Thursday, November 15, 2018
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...
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...
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...
How Have Plants Shaped Human Societies?

How Have Plants Shaped Human Societies?

Cinchona corymbifera, from A.B. Lambert, A Description of the Genus Cinchona (London: 1797), Dumbarton Oaks Rare Book Collection. Credit: Credit: Dumbarton Oaks. Quinine (Scientific...
Plant of the month: Uala sweet potato perfect for growing in Hawaii

Plant of the month: Uala sweet potato perfect for growing in Hawaii

The ‘Margarita’ variety of ‘uala has light green heart shaped leaves. (epicgardening.com/Courtesy Photo) The ‘uala has attractive palmate leaves and a lovely white and...
Chinese Fringe Flower a good fit for Florida

Chinese Fringe Flower a good fit for Florida

Loropetalum chinensis ‘Blush,’ Chinese Fringe Flower, is an evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub to small tree. It’s ideal in part-shade to part-sun as a privacy screen...
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...
Sunday and Monday: First-Ever Cannabis Flower Bouquet Pop Up In SE Portland

Sunday and Monday: First-Ever Cannabis Flower Bouquet Pop Up In SE Portland

East Fork Cultivars Co-founders, Aaron Howard, Left, Nathan Howard, right I received the following press release late yesterday. East Fork Cultivars is operated by...
San Antonio students seek patent to keep flowers blooming

San Antonio students seek patent to keep flowers blooming

1 of 9A comparison chart is shown for bacterial growth rates as Hannah Taylor and Ashley WalkerPhoto: Tom Reel /Staff photographer 2 of 9Hannah...
Danish grower produces Begonia Maculata from seed

Danish grower produces Begonia Maculata from seed

The plant that is known as the ‘Trout Begonia’ is not a fishy plant at all. The white dots give the Begonia Maculata...
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....
Letter from the Chairman

Letter from the Chairman

It is an exciting time to be in the floral industry, and I am looking forward to serving as the AFE Chairman of the...
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...
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...
10 worst plant invaders on the Louisiana coast

10 worst plant invaders on the Louisiana coast

Weed scientist Dearl Sanders wades through giant salvinia, one of Louisiana's worst invasive plants, in 2014. Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter They clog...
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...
Can This Gene-Edited Wild Plant Become the Next Strawberry?

Can This Gene-Edited Wild Plant Become the Next Strawberry?

With the help of CRISPR genome editing, researchers have found a way to domesticate the groundcherry (via Sebastian Soyk) Move over, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Royal Catchfly’s scarlet flowers catch eyes

Royal Catchfly’s scarlet flowers catch eyes

Plant Royal Catchfly, and you will be rewarded with brilliant red fireworks in your summer garden. Add to the cast hummingbirds and butterflies, and...
Gardening: Easy-growing Dutch hyacinths bring perfume to spring flower bed

Gardening: Easy-growing Dutch hyacinths bring perfume to spring flower bed

By Diana Lockwood / For The Columbus Dispatch Of all the sweet-smelling spring-flowering bulbs, hyacinths might offer the strongest scent. A few growing by...
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...
Genes responsible for difference in flower color of snapdragons identified

Genes responsible for difference in flower color of snapdragons identified

Antirrhinum plants. Credit: David Field But why don't the snapdragons mix, with yellow and magenta flowers growing together over a wide area? Nick Barton...

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