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Inger Kristine brings comfort and a big smile to Dutch seniors

The second wave of Covid-19 is hitting hard, especially the elderly in the nursing homes, not allowed to leave the home, wearing face masks, with limited visitors. Many of the seniors don’t understand. It’s cruel. At the same time, the staff looking after them have to constantly adjust to the changing…

Flower Power Daily

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift’s fave flowers when giving a gift

Our flower goddesses are about to get some Grammy Awards – and lots of flowers. Beyonce, Taylor Swift along with Dua Lipa dominated the Grammy nominations which should make florists around the country extra happy. After all, these girls do love their blooms. What are their favorite flowers? Beyonce loves…

Check out the Flowercard flower tattoo ranking

What are the most popular flower tattoos after the rose?

With so many different varieties of flower to choose from, what is the most popular flower tattoo people are getting inked? Flowercard turned to Instagram to find out world's most popular flower tattoos.  On the first place, not that surprising, is the Rose with 3,482,229 hashtags. Then, the Lotus (418,030 hashtags),…

Colombia pays tribute to Japan in Gransta Tokyo Station

From November 19-20, the “Flowers of Colombia” adorned the 1,500 square meters that reach from the access doors to the walkways of Gransta in Tokyo Station, one of the most heavily trafficked metro stations in the world. As Augusto Solano, president of Asocolflores observed, “Two thousand eight hundred and…

American Flowers Week

Unveiling the 2021 American Flowers Week branding by Jeanetta Gonzales

"I'm so excited to reveal the 2021 American Flowers Week branding, created exclusively for Slow Flowers Society by Los Angeles-based artist, graphic and surface designer and illustrator Jeanetta Gonzales. Jeanetta is the owner of Jeanetta Gonzales Art & Design," says Debra Prizing in American Flowers…

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"Webshop offers broader online presence serving key markets"

Macpac is no stranger to selling online through its website. For over 4 years the Stockport–based thermoformer has sold its highly successful Plantpac range on a digital platform, which is now experiencing considerable momentum in an exploding digital market. With a rapidly growing e-commerce demand the manufacturer…

Stars for Europe

What are the most popular holiday flowers?

Poinsettia was not popular in the United States or used during Christmas until the 19th century. They get their name from Joel Roberts Poinsett who brought the plant from Mexico to the United States in the 1820s. The original Aztec name of the flower is cuetlaxochitl. The poinsettia quickly gained…

AFE

AFE’s Giving Tuesday 2020

Giving Tuesday is a “global generosity movement” that encourages people around the world to do good. This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 1st.  Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds…

Mellano & Company

Mellano & Company takes center stage on HBO Max's "Full Bloom"

The latest floral design competition show is set to 'bloom' into people's homes by way of HBO Max's newest reality show Full Bloom. Launching on November 12th with eight full-feature episodes, the show will feature some of America's top florists and designers from all around the nation. Each contestant…

Pakistani agri department warns farmers of pest attacks

The Punjab agriculture department has advised tunnel farmers to remain alert against the attack of various insects and continue pest scouting of their crops twice a week. This…

Defra permits short-term UK Plant Passports in EU

To help alleviate potential delays for movement of goods from the First Place of Destination during 2021, Defra has permitted UK Plant Passports to be attached in the EU by…

Thomas Zeitheim on the 'danger' of using a standard translation tool

"We spice up your words"

Nowadays, in the Covid-19 era, internet has become more important than ever, but how to bring over the right message in English. The simple use of "Google translation" is not enough anymore and can even result in wrong interpretations. For this reason, Thomas Zeitheim, who has been involved in horticulture for more than 36…

Tours of Melbourne Wholesale Markets resume after COVID-19 lockdowns

Tours of the Melbourne Wholesale Market in Epping have started back this week after COVID-19 restrictions and the lockdown in Melbourne forced a 7-month break to the visitor service operated by C the Market. Owner Jan Claire explains her business offers fully escorted private tours catering for those new…

SMADC

Video series highlights Southern Maryland’s nursery and cut flowers industry

According to the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission’s latest video in the Farms in Focus Series, Southern Maryland’s climate and long growing season aided by high tunnels and greenhouses provides almost optimal year-round conditions for the region’s nursery and cut flowers industry.…

