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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...
The Seasonal Flower Movement in Mexico: A Conversation with Gabriela Salazar from La Musa de las Flores

The Seasonal Flower Movement in Mexico: A Conversation with Gabriela Salazar from La Musa...

As we continue our blog series exploring local flowers, I wanted to chat with Gabriela Salazar of La Musa de las Flores in Mexico...
Plant these herbs, flowers to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard

Plant these herbs, flowers to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard

0 Plant marigolds to keep the mosquitoes away from your yard. Contributed by Sustainable Food Center It’s summertime in Central Texas, and that means...
It’s boomtime for Alaska blooms at local farmers markets

It’s boomtime for Alaska blooms at local farmers markets

Rob Wells grows and sells dahlias and dahlia tubers from his Palmer-area farm. One of the many varieties on dahlias Wells grows is the...

Global Peony Cut Flowers Market 2018 Research, Industry Trends, Supply, Sales, Demands, Analysis and...

MarketResearchNest.com adds “ Global Peony Cut Flowers Market Research Report 2018 ” new report to its research database. The report spread across 117 pages...
Distillery launches anniversary rose

Distillery launches anniversary rose

The anniversary rose is a good choice for warmer climates. Four Roses Distillery has partnered with grower Jackson & Perkins to launch a special...
Device Measures Health of Rice Plant, Save Farmers Money

Device Measures Health of Rice Plant, Save Farmers Money

LONOKE, Ark. - Through water and fields, 2018 has placed technology in the hands of farmers. "A point and click," says Dr. Jarod Hardke,...
Rural flower stands worth stopping

Rural flower stands worth stopping

Gardener Juli Perry harvests flowers mid-morning at Dan’s Flower Farm in Sedgwick. It isn’t summer in Maine without fresh, vibrant bouquets of flowers scattered...
Flower lovers flock to U-pick Springville farm

Flower lovers flock to U-pick Springville farm

SPRINGVILLE,N.Y. (WKBW-TV) - Mother Nature can't take all the credit for that splash of color on Route 240 in Springville, N.Y. Ellen Krzemien started...
Washington Post Highlights Challenges and Potential of Floral Industry Workforce

Washington Post Highlights Challenges and Potential of Floral Industry Workforce

In an Aug. 5 story, The Washington Post detailed efforts to attract younger workers into horticulture fields. A major national newspaper recently highlighted the...
SF Flower Mart—a Martha Stewart favorite—will move to Potrero Hill

SF Flower Mart—a Martha Stewart favorite—will move to Potrero Hill

A longtime staple in SoMa—not to mention a favorite of Martha Stewart—the beloved SF Flower Mart will take root in a new Potrero Hill...
Gardening: Agave flower stalks stand tall in the plant kingdom

Gardening: Agave flower stalks stand tall in the plant kingdom

Octopus agave (Agave vilmoriniana) (Photo by Joshua Siskin) Question: Is the life of an agave lengthened if its flower stalk is cut off early?...
Cleome ‘spider flowers’ a favorite in Southern gardens

Cleome ‘spider flowers’ a favorite in Southern gardens

The delicate rose-pink flowers of ‘Rose Queen’ cleome add an airy effect to the garden. Cleome (Cleome hassleriana) mixes well with other summer annuals,...
Pesky plant to cash crop

Pesky plant to cash crop

ALBURG, Vt. When Vermont farmer Roger Rainville first heard about Quebec farmers growing milkweed, he thought the idea was crazy! On many farms in...
30 Oregon plant species at risk of extinction

30 Oregon plant species at risk of extinction

When it comes to endangered species, most people think of animals. Wolves and salmon and spotted owls garner most of the attention, but Oregon...
Rose fragrance spans history, but not every bloom has scent

Rose fragrance spans history, but not every bloom has scent

Gertrude Jekyll is a very popular David Austin rose with a strong old-rose perfume. (Rita Perwich) Is your first instinct on being presented with...
The East Coast’s Largest Flower Farm Becomes Certified American Grown

The East Coast’s Largest Flower Farm Becomes Certified American Grown

Bloomia , the largest cut flower farm on the East Coast, has become the latest Certified American Grown Farm. With a mission of spreading...
Supermarket’s new ‘wonky’ flower range stops imperfect stems going to waste

Supermarket’s new ‘wonky’ flower range stops imperfect stems going to waste

From this week, a UK supermarket will sell wonky flowers for the first time, after prolonged hot and dry weather stopped some blooms from...
Flower Care Guide: Tulips

Flower Care Guide: Tulips

Tulips are the original spring-breakers, they break in the spring season with their undeniable charm and attractiveness. Yes, we’ll go ahead and admit it,...
Arkansas Plant Board selects former agriculture secretary as new director

Arkansas Plant Board selects former agriculture secretary as new director

The Arkansas Plant Board unanimously approved the appointment of former Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Butch Calhoun to serve as its director. He was selected Friday...
Grow green: 10 houseplants recommended by local plant lovers

Grow green: 10 houseplants recommended by local plant lovers

Indoor plants help clean the air and elevate your mood. And people who don't have a garden can still get satisfaction from growing a...
UC Berkeley Biologists Find Fertilizer Destroys Plant Microbiome’s Ability to Protect Against Disease

UC Berkeley Biologists Find Fertilizer Destroys Plant Microbiome’s Ability to Protect Against Disease

A growth chamber packed with tomato plants sprayed with bacteria to simulate different leaf microbiomes and then challenged with a plant pathogen to measure...
Top EU court: GMO rules cover plant gene editing technique

Top EU court: GMO rules cover plant gene editing technique

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Crops obtained by plant breeding technique mutagenesis should fall under laws restricting the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Europe’s highest...
Fertilizer destroys plant microbiome’s ability to protect against disease

Fertilizer destroys plant microbiome’s ability to protect against disease

A growth chamber packed with tomato plants sprayed with various microbial communities to simulate different types of leaf microbiomes. (Britt Koskella photo) A new...
How the Wardian case revolutionised the plant trade – and Australian gardens

How the Wardian case revolutionised the plant trade – and Australian gardens

The first journey of a Wardian case was an experiment. In 1829, the surgeon and amateur naturalist Nathanial Bagshaw Ward accidentally discovered that plants...

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