4-6 of October

Iberflora will unite the ornamental and horticultural world in its area dedicated to the orchard

The next edition of Iberflora will be held from 4 to 6 October at Feria Valencia and will bet on uniting the ornamental and horticultural world in its area dedicated to the orchard. It will show an evolution of gardening towards an integral aesthetic of the plant kingdom thanks to the use of colors and…

August 31

Online event "Sustainability meets Design"

What is Circular Design and how do sustainability and design fit together? What does Cradle to Cradle mean and can designers influence the change towards more sustainability?…

Danziger’s Open Days 2022

"An Instagram-inspired experience"

Danziger's Chrysanthemum Open Days 2022 will showcase more than 150 Chrysanthemum varieties, more than 22 novelties, and more than 120 varieties of 16 diversification crops, including Paintball Craspedia, Golden Glory Solidago, Limonium, Sunflower, Aster, Skyler Veronica, and more. The annual event,…

Flora Expo Antalya exhibition will be held on 21-24 September 2022

The second Flora Expo Antalya Exhibition will be held in Anfaş Antalya Fair and Congress Center/Antalya on 21-24 September 2022. The exhibition is the biggest platform in the…

Trade fair Aalsmeer: Essential informaiton for exhibitors

The organization of Trade Fair Aalsmeer on 9, 10, and 11 November 2022 is in full swing. At this stage, Royal FloraHHolland is unable to provide any details about the program's content. However, essential information for exhibitors has been available online since this week. There is a lot involved in organizing…

SAF Next Gen bloom shows

Sahid Nahim, founder and CEO of New Bloom Solutions and host of The Bloom Show, worked with Adam Mace of Blumundi, Inc. last week, August 1st, 2022, to interview some special guests from different companies at the brand new event hosted by the Society Of American Florist called the "Next Gen Live!" The guests shared their…

Fleuroselect hosts successful 51st annual convention to honor 50th anniversary

Almost 100 delegates from 10 countries made their way to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to attend the 51st annual convention from 5 to 7 July and to spend quality time networking with industry friends and colleagues. Members were delighted to finally meet again in person for the first time since 2019.…

In case you've missed it: Photo report Cultivate'22

Although some exhibitors had the feeling the 2022 Cultivate show was slightly slower than in pre-pandemic years, the event remains one of the best to meet up with suppliers active in the North American market. The show attracted more than 650 exhibitors and thousands of international guests. Click here…

Agriculture dept D-G: ‘Miracle Garden’ at Maha 2022 showcases over 20,000 plants

More than 20,000 plants from 77 species of flowers and herbs are used to beautify the 'Miracle Garden' that adds colors to the Floriculture Site at the 2022 Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro-tourism Exhibition (Maha) this year. People visit the 'Miracle Garden' at the 2022 Malaysian…

and new Business Development Manager for Australia, New Zealand added to the Asia Pacific Team

JD Propagation will soon be the new supplier for Dümmen Orange’s genetics in Australia

“On behalf of Dümmen Orange, I would like to express our gratitude to Ron, George, Greg, Mike, and the Propagation Australia team for their exceptional contribution to the industry and, in particular, to Dümmen Orange genetics. Propagation Australia has decided to close its doors at the end of 2022. We…

IPM concept store celebrates premiere at IPM Essen 2023

A new offer awaits trade visitors at IPM Essen 2023: the IPM Concept Store will be launched for the first time at the next edition of the world's leading trade fair for…

75th edition of Dutch Flower Parade now has UNESCO designation

In the Netherlands, the 75th Bloemencorso Flower Parade Rijnsburg will begin on Friday, August 12. That milestone and its UNESCO International Intangible Cultural Heritage designation are cause for a grand celebration under the 'FEAST' theme. For three days, there will be plenty to see. Floats,…

Floriculture workshop held for farmers of Tangdhar

Aimed to promote floriculture in Tangdhar of Jammu and Kashmir's hilly Karnah valley, a collaboration with Sher-e-Kashmier University of Agricultural Sciences and Tech (SKUAST) under the aegis of Vigyan Prasar Department of Science and Technology, a stakeholders meet-cum-workshop was org at Youth Centre…

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August 11

Horticulture lighting and learning event: discover the latest science

The horticulture lighting industry is advancing fast with new technology, allowing you to grow more yield while reducing your expenses. In fact, many of these advancements are being developed right here in the United States. So Hort Americas is hosting an event, as part of their AppLit initiative, to…

The 24th China International Flower and Horticultural Exhibition confirms the time of event

Farewell to Beijing for a while and move to Tianjin

Various unexpected situations in the past three years have brought new challenges to countless practitioners in the flower and horticulture industry and the China…

Sandringham Flower Show back this month after two-year break

It's all looking good for next week's Sandringham Flower Show, and the organizers say they can't wait to see a bumper crowd back enjoying a day out in the royal parkland after the two-year break. The marquees are in place, and the next few days will see finishing touches put to the showground, ready for…

"This is where the pulse of the green industry beats"

