‘Meeting the needs of greens consumers’

'Meeting the needs of green consumers' - photo: Royal FloraHolland

“Waterdrinker has a reputation of being a cradle of new and special varieties and innovative concepts. The company strives for everyone to have a pleasant and healthy environment with … [Read more...]

Consolidation in Dutch kalanchoe production

Kalanchoe Solis Plant

Two Dutch kalanchoe growers, Solis Plant and De Veranda will combine their activities. Currently, both nurseries experience huge developments in the kalanchoe market. For the time being, … [Read more...]

Calluna and Anthurium in peat free substrate

Calluna - image newPlantsandFlowers

German wholesaler and cash & carry Landgard presented at the last week held garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne (Germany) several novelties, among them Calluna plants in peat free media. … [Read more...]

Outside capital gives Van den Bos new opportunities

Hans Kleijwegt and Sander van Woerden 'full steam ahead' with Van den Bos Flowerbulbs - photo: Van den Bos

Van den Bos Flowerbulbs, a Dutch based specialist supplier of lilies, freesia’s and calla’s for professional flower and pot plant producers, wants to remain the top flower bulb producer … [Read more...]

Sjoukje Heimovaara new CEO Royal Van Zanten

Sjoukje Heimovaara – photo: Royal Van Zanten

Dutch based Royal Van Zanten appointed Sjoukje Heimovaara to the post of CEO. She succeeds Arie Veldhuyzen van Zanten, who is retiring. “Arie Veldhuyzen van Zanten managed the company for … [Read more...]

New high-tech breeding partnership

Arie Vletter (Gebr. Vletter & Den Haan), Leo Hoogendoorn (Florensis) and Mark van der Knaap (Anthura) seal their GenNovation contracts - photo: Florensis

Dutch breeding companies Florensis (various annuals and perennials), Gebr. Vletter & Den Haan (Lilium) and Anthura (Phalaenopsis and Anthurium) entered into a new strategic partnership, … [Read more...]

New, available-only-from-Hawaii plants needed

Orchid Growers of Hawai'i

“Hawaii orchid growers can’t compete against international producers who can grow a million orchid plugs in one greenhouse. Instead, the key to Hawaii growers’ success will be a combination … [Read more...]

‘First blue chrysanthemum engineered’

Truly blue chrysanthemum – photo: Naonobu Noda/NARO

“We achieved the development of blue color in chrysanthemum by a two-step modification of the anthocyanin structure. This simple method is a promising approach to generate blue flowers in … [Read more...]

Costa Farms sells majority interest to investment company

Costa Farms logo

Markel Corporation and Costa Farms announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Markel to acquire a majority interest in Costa Farms and its related operating … [Read more...]

Special Gesneriads exhibited at Gescon17

Kohleria Kohleria 'Bud's Little Gollum' - photo: The Gesneriad Society

The July issue of Gleanings, a monthly newsletter from The Gesneriad Society, Inc. in the US includes photos from the Gesneriad Society’s 2017 Convention Flower Show (Gescon17) which was … [Read more...]