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Mornings with Mayesh: Dutch still life flowers & wedding flowers

This episode of Mayesh featuring Gilberto Espinoza, of Dogwood & Fir, really covers a wide range of topics - everything from design principles to taxidermy and beyond! Mayesh chast about pin frogs, flower food, design details, and using triangles when designing using his Dutch still-life arrangement…

Royal FloraHolland:

Countdown to the novelty parade

It's almost time: the Novelty Parade will take place next week from 19 to 22 April. This new online event gives you an excellent opportunity to get an overview of the latest products in cut flowers, garden plants and terrace plants, houseplants, and concepts. The Novelty Parade is organized in close cooperation with trendwatcher…

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The history of Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a time to honor motherhood and show our appreciation to moms of all kinds, including wives, sisters, and grandmas, for all their hard work and sacrifice. In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 9, 2021, and it’s customary to shower mothers with gifts, such as flowers and jewelry, on this special…

"It was a great success"

US: 273 members at the 2021 Virtual Great Lakes Floral & Event Expo

273 members of the Great Lakes Floral Association (GLFA) registered for “Petaling Into The Future” the 2021 Virtual Great Lakes Floral & Event Expo, which was held on Sunday, March 7, 2021.   GLFA President Teresa Cytlak (L) and GLFA Vice President and GLFEE Chair and Hostess Allison Ludema (R) preparing for the…

Dümmen Orange unveils “Better Together” plant combinations at CAST 2021.

The “Better Together” program allows more flexibility for growers to mix and match select plants for a perfect pairing that not only grows very well together but stays in strong color all season long. The program allows ultimate flexibility for growers to choose any of the Great Falls Coleus varieties. This…

Summer 2021 in Fredericia in Denmark with international landart competition

Some of the world's toughest florists and land art artists will be visiting the Danish city of Fredericia this summer. For three days, they will all compete to create the most…

Farwest Show extends Tier 1 deadline for 2021 new varieties showcase

The 2021 Farwest Show, the biggest green industry trade show in the West, has extended the Tier 1 deadline for the New Varieties Showcase to April 30. Sponsored by Hip Labels,…

"We’re bringing Field to Vase right to your neighborhood"

Americans are putting a renewed effort into multi-sensory events this year, and Certified American Grown is excited to lead the way with our virtual Field to Vase flower farm experience on April 24. For this event, guests will be whisked away virtually to sunny Southern California onto the 50-acre…

Week 24-32

Save the dates: Darwin Perennials university

To increase your perennial-growing education, Darwin Perennials will launch an online learning experience in summer 2021, week 24 thru week 32. Darwin Perennials University…

Organization of Trade Fair Aalsmeer 2021 has started

After a year of only online events, everyone in the industry is looking forward to being able to meet each other in person again. We know how to find each other digitally, but there is a great need to exchange information in real life. And to actually see, smell and feel products. As a result, Royal…

postponed event will combine online & offline

GreenTech to take place again in September 2021

It will be a bit later than the previously announced dates in June, but coming September the suits can go back to the dry cleaners and it will really be time to say goodbye to your corona-hair. Then all growers, suppliers, investors and other stakeholders are welcome again at GreenTech. Physically in…

Expo 2021 Yangzhou opens in China with the theme ‘green city, healthy life’

The opening ceremony of Expo 2021 Yangzhou was held on 8 April in the ecological garden park of Zaolinwan Tourist Resort, in the Yangtze River Delta Region of Jiangsu province, China. With strict Covid-19 control and prevention measures, this International Horticultural Expo is taking place after five…

1 April - 31 August

US (CA): Benary kicks off CAST 2021 early

"The last 12 months have not been easy for many of us", Benary says in an announcement. "One of our great industry events, CAST 2020, was canceled at the eleventh hour last March, starting a year that would lead to fewer personal interactions, less time in front of products, and fewer opportunities to…

BloomStudios Cut Flowers engages the industry with The Floral Heart Project

On March 1, the BloomStudios Cut Flowers team participated in public commemorative events in Milwaukee, Wisc., San Diego, Calif., and Evanston, Ill., as part of The Floral Heart Project. The March 1 event was a national day of mourning in alignment with Marked By COVID, and industry support from…

September 14-16 in Moscow:

Russia: FlowersExpo looking forward to 2021 edition

From September 14-16, the XI international exhibition FlowersExpo'2021 will take place and like in the previous year, it will be held in two formats; offline - at Crocus Expo IEC- and online on the online.flowers-expo.ru platform. The organization is looking forward to this year's edition as the 2020…

Xander van der Zande, DanDutcH on the importance of exhibitions in Asia

"Gaining new clients is a challenge these days"

The horticultural industry is developing well in China. Over the last years, many large projects have been completed and even during the pandemic, the sector continues to develop. With established clients, more and more is being arranged and assisted online. However, gaining new clients is a challenge…

April 15, 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Plant benefits or features: which cue is more effective?