US: "GLFA “Hugs & Smiles Bouquet” consumer promotion campaign huge success"

The Great Lakes Floral Association (GLFA) in collaboration with the Association of Flower Importers of Florida (AFIF), American Floral Endowment (AFE) Floral Marketing Research Fund, CalFlowers, and Asocolflores has created the “Hugs & Smiles Bouquet” consumer marketing campaign. These organizations are…

Phormium is on the eve of great things

"People have realized that a screen is more than just a cloth for shadow"

Screen cloths have an important role in horticulture. Forty years ago, screen cloths were used to keep the sunlight out, now we see that screen cloths are used to create an optimal climate. Peter Ollevier, Sales & Marketing Director, Phormium: "Ten years ago, there was a turnaround. People started to…

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"We see Valentine’s Day 2021 as an opportunity to expand the holiday"

If the past eight months have taught floral professionals anything, it’s that this is a resilient, innovative industry. But how to prepare for a Valentine’s Day on the Sunday of a long weekend in the middle of a global pandemic? That’s a question that will be front and center Dec. 4 during the Society of…

Stars for Europe's efforts to boost poinsettia sales

Promotion campaigns put poinsettias back on the map

It is that time of the year again, which means poinsettias. But how to market them and in turn increase sales? With this in mind, four European breeders (Dümmen Orange, Selecta One, Beekenkamp Plants and Syngenta Flowers) joined forces and launched a marketing initiative named Stars for Europe (SfE). It…

Hort Innovation

Australia: Hort Innovation Annual Fund Reports now available

Hort Innovation has released its Annual Fund Reports, mapping out where levy-funds have been invested in 2019/20. Summing up the year, the report gives a rundown of new, ongoing and completed R&D projects and in the case of the nursery industry, the inclusion of a marketing report. Throughout the 2019/20…

Royal Van Zanten

Royal Van Zanten teases new Pot & Bedding 2021 collection

Royal Van Zanten's new 2021 Pot & Bedding collection is coming soon. At this moment, they are working hard to design their new catalogue, which will be available at the end of this month. Their theme for 2021 is 'Get In Touch'. This theme is based on the trends in the world, of course the worldwide…

A visit to contact Auszeichnungssysteme in Hirschhorn:

"We attach so much importance to social, economic and ecological sustainability"

"Think about tomorrow today, preserve resources for future generations: That is what sustainability means." FreshPlaza's visit to K-D Hermann LLC contact Auszeichnungssysteme in the idyllic town of Hirschhorn am Neckar was dedicated to sustainability as well. From the lonely black garbage can, to…

US: Sakata Seed America, KB Farms and Naranjo Roses join Nationwide Effort to ‘Petal It Forward’

The random-acts-of-kindness effort, called Petal It Forward and organized by the Society of American Florists (SAF) is designed to help people start their day with more smiles and less stress. With this goodwill initiative, participants hand two flowers or bouquets to an unsuspecting stranger, urging…

UK: HTA wins PR Week award for ‘best coronavirus crisis management’

The HTA has been recognised by public relations and media professionals for its successful campaign in the Spring to reopen garden centres from lockdown, by winning the…

Harm Ammerlaan new commercial director Hortilux

On 1 November 2020, Harm Ammerlaan will start as the new commercial director at Hortilux. As sales manager at BASF Vegetable Seeds and prior to that as general manager of LetsGrow.com, Ammerlaan built up a wealth of experience and a broad network in international horticulture. Hortilux is therefore…

Dutch delegation checks up on high-tech agriculture in China

Last week was a busy week for the China (Agri) network. Consul General Koen Sizoo, agricultural counselor Wouter Verhey, and agricultural advisor Xizhe Hu visited fairs, companies, and science institutes and organized many activities in Shaanxi and Yunnan province. From October 22nd until 26th, the Dutch…

APS

Economic studies reinforce efforts to safeguard specialty crops in the United States

Pathogen-tested foundation plant stocks are the cornerstone of sustainable specialty crop production. They provide the propagative units that are used to produce clean planting materials, which are essential as the first-line management option of diseases caused by graft-transmissible pathogens such as…

How to shine the light on your flower business

Your flowers are not the only ones that need adequate light. Your company should also be in the spotlight so that everybody will notice you and your beautiful products. Where is your company at the moment? In the spotlight or just working hard to make the best product, hoping that customers will discover…

