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SAF Orlando, September 21-23, 2021

US (FL): “It is very encouraging to see that, despite the circumstances, so many people showed up”

This week, on September 21-23, SAF Orlando was in full swing. This year’s theme was “Reconnect, Recharge, and Get Inspired”. The event provided the opportunity to reconnect with the floral community, recharge during education sessions and workshops, and get inspired by the newest products and floral…

Terra Nova Nurseries

China: Global plant breeder showcases 30 varieties installed in plant displays around Beijing

Terra Nova Nurseries, a global plant breeder, announced its inclusion and participation in eight public plant displays throughout the Chinese capital of Beijing. Thirty Terra Nova varieties were planted in thematic displays on Beijing’s Chang-an Road to commemorate a national holiday. The displays were…

October 12, 11 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

CHP in CEA webinar

Learn how CHP systems can cost-effectively use both natural gas and renewable energy resources for CEA – with the added bonus of carbon dioxide capture. Greenhouses and vertical farms are an ideal application for CHP as they demand substantial heat and power. CHP systems generate electricity on-site, and the resulting waste heat…

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"Highlighting the concept of nurture through nature"

UK: Chelsea Flower Show honors nurses with Florence Nightingale garden

"Among the popular exhibits at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London was a garden dedicated to the service of nurses who sacrificed so much in helping their fellow citizens as the world navigated COVID-19," writes Jill Brooke in her article.Photo source: www.flowerpowerdaily.com “The Florence Nightingale…

Greenhouse wins award for sustainable design

The Global Flora Conservatory at Wellesley College already holds several design awards, including the 2021 Architizer A+ Awards Jury Winner for Architecture + New Technology. After several years of planning and construction, it is nearly complete. Designed by Boston-based Kennedy & Violich Architecture,…

March 30 - April 3

Melbourne International Flower Show: 2022 retail site applications now open

The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is set to transform the Carlton Gardens once again from Wednesday 30th March to Sunday 3rd April 2022.  2022 Retail Sites are now available for booking at exclusive Early Bird prices. Join us to showcase and retail your products & services to an impressive,…

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Consultation launched to inform new Plant Biosecurity Strategy

UK: Consultation to protect plants from harmful pests and diseases

Keen gardeners, nursery owners, farmers, landowners, and environmental groups are all being encouraged to help shape the country’s future plant biosecurity strategy, as a 10-week consultation is launched to protect the country from the threat of plant pests and diseases. Healthy plants are essential for both the…

5-7 October, 2021

Spain: Iberflora celebrates its 50th anniversary at Feria Valencia

"Iberflora, International Fair of Plants and Flowers, Landscaping, Technology and DIY Garden, celebrates its 50 anniversary in this year's edition, made with great enthusiasm as it comes after some of the best years that the sector has had." The appointment will take place on 5, 6, and 7 October of 2021…

Webinar: smart sensors for floriculture, September 27, 11:00-12:00 EST

"What if a smartphone app could show you your nitrogen level?"

Ever thought your plants were looking a little chlorotic but didn’t want to waste time or money on tests? What if a smartphone app could tell you their nitrogen level? What if low-cost sensors could help you monitor plant growth and tell you when PGRs are needed? Having previously covered topics such as…

Naranjo Roses at SAF 2021

"All of our presented varieties won prizes"

"The Society of American Florists convention of 2021 was an exciting event. COVID-19 affected planning, scheduling, and assistance like any other event. But it also made a breakthrough since the topics discussed in the convention touched the impact of the pandemic in the industry; guests were able to…

Danziger's chrysanthemum wins at SAF's Oustanding Varieties Competitions

"The first chrysanthemum to win in 136 years"

Danziger is honored to be the winner of the best in class prize and also the best in show prize for AMOR CANDY, with its unique pink flowers, combined with a vivid green center, a true eye-catcher that grabs attention from afar. According to SAF’s board members, this is only the second time that a…

Here are the Dutch Topsector T&U Innovation Prize 2021's ten nominees

Will you vote for greenhouse-insulating soap bubbles, or a sensor with bee senses?

This year, there were a record more-than-30 Dutch and international applications for the Topsector T&U Innovation Prize 2021. Of these, ten were selected to compete. They will not only be judged by a jury, though. The general public can also vote. Voting is also now open, and all votes received before…

UK: Hort Science Online to update growers on broad range of topical subjects

Now, in its fifth year, Hort Science Online 2021 promises to be the best yet delivering interesting and thought-provoking content on topical subjects from sustainable growing media to how to grow your business in an uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment to import inspections and how to prepare…

Round table discussion at FlowersExpo 2021

Russia: "A new impetus needed for development of domestic floriculture"

One of the significant events within the framework of the business program of the international exhibition “FlowersExpo 2021” was a “round table” on the topic “Industrial floriculture in Russia. The current situation and new opportunities”, organized with the participation of the Association “Greenhouses…