Better understanding consumer behavior, preferences, and trends is a key HRI research priority. In 2020, Dr. Bridget Behe built upon her previous research that showed younger customers were more likely to purchase a branded plant – even when identical to a non-branded plant – and that consumers, in…

April 24, 2021

Experience the flower fields live in California

The American-grown field to vase virtual experience live from The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California will take place on April 24, 2021 – all from the comfort of your home. During this evening, you’ll meet flower farmer Mike A. Mellano of Mellano & Company and learn about his family’s flower farming…

US: Don't leave CFAP2 payments on the table

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced new programs and efforts to provide financial assistance to farmers (including nursery, greenhouse, cacti…

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Floriade 2022: Everything you need to know about Holland’s huge garden festival

Held every 10 years in the Netherlands, Floriade is a huge world horticultural exhibition and the country’s biggest, most spectacular gardening show. Floriade 2022 will see the return of the festival, when it will open for six months in Almere, near Amsterdam, with a futuristic eco-theme of ‘growing…

300,000 visitors from April 3-5

China: Record visitation for Dafeng Holland Flowers

Many of the scheduled tulip festivals around the world had to scale back or close also this spring due to COVID-19 restrictions, but fortunately there are still some places open for people to enjoy them. For example in Jiangsu, China, at Dafeng Holland Flowers.    On March 27, the Tulip Festival in Dafeng Holland Flower Park…

India Blooms

Six day long Tulip Festival enlivens Srinagar

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir, a magnet for tourists, is ready to enthrall its guests for the next few days with a burst of colors as Srinagar city is hosting a 6-day long Tulip festival from Saturday.Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha along with Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan inaugurated the Tulip…

Up up and away in the Mum Flowers hot air balloon

The Gediflora team is over the moon or more precisely up in the clouds with the arrival of the Mum Flowers hot air balloon. The colourful balloon, operated by Ballonteam Lips, made its maiden flight over Roeselare and the surrounding area the other day. This brightly coloured balloon also paid a visit to…

FlowerTrials cancels 2021 edition

While the mood was still cautiously optimistic a few weeks ago, the ongoing and unstable situation in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic has led FlowerTrials to take the decision to cancel the physical event for 2021. Gill Corless, Chairman of the FlowerTrials: “Given the current circumstances, we feel that…

Hillier partnering with BBC gardeners’ world for 2021 spring fair

Hillier Nurseries is proud to announce a collaboration with the new BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair. The outdoor event, which takes place in the grounds of Beaulieu, Hampshire from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th May 2021, will offer a host of gardening inspiration, including the all-new Hillier Experience.   For…

Plantarium 2021 on hold due to uncertain outlook

The developments surrounding the global pandemic do not currently offer any degree of certainty on the possibility of holding an international fair in  September. For this reason…

Announcing the AIPH champions of green cities conference

The International Association of Horticultural Producers, AIPH, is the world’s champion for the power of plants. Through their Green City programme, AIPH uses knowledge…

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Take a virtual tour of the Netherlands' most spectacular tulip garden

At this time of year, the Netherlands is basically one enormous carpet of tulips. Or, at least, that’s what the annual Keukenhof Flower Exhibit would have you believe.  Usually, the popular event, which has been taking place since 1857, attracts thousands of visitors keen to see a sea of springtime blooms.…

WayBeyond finalist in New Zealand high-tech awards

WayBeyond has positioned itself for a podium finish at the NZ High-Tech Awards this year after being announced a finalist. The annual Awards cover ICT, electronics, software, biotechnology, creative, telecommunications, and digital media and have been running for almost 30 years.   WayBeyond is entered into the…

May, 20, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CEST)

Online event with Mprise Agriware

On May 20, Mprise Agriware will host an event that will feature three companies in horticulture worldwide. "We are proud to have them as our guests during this online event, titled: 'Keys to successful digital transformation in horticulture'," they say.  In this dynamic world, the pace of technological developments…

Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia event and trade fair program for 2021/2022

Trade fairs for Southeast Asia with attractive event formats – “Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia regional summit” in 2021– “Agritechnica Asia Live” in March 2022 –…

UK: National plant show 2021 postponed

The HTA announced that this year's event will not happen but will instead come back next year, bigger and better than ever. Following the Prime Minister’s Roadmap, the HTA…