Gardeners' World

Garden centres urged to boycott Gardeners' World magazine after Monty Don 'attack'

Garden centres are being urged to boycott Gardeners' World magazine after Monty Don 'attacked the industry that employs him'. The BBC presenter wrote about sustainable gardening last week for the magazine, and recommended people try to grow their own flowers rather than buying them in bulk from garden…

Stars for Europe

UK: Breeders reveal new poinsettias for 2020

Breeders represented by Stars for Europe regularly release new poinsettia varieties – here’s a snapshot of the most innovative introductions that will be making their way to stores around the UK. Breeder Selecta One has a uniquely different new poinsettia – the ‘Christmas Mouse’. Its rounded red bracts…

Asocolflores

Asocolflores gives Antioquia and Bogotá “1,400 reasons to smile”

On October 22, Asocolflores handed thousands of passers-by two bouquets—one to keep, and one to give as a gift, sparking the emotions that giving and receiving flowers brings. As Asocolflores President Augusto Solano puts it, “Many studies demonstrate that the “Duchene” or genuine smile always appears in…

NZPPI

New Zealand: Government assigns $38.5m to plant imports

Plant and seed imports are vital to New Zealand, as a source of new varieties of food and ornamental plants, and for clean virus-free propagation material. NZPPI have been advocating for change in the plant imports system and they are pleased with the increased focus and investment in this important…

Flower Circus

Flower Circus Talks: Alison Bradley

Last Friday Alison Bradley was a guest at Flower Circus Talks. They talked about the dos and don'ts in promotion for growers and breeders. With her great experience, Alison has seen many good and bad practices in terms of promotion. She explains what in her opinion should be done. An important factor there…

Tristram Plants

UK: Tristram Plants helps Perennial raise over £7500

The lockdown of March 2020 saw garden centres in the UK close overnight. With the UK’s sunniest spring on record approaching, and spring crops at the peak of their flowery readiness, suddenly nurseries across the country found themselves with almost no outlets through which to sell, and no customers able…

The Bloom Project

The Bloom Project announces permanent closure

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that most of their volunteers fall into the “vulnerable to virus” category, the organization of The Bloom Project has not been operational since mid-March. Given the conditions of the patients TBP supplies flowers to, many of whom also fall into the category of…

BALI

UK: 2021 trends in garden design with Bowles & Wyer

Wondering how garden design will change in 2021? James Smith, Design Director at award-winning landscape company and BALI Registered Contractor Bowles & Wyer, reveals the 5 emerging trends we can expect to see in garden design in the new year. Home is where the heart is"Over the past year, we’ve all been…

DVFlora

DVFlora celebrates Petal It Forward 2020

Although some things looked a little different this year, the laughs and smiles spread throughout the Gloucester County Premium Outlets in Blackwood, NJ brought a very familiar feel to the day. "When our planning had started a few months ago, we knew that Petal It Forward was needed now more than ever.…

BallSB's new campaign; Stock Timeless Romanticism

"This color palette takes you back to the XIX century romantic stories and transcends beauty throughout time."

"The main idea of the campaign are the beautiful stories of love and joy and how they transcend overtime through flowers and how they have always lived through time", says Carmen Lucia Marquez, Marketing Manager at BallSB when talking about their new campaign featuring a new Pastel Color Palette Stock…

Phaidon

New book explores the power of flowers

In the introduction to a new book, Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom, British gardener Anna Pavord says it’s almost impossible to imagine a time when flowers didn’t seduce us. “Long before the first book was ever printed, monks painted delicate little columbines, fat double daisies and heartsease in…

SAF

US: Floral pros share powerful messages during Petal It Forward

Floral industry members from 44 states and three countries staged some 565 flower giveaways this year for the Society of American Florists’ Petal It Forward. The feel-good initiative has a simple format — surprised consumers keep one bouquet or flower for themselves and pass a second along to someone…

Royal FloraHolland

Royal FloraHolland:

"Improve your market position with Sales Advice"

Respond even better to the wishes of your customers and consumers. You can make your commercial ambitions reality with the auxiliary services of Royal FloraHolland. The keyword is insight. Sales Advice offers growers insight into their position on the Royal FloraHolland marketplace. With Sales Advice, a…