For almost 30 years, Warsaw has hosted the greenest horticultural fair in Central and Eastern Europe. Founded in 1993, ‘Green is Life’ began its mission to popularize nursery stock – trees, shrubs, perennials, climbers – and consequently continues to do so. At the same time, its organizers – the Polish…

AIPH

AIPH announces second World Ornamental Horticulture Summit

Following the success of the inaugural World Ornamental Horticulture Summit in 2019 in Beijing, the second summit invites professionals from around the world to the AIPH-approved Expo 2022 Floriade Amsterdam Almere to discover the future of horticulture in the digital age. With a theme of ‘Influencing change…

Cultivate’22 is a wrap

Booths are broken down, and the international visitors are on their long journeys back home. Tuesday was the last day of Cultivate in Columbus, Ohio. While it may have been the slowest day of the three, that did not stop companies from making the most of the show in those last hours. Meetings were still occurring, and the…

Budding geniuses to gather at the Slow Flowers Summit

As the world rises and opens up lotus-like from the COVID mud, with all the human hustle and bustle, the budding geniuses behind the Slow Flowers Movement are optimistic that some eco benefits of the virus's earth-shaking effects will be long-term. "I hesitate to use an over-used term, but there was…

July 27

Cornell University's open field day registration date extended

Cornell University’s annual Floriculture Field Day is a little over a week away. The event will be on July 27, and the registration deadline has been extended to July 26. However, a limited number of seats are available, and late registrants are not guaranteed a lunch. Registration has been extended for…

Alexandra Farms President interviewed on industry podcast

Jose "Joey" R. Azout, president of Alexandra Farms, was recently interviewed for the 2 Fat Guys Talking Flowers podcast. Listen in as they discuss his history in the flower industry, the ups and downs of being a garden rose grower, new updates and product developments at the farm, and more. Click here to…

Lean practitioners share their knowledge at the 2022 farwest show

Farwest 2022, the “biggest green industry show in the Western U.S.,” is August 24 – 26 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Here are three opportunities to learn how Lean can have a big impact on your business (click on each title for details): Simple improvement projects every business…

Final hours of Cultivate get going

Labor shortages result in demand for automated solutions, a challenging supply chain results in a need for efficiency, while growers continue the search for yield optimization and disease management. There is an exhibitor ready to help with every horticultural need possible at Cultivate. On Monday, the…

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RHS Flower Show Tatton returns - what's on for 2022

The annual floral extravaganza that is the RHS Flower Show returns to Tatton Park next week with a packed schedule for gardening fans. The event takes place across a huge outdoor site inside the beautiful surroundings of Cheshire's 1,000-acre deer park. The Royal Horticultural Society show opens on Wednesday,…

New Bloom Solutions

List of Floral Industry Conventions Nationwide (B2B)

There are many floral industry conventions held nationwide; these conventions are essential for networking, building relationships, and discussing the issues prevalent in the floral industry. From farmers and wholesalers to retailers and florists, everyone is welcomed. If you are a part of the floral…

Bagala Bros Australia crowned flower grower of the year

Based family business Bagala Bros Australia has been crowned Flower Grower of the Year at the recent Sydney Markets' Fresh Awards. The flower growers, wholesalers, and importers grow their roses at Horsley Park and have been established for more than 40 years. They were previously finalists in the…

Busy start at Cultivate’22

With over 650 exhibitors ready to present their products and services, Cultivate is back in its original form and size for the first time since the pandemic. Many were surprised by the immediately busy start on Sunday morning. Perhaps the rain and thunder convinced some extra people to take a look inside the Greater Columbus…

Flowers from the Farm

5-7 August

Coming soon: the Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend

There are as many different kinds of flower farms as there are flower farmers. Wivenhoe Flowers grow on many acres or pint-sized allotments, in polytunnels, or out in the elements. Sell at garden gates or send flowers to the most prestigious events and everything in between. What unites the farm is a…

California State Floral Association

CaliFlora 2022 - one dynamic day with flowers

Presented by J Schwanke, AAF, AIFD, PFCI – Join J Schwanke, host of “Life in Bloom” on Public Television, for the Flower Trends that are influencing Flower Hungry consumers. J…

AFE

AFE Surpasses 2022 Campaign goal – funding the future of floriculture

The Endowment celebrates and thanks the many industry supporters, sponsors, and friends who contributed to this year’s annual fundraiser, Funding the Future of Floriculture. Over $146,000 was raised in support of the floral industry through the Endowment. From May 16th through June 30th, 2022, AFE’s Board…

Next Tulip Trade Event in 2024

In spring this year, a special fifth Tulip Trade Event was held. After two Corona years filled in a creative, hybrid manner with a display of the vast majority of the assortment, this year, we had the opportunity again to receive interested colleagues and customers in person at the company. While in previous years the visitors…

US (IN): Local florists push through flower shortage amid event boom

Flowers can deliver messages like “I love you,” “get well,” “congratulations,” and more. Those occasions, plus weddings, parties, or other special occasions put on hold during the pandemic, are back. At the same time, a flower shortage is complicating those plans. Local flower shops and wholesalers are trying…

