marginpar releases interactive magazine

The Story of M.

Who is Marginpar, what do they stand for and what makes their flowers special? Read all about it in "The Story of M.", a glossy magazine full of inspiration and articles. From the creation of the Clematis Amazing Series to the reinvention of the Scabiosa (Scoop). From the Vogue Flower Market to 21st century digital painting by…

US: Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries launches multiple online applications

Since July 2019, the Department of Agriculture and Industries’ (ADAI) Plant Section, in collaboration with Alabama Interactive, has launched eight online applications. The…

Floramedia, Dümmen Orange and Royal Lemkes launch Green Trend Report 2020-2021

Floramedia, the communications firm for the green industry, Dümmen Orange, the world's largest breeder and propagator and Royal Lemkes, plant service partner for leading retailers in Europe, jointly launched the Green Trend Report 2020-2021 on November 28. This second edition is the unique result of a…

A presentation of Hélène Lafourcade of Good 2 Know:

“Telling stories to increase sales”

How to sell more flowers or plants? A question that is always on growers', wholesalers', and florists' mind. During a conference at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Morel possible retail ideas from the fashion world were discussed by Hélène Lafourcade of Good 2 Know, a French agency in global…

USDA to conduct 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties this winter to provide a comprehensive picture of the U.S. horticulture industry. Survey codes will be mailed this month to more than 40,000 horticulture…

Dead Flower Project:

Dead flowers supporting Ecuador's flower sector

In October 2019, more than 20,000 tons of flowers died during a 12-day strike in Ecuador. Now, an initiative named Dead Flower Project uses these flowers, to try to revive an industry of which 300,000 families depend on. Their aim is to help the families in the flower industry in Ecuador by creating and…

UK: Encouraging garden centre tree sales during National Tree Week

As part of the National Tree Week activities (23 November – 1 December), the HTA has partnered with The Tree Council and the Daily Mail to use the National Garden Gift Voucher…

Tips for seasonal marketing

In the lead up to Christmas, Robin McLay from Brookfield Gardens shares her top tips for seasonal marketing, and marketing in general. Together with husband Scott, Robin McLay owns and operates Brookfield Gardens in Brisbane, Queensland. Whilst remaining first and foremost a retail nursery selling plants, Robin explains that…

UK: Weird & Wacky Plants raises over £1000 for Greenfingers Charity

For the duration of 2019, Mr Plant Geek pledged 20% of takings from every Weird & Wacky Plant Show to Greenfingers Charity, raising £1040 in total. Greenfingers create magical and inspiring gardens for children to use for play, relaxation and therapeutic rest. This donation will therefore go directly to…

It's Black Friday! Floral industry joining the price war

It's the day after Thanksgiving: Black Friday, which means plenty of promotional sales. Since 1932, this day has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the US. Many stores are offering special deals, discounts, coupons and so on, and so are florists and garden centers. Large…

Avalanche+ rose growers extend long-term contract with Dümmen Orange

Dümmen Orange and the Avalanche+ growers cooperative are extending their partnership for at least another four years. This move is intended to strengthen the market position of the Avalanche+ roses even further in the coming period. From left to right: Koen Stigter (Product Manager Rose Dümmen Orange),…

Amazon Australia launches new Garden store

Amazon Australia recently launched its online Garden store. What could this mean for the greenlife industry? Amazon Australia has claimed that their new Garden store will add to over 125 million products already available on their online shopping platform. Amazon Australia says that this new product…

Creating a more efficient growing space in your greenhouse

For greenhouse growers that are ready to expand their business, often one of the first thoughts is to build more or expand on existing greenhouses. While there certainly does come a time where it does makes sense for a grower to expand their operation, it may not be the best option for everyone. The…

UK: Provender Nurseries now offers Proven Winners

BALI Registered Affiliate member Provender Nurseries offer their customers the entire range of Proven Winners from their 18-acre trade only cash and carry in Kent. Provender Nurseries are the first plant wholesaler in the UK to stock the complete range of Proven Winners hardy shrubs which are already proving popular…

