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Flower News Archive - Jan 2008

Abu Dhabi in full bloom

Tue, 01 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT


With the winter season setting in, flower business in the capital is in full bloom.

Flower and natural plant lovers can find a complete range of landscape solutions for their villas and houses indoor and outdoor decorations, plants for gardens, carpet grasses and maintenance equipment at the Irani market in Port Zayed in the capital.

Flower lovers throng the shops everyday these days to buy new saplings and flowers for decorating interiors, exteriors and balconies. In a country where most of the time people have to fight hot and humid weather, the natural beauty of plants and flowers is too compelling to resist...

A delicate flower

Tue, 01 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT

Edinburgh news

While the Capital's shops are full of traditional poinsettias, many will this year have received a graceful white orchid for Christmas.

“?People always associate poinsettias with this time of year,” says Edinburgh freelance landscape gardener, Jason Forrest. “but the classically elegant orchid is quickly becoming a more popular choice at Christmas.” ..

Florists - the specialists

Tue, 01 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT


Floral arrangement is an art of arranging flowers to look more elegant and beautiful. Floral arrangement is also a way of making to look more suitable on a specific occasion or celebration. Those that practice the art of arranging flowers are called Florists.

Florists are the specialists when it comes to floral arrangements. They are responsible in making flowers more elegant and more fitting on a special event. Florists can be seen on any flower shop in any country especially here in the Philippines.

Like any other flower shops in the world, Philippine flower shops also have their own Philippine Florists that specializes in arranging flowers. Philippine Florists are commonly seen on any flower shops here in the Philippines, particularly in a place called Dangwa Flower Market...

Tournament of Roses Parade in Santa Maria

Tue, 01 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT

Santamaria times

Joe Guggia, owner of Camfeldt's Flowers & Gifts in Santa Maria, and two fellow members of the American Institute of Floral Designers are in Pasadena decorating three floats for Tuesday's Tournament of Roses Parade.

The three were asked to work for Fiesta Parade Floats, a company world-renowned in float design, according to Joe's wife, Dawn Guggia.

The Pasadena company has such clients as AT&T Corp., American Honda Motor Co. and Better Homes & Gardens...

Local orchid blossommed after 11 years

Tue, 01 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT


A breed of orchid that blossomed for the first time ever in a Spruce Grove-area greenhouse 11 years ago will soon be seen all over the United States.

The hybrid flower grown in 1996 by horticulturalist Gordon Heaps and photographed by his wife, Janet Heaps, is one of four Canadian hybrid orchids featured on a set of Canada Post stamps issued Thursday...

Risks in Floral Business

Fri, 28 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Hybrid living

Los Angeles - Celebrating the holidays with flowers is inspired and wonderful, but poisoning the people who grow and prepare the flowers is not. No one does it intentionally. But what many consumers don not know is that the floral business often puts the health of the people who grow those flowers at risk..

Floral sponsor for INSPIRE 2008

Fri, 28 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Indianapolis DBusinessnews

Eagledale Florist announced today they have been named the official floral sponsor for INSPIRE 2008 - College Mentors for Kids' 7th Annual Benefit and Silent Auction. Scheduled for February 16, 2008, this annual event attracts more than 600 College Mentors for Kids supporters statewide. Participants will gather to celebrate the many lives affected by this unique College Mentors for Kids program.

In addition to providing flowers, Eagledale Florist will support College Mentors for Kids by donating 3% of orders received for any floral purchase made by College Mentors for Kids supporters...

A Florists Place

Fri, 28 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


Meadow Vista Florist's new owners are envisioning more than flower arrangements in the store's future.

Peggy Chase and two of her daughters, Bonnie Colman and Liz Puffenbarger, are adding wedding and event planning, as well as other tasks...

Largest camellia plantation in North America

Fri, 28 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Lacanada online

From the fragrant, fingertip-size buds of the Lutchuensis and the pink with white-edge Cinderella, to the large, porcelain-white, ruffle-petaled Alba plena variety, there is a veritable bounty of beautiful blooms to be found in the coming weeks as camellia season blossoms at Descanso Gardens.

Descanso Gardens which is said to be the largest camellia plantation in North America will host the Southern California Camellia Judges Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, as well as holding several camellia shows this month and into March. Descanso?s 160-acre botanical garden includes a 20-acre camellia forest, with about 35,000 tree-sized camellia plants growing under a canopy of 150-year-old oak trees...