Kenya intends to grow horticulture exports by 10 percent

Kenyan agro experts have developed a one-year marketing strategy for its horticulture products with a 10 percent exports growth target in 2020/2021. Export markets include the European Union, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Russia China and the US. The campaign is being spearheaded by…

Announcing open call to tender for marketing activities

Stars for Europe is awarded new funding for its "Stars Unite Europe" campaign

For 20 years the Stars for Europe initiative has been supporting poinsettia sales across Europe through broad product promotion and industry support. In autumn 2020 it was…

US ambassador plants ‘American Dream’ in Keukenhof

Pete Hoekstra, the United States Ambassador to the Netherlands, planted flower bulbs with the appropriate name ‘American Dream’ together with Keukenhof director Bart Siemerink. They look forward to a blooming spring in 2021 in which visitors can come to the park again. Every year many Americans visit Keukenhof.…

Royal FloraHolland

Royal FloraHolland:

Certified sustainable purchasing on the clock more transparent and easier

The number of buyers on the clock who want to purchase based on certifying criteria for sustainability from the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) continues to increase. Since 16 October 2020, Royal FloraHolland displays on the auction clock whether a grower is certified to the minimum FSI…

US (MI): Over $1.9 million to support growers

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced $1,992,250 million to support Michigan specialty…

ScottsMiracle-Gro

How ScottsMiracle-Gro associates GroMoreGood through the simple act of gardening

A big part of our culture, and who we are at ScottsMiracle-Gro, revolves around the belief that we can all GroMoreGood for the world and our communities––even from the comfort of our own backyards. by Melissa Bond, Digital Content Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro One way our Marysville campus associates have put…

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US: An online marketing partner for local florists

After six years focusing on everyday floral delivery and wedding and event design, Tammy Myers changed things up. She launched a new venture called LORA Bloom. LORA Bloom is an online E-commerce and marketing platform that represents florists a lot like Tammy. Most of the florist partners are…

AFE

American Floral Endowment participates in Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a “global generosity movement” that encourages people around the world to do good. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to…

Royal FloraHolland

Results second round of voting Glazen Tulp 2021

Every year, Royal FloraHolland searches for the best market introduction in floriculture. The second round of the Glass Tulip Award took place in October. In October 2020, the general public was able to cast a vote for its favourite new product during the second round of the Glazen Tulp Award. Royal…

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5 key ways to improve the situation of female farmers and entrepreneurs

Today, women make up around 30% of the total number of farm owners or managers, in the EU, whilst around 80% are classified as a ‘farmers wife’. "More support is needed to motivate and to encourage women farmers to take a more prominent role in the agricultural sector, in order to enhance innovation and…

Burpee

Tomatoes are popular in consumer gardens

In the year of the new coronavirus, when new gardeners came out in droves to try growing their own vegetables, tomatoes were still king. And in a twist, the respect-seeking turnip actually turned some heads. Seed companies taking stock of what went well and what came out of the woodwork proclaimed the…

FleuroStar winner Dahlia Sincerity production tripled to meet high demand

At the end of the Dahlia season, FleuroStar winner Sincerity has impressed the international ornamental industry with its excellent garden performance. Edwin Oortwijn, Product Manager Dahlia at Syngenta Flowers: "I'm pleased to see that Dahlia Sincerity thrives on the trial fields of our clients. After…

Agroberichten Buitenland

Italy: Reconnecting through fairly and sustainably produced flowers

We celebrated Grandparents Day on 2 October: this year being so unique the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome was resolved to give a very special twist to the celebrations, and, in collaboration with Comitato Festa dei Nonni (Grandparents Day Committee), Fairtrade Italy, Federfiori and the…

Denmark: Gartneriet PKM adds Muehlenbeckia to their assortment of flowers

As part of a significant expansion of the Fairytale Flowers assortment in 2021, Gartneriet PKM will be offering the versatile Muehlenbeckia from mid-February 2021. The expansion of the assortment supports the plan of offering an even wider range of quality plants to the customers in the future. Both Sales…

Laurie Pressman, Pantone, on the holiday, winter and 2021 color trends

"It is time for some feel good color"

Change has been one of the few constant factors over the last months. The pandemic is not only accelerating the trends that were already happening or beginning to emerge, it also is giving rise to new trends and color and the way we live. But how will the holidays and the coming year look like? In terms…