Sincerity Dahlia, Canada Blooms Flower of the Year 2020

The Canada Blooms Flower of the Year for 2020 is the Sincerity Dahlia (Dahlia x hybrida) from Syngenta Flowers North America. The Sincerity Dahlia features lots of early blooms (3”-4”) and has large pink and white bi-colour flowers with just a touch of yellow at their centre. The Sincerity is compact and…

Poinsettia: December Houseplant of the Month

What you first notice about the poinsettia are the beautifully coloured leaves. They’re often thought to be the flowers, but are actually bracts that form a star shape around the true flowers, which are small and yellow in the heart. The classic red poinsettia is familiar, but trending for December 2019…

Claudia Hölzel is new Flower Council of Holland board member

On 1 November, Claudia has taken over Gerhard van der Bijl’s seat on the board of the Flower Council of Holland (FCH). From that date she represents Royal FloraHolland (RFH) on the board.  Collaboration and connectionAs Manager of Grower Services and Cooperative Affairs at RFH Claudia acts as a bridge between…

Stars for Europe actively refreshing the plant’s image

Turning the poinsettia into a trendsetter

Over recent years, the poinsettia has been able to increase its market share relative to many other plants. And while traditional buyers over 65 are still crucial, younger generations are encouraging sales growth particularly among 30 to 40-year-olds whose purchases in Germany have increased by 12 to 25…

Houseplant trends for 2020, according to Mr Plant Geek

It’s no surprise that the houseplant market is flourishing. The RHS reported a 50% rise in houseplant sales in the last year, meaning that the trend for decorating our homes with greenery isn’t going away anytime soon. by Michael Perry, Mr Plant Geek The world of houseplants hasn’t been without its…

David Sanchez of Royal Flowers:

"We have high hopes for these tree trimmings"

For consumers that either are not a fan of ‘the bigger the better Christmas trees’ or simply have not enough space for a regular tree, and are also looking for sustainable eco-friendly products, Royal Flower introduces its exclusive line of Mini Christmas Trees "We trim the cedar trees that are grown at…

Prada prints advertisements on flower wraps

The Prada 2020 Resort campaign debuts not only on the pages of magazines but as something to be experienced, the fashion company announced. Tactile paper images wrap fragrant bouquets at florists in key cities around the globe – London, Milan, Moscow, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo. "The Prada Resort 2020…

Why every small business needs a website

A website not only helps small businesses promote and sell their products and services, but it also allows them to distinguish themselves from their competitors, especially for customers who rely heavily on the Internet to learn everything about a company. This makes a website one of the most important…

Netherlands launches new logo with stylised orange tulip

From now on the Netherlands and the Kingdom of the Netherlands can be recognised internationally by a new logo. The logo is characterised by two symbols: NL and a stylised…

HandPicked Vegetables

New microsite targets vegetable growers and fresh market farmers

PanAmerican Seed announces the launch of a new micro-website devoted to its HandPicked Vegetables -- a collection of high-quality vegetables and herbs bred especially for those who supply fresh market farmers and home gardeners. The new handpickedveg.com offers product information and resources to meet…

Botanic Box Australia: A subscription to success?

Meet Rhiannon Campbell from Botanic Box Australia, the creator of a new plant subscription service designed to capitalise on the growing demand for indoor greenery.   by Gabrielle Stannus   Rhiannon Campbell is the founder and owner of Botanic Box Australia, a plant subscription service operating out of Brisbane. However, Rhiannon’s previous…

Mayesh launches new eCommerce website

"Quick and easy access to blooms from our inventory and farms"

Mayesh Wholesale Florist is inviting florists to explore its newly redesigned website and ecommerce flower tools. The updated site has been created to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation designed to assist clients in finding quality flowers and educational resources. Walter St.…

Gazing into a 'crystal ball' with the Green Trend Report

The world of flowers and plants is changing fast. It’s becoming increasingly challenging to respond effectively to the wishes and expectations of consumers. Wouldn't it be nice if we had a crystal ball to peek into the future? To gain insight into new developments at a glance? We could see which trends…