Biota Nutri nominated for Innovation Award

Fertilizer calculator helps growers reduce environmental impact

On September 28th, 2021, the Innovation Award will be presented during the GreenTech fair at the RAI in Amsterdam. This is one of the leading horticultural fairs in the world. Biota Nutri is a Dutch company that develops and produces liquid organic fertilizers for growers worldwide. They are competing…

October 6, 2:00 (EDT)

Recap the best of Syngenta Flowers varieties from this summer's industry trial gardens

Join Syngenta Flowers' technical experts Jamie Gibson and Alicain Carlson as they highlight Syngenta's top-performing new varieties and other essential genetics from trial sites around North America in this short webinar. Together these two industry aficionados will review Syngenta's top trial performers…

The bustling plant nursery behind some of the Chelsea Flower Show’s best gardens

The designer gets the applause, but behind every successful Chelsea show garden is a nursery that supplies the plants. Val Bourne meets the busy Mark Straver of Hortus Loci. For creating a Gold Medal-winning Chelsea show garden, the designer receives all the credit, but they would be at a distinct…

2022 show returns to Baltimore Convention Center January 5-7

Registration for the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Tradeshow (MANTS) is now open

Registration for the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), returning to the Baltimore Convention Center January 5-7, 2022, is now open for attendees and exhibitors at…

PMA cancels Fresh Summit

The Produce Marketing Association has announced that PMA Fresh Summit will be canceled. The event was supposed to be held in New Orleans from October 28-30, 2021. “I had hoped to bring everyone…

Rudbeckia Sunbeckia Ophelia becomes the winner of “Best in Show” at Colorado State University Trials

"Ours was the only Rudbeckia to make it into the top 5"

Flamingo Holland and Bull Breeding are happy to announce Rudbeckia Sunbeckia Ophelia as the winner of “Best in Show” at the Colorado State University Trials. On August 3rd, 2021, the trial evaluation day welcomed hundreds of people, with over 150 voting participants. From these votes, 5 varieties per…

October 11 - 13, 2021 Grand Rapids, Michigan

Finished Plant Conference: "best practices in finished plant growing start here"

The AmericanHort Finished Plant Conference is the event to attend for finishing growers of bedding and potted flowering plants, indoor and outdoor perennials, and fast-turn…

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NL: An eventful day among leading women in floriculture

Providing a supportive and inspiring network for women in floriculture, leading to more leading ladies in the industry. That is the goal that the TLC The Ladies Circle aims to address. They believe that female leaders need to be more connected, support each other, and need to have a network in which…

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October 4-8

Fall flower & garden fest

The 2021 Fall Flower & Garden Fest will return to an in-person event but will be modified because of the persistently high number of COVID-19 cases. The fest will be held from 9 a.m. to noon daily Oct. 4-8 at the Mississippi State University Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station in Crystal Springs. Educational sessions, Master…

Out on September 23:

Working sustainably: the home of ecological and sustainable planting

Working sustainably: the home of ecological and sustainable planting revisits Beth Chatto’s Green Tapestry, first published in 1989. The Beth Chatto team brings “Right Plant,…

Dümmen Orange’s Sweet Mum Garden attracts over 300 visitors

More than 300 chrysanthemum professionals visited Sweet Mum Garden, Dümmen Orange’s Open House in Antioquia, Colombia. The whole event was a great experience for growers, wholesalers and floral designers, who could take a look at the most amazing varieties of cut chrysanthemum, like Lamira, Maddie,…

Fred Gloeckner Foundation awards grands to floriculture projects

The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, Officers and the Board of Directors met virtually on June 11th, 2021, and awarded 12 grants totaling $142,521 dollars. Since the Foundation was established in 1960, the Gloeckner Foundation’s support of floriculture research has totaled over $7.3 million dollars. After…

Dutch government drops self-quarantine rules just in time for GreenTech

As of 22 September, vaccinated travelers from so-called high-risk countries such as the US and the UK will no longer have to self-quarantine when visiting the Netherlands and as of 25 September, it will no longer be mandatory to keep a 1.5-meter distance. The Dutch government announced these rules…

Terra Nova Nurseries’ Begonia Daystar 'Hot Coral'

"In a field of 400 varieties, ours was recognized as UGA's Plant of Distinction"

Terra Nova Nurseries today announced that its Begonia Daystar ‘Hot Coral’ was recognized by the faculty and staff of the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia (UGA) as one of the August 2021 Plants of Distinction. Only 10 varieties were recognized as August 2021 Plants of Distinction in a field of…

September 17 - October 31

US (MI): Meijer Gardens celebrates autumn with Chrysanthemum exhibition

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to present itsannual fall horticulture exhibition, Chrysanthemums & More! opening to the public September 17. The largest of its kind in Michigan, the exhibition features expansive displays of chrysanthemums, fall foliage and family-friendly activities.…

Expo 2020 Dubai hands over the Kenya Pavilion to CS Maina

The Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade, and Enterprise Development Betty Maina has Monday officially received the Kenya pavilion at the EXPO 2020 Dubai. The pavilion which is one of the most innovative and technology-driven is among the 192 country pavilions that will be…