Postal Petals

Flower farm-direct platform is also an engine for social change

A new entry into the online floral marketplace, Postal Petals is result of one woman’s search for flowers in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Talia Boone is the CEO of Los Angeles-based INTER:SECT, a creative tactical solutions agency leveraging brand activism & accountability for tangible social…

Hope Blooms

US: 485-plus floral industry businesses commit to Petal it Forward

With one week to go, more than 485 floral industry businesses from 42 states and two countries have signed on to Petal It Forward in their communities on Oct. 21. The feel-good initiative, spearheaded by the Society of American Florists, has taken on new urgency this year at a time when many people are…

Slow Flowers Journal

Selling the “floral experience” with online education and subscriptions

There are monthly subscriptions for kids’ activities, beauty products and fashion. Seattle-based Flora Fun Box entered the subscription marketplace in Spring 2020 with a quarterly offering that includes a designer vase, plus all the accessories for floral arranging at home. The added selling point is an…

Virginia State University welcomes new associate administrator for programs in Cooperative Extension

Virginia State University (VSU) announces the appointment of Dr. Janine Parker Woods as its new associate administrator for Virginia Cooperative Extension programming,…

IFA

Irish Farmers Association:

"Budget has to support the horticulture sector"

At a meeting of IFA’s Horticulture Committee with Minister Pippa Hackett, IFA President Tim Cullinan called on the Irish government to increase support to develop the horticulture sector. “This must start in next week’s Budget, where the funding for the Scheme of Investment Aid for the Development of the…

"Questions remain over AHDB levy ballot"

UK growers have questioned why the official ballot on the horticulture levy of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will not take place until next year and warning that any attempts to use the timescale to promote AHDB’s activities will be viewed in a negative light by the industry. On…

National Hurricane Center

USDA encourages ag producers, residents to prepare for Hurricane Delta

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reminding communities, farmers, ranchers and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Delta that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices stand ready and are eager to help. USDA…

Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences awarded for auction research

It keeps raining Nobel Prizes in the industries related to food and agriculture. After the discoverers of CRISPR and the World Food Programme were already awarded a Nobel…

"Plan your small-pot production to maximize sales"

“The first decision growers should make is ‘What do I grow and for what season?"' says Brian Bourdon. “Some plants are definitely better for growing in different seasons.”  He notes the best plants for early spring crops are those that flower early and readily, don’t need a lot of manipulation, and can handle…

When can you use the MPS vignette?

From when can an MPS-ABC participant use the uniform vignette? According to the regulations, a vignette may only be used after all requirements from the certification standard…

Nufarm Edge Rewards Program boosts profit potential in 2021

Nufarm announces the launch of its 2021 Nufarm Edge Rewards Program, an early order opportunity offering turf and ornamental professionals to save on popular Nufarm brands…

ScottsMiracle-Gro

How the GroMoreGood Garden Grant helped an Ohio school flourish

In a normal school year, teachers play a critical role in keeping our kids curious, engaged and excited to learn. But this school year will be anything but normal. As schools throughout the country continue to balance remote learning with in-person classes, this already tough job has gotten even more…

UK: Ballot confirmed on statutory levy for horticulture

AHDB has formally announced there will be a ballot on the continuation of a statutory levy in horticulture. It will be a yes or no vote on the future existence of AHDB…

1800flower.com

1800flowers blog's new series; Reimagining Grief

Honoring those lost to COVID with floral hearts

From recalling happy memories to celebrating a life well lived, 1800flowers blog's new series, Reimagining Grief, encourages you to rethink your understanding of grief. "Whether you’re searching for ideas to honor a loved one, are seeking inspiration to brighten someone’s day, or are looking for…

Grandparents Day: Flowers against loneliness

Charles Lansdorp and his Felini foundation have been striving for years for the official recognition of national and international 'Grandparents' Day'. A day on which generations connect and grandparents and grandchildren are put in the spotlight. In Italy, where the Dutch Charles Lansdorp lives, the…

US: "35 States and counting: Petal It forward excitement grows"

Nearly 150 floral industry businesses from 35 states and two countries — the U.S. and Canada — have so far committed to participating in the Society of American Florists’ Petal It Forward event on Oct. 21. Through the feel-good giveaway, participating industry members hand out two bouquets or flowers to…

