Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Atwater students developing work skills, one bouquet at a time

Atwater students developing work skills, one bouquet at a time

ATWATER, Calif. (KFSN) -- With a quick snip, Kathy Vargas is putting the finishing touches to her floral arrangement. In the classroom, the lessons...
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...
This Lowcountry plant can kill cows, pigs and your kids. It makes noise while it does it

This Lowcountry plant can kill cows, pigs and your kids. It makes noise while...

Native to Africa and Asia, showy rattlebox (Crotalaria spectabilis) is a strikingly beautiful plant with waxy, green leaves and tall stems of large, yellow...
Florists in 36 States Plan to ‘Petal It Forward’ on Oct. 24

Florists in 36 States Plan to ‘Petal It Forward’ on Oct. 24

36 states in the USA will Petal it Forward Oct 24 As of late August, florists in 36 states and the District of Columbia...
Check for girdling roots when choosing plant at nursery

Check for girdling roots when choosing plant at nursery

Girdling roots, larger roots that grow in circles, occur in plants when they are very young at the nursery. The roots of these plants...

Virginia Tech Studies Controlling Invasive Plant With Fungus

Virginia Tech graduate student Rachel Brooks is testing how the fungus verticillium attacks tree of heaven, an invasive species for which Brooks used the...
MYSTERY PLANT: Mystery Plant is related to ginseng, English ivy

MYSTERY PLANT: Mystery Plant is related to ginseng, English ivy

This mystery plant can grow to be 30 feet tall, and has small white flowers produced in umbrella-like clusters. Photo by Linda Lee It’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...
Rare 'Unicorn' Plant, Which Hasn't Been Seen in 131 Years, Discovered In Maine

Rare ‘Unicorn’ Plant, Which Hasn’t Been Seen in 131 Years, Discovered In Maine

Unicorn root growing in a field Maine conservationists just rediscovered a plant that hasn't been seen in the state for more than a century,...
Birthday Celebrations Around the World

Birthday Celebrations Around the World

As a kid, there was no better day than your birthday. You got to bring cupcakes to your class at school; there were balloons...
Despite Summer Heat, Brussels' Flower Carpet Emblazons City Center

Despite Summer Heat, Brussels’ Flower Carpet Emblazons City Center

A 1,800-square-meter flower carpet on the theme "Guanajuato, cultural pride of Mexico" and made with over 500,000 dahlias and begonias is seen at Brussels'...
Tribally owned solar power plant beats skeptics, odds on Navajo Nation

Tribally owned solar power plant beats skeptics, odds on Navajo Nation

The Kayenta Solar Facility, which became operational in May, produces enough electricity to power 13,000 Navajo homes. It is the first utility-scale solar project...
Low-Water Alternatives For Succulents

Low-Water Alternatives For Succulents

We all love succulents because they’re so easy to care for and maintain. In fact, we love them so much, we even include them...
The Best Burger You'll Ever Have Is Made From Plants

The Best Burger You’ll Ever Have Is Made From Plants

The fake meat at Sublime, the upscale vegan eatery in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter) There's nothing like the first great bite...
Scented flower vendors keep sweet smell of tradition alive

Scented flower vendors keep sweet smell of tradition alive

“Zi zi hoo, ba lam hoo” — gardenia, white champaca — is a typical flower hawker’s cry in Shanghainese that many local residents will...
‘Today Show’ Tells Fans: ‘A Simple Bouquet Can Help Kickstart Your Day’

‘Today Show’ Tells Fans: ‘A Simple Bouquet Can Help Kickstart Your Day’

Fans of the “The Today Show” recently got a flower-friendly reminder in their inboxes. In an email titled “The secret to waking up in...
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...
Half a million roses used to recreate pyramid site in huge flower arrangement

Half a million roses used to recreate pyramid site in huge flower arrangement

More than half a million flowers have been used to recreate one of Ecuador’s most important archaeological sites. Using a total of 546,364 roses...
5 Ways to Use SAF Postcards and Stuffers this Summer

5 Ways to Use SAF Postcards and Stuffers this Summer

Just a sampling from the SAF of the professional designed marketing materials available for order. Give your marketing approach some summer sizzle. The Society...
Japan Data: Imported Blooms Fill the Gap as Domestic Cut Flower Shipments Tumble

Japan Data: Imported Blooms Fill the Gap as Domestic Cut Flower Shipments Tumble

Since 2000, the volume of domestic cut flowers has been in a downward trend. In 2017, 3.7 billion flowers were shipped, the lowest amount...
Corpse flower definitely smells like a dead body, but not a human one, expert says

Corpse flower definitely smells like a dead body, but not a human one, expert...

The glorious smell of rotting flesh filled a corner of Golden Gate Park on Monday. Or did it? Maybe not, according to a pathologist...
You’re Going To China? Really?

You’re Going To China? Really?

Do you really think there is opportunity for American Grown Flowers in China? Why bother with exporting to China when there is so much...
America Is In Season

America Is In Season

Flowers are the angels, whereby they write on the hills and fields mysterious truths.” – Benjamin Franklin Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence...
Nebraska’s Center for Plant Science Innovation is Transforming Agriculture

Nebraska’s Center for Plant Science Innovation is Transforming Agriculture

Tom Clemente looks in on Lili Hou, Post-Doc Research Associate in the Center for Plant Science Innovation. Tom Clemente lab in Beadle Center. March...
A Man and His Flowers

A Man and His Flowers

CHADDS FORD, Pa. — Marketing a beautiful flower is not hard, according to Chadds Ford peony farmer Richard Currie, who grows 200 varieties of...

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