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Waitrose launch surprise flower delivery service for online shoppers

Waitrose launch surprise flower delivery service for online shoppers

Waitrose & Partners launch surprise flowers delivery You can now treat yourself during your weekly shop at Waitrose & Partners because the supermarket has...
Industry Members Share Takeaways from SAF Palm Springs 2018

Industry Members Share Takeaways from SAF Palm Springs 2018

Jenny Behlings, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, SDCF, (upper right) was one of the many floral industry members who attended SAF Palm Springs 2018 last month...
All about fall mums: Types of flowers, surviving the winter

All about fall mums: Types of flowers, surviving the winter

Picking several varieties of pumpkins at Paulus Orchards in Monaghan Township. Paul Kuehnel, pkuehnel@ydr.com Nothing brings color to the fall garden like mums (Chrysanthemum...
All the Dirt on Gardening: Plant Garlic This Fall

All the Dirt on Gardening: Plant Garlic This Fall

A head of garlic (center) is divided into its separate cloves for planting. Each clove of garlic is a seed that will produce an...
‘Turbocharging’ photosynthesis increases plant biomass

‘Turbocharging’ photosynthesis increases plant biomass

Coralie Salesse, left, and David Stern examine corn stalks in a BTI greenhouse, as part of their research on enzymes and boosting photosynthesis. Scientists...
Fast and Floriferous: A blooming palette for desert flower borders

Fast and Floriferous: A blooming palette for desert flower borders

(Photo: Maureen Gilmer/Special to The Desert Sun) Gertrude Jekyll would have loved our desert palette if she hadn't been born in Victorian England. This...
Floral Flavors Market: Global Growth Manufacturers, Major Application Analysis and Forecast To 2023

Floral Flavors Market: Global Growth Manufacturers, Major Application Analysis and Forecast To 2023

Floral Flavors Market report firstly introduced the Floral Flavors basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials...
Recruiting and Hiring in a Tight Labor Market

Recruiting and Hiring in a Tight Labor Market

Have you ever met a person and “know” he/she has something special? You can’t identify what it is other than he/she has energy and...
Hiring and developing long term employees

Hiring and Developing Long Term Employees

There’s not a business in the world that can succeed without people. But the truth is that every organization will be faced with a...
Ten Flowers that Smell Delicious

Ten Flowers that Smell Delicious

Sure, we’ll admit it: Ranking the best-smelling flowers is extremely subjective — much like ranking Justin Bieber’s top hits. It’s tough sledding… But at...

2018 “Merchandising Award of Excellence”

2018 WINNERS CINDY FITZGERALD and MICHELLE BEESON Hy-Vee Omaha, Neb. Theme: “Our Love Is Written in the Stars” Inspired by the 2017 “Great American Eclipse,” Cindy Fitzgerald, floral manager,...
Plants in Design Take Center Stage at AIFD Symposium

Plants in Design Take Center Stage at AIFD Symposium

The popularity of interior plants will not diminish in the next several years and, in fact, will continue to increase, according to home design...
ONE GARDENER TO ANOTHER: Cream of the house plant crop

ONE GARDENER TO ANOTHER: Cream of the house plant crop

The snake plant can endure neglect for weeks at a time and its long sword-like leaves will still look fresh. Courtesy photo I buy...
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How to Grow Valuable Teenaged Employees

With a 20 percent chance the next worker you hire will be a teenager, here are 10 tips to help the inexperienced teen worker...

WHAT MOTIVATES MILLENNIALS IN THE WORKFORCE

Entitled. Lazy. Immature. Millennials are often the target of scorn by older generations, but those disparaging categorizations are largely unwarranted, especially when it comes...
Wish Farms planning a Plant City corporate headquarters with distinctive, whimsical touches

Wish Farms planning a Plant City corporate headquarters with distinctive, whimsical touches

Plant City's Wish Farms will locate a new corporate headquarters, warehouse and berry-processing operation and organic blueberry field along the Interstate 4 frontage road...
THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING MILLENNIALS

THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING MILLENNIALS

“What are the most effective ways to train millennials?” is probably the question that training professionals hear more often than any other today. To training...

MARKETING TO MILLENNIALS

They’re supposedly not much into working hard. They love their smartphones, and they’ve never used doorbells because, well, don’t you just shoot a text...
IS THE FLORAL INDUSTRY WILTING

IS THE FLORAL INDUSTRY WILTING?

Just like any industry, the fresh-floral supply chain needs new talent to survive and thrive in the future. As current generations grow older and...
A Living Legend Built with Strong Relationships

A Living Legend Built with Strong Relationships THE PETE GARCIA STORY

The term “living legend” is normally used to describe rock stars, athletes, actors, musicians and the like who rose to stardom through a movie...

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World’s biggest plant shrinks as hungry deer move in

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Matsui Nursery innovated the floral industry, and now has a mission of giving back.

Matsui Nursery innovated the floral industry, and now has a mission of giving back.

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