Russia: A peek at FlowersExpo 2021 in Moscow

The FlowersExpo in Moscow, Russia, is in full swing. While it might still be challenging for foreign visitors to join, the online format enables the international audience to participate in the event as well. Read on to get a peek at this year’s physical and online FlowersExpo.Online eventsBesides the…

Floritec:

"Great interest for our chrysanthemum trials in Colombia"

It became quite clear during the Chrysanthemum Week that the Chrysanthemum industry in Colombia is growing rapidly and companies are looking for strong varieties and novelties. During this week, held in Rionegro, Colombia, Floritec held its Open Days. Compared to last year, there was more room to receive…

Virtual plant tour at Royal Van Zanten

Did you miss the trials this year? Were you not able to travel to the breeding greenhouses? No worries, you can visit Royal Van Zanten's virtual 3D trials here, an online tour that will entertain you for seven days. Go to the virtual 7-day plant tour. For more information:Royal Van ZantenLavendelweg 15,…

17th-19th September

UK: Everything you need to know about the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

The Harrogate Autumn Flower Show will take place from 9:30am till 5:30pm on 17th-19th September. The show has moved to a new location this Autumn and will be set in the grounds of one of England's finest stately homes.Show Director, Nick Smith said: "It has been an incredibly tough year for everyone and…

NL: Chrysanthemum world competes in sailing competition

On 9 September Dümmen Orange hosted more than 200 growers, wholesalers, and other players from the cut chrysanthemum world at the Dümmen Orange Sailing Event in Willemstad, the Netherlands. On the waters of the Hollands Diep River, the guests – spread over more than 20 boats – competed for the Harry…

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Russia: FlowersExpo 2021 is on

Do you want to expand your business in Russia? From 14-16 September, the main Russian flower exhibition “FlowersExpo” is held in Moscow at the Crocus Expo IEC. Similar to last year, due to the pandemic, the exhibition looks a bit different than it used to. Besides the traditional in-person exhibition, there will also be an…

October 20, 2021

"Now more than ever, we need to petal it forward"

For the last seven years, thousands of floral industry members in all 50 states have organized their teams on one day in October to take part in Petal It Forward, SAF’s…

University horticulture department hosting virtual lecture series

Oklahoma State University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is hosting the virtual H. Grant Vest Family Endowment Lecture on Sept. 21. Keynote speaker is author Joseph Tychonievich, who will present “How Genetic Engineering Works: Understanding the Science, Not the Controversy.” He…

Dekker Chrysanten at FlowersExpo Moscow 2021

Today marks the start of one of the most important flower expos of Eastern-Europe: the Flower Expo Moscow 2021. For three days, over more than 200 exponents from all over the world can be visited and Dekker Chrysanten is one of them. For every visitor of the Flower Expo Moscow 2021 it is quite obvious:…

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AU: "Concerns about community flower shows disappearing"

When Josef Neuschwanger found himself looking after the garden owned by his then parents-in-law, he thought he had better learn a thing or two about camellias. "It had 160-odd camellias in it, I didn't know anything about them," Mr. Neuschwanger said. It was the start of a love affair with the flowering…

"Online Chrysanthemum Day was an undeniably happy event"

Deliflor has celebrated Chrysanthemum Day 2021 worldwide. Master florist Max Hurtaud has made 7 beautiful arrangements with the varieties of Deliflor in an online flower demo of one hour. Growers, traders and florists from all over the world also passed by in a video to wish all viewers a Happy…

October 6 - 7

Canadian Greenhouse Conference “seeds of change”

The 2021 Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) will take place online on October 6 & 7. The popularity of the 2020 virtual conference gave CGC organizers the confidence to go…

"Online Chrysanthemum Day Show was a success"

Deliflor has celebrated Chrysanthemum Day 2021 worldwide. Master florist Max Hurtaud has made 7 beautiful arrangements with the varieties of Deliflor in an online flower demo of one hour. Growers, traders and florists from all over the world also passed by in a video to wish all viewers a Happy Chrysanthemum Day.…

Houseplant Festival

23-24 October

Houseplant festival returns to Garden Museum in London later this autumn

A festival dedicated to houseplants is returning to London for a third year next month. Houseplant Festival is a two-day event that will be held at Garden Museum in north London on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October. Curated by plant expert Alice Vincent (@noughticulture, author of Rootbound and How to…

NL: Welcome to the Cyclamen Open Days 2021

It’s time for the annual Cyclamen Open Days. In weeks 43, 44 and 45 Schoneveld Breeding would like to show you all their beautiful products. You can check out the entire product range in their greenhouses in Wilp. Come by for a Cyclamen tour in their PlantXperience or book a digital tour.  Like every year,…

Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA

Pumpkins, grasses and seed-heads take centre stage at the Chelsea flower show

Pumpkins, grasses and seed-heads take center stage at the Chelsea flower show as the deep, rich hues of autumn replace the fresh pastel spring palette usually on show over the event’s 108-year history. Forced to cancel last year, and postponed from its traditional late May slot to late September this…

"Come and see us at Glee next week"