2021 Virtual WOC: April 24-26

World Orchid Conference goes digital

One of the largest orchid events, World Orchid Conference (WOC), will be held digitally this year. A virtual platform will allow orchid professionals as well as hobbyists to…

China: Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai ready for the 23rd edition

Whereas in many countries physical events are still being cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation, there are several where shows are able to continue. In China, for example, the 23rd edition of the Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai will take place from April 15-17, 2021 and the organization is satisfied with…

AIPH plant health conference highlights need for industry collaboration

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) online conference ‘Working Together for Better Plant Health’ on 24 March 2021, brought together a global…

Mentoring and recruiting agricultural students for the produce industry

Mentoring young professionals is a fantastic way to help ensure the success and sustainability of the produce industry. It’s also a passion for Wendy McManus, leadership coach with Connect 2 Potential. So, when the stars aligned, McManus signed on to support the Southeast Produce Council’s (SEPC’s)…

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AU: Dinner and tour of Alwoyn Gardens

Situated in Yarra Glen in the heart of the fertile Yarra Valley, a visit to NGIV members Alowyn Gardens and Nursery is a real treat. On an autumnal March evening, over 80…

Greenhouse training online courses from University of Florida available

What are you doing to take advantage of the popularity of plant products? One of the best returns on investment is education of existing staff to ensure a knowledgeable workforce through online training. University of Florida IFAS Extension provides four-week, award-winning, online training courses in…

April 13-14

Congressional cut flower caucus co-chair rep. to speak at SAF's congressional action days

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Washington), new co-chair of the Congressional Cut Flower Caucus, will speak to SAF's Congressional Action Days attendees on April 13. This is an…

Varb and GGP 2021 join forces again

The partnership between Varb and trade fair GrootGroenPlus - both platforms for outdoor green - has been a fruitful one for many years. Every year, the partnership improves…

Fleuroselect kicks off promotion for "year of the calendula & courgette"

2021 is the year of the calendula and courgette, an international marketing campaign organized by the Home Gardening business unit of Fleuroselect. This campaign aims at boosting the sale of Calendula and Courgette seeds and plants to end consumers. Displays in renowned gardensExtensive Calendula…

Great Lakes Floral Association announces 2021 design contest winners

This year the Great Lakes Floral Association (GLFA) held its annual design contest virtually. There were over 55 contestants between the Student, College/Novice, Professional and Academy divisions. The GLFA would like to thank all those who entered this year's contest.  The 2021 GLFA Design Contest winners…

US: After a year-long COVID closure, WA state's Tulip Town welcomes guests onto the Farm, into the fields

Tulip Town reopens on April 1, 2021, and the organization is delighted. Since 1984, hundreds of thousands of people from across the world visit Skagit Valley to tour the tulip fields. However last year, the four-week long Tulip Festival at Tulip Town was shut down due to COVID-19. The impact was fierce…

Project update: nursery consumer usage & attitudes

The Nursery Strategic Investment Plan outlines a 4% per year growth ambition but this goal will only be achievable by truly understanding the customer attitudes and behaviour…

AIPH will announce the results of the first global plant health programmes survey at the virtual Plant Health Conference 2021

The online conference ‘Working Together for Better Plant Health’ will happen on 24 March 2021 and is free to attend for registered participants. The conference programme…

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March 27-28

Free virtual tulip festival: Gather Tulips

Tickets for the Gather: Virtual Tulip Festival are available today! 20,000 tickets will be free for the event held March 27 and 28th. Here’s the website. Flowerbulbs.com will also share some videos for tulip lovers out there. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see gorge videos and pictures of tulips…

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IN: Tulip Garden, with 1.5 million flowers, to open Thursday

Asia’s biggest Tulip Garden, located in Srinagar, is all set to open for visitors from Thursday this week as more than 1.5 million flowers are ready to bloom. The garden, located on the foothills of Zabarwan mountain and one of the main tourist attractions in Kashmir during spring season, has 1.5 million…

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Spain: Iberflora elects new president

Iberflora, International Fair of Plants and Flowers, Landscaping, Technology and DIY Garden, has elected Raúl Ferrer as the new president of the contest. Ferrer replaces Oscar Calabuig in office, who had been in office since 2012. Raul Ferrer, business director of the family business Orvifrusa, has…

Organisers demonstrate resilience at the AIPH Virtual Expo Conference

‘Making the unimaginable happen’

The virtual AIPH International Horticultural Expo Conference on 16 March attracted over 140 delegates online from over 50 countries worldwide, eager to listen to future International Horticultural Expos’ progress reports. There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the progress of these enormous events, but…