Kenya's flower Industry

Fri, 28 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

All africa

The food miles debate that threw Kenya's flower industry into a spin at the beginning of 2007 has finally fizzled out as UK supermarkets have dropped their initial hardline stance.

According to Ron Fasol, managing director of Oserian Development Company, a leading flower exporter, although this may not have been publicly acknowledged, the food miles debate has flopped and is unlikely to resurface - unless Africa reaches the high pollution levels of the developed world...

A Fierce man-eating plant

Fri, 28 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


That's just one of the unusual props needed for a Barrow school's forthcoming production.

Pupils at Thorncliffe School are also appealing for a dentist's chair for their performances of Little Shop of Horrors.

A cast of more than 30 students from years seven to 10 will perform the musical in February. The singing and talking plant is central to the show.

The alien plant is discovered by Seymour Krelbourn, who works in a run-down flower shop...

Owner of flower shops retiring after 31 years

Fri, 28 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


The man behind three local staples in the flower business is finally handing over the reins, but he is keeping it in the family.

Bud Sueppel, owner of Sueppel's Flowers Inc., Eicher Florist, North Liberty Flower Shop and the nationwide delivery service 800-800-ROSE, is turning over the business on Tuesday to his son, Ted Sueppel, and daughter, Tracey Lehman.

Sueppel, 69, opened the first Sueppel's flower shop in 1976 after working 18 years as an investigator for the Department of Public Safety. When the state asked to transfer him -- and his wife and four children -- to Fort Dodge that year, the lifelong Iowa City resident decided he had to come up with an alternative career, he said...

Daniel Ost created centerpieces

Fri, 28 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


For a party thrown by French billionaire Francois Pinault last year, Belgian flower designer Daniel Ost created six-foot-tall cypress trees as centerpieces for some 100 tables.

During the celebration of the opening of Palazzo Grassi, Pinault's contemporary art space in Venice, the trees ascended from the tables and hovered a few feet above the heads of the guests. Ost, 52, still won't reveal how he got the trees to float in mid-air...

Learning from the Bees

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


Internet servers those large computers that drive multiple Web applications are frequently overwhelmed by spurts in demand that make it difficult to allocate resources. Bee colonies manage to maintain a steady honey-making operation, even though the supply of nectar might vary drastically. So may be we should ask the bees how they do it?..

Mango farmers denied Modern Methods

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


Mango trees have started to flower on time and the Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT) plant is set to go into production well in time, but the fruit growers of Krishna district seem to be reluctant to gear up for these developments...

Chinas exquisite flowers on sale

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Bru direct

Over 30 unique potted plants and exquisite flowers from China are on display and available for sale at the parking area of Soon Lee Department Store, Kuala Belait. The sale and exhibition of the China grown plants and flowers aim to show the different types of China's horticulture items to potential customers in the district.

The imported plants and rare flowers include an 80-year-old dragon tree which claims to have a life span of 1,000 years. It is priced over $20,000...

Wildflowers on blackened ground

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

La times

IF one were to look back at Southern California's top news stories of the year and wonder how a victim of wildfire could find solace in the loss of a home, Michael Bright has an answer.

In October 2003, as fire spread across Palmer and Evey canyons north of Claremont, the flames charred not only the manzanita-covered hillsides but also the house that Michael shared with wife Mary. Their life's possessions were lost.

But as the couple worried if they could recover from the blaze, the landscape surrounding the ruins of their home provided some inspiration. Just three months after the wildfire, signs of life began poking from the blackened ground. Wildflowers unlike any they had seen began to bloom: whispering bells, yellow-throated phacelia, fire poppies and Michael's favorite, the foothill mariposa lily, among others...

Rain boosted Lavenders

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


It will take the harvest team at Lavandula lavender farm about two weeks to cut the 1.6ha of flowers by hand, in time for the annual harvest festival there on January 13.

Owner Carol White said this year's crop should yield about 20,000 bunches of the flower.

“It's a good crop to be growing in the drought because it does not use a lot of water," she said.

“But the rain we got recently has really boosted the flowers, and they are looking great...

Make champagne - festive with hibiscus flowers

Wed, 26 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


Spike the bubbly with a little flower power and watch your holiday party turn into the talk of the neighborhood.