PanAmerican Seed Global Director of Sales Sean Valk presented a check of $55,943.00 (US)

Beacon Impatiens presents donation to the OI Foundation

The team behind the launch of Beacon Impatiens is pleased to confirm the donation of a portion of its 2019-2020 global seed sales to The OI Foundation, the charity organization that brings awareness and support to those living with and affected by osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease). At a…

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Grandparents Day: added value for the world of floristry

Are you familiar with Grandparent’s Day? This memorable holiday honours grandmothers and grandfathers, and brings the generations closer together through the universal message of flowers and plants. For florists, the celebration offers an excellent opportunity to promote their added value. The day is an…

HTA

The Prince of Wales digs deep and encourages UK to get planting and keep Britain growing

The Prince of Wales dug deep at his Scottish home of Birkhall and planted a hydrangea in support of a new national campaign set up to encourage people from across Britain to learn more about plants. #MillionPlantingMoments promotes the physical and mental health benefits that gardening provides as well…

Petra Dubbel, Beekenkamp:

Hobby vegetables are in demand, but how to maintain that momentum?

For several years now, the popularity of hobby vegetables and herbs is increasing and over the last months, the pandemic fueled this trend. Growing your own vegetables is hot and earlier this month, a perfect timing you can say, Beekenkamp introduced their hobby vegetables concept Alfresco. But what's…

Jet Fresh Flower Growers

Hippy Psychedelic Roses art studio unleashed

Jet Fresh Flower Growers unveiled a brand-new art studio for their line of Hippy Psychedelic Roses. The expansion came complete with a colorful tribute to the 1970s celebrating this psychedelic era that’s full of peace, love and flowers. Color-enhanced roses are making their way around the world, and at…

MNP / Suntory

MNP / Suntory updates brand asset library

From October 1, 2020 MNP / Suntory will switch to a new “brand asset library”. This brand asset library has been completely renewed with the most recent images and artwork of their products. They aim to present their brand in a 360º marketing manner. They believe that if they do so, the product…

An in-depth look at Alberta's greenhouse industry

The latest Profile of the Greenhouse Industry in Alberta provides current benchmark data on greenhouse crop operations. "This report is of significance to greenhouse growers, researchers and agricultural financial institutions that rely on this information for business decisions," explains Emmanuel Anum…

Check out Garden Media Group's Garden Trends Report 2021

How will the future of gardening post COVID-19 look like?

During quarantine, the behavior of the US consumer changed. So, how will the future of gardening post COVID-19 look like? 2021 Garden Trends Report, The Great Reset, of Garden Media Group, offers a peek into what will be trending in the horticulture in 2021 and beyond. And this year's edition is…

A green spring in Queensland

Ahead of the 2020 State Election, the Queensland Horticulture Council (QHC) has today launched its roadmap for horticulture and action plan to reinvigorate rural and regional Queensland – A Green…

NL: Takii, bloomon and Van Gogh Museum present Flowergram Sunflower edition

Takii, bloomon and the Van Gogh Museum are partnering to present the Flowergram Sunflower edition: an original arrangement of dried flowers inspired by Sunflowers (1889) – one of the most iconic and beloved of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings. Together, Takii, bloomon and the Van Gogh Museum are literally…

ePhyto to facilitate international agricultural trade

The Industry Advisory Group (IAG) of the IPPC ePhyto Solution calls on governments to support the adoption of ePhyto to facilitate international agricultural trade, which would be crucial in safeguarding global food security beyond the Covid-19 recovery period. Global trading operations of plant products…

CO2 GRO signs agreement with Rika BioFuel to service UK, Netherlands, Belgium markets

Toronto based CO2 GRO Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive Marketing Agreement with UK based Rika Biofuel Developments Limited to market and sell GROW’s…

Flower Circus

Flower Circus Talks with Kosta Foufas

In a new episode of Flower Circus Talks, Kosta Foufas was the guest. A man who has been active in almost every part of the flower industry: His mother had a flower shop, and he has been active from wholesale (he worked for many years on the New Covent Garden Flower Market, retail to sourcing). He tells…

Grace Rose Farm

US (CA): Rose grower raising funds, awareness for Alzheimer's

During the month of September, Grace Rose Farm in Santa Ynez will donate 25% of all proceeds from the purchase of Love Song roses to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Husband/wife duo and Grace Rose Farm owners Ryan and Graci Poulson announced on Sept. 1 the reason behind their monthlong fundraising…

