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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...
The Roses That Might Last Longer Than Your Relationship

The Roses That Might Last Longer Than Your Relationship

“A rose is a rose is a rose” Gertrude Stein wrote, referencing not the nature of love but the law of identity and the...
Plants are not conscious, whether you can ‘sedate’ them or not

Plants are not conscious, whether you can ‘sedate’ them or not

About two weeks ago, the New York Times ran a story on a scientific paper about how anesthetics stopped motion in plants with a...
Slavery? It’s more like a holiday camp with ping-pong and discos: Flower pickers ‘rescued’ by police have heated caravans and return to the farm each year

Slavery? It’s more like a holiday camp with ping-pong and discos: Flower pickers ‘rescued’...

With ping-pong tables, video room, heated caravans and free internet, this farm could almost be a holiday resort. So it’s little wonder these Eastern...
Kenya's Flower Industry Grows

Kenya’s Flower Industry Grows

For some industries, Christmas or New Year’s celebrations are the busiest times of year. But for Kenya’s flower growers, the biggest holiday is Valentine’s...

The Association Behind Colombia’s Fast-Growing Floral Exports

Colombia has seen dramatic growth in recent years as a source of flower exports, with Valentine’s Day one of its most prominent. The trade...

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...
6 Habits Of A Plant-Care Expert

6 Habits Of A Plant-Care Expert

Living with plants doesn’t come without its challenges. Lack of humidity can crisp up leaves around their edges; forgetting to water can make a...
Kenya's Flower Producers Eye US Market

Kenya’s Flower Producers Eye US Market

NAIVASHA, KENYA — Kenya's cut-flower industry has blossomed since the 1980s, and now holds the biggest market share for exports to Europe. Kenya's flower...
In rose beds, money blooms

In rose beds, money blooms

MADRID, Colombia - The majority of roses Americans give one another on Valentine's Day, roughly 200 million in all, grow here, the savanna outside...
DeGroot: Nurseries in Florida are selling all of the tropical plants they can grow

Nurseries in Florida are selling all of the tropical plants they can grow

The surge in popularity of tropical plants is suiting the Florida growers just fine, thank you very much. So strong is the surge that...
Kenya's Flower Producers Eye US Market

Kenya’s Flower Producers Eye US Market

Get Adobe Flash Player NAIVASHA, KENYA — Kenya's cut-flower industry has blossomed since the 1980s, and now holds the biggest market share for exports...
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...
Cornish flower farm workers protest against boss's slavery arrest

Cornish flower farm workers protest against boss’s slavery arrest

Scores of migrant flower pickers have protested outside a Cornish police station demanding the release of their boss who was arrested during an anti-modern...
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...
Alien honeybees could cause plant extinction

Alien honeybees could cause plant extinction

Honeybee hives in Wadi Itlah. Credit: Olivia Norfolk, Anglia Ruskin University New research indicates that introduced 'alien' honeybees are competing for resources with native...
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...
5 Last Minute Flower Delivery Sites For Valentine's Day Arrivals

5 Last Minute Flower Delivery Sites For Valentine’s Day Arrivals

Time is running out for you to get last-minute flowers and gifts for Valentine's Day. But fear not: while there is a plethora of...
Modern slavery raids involve 200 workers

Modern slavery raids involve 200 workers

Police are at the scene of the farm in Cornwall at the centre of the raid About 200 migrants are at the centre...
Florist staff feels the love 365 days a year

Florist staff feels the love 365 days a year

The annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics shows U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average of...
At Winooski’s Nectar & Root, a Bridal Florist Grows Her Business

At Winooski’s Nectar & Root, a Bridal Florist Grows Her Business

Courtesy Of Jacquelyn Potter Erin Ostreicher Erin Ostreicher is living her childhood fantasy. The 32-year-old florist says that when she was a kid growing...

Google Glass: What You Need to Know

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Christiansburg woman charged with fraud against Virginia Flower Growers Association

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