But, at first, everyone will be quiet, mesmerized by the flowers' slow-motion moves.

The magic starts when you slip wild hibiscus flowers into the bottoms of fluted champagne glasses. Add a sparkling wine and the flowers unfurl in just a few minutes...

Denmark firm's reach extends across Midwest

Wed, 26 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

The Northwestern

Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers recently visited with Dean Chaloupka, president of Floral Plant Growers, Denmark. He discussed the company's current standing as well as its reach around the Midwest.

In an answers he said, Floral Plant Growers is the largest wholesale floriculture/greenhouse operation in Wisconsin and along with its other locations is the 27th largest in the United States. We supply annual, vegetable and perennial plants to retailers throughout the Midwest in spring and summer and then supply garden mums in the fall and poinsettias for Christmas...

Fight against a plague decimating much of Florida's cycad population

Sat, 22 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Orlando sentinel

The tiny dot is no larger than a speck of black pepper; its wings microscopic.

Scientists call it a wasp, but at the size of a pencil tip, it does not at all resemble its larger cousin, the ordinary red wasp, and it does not sting.

But the parasitic Arrhenophagus chionaspidis could become the state's ally in its fight against a plague decimating much of Florida's cycad population, a family of plants which includes the sago palm, a plant that is not actually a palm at all...

Floral exhibition at Lawrence Gardens

Sat, 22 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Daily times

A floral exhibition at the Lawrence Gardens has attracted a large number of visitors from across the city.

Parks and Horticulture Authority has arranged the exhibition of chrysanthemum to promote the gardening among the people. A large number of species of the flower were on display. About 1,000 visitors visited the exhibition daily, a PHA official told Daily Times. He said the flowers had taken a year to bloom. Gardeners took a lot of care to grow these plants, branches are cut systematically, he said...

Flowers in Gardens - Roses

Sat, 22 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

The Hindu

Exotic in beauty and elegant in radiance. Flowers are words which even a child can understand. And if properly arranged they can take your breath away.

It is roses all the way at Jubilee Hall in Public Gardens where the 32nd annual rose show organised by the Hyderabad Rose Society opened on Saturday. One can see roses of different hues, sizes and variety. Flower design can be very easy and unfussy. This impression comes across after seeing the way the expression of nature is captured here...

Kennicott Brothers Company

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Chicago Craigs list

Kennicott Brothers Company, one of the largest and most progressive floral distributors in the industry, is in search of excellent candidates for our Elk Grove location. If you would enjoy working for an employee owned company that offers a competitive salary and an outstanding benefit package including becoming an owner of the company, we would welcome the chance to talk with you...

Plants provide pleasures for the senses

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Commercial appeal

But even those who choose not to dig in the dirt will find it difficult to imagine Christmas without plants that give our homes the colors, textures and fragrances of the season.

Even though many Americans are opting for artificial trees, there is still an irresistible urge to add fresh boughs of pine, cedar, juniper, holly, arborvitae, cryptomeria and magnolias to garlands, wreaths and centerpieces.

Because holly and nandinas are so common in our landscapes, no one needs to be deprived of glossy red berries during the season...

The Discovery of a Scientist

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


Desalinated water is a boon to Israel due to the deficit in rainwater and the continuing pollution of natural sources, but Ben-Gurion University scientists have found that it lacks many essential plant nutrients, and is more harmful than helpful in irrigating certain crops.

The discovery by Dr. Alon Tal of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research on the Sede Boker campus of BGU and several other scientists was published recently in Science...

Rose Gardening in Central Florida

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


Rose gardening in Central Florida can be rewarding and fun. Consider some of the following to make your rose garden a pleasure and not a frustration.

In Florida, the rose is an evergreen bush. In Marion County, these bushes tend to slow their growth and flower production during our coldest and hottest months. Winter protection is not needed. The bushes will grow in full sun and filtered shade. The preference would be morning sun, but it is not necessary...

National Award - To a Florist

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Wh times

ONE well arranged florist will now have the chance to demonstrate her designs across Europe after becoming a national award winner.

Emma Reid, of Heay Fields, WGC, won the Smithers Oasis Academy competition, after successfully coming through previous regional heats.

Smithers Oasis is a floral sundries company, and it will now offer Emma, who works at The Dutch Nursery in Brookmans Park, the chance to demonstrate her floral designs for the companies promotional material...