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company will be exhibiting at Glee next week and are looking forward to being able to meet customers face to face at a trade show for the first time in nearly two years. Featured on their stand will be a selection of Hellebores, available for your plantarea, to help create…

Chrysanthemum surprise for Russian doctors

On Thursday September 2, Flower Experience by Natasha Mironova organised a surprise for doctors of the General Hospital No.2 in St. Petersburg, in cooperation with florist school Magenta and Cash & Carry 7Flowers for JustChrys. The Dutch Consulate General was a partner in this event. In Russia, like in…

October 11-13, Grand Rapids, MI

Join AmericanHort for a greenhouse tour

Michigan is a hotbed for industry-leading finished plant growers, and the Finished Plant Conference Greenhouse Tour is the best way to get a first-hand look at their…

US (FL): Jet Fresh Flowers wins Wholesaler of the Year

The Florida State Florist Association celebrated their hundredth year at their 2021 annual conference. The three-day event took place on August 27-29 in Weston, Fla. and was filled with design competitions, presentations, vendor booths and an award ceremony gala. Jet Fresh Flower Distributors had the…

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Circular plants at the Green is Life fair in Poland

After almost a year in isolation, we're all tired and missing direct contact with other people. It is no different in the sector of ornamental plants, which in turn translates into new trends that are worth emphasizing. Every year, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands actively supports the Green…

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Kew Gardens’ Orchids 2022: Costa Rica

Now in its 26th year, Kew Gardens’ annual festival, Orchids, will celebrate the rich and colorful culture of Costa Rica. Visitors can escape the UK’s dreary winter weather and step inside a glasshouse filled with vibrant horticultural displays and animated soundscapes, transporting them to the tropics of…

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Poland: Photographic and floristic variations on the theme of the Dutch Garden

A recognized nature photographer, Magda Wasiczek, ran a photo workshop in the Dutch Garden in Łazienki Królewskie park in Warsaw, Poland last year. During the workshops, Magda took a series of photos of the garden, which a year later, at exactly the same time, can be admired in the form of an open-air…

Chelsea Flower Show garden designers explain what to expect for 2021

For the first time in its 106-year history, Chelsea Flower Show 2021 will be held in September, rather than during May. After a difficult few months, gardeners were resigned to a redesign and replant for their garden’s Autumn debut. Many of the new designs will hold a thoughtful nod to the recent…

Garden Centre Association announces Ruxley Rose finalists

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has on September 7 announced the finalists for its annual Ruxley Rose competition. Twenty centres all received top scores in the GCA’s summer inspections, delayed from the normal spring inspections due to Covid, and have now been put forward for autumn judging. Iain…

Nominations for Dutch Flower Awards 2021 announced

For 18 years, Dutch Flower Group (DFG) has presented the Dutch Flower Awards every November. In 2020, the event was canceled due to COVID-19 and, as a token of appreciation, DFG has symbolically presented a ‘Big thank you award’ to all their growers and suppliers. This year everyone hopes to meet each…

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Kenyan horticulture companies target Italian market at fair

Ten Kenyan horticulture companies are looking to gain a foothold in the Italian market through this year’s Macfrut Digital Trade Fair in Rimini, Italy. The three-day event, which will run from September 7 to 9, will see participants showcase their products as well as attend meetings with the world’s…

September 14-16 2021, in Moscow, Russia

FlowersExpo 2021 about to open its physical and virtual doors

Eager to develop your business in the Russian floriculture market? Next week, from September 14 to 16, the FlowersExpo in Moscow, Russia will be held. Similar to last year, due to the pandemic, the exhibition looks a bit different than it used to. Besides the traditional in-person exhibition, there will…

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9 September

Online chrysanthemum show with MasterFlorist Max Hurtaud

9 September is Chrysanthemum Day 2021, and Deliflor will celebrate this unique day for chrysanthemums with an online flower show in cooperation with Flower Circus and Master Florist Max Hurtaud. They will go live on Facebook at 15:00 CET. Check the facebook event for more info.  Join this international celebration of…

North East and North West Garden Centre Association regional winners revealed

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) in the North East and North West are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation last week (Thursday, September 2, 2021). The North East’s Garden Centre of the Year in the Destination Garden Centre (DGC) category was Tong Garden Centre and…

UK: Garden Centre Association announces North Thames award winners

The Garden Centre Association unveiled its winners for the North Thames region during a presentation at Perrywood Garden Centre in Sudbury. Perrywood Garden Centre – Tiptree won Garden Centre of the Year in the Destination Garden Centre (DGC) category while Thurrock Garden Centre picked up the accolade…

6 - 8 October 2021

Trade fair GrootGroenPlus 2021 just around the corner

The preparations for a safe, new, live edition of trade fair GrootGroenPlus are in full swing. The trade fair, which was held completely online last year, will be hosted live this year in Zundert, from 6 - 8 October 2021. It promises to be a special edition; all available spots are booked with over 200…

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Calendula trials and pollinator research at the International Home Garden Conference