March 26, 1:00–2:00 P.M. EST

Omafra's controlled environment agriculture series: cannabis potency and horticultural management strategies

Omafra's webinar series dedicated to optimizing production in environmentally controlled agroecosystems continues. This time, they’ll be addressing how horticulture practices impacts the quality of cannabis characteristics.  This webinar will discuss the relationships between cannabis potency (here refers…

NL: Keukenhof 2021 goes virtual

As of March 20, Keukenhof is virtually open. “Unfortunately, visitors are not yet allowed to visit the park themselves,” says director Bart Siemerink. “And because you cannot come to Keukenhof, we will bring Keukenhof to you”. The most beautiful spring park in the world only opens for 8 weeks each spring. It looks different every…

Bobo H. paniculata awarded the PHS Award Gold Medal

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has included Proven Winners ColorChoice Bobo Hydrangea paniculata in its 2021 list of Gold Medal Plants. Bobo H. paniculata blooms in summer with large, lacy, white flowers that age to a soft pink. The compact cultivar reaches heights/widths of 2.5-3’ and is…

Ten-year roadmap to guide UK plant science

A new strategy - UK plant science research strategy: a green roadmap for the next 10 years - sets out clear goals for research and innovation involving plants. Addressing global challengesThe strategy is crucial to address a range of global challenges, such as reaching net zero to mitigate the effects of…

Canadian horticultural council recognizes industry leaders at 99th annual meeting

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) held its 2021 Annual General Meeting virtually from March 16 to 17. The 2020 AGM theme was Horticulture strong: Reflect. Adapt.…

US: National garden bureau announces additional category for "year of the" program

National Garden Bureau, the non-profit organization promoting gardening in North America on behalf of the horticulture industry and its members, is pleased to announce the addition of one more category to the popular and inspiring Year of program. The new category is houseplants! Houseplant sales were…

Jeff Woolsey to present webinar on March 25th

The value of fully integrated control systems in the greenhouse

Next Thursday, March 25, Jeff Woolsey will present the Argus Controls sponsored webinar “The Value of Fully Integrated Control Systems in the Greenhouse”. In this webinar,…

Event can't take place due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Fruit Logistica Special Edition 2021 canceled

It's been confirmed that Fruit Logistica Special Edition 2021 has been canceled. The event was to take place on 18-20 May of 2021. The organization states the event had to be canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The date for next year has been set on 9-11 February 2022. "Today we have to…

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SAF's great big plant event helps retailers capitalize on houseplant craze

The Society of American Florists' great big plant event, which launched on March 1, is in full swing teaching retailers how to take advantage of the rising popularity of houseplants. This all-virtual event teaches best practices, resources, and turnkey solutions to drive indoor plant sales. The event has…

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Clark county 'bloomin greenhouse tour' to run April - October

Well, over 100,000 of the most beautiful flowers and plants hand potted, nurtured, and carefully combined to create more beauty for your home and business than you could imagine! It is all in the Garden Center Headquarters – Clark County, WI! Get out and enjoy this colossal, breathtaking annual Bloomin’…

Fleuroselect proclaims 2021 "year of the Calendula & Courgette"

Fleuroselect presents this year's initiative '2021, Year of the Calendula & Courgette'.  Calendulas are pretty cottage garden plants that were traditionallygrown as part of the home medicine cabinet. The bright orange petals are still added to skin care balms and used to make an anti-inflammatory tea. You…

March 23 and 24 at Wildfire Farms, Naivasha

Kenya: Red Robin and many more varieties on show at WAC's open days

WAC is having open days at the show/trialhouse at Wildfire Farms, Naivasha on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th of March. This year, WAC presents Red Robin and several other interesting varieties. ”We have many interesting colours, new and old, and you can see many varieties that we feel would interest you…

Germany: spoga+gafa 2021 is postponed to August

Due to the continuing uncertain situation regarding COVID-19, Koelnmesse has responded to the call by the green garden lifestyle industries and, for one year only, moved…

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NZ: Flowerful thinking outside the square

"Outside the square” is the theme of the Floral Expo 2021 to be held this weekend. Organised by Gisborne Floral Festival, the expo will feature static displays, flower or garden-related stalls, demonstrations and entertainment. Floral arrangement and woodturning are among demonstrations planned for the…

Pennsylvania horticultural society announces 2021 gold medal plant winners

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) recently selected this year’s list of Gold Medal Plant winners, which are plants determined for praiseworthy attributes such as ease of cultivation, ready commercial availability, wildlife value, weather tolerance, and pest resistance.   The Gold Medal Plant Program was…

