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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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Scientists Figure Out Why Roses Don't Smell as Good as They Used To

Scientists Figure Out Why Roses Don’t Smell as Good as They Used To

Roses are red, violets are blue, but they just don't smell like they used to. A team of 40 international researchers has successfully...
"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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...

Winter Wedding Dress Show

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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...
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...
New Plants and Bulbs for Fall

New Plants and Bulbs for Fall

Among the great pleasures of the nursery business is discovering new and unfamiliar plant varieties. These can be plants that are new to the...
Rambling rose

Rambling rose

Connie Hilker uses her garden to collect and preserve antique rose varieties in danger of being lost. The Cotton Candy variety shown here was...
Pesticide Registration Program Takes A Step Forward

Pesticide Registration Program Takes A Step Forward

The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) was recently approved by the Senate. PRIA reauthorizes and improves the law that governs the Environmental Protection Agency’s...
On Gardening: Sun Parasol mandevillas celebrate 15 years of stunning tropical flower color

On Gardening: Sun Parasol mandevillas celebrate 15 years of stunning tropical flower color

Hide caption By Norman Winter / Tribune News Service Fifteen years ago, the Sun Parasol mandevilla made its debut in the country and those...
Flower Spotlight: Bird of Paradise

Flower Spotlight: Bird of Paradise

Birds of Paradise are stunning tropical flowers that showcase elegance and exotic beauty. Their bright colors are mesmerizing to the eye, beautifully drawing our...

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A Visit to the World’s Largest Flower Market in Paris

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Christiansburg woman charged with fraud against Virginia Flower Growers Association

Christiansburg woman charged with fraud against Virginia Flower Growers Association

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On the Go with Joe at Lily Flower Fest

On the Go with Joe at Lily Flower Fest

FOREST GROVE, OR (KPTV) - Summer is in full swing and that means it’s time to celebrate local lilies that are starting to bloom....