How important is it to help consumers with pollinator-friendly gardening? This, and much more, was discussed at yesterday’s virtual International Home Garden Conference. The event was hosted by Fleuroselect, who named the calendula the plant of the year 2021. The event looked back on this year’s…

Demo days, September 6-24, 2021

NL: Econseeds invites visitors over for their expanded demo field

Econseeds would like to invite customers and other interested companies to their demo field where they demonstrate a large part of their flower assortment. This year, they have considerably expanded the demo field. Besides their flower range, they also show you many of their Bertrand flower mixtures.Demo…

Ukraine: First day of school celebrated with even more flowers than before

Yesterday was the first day of school in Ukraine and Russia, which is celebrated with lots of flowers. Traditionally, every child in Russia gives a flower or a bunch of flowers to their teacher on September 1, resulting in a peak in demand for flower growers and traders. John Elstgeest of Flower Circus…

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September 21-26

What will the first autumn RHS Chelsea Flower Show look like?

For the first time in its 108-year history, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is being held in the autumn, from 21st to 26th September, rather than its usual May date. The change in season will alter the look, feel and plant choices of many exhibits, and garden designers will be making the most of the autumn…

Photo by Jeremy Jubenville, MSU Extension

Bug Bites: An intermediate-level seminar series on greenhouse biological control

The floriculture team from Michigan State University Extension is pleased to present a second edition of their live weekly webcast series on greenhouse biological control. Bug Bites will begin the first full week of September 2021 and are intended to be intermediate-level discussions geared toward…

August 31 - September 3, 2021

Colombia: Dümmen Orange expecting high turnout for Sweet Mum Garden open house

Breeder and propagator Dümmen Orange is excited to welcome a large number of customers during its Sweet Mum Garden open house. The expected turnout for the event, which will be held from 31 August to 3 September in Antioquia, Colombia, exceeds that of previous editions."We look forward to having our…

Asocolflores at the 2021 Flower Fair

Colombia: Celebrating life and economic reactivation of Medellín with 500,000 stems

Flowers provided by Asocolflores embellished some of the most emblematic cultural shows held during the fair. “With the fragrance, designs and colors of 500,000 chrysanthemums, pompons, micropompons and hydrangeas, among other varieties produced in Eastern Antioquia, Asocolflores actively joined the…

Belgium: Azalea shines at open day FlorAmor & Hortibreed

FlorAmor and Hortinno, two of the major azalea companies in Europe, yesterday opened their doors to the public. After having been forced to operate behind the scenes for a while, like everyone else, the moment had finally come to present the latest developments and product innovations to customers. A lot…

Garden Center Association reveals Scotland and Northern Ireland winners

Garden Centre Association (GCA) members in Scotland and Northern Ireland are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Klondyke Mortonhall Garden Centre.Staff from Simpsons Garden Centre, with (right) GCA inspector Colin FarquharIn Scotland,…

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November 17-19, 2021

The Netherlands as Partner Country at Mexico’s Ornamental Plants & Flowers Expo 2021

The Netherlands will be Partner Country of the Ornamental Plants & Flowers (OPF) Expo, which will be held for the second time in Mexico from 17 to 19 November 2021 in Mexico-City. Dutch companies interested in the Mexican ornamental sector are invited to participate in the Netherlands pavilion, which…

ASHS webinar, August 31, 2021

Webinar on how to help your plants hold their phosphorus

Container-grown nursery stock accounts for 68% of the 4.5-billion-dollar nursery industry according to the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties. Compared to traditional…

Belgian floral fair: Magical snowqueen wins golden Florall award

For the first time in eighteen months, the floriculture trade fair Florall was able to physically take place in Belgium. There was a large turnout, which, according to the company, was even larger than previous editions. Apart from Belgium itself, there were many visitors from the Netherlands and France.…

UK: Garden Center Association Midlands members receive regional awards

Staff from Garden Centre Association (GCA) member centres in the Midlands received awards during a presentation evening on Wednesday August 25, 2021, at Stratford Garden Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon.L-R: David Coote and Neil Domoney from St Peters Garden Centre with GCA inspector Gordon EmslieSt Peters…

First annual Plant Lighting Short Course starts in October

Working in partnership, GLASE, OptimIA, and LAMP are announcing the first annual Plant Lighting Short Course. "This 6-week modular short course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about all aspects related to the selection, implementation, and benefits of plant lighting…

September 21-23, 2021

Behind the scenes of plant breeding at SAF Orlando 2021

Successful plant breeding can produce disease-resistant plants that have a longer shipping and vase life, all while providing retailers, wholesalers and growers with fresh and vibrant colors for consumers. Two industry professionals, Juana De La Torre, sales director for Ball SB, and Jason Jandrew,…

'J Schwanke’s Life In Bloom'

“TV show inspires viewers to enjoy and arrange flowers”

"This is exactly what I had hoped would happen – that people would not only watch the show, but be motivated to try arranging flowers – and experience the benefits themselves,” says J Schwanke, host and creator of the television show “Life in Bloom,” seen nationwide on public television stations…

November 4-6, 2021

Poland: Due to demand, the Gardenia fair is adding floriculture events for the first time