Petal It Forward garners nationwide attention

US: Cal Poly, farms, wholesalers share the floral love

Petal It Forward, an annual event from the Society of American Florists, encourages florists, flower farmers and flower lovers to surprise people with a double floral treat – two fresh flower bouquets, one to keep and one to share.  For the second year in a row, the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC)…

Disneyland prepares for holidays with 10,000 poinsettias and 10,000 cyclamen

As thousands of people flood into the Disneyland Resort to enjoy the holiday decorations, it’s hard to remember that this was once considered the slow season — a time when people were too busy shopping and cooking to think about theme parks. But that was before the company made a massive investment in…

AFE Challenge enters third year of gift-matching

Smithers-Oasis/Floralife is partnering with the American Floral Endowment (AFE) for the third year in a row to support AFE’s work for the cut flower industry, for the Matching Gift AFE Challenge.Now through December 31, 2019, Smithers-Oasis/Floralife will match your donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to…

Festive Pines: December Garden Plants of the Month

Spruce (Picea) and fir tree (Abies) are the real stars in December, but don’t overlook what they can offer during the rest of the year in terms of greenery and interesting points of focus in the garden. The range is extensive, and every pine tree has its own personality. There are species that look like…

Australia: Greener Spaces Better Places has launched

The 202020 Vision has evolved, as the next phase of this urban greening initiative takes root under a new title – Greener Spaces Better Places. Working to build on the momentum, networks, and ambassador program grown through 202020 Vision, the mission of this next phase is to make Australia’s urban areas…

GrowIt! partners with TPIE to release 2020 Houseplant Report

The consumer demand for houseplants has rapidly increased in recent years and is still growing. As retailers find more consumers coming through their doors looking for foliage plants and succulents, it’s important for them to be knowledgeable on what consumers are struggling with and asking about. The…

Labor, water & climate

US (CA): Challenges for California horticulture

At its monthly meeting today, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture heard a cautiously optimistic appraisal of agriculture’s future through 2050 from economist Dr. Daniel Sumner, director of the Agricultural Issues Center at UC Davis. Dr. Sumner believes that net farm income will continue to…

Orange tulips to bloom in Ottawa to celebrate 75 year of liberation in Holland

About 100,000 of the special liberation bulbs are being planted by the National Capital Commission (NCC) in Ottawa, where they will bloom into large, bright orange tulips in time for the commemoration of Holland’s liberation on May 5, 2020 — and the Canadian Tulip Festival, one of Ottawa’s top…

2020 American Flowers Week branding unveiled

Flower farmer, botanical artist and new Slow Flowers member Tamara Hough of Morning Glory Flowers has been commissioned to design the American Flowers Week branding for 2020. "The playful and charming floral ladies, faces and fashions that Tamara posts on her Instagram feed captured our imagination as a…

Show Your Colours Award gets 5th edition at IPM 2020

The Show Your Colours Award will be presented for the fifth time during the International Pfanzenmesse (IPM) 2020 in Essen (Germany). All IPM exhibitors with woody plants and perennials can submit plants or plant concepts for this award. The Show Your Colours Award IPM 2020 is organised by Messe Essen,…

New EU rules require expanded inspections for US plant product exports

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is alerting businesses that export plant products to the European Union (EU) of new regulations taking effect December 14 that will require a phytosanitary certificate for most plants and plant products. Before plants and other raw and minimally…

"The power of flowers is real"

On October 23, Dümmen Orange, North America led four Petal It Forward events across the country. In Columbus, Ohio, where the company’s North American operations are based, the group distributed over 500 bouquets and 600 succulents to surprised recipients over the lunch hour. With the directive to keep one bouquet or succulent…

Day of the Dead flowers and history

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), is a holiday that is celebrated annually on November 1st and 2nd to honor and remember those that have passed on. The holiday resembles All Saints Day and All Souls Day, which are celebrated after Halloween on the Christian calendar. First developed in Mexico, the…

NL: Dillewijn Zwapak presents new edition of DZ Magazine

Dillewijn Zwapak presents the new edition of DZ Magazine, an inspirational magazine containing new packaging products, trends and interesting stories. DZ Magazine will come out 4 times a year. DZ Magazine and the new catalogue with more than 2000 basic items for growers, retailers and florists are both available…


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