Cor Middelkoop, Royal FloraHolland on the pot-orchid development

NL: "Orchid production down, prices and popularity of orchids with 3 flower spikes up"

Pot orchids are still very popular in the Netherlands and in Europe, especially the phalaenopsis. That's why the turnover at the Royal FloraHolland auction is so high. In 2020, the total turnover of pot- orchids was 445 million euro (120 million pieces), of which 400 million euro (119 pieces) was…

March 23, 2 PM (CET)

Webinar: digital labor tracking in greenhouses

Dutch software company Mprise Agriware will host a free webinar on 23 March to discuss the benefits of digital labour tracking solutions in greenhouses. Registration is now open on their website. Labour costs coupled with the availability of skilled labour continue to be one of the primary concerns among…

Virtual live event on 27 April 2021

Making responsible farming visible: the new GGN label

This year GlobalG.A.P.’s consumer-facing initiative, the GGN label, is turning 5. You can join them on 27 April 2021 for a virtual live event where GlobalG.A.P. will look back on the great achievements in the aquaculture and floriculture sectors and share with you our vision and exciting new projects for…

Alison Bradley will interview designers, first event on March 24

Danziger announces the launch of ‘Danziger Live’

‘Danziger Live’ will be an interactive monthly event where they  investigate a series of topics that affect florists around the world. The Floral Guru in residence will be Alison Bradley, who will interview designers to discover why they have been so successful and exactly how they did it.  The first event will…

2021 Taiwan International Orchid Expo takes place virtually

This has been the 17th year since the inception of the annual Taiwan International Orchid Show (TIOS) in 2005. Each and every year, this event attracted over 200,000 visitors domestically and from overseas, as well as creating huge business opportunities for orchid growers. As a result of the COVID-19…

March 16-19, 2021

Floradania Virtual Trade Fair is on

The Floradania Virtual Trade Fair went live today, at March 16. The event gives an overview of a broad variety of the assortment that the Danish growers have to offer for the spring and a new platform for contacting the entire industry. Click here to go to the Floradania Virtual Trade Fair  "If customers cannot…

India: Flower arrangement demonstration on the International Women's day held in Pune

Growers Flower Council of India( GFCI) and Uggam Foundation, Hadapsar, Punejointly organised a "Flower Arrangement and Floral Decoration workshop" on the occasion of International Women's Day. The workshop was held on 6th March, from 10a.m. to 1p.m.at Podar Jumbo kids School, Manjari, Pune. At this…

Pennsylvania horticultural society opens to pop up gardens in Manayunk

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has announced the return of its two Pop Up Gardens at South Street in Center City and at Jamestown Avenue in Manayunk for the 2021 season. PHS invites visitors to experience the Pop Up Gardens’ unique blend of horticulture and culinary arts, and to explore the…

PMA's Virtual Town Hall

"6 Case studies to help expand your thinking and leadership to grow your business"

It is important to stay agile, innovative and open-minded to grow your business in any year, but with the uncertainty of the past year it has never been more important to embody these characteristics for the success and survival of your business. In this week’s PMA Virtual Town Hall, companies both…

Keukenhof not permitted to open on 20 March 2021

In recent months, Keukenhof has prepared everything to be able to open the famous spring park. Keukenhof has had many consultations with various authorities because we are convinced that the park can open safely to please many visitors. The Netherlands are still however under lockdown as a result of the…

Celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, is…

New dahlia named Genie in honor of Ghean Maksimow

Ghean Maksimow, co-founder of Bow Genie International, was recently recognized by the floriculture industry by having a flower named in her honor at the International Floriculture Exposition (IFE) held virtually on September 16, 2020. Flower naming events are a venerated tradition in Europe, where queens…

Digital marketer and logistics expert to present at Nursery Guide LIVE

Two speakers are scheduled to deliver helpful and inspiring online keynote presentations during the Nursery Guide LIVE virtual marketplace on March 17–18, 2021. All…

Canadian greenhouse conference to present virtual event in 2021

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) announced its decision to forgo an in-person event in 2021 and will present a virtual conference this fall. “We had hoped to return to…

AU: Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show to return in March 2022

Earlier this year, the organization of Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show decided to postpone the event due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Since then,…

March 12, 12:00–1:30 P.M. EST

Controlled environment technology webinar, Part 2: managing greenhouse environments under blackout curtains

The use of supplemental lighting in greenhouse agriculture has greatly increased in recent years. Producers are using high pressure sodium (HPS), light-emitting diodes (LEDs),…