“There was a huge demand for an event with gardening, floristry and decorations combined,” says the team of Gardenia, an international garden and landscape fair located in Poznań, Poland. “Therefore, we took steps to bring the events together, and market analysis has shown that it will bring the most…

New Blooms Event

Canada: Preparing growers for Mother’s Day while drinking lavender cocktails

“We were approached by Dümmen Orange about four years ago, as they wanted to do trials with new varieties in the Western part of Canada. Now we host the annual New Blooms Event for commercial greenhouse growers and suppliers, where they get to see which varieties are performing well in our climate and…

September 28-30. 2021

NL: Seed meets Technology 2021 to take place as planned

After a period of uncertainty the decision was finally taken: Seed meets Technology 2021 will not be cancelled or postponed. Following close consultation between the organisation and the municipality, Seed meets Technology has been deemed COVID-proof and guests will be permitted to attend this event at…

August 18-20, 2021

Farwest Show nursery industry trade show marks a successful return to the Oregon Convention Center

The 2021 Farwest Show was a worthwhile investment leading to positive outcomes for their business, according to companies that exhibited at the nursery industry gathering,…

August 30-September 3, 2021

Colombia: Danziger presenting 150 colorful chrysanthemums and over 65 novelties at open days

Bringing a rainbow of colours and a plethora of shapes, textures and sizes is Danziger’s Annual Chrysanthemum Open Days at the company’s cutting farm in Vereda Pontezuela, Colombia. This year, the event will go live and online between 30th of August until the 3rd September 2021. Visit in person or order…

Green Is Life & Flower Expo Polska, September 2-4, 2021

Poland: "Bringing green business together again"

Quite soon - on September 2-4, 2021, attendees can meet in Warsaw for the 28th International Exhibition Green Is Life & Flower Expo Polska. The exhibition is the largest presentation of ornamental plants in Central Europe. Visitors to the fair can learn about the offer of more than 146 companies from…

UK: Wales & West Garden Center Association regional winners revealed

Staff at garden centres across the Wales and West region are celebrating after scooping awards during a presentation yesterday (Tuesday, August 24 2021) evening at Pugh’s Garden Centre The Vale in Wenvoe. Monkton Elm Garden Centre was awarded Garden Centre of the Year in the Destination Garden Centre…

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UK: Chiswick Flower Market celebrates its first birthday

Chiswick Flower Market is celebrating its first birthday in September. The market, which sells cut flowers, bedding plants, bulbs, houseplants, dried flowers, bouquets and arrangements as well as mushroom growing kits and pots, is the first new exclusively flower and plant market to be opened in London…

Penn State Extension course shows how to turn small farm dream into an agricultural business

Exploring the Small Farm Dream face-to-face short course helps small farmers learn what it takes to start and manage the farm they envision as more than a dream, as an…

New call for rooftop and non-rooftop projects about to open

A new call for GROOF projects for all kinds of greenhouses is about to open. In this project, candidates can receive professional coaching in the development of their project.…

Colombia's Medellin holds annual flower parade

The Colombian city of Medellin came into full bloom on Sunday as scores of florists descended on the city's stadium for a colorful flower festival with a local twist. Watch the video below to see the floral festivities.Source: www.rumble.com.

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AU: The bulbs are in but crowds are out as Floriade cancelled for second year running

The bulbs have been planted in Commonwealth Park - but the usual springtime crowds will not be allowed to see them.Chief Minister Andrew Barr on Saturday confirmed Floriade and Nightfest would be cancelled for a second year in a row, and would look similar to last year's event where flowers were…

Little Prince of Oregon Nursery wins best in show booth award at 2021 Farwest Show

Farwest Show exhibitors are known for their creativity, and for the 2021 edition of the show, that hasn’t changed. Judges walked the floor to find the best of the best,…

September 7-12, 2021

UK: RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show almost returns for 2021

Join for a late-summer floral celebration with spectacular displays, specialist nurseries, inspirational expert talks and the chance to buy from a fantastic choice of exhibitors. The RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show will be held September 7-12, 2021.Spectacular floral displaysDelight in a majestic display…

Kimono Hydrangea wins people’s choice “Best in Show” at Farwest 2021

"We knew this variety would turn heads around the industry"

Bloomin’ Easy’s Kimono Hydrangea was awarded People’s Choice“Best in Show” at the 2021 Farwest trade show, hosted by the Oregon Association of Nurseries in Portland. Kimono is a compact, reblooming Hydrangea macrophylla featuring dark foliage toppedwith blooms of delicate white and pink inside wine-red…

Westerlay Orchids

"Why orchids are perfect for the popular eco-friendly, micro weddings"

According to theweddingreport.com  2.5 million couples are expected to wed in 2022. As weddings transition from large venues to small, more intimate gatherings are the trend. Brides and grooms are also more thoughtful about price and sustainability, wanting a lower cost and lower stress wedding that creates…