Squires garden centres

Rose festival’s blooming success at Squire’s Shepperton

Squire’s Shepperton saw the welcome return of its annual Rose Festival held at the end of June in partnership with The Rose Society UK, the national society for the nation’s favourite flower. After a two-year break due to Covid restrictions – and the only year the event hasn’t taken place in its 45-year history…

Star Roses and Plants

Star Roses and Plants to showcase new varieties at Cultivate ’22

Star Roses and Plants will present its new 2023 plant varieties at Cultivate ’22, July 16-19 in Columbus, Ohio.  Top Cream The large, old-fashioned blooms of this special rose are extremely fragrant with notes of earthy pear. Its abundant petals are creamy-white with an occasional light pink blush. It exhibits…

21-22 September

Announcing date and format change Trade Mission Poland

Trade mission Poland changes from a virtual to an in-person event in Warsaw between 21-22 September. Are you a company active in the production of floriculture products or a floriculture exporter, or do you do both? Would you like to do business with Polish retail customers, catch up with existing Polish…

HFF Delegates head into the greenhouses to learn first hand from local growers

Delegates attending the Hydroponic Farmers' Federation (HFF) took part in farm tours on day two of the event, visiting a nursery that is powered by a biomass boiler and Chrysanthemum production facility. Haars Nursery supplies Australian retailers and growers with, quality flowering indoor and outdoor…

Fleurs de Villes Flower Show

Following a renowned five-year-long world tour, Fleurs de Villes, the flower show that has taken floral folks by storm from Edinburgh to Miami, is coming to Sydney’s very own Royal Botanic Gardens this August. 2022’s theme is FEMMES, with this year’s exhibition taking on the varied talents of local Sydney florists to create a…

Flowers from the Farm

News from the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

The Royal Horticultural Society invited Flowers from the Farm to stage the RHS Flower School at the show, and Flowers from the Farm Ambassadors have done them proud. Their farmer-florists have transformed an empty marquee into a welcoming floral paradise with spectacular floral hoops, clouds, urns, and…

LiveTrends Design Group attends Floriexpo exhibiting creative flair

LiveTrends Design Group, an innovative company dedicated to inspiring lifestyle home décor by fusing nature and art, participated in this year's Floriexpo event as an exhibitor. Floriexpo, one of the largest B2B floral events, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, hosted over 1,500 attendees from…

12 July

Webinar about optimal cultivation surfaces for plants

ErfGoed will host a webinar about cultivation surfaces. Interested growers can join the webinar on the 12th of July, 2022. There is one place in the greenhouse that has direct contact with your plants. Of course, the growing surface! It has a high impact on the micro climate in your greenhouse and the…

Gardenmagazine announces the regional winners of its awards to be delivered at Iberflora

Gardenmagazine has announced the garden centers of each Autonomous Community that will compete to win the V Gardenmagazine Awards after winning in their territory. As every…

Pasadena Tournament of Roses and Cal Ply rose float partner in educational program

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has partnered with Cal Poly Rose Float on an engaging and educational program, RoseSTEM, presented by SoCalGas. The program, which was held June 28-30, includes field trips to the Cal Poly Rose Float facility, where middle and high school students were introduced to STEM…

AgriLife Research trials guide ornamental production

Vaughn Fletcher has spent more than three decades in the horticulture industry. He believes field trials like the ones performed by Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Overton are critical to helping growers make informed decisions about the ornamental plants they produce for public consumption. On June 30,…

DryGair to present innovative growing concept at Cultivate ‘22

Dehumidifier manufacturer, DryGair, will be presenting their new concept for greenhouse growing, ‘A New Way to Grow,’ at Cultivate ’22 in Columbus, Ohio. DryGair develops high-capacity, efficient dehumidifiers for commercial horticulture in greenhouses, indoor grow rooms, and drying rooms. ‘A New Way to Grow’…

20 July

HortPlus Webinar - getting the most out of the Myrtle Rust Weather & Disease Platform

Keen to find out how to use the Myrtle Rust Weather & Disease Platform? Hear from the developers - HortPlus - and the scientist behind the myrtle rust climate model, Dr. Rob Beresford, in a short webinar on how to use the tool and get the most out of it for the management of myrtaceae plants in the…

August 26, 2025 - August 31, 2025

Florint announces World Championship in floral art 2025

Florint and the Royal Dutch Florist Association (VBW) are delighted to invite you to the Netherlands, the heart of international floriculture, for the Florint World Championship Floral Art 2025! VBW and Florint will organize the Florint World Championship Floral Art 2025 not just to offer all…

Deadline 19 July

Registration is open for Cornell’s annual Floriculture Field Day

Registration is open for Cornell’s annual Floriculture Field Day to be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Enjoy seminars led by industry leaders in the morning Topics include: Indoor plants Weed control Updates from NYS Ag and Market Lessons from a family-run organic seed farm Then participate in garden tours in…

Iberflora

Floral Universe will bring together florists, events and decorations in one space in Iberflora

