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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

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...
JUST’s plant-based eggs are coming to a grocery store near you

JUST’s plant-based eggs are coming to a grocery store near you

Vegans, rejoice! JUST’s sustainable egg alternative is set to arrive in stores this fall. The vegan foods company, formerly known as Hampton Creek ,...
Thailand: 30 percent more visitors for Horti Asia and Agritechnica Asia

Thailand: 30 percent more visitors for Horti Asia and Agritechnica Asia

With increased numbers of both exhibitors and visitors, the second editions of Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia last week reached a successful conclusion in...
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...
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'...
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...
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...
Pakistan plans to plant 10 billion trees to fight climate change

Pakistan plans to plant 10 billion trees to fight climate change

Pakistan is one of the world’s most dangerous countries, grappling with terror attacks, poverty, religious extremism and crumbling public services. But its new government...
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...
Global Floral Flavors Market 2018 – Abelei Flavors, Teawolf Inc. , Teawolf Inc., Symrise AG, Firmenich SA, Sensient Technologies

Global Floral Flavors Market 2018 – Abelei Flavors, Teawolf Inc. , Teawolf Inc., Symrise...

The Global Floral Flavors Market 2018 Industry Trend and Forecast 2025 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Floral...
The Flower Dancers

The Flower Dancers

The Hupa women’s coming-of-age ceremony (Ch’iwa:l) lasts for three, five, or 10 days and is held after a girl starts menstruating. The ceremony is...
A native Australian plant may hold the key to developing a potential treatment for dengue virus, researchers say

A native Australian plant may hold the key to developing a potential treatment for...

Researchers say a native plant killed all four strains of the dengue virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Photo: (Supplied: QUT)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Inside Flowerplus, China's Flower Ecommerce Pioneer

Inside Flowerplus, China’s Flower Ecommerce Pioneer

The Flowerplus website homepage. Aaron Wang wants to bring a little touch of color and beauty to households across China. In the process, he...
Roses instead of opium: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

Roses instead of opium: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

Afghan Boy Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din Sapai quickly but carefully plucks the delicate...

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