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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...
Researchers discover key to mass producing beneficial plant compounds

Researchers discover key to mass producing beneficial plant compounds

PHOTO: Natalia Dudareva has uncovered the switches that control terpenoid production in plants. The findings may lead to methods for increasing production of the...
Want To Help Monarchs? Plant Milkweed

Want To Help Monarchs? Plant Milkweed

A new coalition of groups in Wisconsin is working together to save the monarch butterfly. Over the last two decades, the population of monarchs...

China Focus: Letting flowers bloom: China’s floral revolution

BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Whenever Du Bing thinks of the New Year celebrations of her childhood, she remembers the gaudy artificial flowers at...
Pathogens attack plants like hackers, so my lab thinks about crop protection like cybersecurity

Pathogens attack plants like hackers, so my lab thinks about crop protection like cybersecurity

Plants feed us. Without them we’re goners. Through thousands of years of genetic modification by selective breeding, humans have developed the crops that keep...
Let's Talk Poppies, Flower People of SoCal

Let’s Talk Poppies, Flower People of SoCal

A springtime bonanza is not expected. Still? Other flowery loveliness may await. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) The last third of February has a...
Fast and Floriferous: A blooming palette for desert flower borders

Fast and Floriferous: A blooming palette for desert flower borders

(Photo: Maureen Gilmer/Special to The Desert Sun) Gertrude Jekyll would have loved our desert palette if she hadn't been born in Victorian England. This...
Models, Dogs Strut Cat Walk at Carlsbad’s Flower Fields

Models, Dogs Strut Cat Walk at Carlsbad’s Flower Fields

Share This Article: The second annual “Fashion, Flowers, and Fido” fashion show takes place Thursday at Carlsbad’s Flower Fields. Photo: RCHS Dogs and...
Two New 2018 Scholarships Established

Two New 2018 Scholarships Established

The Endowment is pleased to announce that two new scholarships have been established, just in time for the 2018 scholarship application season! These new...
Meet the American Grown Flowers Month Merchandising Contest Judges

Meet the American Grown Flowers Month Merchandising Contest Judges

April showers will bring July’s joy as America celebrates American Grown Flowers Month to recognize the economic and cultural impact of cut flower...
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...

Valentine’s Day in U.S. smells like money for Colombia’s rose industry

1 of 8 Lisneida Leon is one of 850 workers at the Flores de Serrezuela rose farm in Madrid, Colombia. (Matt McClain / The...
Love orchids? This butterfly-friendly plant is perfect for beginners

Love orchids? This butterfly-friendly plant is perfect for beginners

Epidendrum orchid Epidendrum ibaguense Planting areas: USDA Zones 10 to 11, Sunset Zones 17, 21 to 24 Size: 2 to 4 feet high, 3...
Retailers seek clarity on selling cannabis plant products

Retailers seek clarity on selling cannabis plant products

Clarence Laub stands on the edge of his hemp field outside Elgin, talking to attendees of a state hosted crop tour about the plant...
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...
Complex factors can drive the emergence and evolution of plant pathogens

Complex factors can drive the emergence and evolution of plant pathogens

Researchers have found that the introduction of cucumber crops to North America likely led to the rise of bacterial wilt, which affects zucchini, pumpkin,...
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...
World Plant ‘Milk’ Day Angers Dairy Farmers on a Global Scale

World Plant ‘Milk’ Day Angers Dairy Farmers on a Global Scale

Celebrating plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk, World Plant ‘Milk’ Day is taking place today, angering dairy farmers on a global scale. The second annual...
Pick From One of Two Design Classes with Debi Lilly

Pick From One of Two Design Classes with Debi Lilly

The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California, may be sold out, but all is not lost!...
Facing extinction, Lassics lupine flower listed as endangered species in California

Facing extinction, Lassics lupine flower listed as endangered species in California

The Lassics lupine wildflower found only in two colonies in Humboldt County and Trinity County was approved to be listed as an endangered...
EU grown plants banned from Chelsea Flower Show

EU grown plants banned from Chelsea Flower Show

to keep germ-ridden slugs out of UK As the much-loved British show draws ever-closer, furious officials from the Royal Horticultural Society have called...
Royal wedding inspires Greenwich designer’s floral fascinators

Royal wedding inspires Greenwich designer’s floral fascinators

They can be showy or simple, tower above the pate or rest serenely across those locks. When made with nature’s blooms and blossoms,...
Fake Mushroom Lures Pollinators into Floral Trap

Fake Mushroom Lures Pollinators into Floral Trap

Two cast iron plants in captivity. Credit: Nino Barbieri Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The cast iron plant, unusually for its kind, is named for...
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...
TAPKIT: 500m2 self-assembly hydroponic greenhouse

TAPKIT: 500m2 self-assembly hydroponic greenhouse

After many years of specializing in large commercial-size hydroponic systems world-wide, TAP is launching the TAPKIT. The TAPKIT is a 500 m 2 hydroponic...

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California Florists Face Threats from Fires

California Florists Face Threats from Fires

“It’s all just very surreal,” said Rachelle Neal, AIFD, the owner of Flowers by Rachelle in Chico, California, and a member of the Society...
Plant-based eating makes consumers feel healthier, study says

Plant-based eating makes consumers feel healthier, study says

Dive Brief: A recent study from DuPont Nutrition & Health found that 52% of U.S. consumers are eating more plant-based foods and they believe...
Stinnett: Henderson floral shop marks 90 years

Stinnett: Henderson floral shop marks 90 years

HENDERSON, Ky. - In late 1977, Larry Dixon was a journeyman union bricklayer who had also been trained in welding and blueprint reading. He...