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New genetic details may help roses come up smelling like, well, roses

New genetic details may help roses come up smelling like, well, roses

OLD BLUSH An analysis of rose genes, including of those in this heirloom rose called Old Blush, identifies overlooked ways the plants make...
Florachain ICO: Blockchain Floral Supply Chain Sourcing Network?

Florachain ICO: Blockchain Floral Supply Chain Sourcing Network?

Flowers have long been associated with every civilization and culture in the world. Dating as far back as the ice age, flowers were...
Genetic secrets of the rose revealed

Genetic secrets of the rose revealed

There are about 200 types of rose Take time to smell the roses, the saying goes, and, according to scientists, the fragrant flowers...
"A step closer to the perfect lily"

“A step closer to the perfect lily”

Marian Baas, lily breeder at Van Zanten Flowerbulbs: Developing new commercially valuable lily cultivars that will be introduced in the market on a...
Ecuador: Commercial and future rose varieties on display at Plantec

Ecuador: Commercial and future rose varieties on display at Plantec

New varieties, future varieties and renovations, it was all on display at Plantec Ecuador's open house that took place last month. 180 of...
Ready for California Spring Trials 2018?

Ready for California Spring Trials 2018?

Sneak peek - final part The California Spring Trials are almost upon us, and the participants are ready to welcome their visitors at...
Benary celebrates 175 years of breeding

Benary celebrates 175 years of breeding

Could you imagine riding your bike through Europe collecting seeds? This is how it all began anew with Benary after World War II. After...
New petunias pack a punch of color

New petunias pack a punch of color

University of Missouri Extension Bursting with color and relatively low-maintenance, petunias are a longtime favorite of gardeners. But that wasn’t always the case. Many...
Planting for impact

Planting for impact

Lily of the Nile has been planted in California for decades, providing one burst of flowers over several weeks in early summer. This new...
One tiny mutation could triple the world’s production of grain

One tiny mutation could triple the world’s production of grain

A relatively minor genetic modification can triple the number of grains produced by sorghum (family Poaceae ), a drought-tolerant plant widely used as a...
Seeds Only a Plant Breeder Could Love, Until Now

Seeds Only a Plant Breeder Could Love, Until Now

Your browser does not support the video element. Row 7 Seed Company aims to connect plant breeders with restaurant chefs as they develop new...
MYSTERY PLANT: Mystery Plant has root beer like smell

MYSTERY PLANT: Mystery Plant has root beer like smell

Buy Now The leaves of this Mystery Plant are attached to the top of this subterranean stem, each one on a long, slender stalk...
Introducing new plants for 2018

Introducing new plants for 2018

What fun is life if you don’t take a risk now and then? There are interesting new introductions to the plant market this year....
Immobilized Plants

Are Plants Conscious?

After an hour of exposure to the anesthetic diethyl ether, the leaf traps of Venus flytraps ( Dionaea muscipula Ellis ) no longer close...
A rose named ‘Nelson Mandela’ launched ahead of V-Day

A rose named ‘Nelson Mandela’ launched ahead of V-Day

The rose is disease-resilient and is a tall, orange-vermillion prolific floribunda which grows to more than a metre tall in good conditions. In one...
How an Ecuadorian rose makes the journey to your American sweetheart for Valentine’s Day

How an Ecuadorian rose makes the journey to your American sweetheart for Valentine’s Day

Long before buyers scramble to grab that last bunch of roses at the grocery store or flower shop first thing on Wednesday morning, Denver’s...
Extreme ultraviolet radiation causes plant sterility, UC Berkeley study finds

Extreme ultraviolet radiation causes plant sterility, UC Berkeley study finds

Deserts among many biodiversity “hot spots” in California, UC Berkeley study finds California birds are nesting earlier because of rising temperatures, UC Berkeley study...
Gardening with Allen: How are new plant varieties developed?

Gardening with Allen: How are new plant varieties developed?

Allen Wilson is a Vancouver gardening specialist. Email Allen Wilson at allenw98663@yahoo.com. I have noticed that most of the All-America award-winning varieties have the...

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Plant breeders balance shared innovation, revenue

Plant breeders balance shared innovation, revenue

IMAGE: Carrot Breeder Philipp Simon (USDA-ARS, Madison WI) and graduate student Charlene Grahn explain their selection for stronger and more vigorous tops to...
Florists Just Killed Louisiana's Effort at Eliminating Florist Licenses

Florists Just Killed Louisiana’s Effort at Eliminating Florist Licenses

Ralf Hirschberger/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom Louisiana is the only state to require a license for cutting, arranging, and selling flowers. State senators in Louisiana just blocked...
I Bought a Fiddle-leaf Fig From the New Amazon Plants Store

I Bought a Fiddle-leaf Fig From the New Amazon Plants Store

Not my actual fiddle-leaf fig tree. Photo: De Agostini Picture Library/De Agostini/Getty Images As you may have heard, Amazon sells plants now ....