Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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.

Teresa Matsui says orchids are popular for a few reasons: “People look at orchids as great value. When you buy a potted orchid, you...
GROWING TOGETHER: (Not necessarily) the last rose of summer

GROWING TOGETHER: (Not necessarily) the last rose of summer

Campfire rose, a winter-hardy Canadian shrub rose, blooms repeatedly with ever-changing, multi-colored flowers. David Samson / Forum News Service 1 / 2 What's a...
Their Land Defiled, Forest People Swap Flower Worship for Quran and Concrete

Their Land Defiled, Forest People Swap Flower Worship for Quran and Concrete

JAMBI, Indonesia — When the flowers could no longer summon the gods, the healer knew it was time to leave the forest. As a...
Flower Gals Co. delights Dallas with flower truck

Flower Gals Co. delights Dallas with flower truck

Miriam and Taylor Pierce, mother and daughter respectively, work to the sound of children laughing, adults talking, passing cars and the ever so faint...
Flourish Flower Truck delivers DIY experience in flower arranging

Flourish Flower Truck delivers DIY experience in flower arranging

Flourish Flower Truck allows customers to create their own unique bouquets. Ruth M White, Shopper News Every Thursday morning, Savannah Pannell fills the back...
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...
Exclusive Interview: Mr. Flower Fantastic gives sneakers the floral touch

Exclusive Interview: Mr. Flower Fantastic gives sneakers the floral touch

Sneakerhead or not, a beautiful pair of shoes easily grabs attention, and when they are made completely of flowers you can’t help but do...
October is a great month to plant just about anything in our fertile region

October is a great month to plant just about anything in our fertile region

There isn’t much we can’t plant this month in the central San Joaquin Valley. Local nurseries and garden centers should be fully stocked with...
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...
Simsbury woman's flower business blooming with new orders

Simsbury woman’s flower business blooming with new orders

Landscape designer by trade, a Simsbury mother of three who started making floral arrangements as a side job now said her flower arrangement business...
Kenya's $800 million flower market is seeing a boost, thanks to China

Kenya’s $800 million flower market is seeing a boost, thanks to China

Kenya's flower power is blooming 04:04 (CNN)Red Lands Roses in Kenya produces some of the boldest shades of roses, from a glossy red to...
Flower markets that can lift the spirit

Flower markets that can lift the spirit

People love flowers for their beauty, and they are a favourite subject for artists and poets. Monet’s water lilies, Van Gogh’s sunflowers and Wordsworth’s...
Plant Subscription Boxes You'll Love (Thanks, 2018)

Plant Subscription Boxes You’ll Love (Thanks, 2018)

Just because summer's almost over doesn't mean our indoor greenery needs to go into hibernation mode. Houseplants and floral bouquets add a pop of...
FLORALIFE® offers Flower Food for Thought

FLORALIFE® offers Flower Food for Thought

New FLORALIFE ® “Flower Food for Thought” packet designs inspire consumers to engage with their floral purchases. The new program also educates and imparts...
How to Care for Succulents (And Not Kill Them): 9 Plant-Care Tips

How to Care for Succulents (And Not Kill Them): 9 Plant-Care Tips

Don't underestimate the power of that succulent in your living room. "We believe part of the satisfaction of living with indoor plants is in...
SAF Weighs In On The Proper Regulation of Pesticides

SAF Weighs In On The Proper Regulation of Pesticides

In response to a recent decision handed down from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, SAF...
White Castle launches plant-based Impossible Slider nationwide

White Castle launches plant-based Impossible Slider nationwide

White Castle is known for many things, but serving up healthy fruits and vegetables is not necessarily one of them. But that’s changing, when...
Watch Plants Light Up When They Get Attacked

Watch Plants Light Up When They Get Attacked

Plants have no eyes, no ears, no mouth and no hands. They do not have a brain or a nervous system. Muscles? Forget them....
Cannabis Cur.es markets flower power

Cannabis Cur.es markets flower power

Rochester-based company Navitas offers a variety of CBD products through its Cannabis Cur.es store at the Rochester Public Market. After stopping for a coffee...
Attachable sensors for monitoring plant growth

Attachable sensors for monitoring plant growth

The butterfly-shaped platform can be placed on top of plant leaves or stems. A team from Saudi Arabia has designed flexible, butterfly-shaped, attachable sensors...
Manchester bombing: Parents of youngest victim reveal new rose to honour daughter

Manchester bombing: Parents of youngest victim reveal new rose to honour daughter

Saffie-Rose was among the 22 killed in the terror attack following an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May last year The parents of the...
In pics: Mallikghat flower market in Kolkata, India

In pics: Mallikghat flower market in Kolkata, India

Indian labors carry flowers at the Mallikghat wholesale flower market in Kolkata, India, on Sept. 9, 2018. (Xinhua/Tumpa Mondal) China World Business Culture Edu...
Certified American Grown Leader to Serve on PMA’s Floral Council

Certified American Grown Leader to Serve on PMA’s Floral Council

Cronquist will serve on PMA’s Floral Council. Certified American Grown Administrator Kasey Cronquist has been selected to serve on the Produce Marketing Association’s 2018-19...
Interflora promotes positive mental health with launch of mindful flower arranging kit

Interflora promotes positive mental health with launch of mindful flower arranging kit

Table with cut flowers and coffee cups at flower arranging workshop Interflora has teamed up with SANE, a leading UK mental health charity, to...
Plant, patch the lawn, "refresh" the flowers: This Weekend in the Garden

Plant, patch the lawn, “refresh” the flowers: This Weekend in the Garden

Early fall is one of the two best times of year to plant new plants. ( Fall really is for planting The next six...

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