CAN (BC): Better protection for foreign workers

Temporary foreign workers who come to B.C. to work will be better protected now that the employers who want to hire these workers will be required to register with the…

Royal FloraHolland

Glazen Tulp Award: Vote for your favourite

The time has come - the 2nd voting round is open. You can now choose the best market introduction or new product. Who knows, your favourite might reach the finals and have a chance to win the Glazen Tulp Award. Semi-FinalistsIn May 2020, the general public was able to cast a vote for its favourite new…

Lisa Ziegler

When in-person flower sales no longer work

Business was booming. Selling their flowers at several large farmers’ markets, which they had done successfully for many years. Each week at the market, customers lined up to make purchases. Their biggest challenge? Growing enough flowers to meet the unending demand.  Sounds dreamy as a flower farming business…

Gediflora launches 'It’s your MUMent' campaign

From now on, Gediflora's wide range of varieties and families is known as Mum Flowers. Their ball-shaped chrysanthemums, formerly known as Belgian Mums, are continuously selected based on various characteristics such as color, shape, flower size and especially shelf life. The brand values of MUM Flowers…

Get your copy of the Greenhouse Guide

You've probably heard about our Greenhouse Guide, the buyer's guide filled with contact details of greenhouse constructors, screen installers, energy experts, seed suppliers, breeders, consultants and other companies from the industry. You can view it online, but sometimes it's nice to just have a copy…

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Malaysia looking to rekindle national flower glory

It may be Malaysia’s national flower but the hibiscus is always treated as a poor cousin when it comes to selecting plants for landscaping purposes as preference is usually given to bougainvillea, roses and orchids.   Fondly regarded as the queen of tropical flowers by hibiscus fanciers, the humble yet alluring bunga…

Beekenkamp Plants

Alfresco

Beekenkamp Plants announces new hobby vegetables concept

Beekenkamp Plants Ornamentals presents “Alfresco”, a new concept for hobby vegetables and herbs. Alfresco consists of a wide range of grafted and non-grafted hobby vegetables and herbs, for which they use the best selected seeds and which are grown according to strict hygiene rules. Thanks to its…

Flower Circus

J Schwanke featured in Flower Circus Talks

J Schwanke provided a boost of positive floral energy as a guest during the Flower Circus Talks. They talked with J about his television show 'Life in Bloom', his website uBloom.com, and of course about promoting flowers, inspiration, and his way (and that of other flower designers) to get people…

Grower uses 'color calendar' to ensure succulents always look good

Amigo Plant supplies not only 60 varieties from the standard assortment of succulents but also dyed versions such as the single-coloured Echeveria as well as various high-end versions decorated with glitter or beaded garlands. Amigo Plant has been dyeing plants now for more than 15 years. The water-based…

Flower Council of Holland

Campaign plan for The Trend Collection Autumn/Winter 2020

On 21 September the Flower Council of Holland will be launching its new campaign: The Trend Collection Autumn/Winter 2020. This campaign will be going live in stages in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. They will be informing international consumers, using a carefully refined…

NICH

US: Back to school with plants

Classrooms with plants have many positive effects for both students and educators, and are an important component of creating a healthy classroom environment. Plants are good for minds and bodies. Indoor plants remove air pollutants and stabilize CO2, while creating a happier and calmer space for creative and focused learning.…

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‘Tis what season already?

It may be Halloween at the grocery store and election season in in-boxes, but there’s no denying what season it is online: It’s Christmas. On Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and TikTok, the need to celebrate something has morphed into an extended Christmas season, according to The New York Times. And it’s not just 15-year-olds…

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Women in agriculture… What are your leadership aspirations?

