Society of American Florists honors David Clark

David Clark – photo: Society of American Florists

David Clark, Ph.D., professor in the University of Florida’s Department of Environmental Horticulture (USA) is the 2014 recipient of the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) Gold Medal Award. … [Read more...]

All-America Selections 2014 awards

AAS President Ron Cramer presenting the AAS Breeder’s Cup award to Ellen Leue – photo: All-America Selections

All-America Selections (AAS) awarded Dr. Allan Armitage with the 2014 AAS Medallion of Honor. Ron Cramer from Sakata Ornamentals, AAS President and long-time friend of Allan Armitage, … [Read more...]

Prioritize time and work on hobbies like breeding flowers

At the end of 2013 Esmeralda Farms Inc. has closed its Sales and Marketing operation in Miami, in Florida (US). New-established Connectaflor will supply the North-American market with the … [Read more...]

Linda van der Slot connects innovation and market realization

Linda van der Sloot - photo: Hobaho

From September 1, Linda van der Slot starts as a marketing manager at Dutch based Hobaho, for more than 90 years specialized in mediation and auctioning of bulbs, tubers and perennials. She … [Read more...]

Patty Schoneveld passed away

Patty Schoneveld - photo: Schoneveld Breeding

June 30, Dutch cyclamen and primula breeder Patty Schoneveld died at an age of 62. He founded Schoneveld Breeding, a company that includes nowadays about 200 employees. After what is … [Read more...]

Pelargonium breeder Wilhelm Elsner passed away

Wilhelm Elsner - photo: Klaus Hoffmann

Last month, May 18 Wilhelm Elsner passed away at an age of 91, reports the German umbrella horticultural association Zentralverband Gartenbau. Elsner was a prominent pelargonium breeder … [Read more...]

Aad van der Lem new CEO of RijnPlant

Aad van der Lem CEO RijnPlant

With effect from June 1st, Aad van der Lem will be appointed as CEO of Dutch anthurium and bougainvillea specialist RijnPlant. Van der Lem: “It is my intention to set RijnPlant even more on … [Read more...]

High distinction for Theo Ruys

Theo Ruys

Theo Ruys is appointed Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau, a high Dutch distinction for people who have earned special merits for the society. Last Week, Minister of Economic Affairs Henk … [Read more...]

McConkey Company appoints Dave Edenfield

David Edenfield - photo: McConkey Company

McConkey Company in Sumner, Washington (US) appoints Dave Edenfield as business development manager. “His exposure to the mass market and retail-ready programs will be a strong asset in … [Read more...]

Margareth Hop new plant breeder at Boot & Co

Margareth Hop

Margareth Hop has been appointed as a plant breeder at Boot & Co Tree Nurseries of Boskoop ( Netherlands). She will mainly be involved in the development of ‘new’ plants for the public … [Read more...]