Iberflora, the international fair of plant and flower, landscaping, technology, and DIY gardens, will take a step further in its commitment to the sectors of florist suppliers in its next edition, held at Feria Valencia from 4 to 6 October. The Round of Florists will now make way for Floral Universe, the…

With host Sahid Nahim and guest Mark Dubner of Stellar Bouquet and Stellar Farms

The Bloom Show

Last Tuesday, June 28th, Sahid Nahim, founder and CEO of New Bloom Solutions and host of The Bloom Show, had the privilege of interviewing Mark Dubner of Stellar Bouquet and Stellar Farms. They spoke about the mass market and Stellar Bouquet and Stellar Farms' harvesting and cooling processes. Click here to see the…

IGCA

28th of August - 2nd of September

IGCA 2022 welcomes almost 200 delegates

After two years of absence, garden retailers can finally meet again at the IGCA 2022 Congress in Amsterdam. Almost 200 delegates have registered already to join the congress, which starts on Sunday the 28th of August and ends on Friday evening, the 2nd of September. IGCA is a  place for inspiration, education,…

Colombian floriculture was awarded 2 gold medals at the AIPH 2022 International Grower of the Year Awards

“The achievements of Matina Flowers and Pablo Bazzani in Amsterdam, Netherlands, during the AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards are an acknowledgment of the flower sector that puts the spotlight on our country, its exports, and good practices. We couldn´t be prouder! This recognition…

Proven Winners announces its landscape roadshow at the Cincinnati Zoo

Proven Winners announces it has scheduled its next Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at the Cincinnati Botanical Garden & Zoo. The day-long…

review WHC of Water Day

Improvement of water quality is stagnating, what's the problem?

By 2027, the quality of surface water must comply with (stringent) European requirements. Whether the horticultural sector will meet the standards by that time is highly questionable. Although major steps have been taken in purification and recycling, measurements show that progress is leveling off. Why…

4th-9th July 2022

Spotlight on British cut flowers as Flowers from the Farm stage the RHS Flower School

Flowers from the Farm are delighted to be working with the Royal Horticultural Society to stage the RHS Flower School at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. Over the six days of the show, from 4th to 9th July, the dedicated flower-filled marquee will host free floral demonstrations and hands-on…

Expo Flor Ecuador

5th-7th October

Looking back at Expo Flor Ecuador 2018 and forward to the 2022 edition

Expo Flor Ecuador 2018 was one of the most anticipated events in the flower industry worldwide. They had 1,700 buyers attend from 42 countries and visited 1,300 visitors on just one single day. This year, Flor Expo Ecuador will take place from October 5-7 and again in Quito, Ecuador.  Four years agoExpo Flor…

Australia: Grants to net more horticulture industries

A new round of grants to encourage growers to invest in crop netting is now open and has been extended to include a broader range of horticulture industries across Western Australia. A total of $2.6 million has been allocated to WA from the latest round of the Horticulture Netting Infrastructure Program…

Registration is open

SAF's 2022 competition invites growers to show standout varieties

AF's annual Outstanding Varieties Competition, which offers growers from around the world the opportunity to showcase their standout varieties, will take place Sept. 6-8 at…

Mayer

Mayer international team finally meats in person at event in Hungary

After more than two years of a Covid-forced break, the time finally came again last week and the Mayer quarterly meeting could take place in the usual way. For some of the 26 colleagues from the sales, service, and product management departments it was the first visit to the Mayer plant in Hungary, for…

Syngenta flowers

"Stunning genetics under the tropical sun in Singapore"

"It was, really, really successful!" This was the exciting conclusion of Jessica Suwanprapa, Key Account Manager for Syngenta Flowers Business International. Jessica reflected on Syngenta Flowers' participation in the 2022 Gardens by the Bay trial in Singapore on July 30th. Key Account manager Jessica…

American Floral Endowment

US (FL): Funding the future of Floriculture and AFE Reception

Funding the Future of Floriculture Event upcoming and AFE Reception will be in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, September 6th, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in conjunction with the SAF 2022 Annual Convention. This two-hour event is scheduled just before the SAF Welcoming Reception and will include the announcement of…

"Accepting the community as a designer key to success with urban farming"

"Washington is really a tale of two cities, as there are some really well-to-do neighborhoods with high-income households, whilst other parts of the city are struggling with poverty and food apartheid. Small grocery stores used to be there, but they disappeared. The Urban Greenhouse Challenge is looking…

Debra Prinzing Slow Flowers Podcast

Meeting the creatives who designed American Flowers Week 2022 Botanical Couture Collection

In 2015, Slow Flowers Society launched American Flowers Week as annual advocacy, education, and outreach campaign to promote domestic and locally-grown flowers. The project encourages flower farmers, floral designers, flower enthusiasts, and gardeners alike to share photographs of their blooms across…

By Primrose Bank Nursery

Thousands headed to the RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show to mark the start of the flower show season

The sell-out, four-day show was a must-visit for all garden lovers, which brought more exhibitors to the beautiful 58-acre garden in Harrogate than in recent years. Those who were lucky enough to get a ticket discovered early summer blooms, tempting edibles, shrubs, bulbs, and rare and unusual…