24 March 2021

US: Speakers and supporters announced for AIPH Plant Health Conference 2021

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), in association with FloraCulture International, is inviting all those involved in the ornamental horticulture supply chain to attend its virtual Plant Health Conference, ‘Working Together for Better Plant Health’. The online conference will…

FlowerTrials holds all options open for week 24

Taking into account the options available with outdoor exhibition venues and well ventilated greenhouses, together with the ongoing vaccination schemes, FlowerTrials remains carefully positive that a physical event in week 24 can take place. The group of 60 companies holding FlowerTrials at 28 locations…

March 16 -19, 2021:

Danish assortment presented at Floradania Virtual Trade Fair

From March 16 to 19, 30 Danish growers will present their products on one platform. During this digital trade fair, named Floradania Virtual, one can gain inspiration, see what's on display and contact the growers directly - one of the most important reasons for visiting the many physical trade fairs in…

UK: Bloom partners with Mental Health UK for Mother's Day

Luxury online florist Bloom has partnered with Mental Health UK this Mother’s Day to highlight the importance of bringing joy to our mums, including those that may be living alone, vulnerable or shielding, as well as friends or relatives facing a Mother’s Day without their mums. They are keen to address…

Tips on modern hosta hybridizing on March 10

"Surround yourself with shady characters"

Join us Wednesday, March 10, at 1:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Central for an educational session on everything hosta! This webinar will be hosted by Chris Beytes of GrowerTalks and feature two Walters Gardens Hosta experts, Hans Hansen and Laura Robles. Hosta are a mainstay of shade gardens and regularly rank…

In the spotlight: Rob Grootscholten

After having worked at Bom Group for 44 years (!) Rob Grootscholten took a step back on 1 March. The position of COO that Rob held is now filled by Walter Bruins Slot.  Taking a step back did not just happen like that in Hook of Holland. Through an online webinar, all Bom Group colleagues expressed their thanks…

US: Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation announces grant proposal deadline

April 1, 2021 is the deadline for submission of the grant proposals for research and educational projects in floriculture and related fields such as plant pathology, plant…

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2021 game thorns - voting round two

Round 2 in the Game of Thorns Rose Tournament is now open for voting (see below)! As promised, the match-ups are becoming a little more difficult than the first round. You have helped decide who made from the top 64 rose varieties down to 32. Now it’s time to see who will make it to the coveted Sweet 16.…

Interflora release adverts highlighting gender equality ahead of International Women's Day

Flower company, Interflora, highlight gender inequality with new rose bouquet where just one of the flowers, is red! They have launched their International Women's Day campaign by visualising shocking statistics using floral bouquets including the fact just one in 20 FTSE 100 CEO's are women.  Celebrated on…

June 5 - 13

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announces event details for 2021 Philadelphia flower show

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) outlined a full schedule of event details for its 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Habitat: Nature’s Masterpiece,” at its recent press conference held in FDR Park, the site of this year’s Show. The Show has been re-imagined to allow for a new, safe experience…

Engaging 3 million new gardeners and being kind to our planet

UK: Key themes at HTA's 2021 Virtual Garden Press Event

One of the biggest trade events in the gardening calendar, The Garden Press Event, has taken place virtually for the first time in its 16-year history. For some members of the…

"Ideas, inspiration and advice to grow indoor plant sales"

The Great Big Plant Event is on

The Great Big Plant Event is on. It is SAF's first ever plant-focused virtual event and it is taking place this Month. Eager to learn everything about houseplants, indoor plants and to grow sales? During this event, attendees will receive practical tools and guidance, directly from industry experts, on topics including care and…

From March 1-5 in Colombia and on March 9 in the US

Experience Dianthus Week from different perspectives

Dianthus Week in Colombia has almost come to an end. Today is the last day of this 5-day event where nine breeders are presenting their varieties at their open house. Selecta Colombia is one of the breeders and they are very pleased with the responses they've got this week. However, it is not completely…

New AHDB series explores realities of trade post EU exit

AHDB is hosting a series of digital events during March looking at what leaving the EU has meant in practice for our agricultural and horticultural sectors. The series kicks…

Resistant Betterbuxus wins gold

These new varieties which are resistant against fungal diseases oppose to the main problem of Buxus. They are the result of the breeding work of one decade at Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) and PCS during which the natural resistance of wild varieties had been introduced from seedlings.…

US: Nursery Guide live virtual marketplace booths still available

If you’re connected in any way with the nursery and greenhouse industry, you can showcase your answers to those questions at Nursery Guide live, the virtual marketplace for green industry professionals. Virtual booth spaces remain available for the inaugural event, taking place online Wednesday and…