Women in agriculture….What are your leadership aspirations? What are the barriers to achieving those aspirations? What motivates you to be involved in leadership roles and organizations? Annie’s Project is taking a closer look at agricultural women’s involvement with its new survey, the Agriculture…

UK: 'Fill the Distance with Beauty' campaign takes off

This national campaign launched yesterday, Monday 7 September, and all digital assets are now available to download to use on your own online channels. Large digital billboards…

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US (CA): How one Bay Area tech company's small weekly delivery created a big morale boost

Few of us ever thought remote work would now be in its sixth month. It can be isolating and challenging, but a Peninsula tech company WorkBoard believes a small gesture makes remote work more pleasant. Roya Register is one of 120 remote workers at Redwood City's WorkBoard. She was surprised six months…

PlantX

Geoponics partnership provides indoor plants throughout Canada

Vegaste has entered into a partnership with Geoponics to distribute fresh indoor plants throughout Canada using its e-commerce platform www.PlantX.com. The partnership allows PlantX, a one-stop shop for everything plant-based and the digital face of the plant-based community, to expand its category…

Hotel decoration trends for 2020/2021

Just like restaurant decoration and other businesses, hotels try to get new clients all the time. Hotel decoration has become one of the most important aspects of opening a new hotel and it makes a huge difference. In this post, Verdissimo talks about the main trends in hotel decoration in 2020, looking…

Alexander Bergmann appointed to Head of Sales at Mayer

Since September 1st , 2020, Alexander Bergmann has taken over as Sales Director of Mayer Planting Systems. Together with his team and the large Mayer dealer network, he is now responsible for national and international customers. “Mr. Bergmann has been working in the sales department of Mayer Planting Systems…

Veiling Rhein-Maas

In September in the spotlight: Strelitzia and hydrangea

In September the 'Houseplant of the month' is the Strelitzia. The 'bird of paradise flower' has upright stems and sturdy upward-pointing greyish leaves. Strelitzia reginae's eye-catching inflorescence is characterised by horizontal bracts from which orange and dark blue petals arise. In South Africa,…

Morrisons

UK: Morrisons launches affordable letterbox flowers

Morrisons new letterbox flowers mean you can send them at any time, even if the recipient isn’t home to receive the delivery. They’re packaged securely inside a letterbox-friendly box, ready to be transferred to a vase and displayed at home. Morrisons’ Bright Box is £23 for a bouquet. The product…

SAF

"Petal It Forward’s mission especially timely this year"

Between a global pandemic, nationwide protests for racial justice and an upcoming election, tension is high in America today. According to a new study from researchers at San Diego State University and Florida State University, more than one in four adults meet the criteria that psychologists use to…

Slow Flowers

Where we Bloom: Call for submissions

Slow Flowers has announced their newest publishing project, “Where we Bloom,” a collection of inspiring and creative spaces where floral design occurs. This new book will collect the best floral studios, workshops and other creative spaces showcasing design environments of Slow Flowers florists,…

FioriBelli

Barile launches FioriBelli

A "Made in Italy" flower brand is born

FioriBelli is the first brand “Made in Italy”, which reflects Italian art and craft. Grown by small Italian family-run businesses, who respect high quality standards and the Italian culture and tradition. Considered as “the gourmet of flowers”, FioriBelli includes a rich range of products as carnations,…

Barile

Barile launches youROSES

Youroses is an exclusive Barile Flowers Service project, that keeps on growing and improving, both from the logistic as well as productive point of view. The evolution of the brand, with its innovative and ambitious character, adds an important mile stone to the project with a brand new website. Explore the youROSES website,…

Dümmen Orange float wins award at St. Petersburg Flower Festival

In the last weekend of August, the Flower Festival took place in St. Petersburg, Russia. In collaboration with PR agency Sobolj, a Dümmen Orange float was shown at the parade with the Pina Colada chrysanthemum as the belle of the ball. Pina Colada has proven itself as a well-known chrysanthemum that can…

UK: AHDB pledges to reform in response to request for views

A new strategy and improved communication with levy payers on how their money is spent are just two of the significant changes AHDB has pledged to make. This follows the…

Dekker Chrysanten will present its famous chrysanthemums in Moscow at FlowersExpo'2020

The breeder of chrysanthemums Dekker Chrysanten will please Russian consumers and fans with their presence at the international Trade Fair “FlowersExpo'2020”, which opens on September 8 in Moscow. The company has specially adapted its marketing program for the Russian market. Dekker Chrysanten actively…

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What are the most popular birthday flowers?

Birthdays are actually a pagan tradition that began with the ancient Greeks. They thought that each person was given a spirit that watched over them from the day of their birth. Birthdays were a way of celebrating this spirit. As with many Greek traditions, the Romans continued it after they came to…


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