RBG’s Iconic Rose Garden in bloom for summer

Visitors to the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) will enjoy spectacular summer sights as the radiant Rose Garden is now in bloom. Located in Hendrie Park, the collection includes…

Variety Day 2022 on August 5 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Plantpeddler

US (IA): “Testing the Best in the Midwest”

All horticulture professionals in production, distribution, wholesale, retail, landscape, and allied trades are invited to the Variety Day 2022.There will be a complimentary…

Solar greenhouse idea wins Schneider Go Green student competition

Schneider Electric, a digital transformation of energy management and automation company, announced Team GreenOverMorrow from Morocco as the winner of Schneider Go Green, an annual competition that invites university students from around the globe to share their ideas for innovations that can help make…

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Polish city authorities at Floriade

The group consisted of representatives of Polish cities: Warsaw (with the vice-president on board), Kraków, Katowice, Łódź, and Gdynia. Value of green in the cityAt the Floriade expo, the group was guided by the landscape architect Niek Roozen, who designed the whole space of the expo. Niek has plenty of…

Andrea Gilpin Photography

Fun, flowers and floristry in the UK

Earlier this month, flower farmers in the North West came together for an inspiring regional meet-up to share flowers, learn new skills and make new friends. The event was organized by the North West Regional Coordinator, Carol Siddorn, who runs Carol's Garden near Chester and co-founded 'The Business of…

Floriade Expo 2022

Almere residents fear they will pay for Floriade disappointment

Some Almere residents say the failure of the city's Floriade Expo will be coming out of their own pockets after the expo overshot its budget and failed to attract the estimated number of visitors. Almere's executive board offered its resignation due to the financial setback, according to Omroep…

Looking back at FlowerTrials 2022

It’s already over again, but FlowerTrials 2022 was a great success. It was a week full of beautiful encounters on Breeders Avenue. Visitors of the Schoneveld Breeding stand enjoyed Cyclamen and other products in real life. It was nice to be able to shake hands again. Besides that, in the greenhouses in…

Horticultural Trades Association launches its first ornamental grower of year awards

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has launched its search to find the UK’s best ornamental growers. The Ornamental Grower of the Year awards will recognize and celebrate best practices in sustainable ornamental production. Nominated by their customers or supplier, grower members must be able to…

American Grown Flowers

US (CA): Family rich in farming heritage to host Field to Vase Dinner

For Rene Van Wingerden, one of the owners of Ocean Breeze Farms, Field to Vase is more than just a dinner but a labor of love that encompasses a rich history of nearly 50 years. The Van Wingerdens have been a farming family for generations. Rene and his parents and siblings, along with his three uncles…

Flower Power Daily

Philadelphia Flower Show returns to indoor event

Philadelphia Horticultural Society just announced it will return to holding its Philadelphia Flower Show event indoors next March 4-12, 2023. Due to Covid-19 concerns, the Flower Show transitioned outdoors to South Philadelphia’s FDR Park for the past two years for June instead of March. For florists, June…

Anthura

An impression of FlowerTrials at AnthuraConnects

Last week, AnthuraConnects welcomed back many international clients during the FlowerTrials. Consumers had the opportunity to get a closer look at the company's varieties, novelties, and concepts, as well as promising future varieties.  The many different colors and varieties of Anthurium and Phalaenopsis pot…

September 19 - 21

Plug & cutting conference 2022: "start seeding smarter solutions for better performance"

This year’s Plug & Cutting Conference for growers and young plant producers will be in Denver, Colorado, from September 19 - 21. This conference provides the opportunity to…

Success for Writtle University College’s celebration of horticulture

On Sunday 12th June, Writtle University College in Essex welcomed hundreds of people to its campus for a successful one-day event.    The Celebration of Horticulture brought together industry members, academics, and members of the public for a family-friendly day of talks, demonstrations, and activities. Plant and craft…

July 4-9

Spotlight on British cut flowers as Flowers from the Farm stages the RHS Flower School at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Flowers from the Farm are delighted to be working with the Royal Horticultural Society to stage the RHS Flower School at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. Over the six days of the show, from 4th to 9th July, the dedicated flower-filled marquee will host free floral demonstrations and hands-on…

Elsner PAC

It has been a busy two weeks for Elsner PAC

The company PAC set up their assortment and staged the highlights at the new fair location at Kebol in Rijsenhout. Many visitors found their way to the new location and welcomed the proximity to the center of the Flower Trials. Directly afterward, the PAC's customer days took place in Thiendorf, where the…

24-25 August

GROEN-Direkt announce autumn fair

GROEN-Direkt’s annual Autumn Fair will take place on 24 and 25 August, where garden center representatives and plant exporters and wholesalers from within and outside the Netherlands always enjoy meeting one another. Besides marking the start of the presale of Christmas trees, the Autumn Fair will…