Plant movements and labour post EU exit focus of AHDB webinars

AHDB is hosting two special webinars to explore the impact of the EU Exit on the ornamentals sector. Experts from across the industry will talk about different aspects of the UK’s agreement with…

Responses to AIPH's webinar

"China’s high horticultural ambitions are worth an estimated $20 billion"

The event 'Understanding and developing ornamental horticulture in China' that took place on February 23 received the interest of 300 people from 48 countries, who registered,…

US: Specialty crop block grant program

The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program provides funding for projects to enhance the competitiveness of crops such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and nursery crops. Grant funding…

Webinar: "The power of digital time registration in greenhouses"

Time is one of the largest expenses for horticultural companies. Many companies feel like they don't have enough grip when it comes to registering labour. Join our webinar to learn more about how to handle this matter with Mprise Agriware. "Registration of labour and time is important. But more important…

Europa Cup 2021 postponed to August 2022

Taking into account the situation caused by the pandemic, the restrictions on travelling between countries and the health of all the people who want to participate in the Europa Cup, the Polish Florists Association SFP and Florint - the International Florist Organization have decided to podpone the…

March 2, 2021

CAN: Greenhouse IPM 101 workshop via zoom

On March 2, 2021, Eco Habitat’s annual hands-on IPM Workshop will look a bit different this year! Still your go-to resource for learning IPM basics, with the help of OMAFRA staff, it’s moving to Zoom! Click here for the topics we’ll be covering, and how to register. Do you have new staff starting who…

2021 game of thorns – voting round one

It's back for a second year! Since the first year of the March Madness – Game of Thorns Rose Tournament was so successful; they decided to bring it back for another year! During the entire month of March, customers will be voting on our website for their favorite rose variety in each of the matchups (see…

Open houses from March 1-5, Virtual panel on March 9

Dianthus Week is on and more to come

Dianthus week Colombia is on. From March 1-5, nine breeders come together to show new trends and varieties of this species. At several locations, the breeders are organizing an open house that can be visited on appointment. Next week, on March 9, a virtual panel will discuss the prospects for the…

March 2 10:00 a.m. (PST) / 1:00 p.m. (EST)

CAN: Webinar seriers on pest control in greenhouse ornamentals

Control of greenhouse floriculture pests uses a systems approach, combining biological control and plant resistance with the manipulation of environmental and crop production…

Trade down 80-90%

London’s wholesale markets call on the Government for urgent action to ensure survival

Led by the Covent Garden Tenants Association (CGTA), London’s three leading wholesale markets – New Covent Garden Market, New Spitalfields Market and Western International Market - have written to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor calling for urgent financial assistance to save the hospitality and…

US: AIPH announces a new preferred partnership with WeTrack

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) announces another top-quality company joins the organisation’s Preferred Partner programme. WeTrack is now…

Photo by Jane Howze

US: Tiptoe through the tulips at this annual flowery fest in Waxahachie

A flower festival mounts a comeback this spring: Called Tulipalooza, it's an annual charity fundraiser in Waxahachie specializing in tulips, and this year will take place at the Waxachachie Civic Center from March 19-28. There'll be a quarter million tulips imported from Holland. Although actually, that…

AIPH announces Virtual International Expo Conference on 16 March

With a mandate agreed by international convention, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), has been approving and regulating International Horticultural Expos, since 1960. The AIPH Virtual Expo Conference on 16 March presents an excellent opportunity to learn more about hosting…

Japan: 4th lifestyle week Tokyo successful as hybrid exhibition

4th Lifestyle Week Tokyo, which was held from January 27 - 29, 2021 at Makuhari Messe, Japan and digital platform, concluded successfully as a hybrid exhibition. With 160 exhibitors, the show attracted 5,738 visitors to the showground (Makuhari Messe, Japan) and 1,794 visitors to the virtual show…

Omafra's Covid resource list for growers

You might be having trouble keeping track of all of the resources related to managing Covid-19 on your farm. To help, OMAFRA has created a landing page with a list of resources relevant to Ontario farmers. You can find OMAFRA’s COVID-19 resource page at COVID-19: Resources for the agri-food industry…

New ‘gather tulips’ virtual tulip festival march 27th and 28th

US: Month-long celebration in honor of International Women’s Day

Together with their European suppliers of the flower bulbs, Tulip growers in the United States have organized the annual Tulip Festival to celebrate International Women’s Day for years. Tens of thousands have received bouquets of tulips to enjoy and share. While this year’s event may look a little…

NL: Decorum names growers and buyers of the year

As a result of the "Decorum Grower of the Year" election, Arcadia Chrysanten was named winner in the flower category last Friday. Kweker F. v.d. Velden was awarded second place and alstroemeria grower, Together2Grow, third. Van der Voort Potplanten was awarded as best plant grower. Followed by Freek van der…