August 19

Farwest Show attendees select winning products for the Retailers’ Choice Awards

As part of the Retailers’ Choice Awards, a jury of volunteer garden retailers roamed the floor and highlighted seven different products that particularly piqued their interest…

GardenComm Virtual Conference, August 14, 2021

GardenComm announces Gold Media Award winners

Garden Communicators International (GardenComm) announced the winners of its 2021 Gold Media Awards on Saturday, August 14, at the GardenComm Virtual Conference.   The GardenComm Media…

Farwest show judges choose Sensational Lavender as Best in Show at New Varieties Showcase

"It is the next generation of Lavender Phenomenal"

Sensational Lavender (Lavandula intermedia ‘Tesseract’) was chosen by judged as the Best in Show winner in the 2021 Farwest Show’s New Varieties Showcase.The Sensational Lavender The plant, discovered by Lloyd Traven and Richard Grazzini and introduced by Peace Tree Farms based in Kintnersville,…

AmericanHort debuts the Finished Plant Conference

"This conference will give growers immediately applicable tools to optimize production"

Debuting this fall, the AmericanHort Finished Plant Conference will be the event for finishing growers of bedding and potted flowering plants, indoor and outdoor perennials, and fast-turn…

Joost Bongaerts, Florabundance:

“To avoid disappointment, we sell color palettes instead of specific varieties”

With events returning, wedding flowers are currently in high demand. “As a result, flexibility is important and when certain varieties are not available, we offer substitutions. Therefore, selling color palettes instead of specific varieties has been a good way to avoid disappointments,” says Joost…

GCA GROW releases new ‘Poisonous Plants’ module for members

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has introduced a new module on identifying hazardous plants through its Garden Retail Online Workshops (GROW) learning platform (August…

Welby Gardens names 2021 Hardy Boy flower trial winners

Welby Gardens, the exclusive grower of Hardy Boy Plants, works closely with breeders, brokers, and universities around the country along with important industry leaders to produce and test the newest and latest in plant genetics. For 31 years, Welby has conducted extensive flower trials to evaluate the…

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August 15 - September 5

"First flower festival in Brussels since pandemic"

The city of Brussels welcomed back natural colours with the start of a new flower festival called “Bruxelles en Fleurs” (Brussels in Flowers). The festival began on 15 August and will go on until 5 September. It combines artistic flower arrangements by florists from all around the country creating a…

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NL: Nursery Trade Fair Foundation novelty showcase receives 29 submissions

The board of the novelty showcase organized by the Nursery Trade Fair Foundation received 30 novelty submissions, of which 29 were accepted for judging. The novelties will be judged by a professional jury from the Koninklijke Vereniging voor Boskoopse Culturen (The Royal Society for Boskoop Cultures).…

NL: "Four reasons to participate in the Greenovation Award"

Royal FloraHolland wants to stimulate sustainability in the chain and for that reason has presented the 'Greenovation Award' since 2017. The nominees get a lot of exposure from this. However, that is not the only reason to take part. 1. Essential for the futureBecoming more sustainable is necessary in…

Darwin Perennials Day, June 22, 2022

"Nothing beats a chance to see plants live and in-person"

Darwin Perennials, North America’s premier breeder of vegetative perennials, will once again welcome industry guests in-person for its annual Darwin Perennials Day event,…

Plantpeddler Variety Day 2021

“We had record attendance for this year’s trials”

“People were excited to go to a floriculture event and engage with other people in the industry,” say Mike Gooder, Plantpeddler’s President, and Stacy Bryant, Key Account Sales and Trials. This year’s Variety Day was held on August 6, 2021, showcased nearly 1,500 varieties and was a successful and…

"The imbalance between supply and demand has allowed us a satisfactory year of sales"

COPLANT, in Galicia, is a project that was born in 2004 thanks to the commitment and union of five nurseries producing ornamental plants in the southern part of Galicia, strengthening its headquarters and logistics center in the region of "Baixo Miño". Together with the joint experience and the vocation…

Lasting legacy of Philadelphia Flower Show

This year’s PHS Philadelphia Flower Show bloomed outdoors for the first time in its 193-year history this past June 5-13, 2021. In pursuit of increasing PHS’s mission to create healthy living environments, PHS worked with numerous partners and alongside Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Streets…

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China: Chenshan Botanic Garden to hold annual waterlily showcase

The Chenshan Botanic Garden in Shanghai will be presenting an annual showcase of waterlilies from Aug 18 to Sep 18. More than 10,000 plants from over 300 species will be exhibited. More than 10 species will be making their debut in the garden. Among the highlights are the new species cultivated at…

Events return to São Paulo starting 17 August

The government of São Paulo announced the resumption of events in the state as of yesterday, August 17. The news is likely to heat up and move the flower market. With these new measures, social events, such as weddings, graduations and birthdays, corporate fairs, among others, can be held with no limit…

Jury announced for the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards

Six ornamental horticulture experts have been selected to sit on the jury for the AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2022. The awards are organized by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and recognize the ‘best of the best’ in ornamentals production. The…