New Bloom

Floriexpo 2022: US B2B Floral Event

New Bloom Solutions got to be part of the B2B floral event in North America. "Being part of this event allows us to discover the latest innovations in the floral industry, and this year was no different at Floriexpo 2022. The following vendors and their booths stood out as some of the most innovative at…

Positivity prevails at sun-drenched FlowerTrials

FlowerTrials reaffirms itself as the major pot and bedding plant event. The vibe at FlowerTrials could not have been more positive is the conclusion shared by both exhibitor and visitor. After a gap of 3 years, everyone who has business in pot and bedding plants and was able to travel visited…

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CAN (NS): Horticulture Conference will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in August

The Canadian Society for Horticultural Science’s 2022 Annual Conference will be held from August 18 to 20, 2022, in the beautiful coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference will have a tour to visit some typical farms in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, four symposia, and a workshop covering…

Optimism prevails at sunny edition FlowerTrials

The exact number of visitors has not been counted yet, but the first in-person FlowerTrials after the pandemic-caused hiatus was very busy indeed. Visitors from all over the world (minus Russia and some east-Asian countries) made their rounds to see what's blooming at the 60+ breeders organizing trials,…

PHS

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announces details for the Philadelphia Flower Show

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announced that the 2023 Philadelphia Flower Show will return to its indoor location at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in early spring from March 4-12, 2023.   After transitioning the Flower Show outdoors to South Philadelphia's FDR Park for the past two years due to…

Impatiens Walleriana 'Glimmer Appleblossom' wins Best in Show at New Plant Awards

Impatiens Walleriana 'Glimmer Appleblossom' has been recognized as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards at this year's HTA National Plant Show. The show took place on 21 and 22 June at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. This plant, which also won the Annuals category, is recognized for its color and features…

Mr Plant Geek

Six future trends predicted at the FlowerTrials 2022

The Flower Trials is an inspirational event where 'plants meet people.' "It was nice to talk to the salespeople, but also for the salespeople to talk to buyers and have that real, in-person connection that many have been unable to experience in the past two years," says Michael Perry known as Mr. Plant…

American Flowers Week

June 28 to July 4

Free downloads for American Flowers Week

American Flowers Week is the advocacy, education, and outreach campaign co-produced by Slow Flowers Society, the Slow Flowers Podcast with Debra Prinzing, and Slowflowers.com, the free, nationwide online directory to Slow Flowers and the people who grow and design with them. You can download and use social…

Marginpar

17 to 21 June

Aalsmeer flower festival: What to expect?

Aalsmeer is the flower capital of the Netherlands. This city is home to the world's flower auction, and, since time immemorial, growers have come to the auction early in the morning to deliver their goods by land and water.  Aalsmeer flower festivalFrom 17 to 21 June, floral designs can be admired at various locations…

Flowers from the Farm

4th to 9th of July

RHS Hampton Court Palace garden festival

The show runs from the 4th to the 9th of July, and it’s going to be another team effort for Flowers from the Farm. Dozens of flower farmers across the South East are coming together and bringing their flowers, energy, and floristry skills to decorate the Flower School marquee with floral installations…

Attendees will tap into consumers’ ‘great expectations’ at SAF Orlando 2022

The Society of American Florists’ 137th annual convention will take place Sept. 6-8 in Orlando, Florida, and feature more than 20 education sessions and workshops designed to…

Tehrantimes

Ritual of rolling babies in flowers revived in southern Iran

Recently, the ritual has been inscribed on Iran's national heritage list to revive the 100-year-old ceremony that hasn't been performed for a long time.  Gol Ghaltan is performed in several parts of the country in spring, but in Khafr, it is performed with daffodils instead of roses, which are native to this…

Expo Flor Ecuador

5th-7th October

Expo Flor Ecuador: What to expect?

In less than four months, the Expo Flor Ecuador will take place in Quito. At the second edition of this flower show, 109 exhibitors will gather, including 64 flower producers, 20 logistic operators, 14 flower breeders, 4 sellers, 3 providers, and 1 association. At the show, Flor Ecuador certified farms will…

Brace yourselves - GreenTech pictures are here

What a week it has been! Last week the GreenTech took place again, and what a show it was. Many suppliers waited for the event to present their latest innovation, announce their novelty or share newly found information. The show welcomed visitors from many parts of the world, although the Chinese growers…

Registration open for WF&FSA’s 2022 development experience

The Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA) will hold its 2022 Development Experience (DevX) on July 27–29 in Minneapolis, Minn. Formerly known as Management…

Veiling Rhein-Maas

22th of June

The roll-out of the Veiling Rhein-Maas customer portal

The roll-out of the Veiling Rhein-Maas customer portal is scheduled for Wednesday, 22 June 2022, at 08:00 am. The transaction overview can be viewed via the customer portal. Access to Clock pre-sales and the Webshop is only possible via the customer portal from this date. It is therefore imperative that…

Tristram Plants

Binsted hosts LEAF Open Farm event

Members of the Farplants Group take turns to host the event, with everyone in the cooperative contributing to the day. In 2022, it was Binsted Nursery's turn, and 31 volunteers from Walberton, Binsted, Fleurie, Toddington, and Farplants helped at the event, including some budding young horticulturists…