March 8 at 1pm – 2 PM EST

Interactive virtual session on bylaws for greenhouse operations

Municipalities are implementing strict bylaws for greenhouse horticultural operations who are artificially lighting their crops out of necessity to extend their growing…

Getting to know the AAS judges, Part 1

Eager to learn more about the AAS judges? To get to know the people behind the scores, the AAS team asks them a number of questions, like their first experience or exposure to gardening, how their horticulture career came to be, and about first job in horticulture. Click here for all questions and…

US: Millcreek's virtual spring seminar 2021 video

Millcreek plants had a fun virtual session hosted by Doug Heindel with our Growing Operations Manager, Fred Higginbotham. They showed what’s new for 2021 and answered some really great question. Although everyone wishes they could have all visitors on site at Millcreek, they didn’t want to miss out on showing…

UK: Fleurie Nursery report on success of MDS collaboration

Since January 2019, Fleurie Nursery and Tristram Plants have been working with the MDS graduate scheme to encourage trainees into the ornamental horticulture industry. Not typically a ‘go to’ sector for graduates, there are many rewarding, long-term career opportunities for those who know how and where…

US: Horticultural Research Institute announces 2021 grant awards

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the foundation of AmericanHort, is pleased to announce the portfolio of research projects to be funded in 2021. Projects range from…

US: Seed Your Future and SAF form new partnership to promote careers in horticulture and floriculture

Seed Your Future and the Society of American Florists announced their plan to join forces to promote increased awareness of horticulture and floriculture and inspire more…

Chrysanthemum Valley - bloopers

Have you already checked out Chrysantemum Valley Digital? In a series of videos, breeder Dekker Chrysanten presents the most beautiful and newest varieties in the disbus, spary and santini assortment. The fact that they had fun during the shoot is shown below. As a sort of after party, we hereby present: the Chrysanthemum…

Here are the 2021 TPIE Cool Products Awards winners

Last month, the online edition of the TPIE took place. During the TPIE, among the many activities, one could also cast their vote on TPIE Cool Products Awards. The results are in and eleven companies were awarded a total of 14 Cool Products Awards.  Click here to see all awarded products.  For more information:TPIEwww.tpie.org   

"to make this year’s bracket competition more exciting than ever"

US: Shrub Madness partners with Corona Tools

It’s year eight for Shrub Madness, the contest that pits shrub-against-shrub in a fierce single-elimination tournament. Based on the March college basketball playoffs, 64 Proven Winners ColorChoice shrubs will once again compete in a no-holds-barred battle for the chance to be crowned National Champion.…

US: SAF unveils issues members will bring to Capitol Hill

On April 13-14, floral industry members will gather virtually with the key decision makers on Capitol Hill. Over a dozen meetings will take place as part of SAF’s annual…

Flower power daily

Flowers are a poplar theme at Mardi Gras house floats

In a year without parades, the Mardi Gras in New Orleans is now all about house floats and people decorating their front lawns so people can drive by and enjoy spirited creativity. And it turns out that much of the decor has flowers. As Margaret Jones who lives in Algiers Point told us, “We are seeing…

NL: Royal FloraHolland's Trade Fair Naaldwijk digital is cancelled

This year, the Trade Fair Naaldwijk 17, 18 March 2021, Royal FloraHolland’s major spring trade fair, would have taken place digitally. The interest for participation in the event was found to be insufficient to let a trade fair with the size and impact of Trade Fair Naaldwijk take place. Both growers and…

Veiling Rhein-Maas:

Germany: "Business around V-Day 2021 satisfying despite lockdown, winter"

The market situation at the auction clock was satisfying in the run-up to Valentine's Day until calendar week 5. The auction of indoor products, such as green plants and arrangements, went well with almost normal prices. As many of our specialist trade customers were affected by the nationwide closures…

NL: Tulip ‘Ready’ wins the Interpolis Tulip Prize 2021

Dümmen Orange is proud to share that tulip ‘Ready’ has won the Interpolis Tulip Prize 2021 last week. This single-flower yellow-red tulip is a breeding product of the ‘Remarkable growers association’ of Hobaho by Dümmen Orange. The prize was awarded during a digital event of the Zwaagdijk Trade…

March 10 at 1 p.m. ET.

"Annual Pantone webinar adds marketing, design elements to can’t-miss color trends session"

Eager to learn more about the latest color trends information? Get design, home décor, and marketing insights at PMA’s annual webinar featuring color trends from Pantone.…


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