August 24 - September 2

UK: Garden Centre Association announces regional award meetings

Garden Centre Association (GCA) members will find out who has come out on top in its annual inspections this year at regional award meetings taking place from late August (2021). Garden centres are encouraged to attend the event in their area to celebrate the efforts and achievements of their team…

Interflora and Kip & Nook

UK: "An unlikely partnership to create a sunflower hotel"

2021 is the year of holidays closer to home. Whether it's a staycation or a trip further afield, discovering Britain's hidden gems is better for the planet and better for our pockets, and there's no chance (well, a very slim chance) of lost baggage."To share our joy in the Great British Summer we're…

NL: “The Glazen Tulp Award provides more exposure for new products”

Royal FloraHolland introduced the Glazen Tulp Award in order to encourage growers and breeders. This is an award for the best market introduction in flowers and plants. Kwekerij Tass was the winner in the Green Houseplants category last December. What did this prize bring them? Kwekerij Tass in…

Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants

Master Grower award winners on their 31st year at the RHS Flower Show

“We have exhibited our products at every single one of the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows ever since it started over 31 years ago,” says Rose Hardy, co-founder of Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants. For last month’s Flower Show, the UK growers were picked as the Master Grower for the RHS. In this…

US: local flower promotions sizzle during American Flowers Week

Slow Flowers Society launched American Flowers Week in 2015 as a community-focused floral holiday, encouraging everyone in the floral marketplace to participate — from flower seed and bulb producers to cut flower growers; from designers to retailers; from cutting garden enthusiasts to artists. As the…

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Flower trade booms on Chinese Valentine's Day

Yunnan Province, China's main supplier of flowers, reported robust sales in the run-up to this year's Qixi Festival, or the Chinese Valentine's Day, on Saturday. The Kunming International Flora Auction Trading Center has traded over 80 million stems of fresh cut flowers since Aug. 3, when the region's…

US: Plantpeddler Variety Day 2021 trial gardens results

Plantpeddler hosted Variety Day 2021 on Friday August 6; a day focused on delivering on the goal of “Testing the Best in the Midwest”. The event showcased nearly 1,500 varieties of vegetative annuals inlarge containers, hanging baskets and beds from a global array of breeders. The event saw record…

"Although it has been a successful campaign, we have lived with uncertainty every week."

The Proval Group was born in 1992 after the union of several Mediterranean plant producers in the province of Valencia. Since its inception, the demand has been at its maximum, which has allowed them to adapt their products and structures to the changing circumstances of the market. They also always take…

19 October

AIPH announces virtual international expo conference

With a mandate agreed by international convention, AIPH, the International Association of Horticultural Producers has been approving and regulating International Horticultural Expos since 1960. This conference presents an excellent opportunity to learn more about hosting or being involved with an…

Bulb of the Year winner 2021: Triumph Tulips

Every year, European bulb exporters choose one group of bulbs to highlight. The 2021 winner is Triumph tulips. Bred for superior traits, the Triumph tulip results from a cross between early and late single-flowered tulips and is the largest group of tulip varieties. Triumph tulips are, without doubt, the…

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IN: A local marigold harvest for Onam festivities

More than a hundred farmers under the aegis of various women’s self-help groups and Punchiri Balasabha (a commune of young children) in Kottuvally panchayat in the district have begun harvesting marigold flowers meant for Onam festivities. This is the first time that attempts are being made in the…

Flower Farmers' Big Weekend, 13th – 15th August

"A great chance to learn more about British flowers"

The Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend is a celebration of British flower farms and flower farming taking place this weekend, 13th – 15th August. It is a brilliant opportunity for customers to meet local flower farmesr and see their farms in action. Sweetpeas and Sunflowers is based in North Devon and will be…

Kernock Park Plants hosts visit from South East Cornwall MP

Southeast Cornwall MP, Sheryll Murray, has seen first-hand how horticulture can play a part in driving ‘green growth’ and supporting climate targets during a visit to a Saltash plant business on Thursday (5/8), also addressing workforce challenges.   Kernock Park Plants, an independent Cornish plant producer, who…

November 3&4

Northeast Greenhouse Conference will offer educational sessions on business management

Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo will feature these educational sessions on business management on November 3, 2021. Let's Figure Out Gen X, Y & Z, Amanda Thomsen, Kiss…

7 weeks to go!

Chelsea September flower show update

"It’s been a few weeks since our last update charting the progress of the 6 gardens that we are working with for the first-ever Chelsea Flower Show in September. Whilst our team has the collective experience and knowledge of growing for over 80 traditional Chelsea show gardens over the past 22 years,…

Spring Meadow - Proven Winners Endowment Fund tops $1 million

Grand Haven’s Spring Meadow Nursery and the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) are pleased to announce that the Spring Meadow - Proven Winners® Endowment Fund has topped $1 million. Dale & Liz Deppe established the Spring Meadow - Proven Winners® Endowment Fund with HRI in 1999 with the belief that…

Substrate specialists meet online on 26 August

On 26 August, Growing Media Europe 2021 is organising an Industry and Policy Day. During this day, aimed at industry and policy, various presentations will be given on the…


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