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Business

Unexpected plant joy from rocky places

No earthly good: slipper orchids can thrive without soil. Photograph: Robert Wyatt/Alamy Stock Photo Recently, while flicking through an almost 20-year-old copy of the...

Events

Merchandising Contest Highlights American Grown Flowers

Merchandising Contest Highlights American Grown Flowers

While flower production is abundant across the United States in July, for the average retailer, flower sales are not. This year, a solution to...
Certified American Grown

CERTIFIED AMERICAN GROWN Celebrates Its Fourth Anniversary

With flower season in full bloom during the month of July, Certified American Grown (CAG), a unified and diverse coalition of U.S. flower and...
Industry Members Share Takeaways from SAF Palm Springs 2018

Industry Members Share Takeaways from SAF Palm Springs 2018

Jenny Behlings, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, SDCF, (upper right) was one of the many floral industry members who attended SAF Palm Springs 2018 last month...

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Science & Technology

Can This Gene-Edited Wild Plant Become the Next Strawberry?

With the help of CRISPR genome editing, researchers have found a way to domesticate the groundcherry (via Sebastian Soyk) Move over, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry,...

Sourcing

Homegrown Blooms COAST TO COAST

Town & Country Markets, a family-owned chain of six neighborhood grocery stores based in Bainbridge Island, Wash., began selling cut flowers in the mid-1980s...
The Fashionable Pumpkin

The Fashionable Pumpkin

Trends

TRAINING TALENT

In 1852, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to pass a compulsory education law. Since then, it has been generally accepted in the United...
WHAT’S AHEAD IN PACKAGING PRODUCTS

WHAT’S AHEAD IN PACKAGING PRODUCTS

Throughout the floral industry, packaging is used as a means to communicate a message, create an image and effectively market a business. As a...
Enlighten Customers with Enhancements

Enlighten Customers with Enhancements

Your customers want new and unique items in your floral department, and your mangers want increased margins and greater sell through. How do you...
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International

Rambling rose

Rambling rose

Connie Hilker uses her garden to collect and preserve antique rose varieties in danger of being lost. The Cotton Candy variety shown here was...
Oserian Flowers diversifies its commercial activities

Oserian Flowers diversifies its commercial activities

Oserian Development Company Ltd, one of the largest flower growers and exporters in Kenya has embarked on a plan to diversify its commercial activities....
Nation Group Predicts Near-Record Spending on Mother’s Day

Nation Group Predicts Near-Record Spending on Mother’s Day

The National Retail Federation is forecasting a robust Mother’s Day holiday this year, with near-record spending of $23.1 billion. About 86 percent of...

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Fresh Finds Sep2018

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