Agriom

Introduction of two new Dewi delphiniums during FlowerTrials 2022

Nico and Maria Wigchert from nursery De Widel and André and Marianne Smaal from breeding company Agriom introduced two new Dewi delphiniums during FlowerTrials 2022. The new varieties were given the names Dewi Purple Smile and Dewi Violet Smile. Smile is a reference to the name Smaal. Dewi Purple Smile is…

Farwest Show announces Greg Bell as 2022 keynote speaker

Nationally-renowned transformation consultant and trainer Greg Bell will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon, producers the Oregon Association…

Petunia grandiflora Bee’s Knees wins FleuroStar Award 2022-23

Fleuroselect, the international organization for the ornamental plant's industry, announces that the FleuroStar Award 2022-23 has been awarded to Petunia grandiflora Bee’s Knees from Florensis. Hagen Kalläne, Retail and Marketing Manager, and Marjolein Kuyucu-Lodder, International Product Marketeer,…

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Four experts provide answers at the online event "Future Retail"

What is the future of retail?

Moderated by Marilyn Repp from the German Retail Association (HDE), four renowned industry experts will take a close look at opportunities and trends for the retail trade of the future. Keynote speaker Stefan Genth, HDE General Manager, will first address the current situation and developments in the retail sector and steer the…

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June is national pollinator month, and KidsGardening.org is "buzzing" with inspiration

June is National Pollinator Month, making it the perfect time for kids to learn about pollinators, the key role they play in ecosystem and garden health, and why we should care about their well-being. KidsGardening.org, a national nonprofit and leader in the youth gardening movement in conjunction with…

Lily Company

Dutch Lily Days videos

During this edition of the Dutch Lily Days, the Lily Company was able to welcome many people into their show greenhouse. For those who were not able to visit, they have made a video of the species shown per species so that they can also have a good look at the displayed lilies. You can view the videos in  the Google Drive folder…

"FlowerTrials event is the floriculture center of the world"

During the Dutch Flower Trials, more than 60 breeders have opened their doors simultaneously to customers and other interested parties coming from all over the world. These visitors often come from far away and traditionally take tours around the greenhouses, marveling at the latest botanical miracles…

don't forget to pick up your greenhouse guide on your way out

Final hours of Greentech get going

The final hours of GreenTech are going on. Taking stock of it in the meantime, this year's event was once again a "real GreenTech" after last year's interim edition. Don't forget to pick up your free Greenhouse Guide on your way out. This book contains all horticultural suppliers and is available at the…

LSU

US (LA): Get it growing, the summer of Salvias

Each season, the LSU AgCenter selects plants that perform in Louisiana landscapes. In this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why the AgCenter picked perennial salvias as the summer 2022 Super Plant. The video showed a big variety of salvias such as roman…

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31June - 2 August

Attendees to get insider look at floral industry epicenter During Next Gen Live

The Society of American Florists’ Next Gen LIVE! event is designed to inspire young floral professionals with the depth and breadth of the floral industry. The new event, from July 31 to Aug. 2 in Miami — the epicenter of North America's flower imports — was planned by and for floral pros age 45 and…

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UK: Pembrokeshire florist praises county's blooms in British Flowers Week

A Pembrokeshire florist says her very own 'floral field of dreams' proves that the county is head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to flowers. Ali Bell is a professional gardener who used to grow flowers as a hobby in the field next to the family home in the village of Llanddewi Velfrey, near…

University of Florida greenhouse training online courses on nutrient management level 1 starts July 11

Train your staff to make better decisions about fertilizer and plant nutrient management. Nutrient Management Level 1 is the second course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is intermediate level and designed for people…

Perennial

Perennial joins with wholesale nurseries to launch new ‘Plants for Perennial’ promotion

Perennial, the charity for people in horticulture, is launching a new promotion called ‘Plants for Perennial’ in collaboration with three major wholesale nurseries – Allensmore Nurseries, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, and Wyevale Nurseries. The scheme will generate funds for the charity through a…

New impulses around the sustainable production and marketing of plants

IPM Summer Edition offered a welcome platform for the horticultural industry

"It's great to feel IPM again," were the welcoming words of Messe Essen CEO Oliver P. Kuhrt at the Trade Congress at IPM Summer Edition. The side event marked the start of the summer edition of the IPM ESSEN International Plant Fair on 13 and 14 June 2022 at Messe Essen. The meeting place for the green…

Asocolflores held the first version of its Sustainability and Shared Value Awards

"For 5 decades the flower sector has been a pioneer in Colombia in interpreting and including sustainability in each of its actions. We have developed over time a large number of programs and activities that have benefited more than 50,000 people annually in order to generate for our members and the…

BloomTV: New online streaming service for florists, flower-lovers, and everyone in-between

BloomTV is a new online streaming service and your network for all things floral. It’s an online library full of countless videos as well as blog content created by professionals to help you dig into the world of flowers and nature. BloomTV offers educational content and web seminars on gardening and…

July 11

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses nutrient management

Train your staff to make better decisions about fertilizer and plant nutrient management. Nutrient Management Level 1 is the second course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is intermediate level and designed for people…

Grodan Plant Breeders Day 2022

Can stone wool be used in propagation?

Last week, plant breeders and speakers considered the brighter side of things at the beach in the Netherlands. Yes, there are plenty of problems and challenges these days, but perhaps because of this, opportunities abound too. About 50 plant breeders heard about these during the seventh edition of the…

Syngenta Flowers unveils Stars Collection

On the 13th of June, Syngenta Flowers announced the launch of the Syngenta Flowers’ Stars collection, a selection of the company’s genetics. The first edition of this Collection includes 19 series from its Annuals, Perennials, and Biennials assortment. Each Star comes with a  recognizable Point-of-Sale package…

Jungle Talks

The Mastercourse Floriculture 2022 is in full swing

After a 2,5 year pause due to Covid-19, Jungle Talks was able to select another group of managers between 25 and 40 years old to represent international 'future proof' floricultural companies. These managers are currently traveling around the Westland region and will visit GreenTech and Flower Trials…

Flowers from the Farm

12th-19th June

5 events for British Flowers Week 2022

The annual industry-wide celebration of British cut flowers, the growers that produce them, and the florists who work with them, is spearheaded by New Covent Garden Flower Market in London. Flowers from the Farm have been enthusiastic supporters of British Flowers Week since its launch in 2013. The…

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Nursery enters nine new plants for National Plant Show awards

Wyevale Nurseries has entered nine new plants for the New Plant Awards at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show this month. Among the plants, Wyevale Nurseries has submitted are a new thornless rose, a sarcococca suitable for any soil and a new Festuca, which is hardy down to…

Vitroflora

Flower Trials 14th-17th of June

Vitroflora Group will show products and concepts of Perennials and Grasses

Vitroflora Group is a young plant supplier of ornamental plants to customers in the markets worldwide. Their mission is to constantly make the public aware of the important role of plants in everybody’s life, which is possible using their tissue culture laboratory and greenhouse production. The company strives…

A new blues is born: Perovskia Bluesette

At the coming FlowerTrials show of Florensis in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht (14-17 June), the new unique variety Perovskia Bluesette, bred by PanAmerican Seed, will be jointly introduced by Florensis, Graines Voltz, and Ball (UK). Perovskia Bluesette is the first and only compact branching and early Perovskia…

Dutch growers welcome visitors during sunny edition of 'Visit the greenhouse'

With a red blush on his cheeks, an elementary school-aged boy walks out of the greenhouse at the Dutch organic grower Frank de Koning on a Saturday afternoon. He had just seen how peppers and eggplants are grown in soil, which he found quite impressive. Visit the photo report here. Explaining how water…

August 2-4

All-America Selections, Home Garden Seed Association and National Garden Bureau host 2022 Summer Summit

National Garden Bureau, Home Garden Seed Association, and All-America Selections are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2022 in-person Summer Summit in Des Moines, Iowa. Rates will go up on July 11.  Des Moines and Ames are the perfect destinations for three important industry associations…

Plantarium | Groen Direkt

The fair will be held on August 24 and 25

Plantarium | Groen Direkt opened registration

Visitors can register their visit to the new Plantarium | Groen Direkt garden plant fair. Garden-centre representatives, retailers, and other people with a professional interest in outdoor greenery can visit the fair on 24 and 25 Augustus and will be open from 7 a.m. to 5. The fair will be held in the…

St. Petersburg Tourism Development Committee

9-11 of June

Turkmenistan florists participate in the Flower Festival in St. Petersburg

Florists from Turkmenistan are on their way to the International Flower Festival-2022 in St. Petersburg, Russia.   The International Flower Festival will be held from 9-11 June at Ostrovsky Square. The program includes a flower ball, floristic shows, master classes, bouquets demonstrations, and flower arrangements.  Besides…

Florensis

14-17 June

A New Blues is born: Perovskia Bluesette

At the coming FlowerTrials show of Florensis in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht (14-17 June) the new variety Perovskia Bluesette, bred by PanAmerican Seed, will be jointly introduced by Florensis, Graines Voltz, and Ball. Perovskia Bluesette is compact branching and early Perovskia from seed and is an alternative to…

AIPH

Italian floriculture and nursery gardening in the spotlight after at Euroflora

Despite the often unfavorable weather conditions during the 16 days of the show, 240,000 visitors came to see the fantastic displays at Euroflora 2022. The 12th edition of Euroflora, the International Flower and Ornamental Plant Show, was held in the Parks and Museums of Nervi, in Genoa, from 23 April to…

Flowers from the Farm

Flowers from the Farm showcased their products at the Manchester Flower Show

Flowers from the Farm for the first time this year took a stand at the Manchester Flower Show, a long-standing celebration of all things floral that has recently taken on new popularity, and last week was held to coincide with the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend. Andrea Julyan tells about this. For this year’s…


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