New flower auction centre in Bangalore

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Asian Auction

Karnataka hopes to see an opportunity blooming in the floriculture sector. Floriculture can provide jobs in rural areas besides helping us generate foreign exchange from exports, said the state?s additional chief secretary and development commissioner Sudhakar Rao.

Mr Rao was speaking at the commissioning of the new flower auction centre at the International Flower Auction, Bangalore (IFAB) here on Wednesday. He said that floriculture was gaining ground not just in India's silicon capital but even in places like Coorg (for Anthuriums)...

A Horticulturalist develops new variety of poinsettia

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Wh times

The Floriculture Greenhouse is colorful at this time of year: flame red, rose pink, cream, and burgundy poinsettias pack the benches as far as the eye can see.

Tucked in among them is a golden gem.

The plant, named Cinnamon Stick, is Bob Shabot's baby, and he has been nurturing it since its infancy. Its color and shape make it unique among poinsettias.

After five years of careful propagation and small-scale testing, the plant is now undergoing trials in Germany and Colorado.

Shabot, a horticulturist in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is working with UConn's Center for Science and Technology Commercialization and may apply for a patent on it soon...

Floriculture sector blooms in Gujarat

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Commodity Online

Blooming flower trade across the globe and particularly in the country has given high hopes for farmers involved in this sector.

In Gujarat for instance, Floriculture has shown tremendous improvements in all fields tempting more people to join in this flourishing sector.

More and more farmers in south Gujarat's Surat and Navsari districts are giving up traditional farming for floriculture. The government has assured all possible help to the farmers and includes floriculture under the Jyotigram Yojana.

In fact, under the aegis of the Jyotigram Project, in last four years, 17,834 of Gujarat's 18,000 villages have been illuminated, over 18,200 transformers have been set up, and over 76,000 km of transmission lines were laid...

National flower featuring for the new Banknote

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Korea Times

The mugunghwa is also called the rose of Sharon ? and Daedongyeojido, or the Great Map of Korea, will feature on the new 100,000 won banknote along with a portrait of Kim Koo.

The Bank of Korea (BOK) said the national flower and the map of Korea, completed by geographer Kim Jeong-ho in 1861, have been tentatively picked as features for the new banknote that will debut in 2009.

Kim Koo, the late president of the interim government in Shanghai during the Japanese colonial period from 1910 to 1945, was chosen as the main character of the country's highest denominated bill early last month...

Decayed chinars at Srinagar

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Greater Kashmir

Believe it or not, two decayed chinars are hindering the construction of a super specialty trauma centre in the Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar for which the Government of India has already released Rs 120 crores.

Sources in GMC said the chinars, which the Floriculture Department was reluctant to fell, was obstructing the construction work. A number of times the authorities concerned were informed about it but so far they have not taken any action, the sources said.

The GoI approved the trauma centre for GMC, fulfilling the demand which was pending for years together. The project has been approved under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY) or Prime Minister's Health Care Scheme...

Growing demand of flowers in Gujarat

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

The Hindu Businessline

With the growing demand of flowers across the country and abroad, the lives of hundreds of villagers in south Gujarat are fast improving.

More and more farmers in Surat and Navsari districts are giving up traditional farming for floriculture - thanks to the Narendra Modi-led state government's 24-hour power scheme for the peasants...

Landscape plants

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


A pest known to be a threat to landscape plants in South Texas appears to be making an unwanted appearance farther north, according to Texas Cooperative Extension experts.

“We've learned that there are instances of cycad aulacaspis scale infestation in and around the Bexar County area,” said Molly Keck, Extension entomologist and integrated pest management specialist for the county. “This can cause serious damage to sago palms, which are very popular landscape plants in the area”..

Christmas tea for Midwest City garden clubs

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


The Midwest City Council of Garden Clubs held their first annual Christmas Tea Saturday at the Council Center on Key Boulevard.

DeAnna Lumry, the president of the council, said the Christmas Tea is an annual event that will be held in conjunction with the Holiday Homes Tour, Bazaar and Bake Sale, an event which has been held for many years.

We've had a great showing. The tea is a sellout 100 tickets, It's been a great success, Lumry said...

Indian Flower Exports

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Business Standard

Despite having the world?s largest acreage under flower cultivation, India remains a marginal player in the global flower bazaar. In contrast, Holland, a small country with just 5,000 hectares under floriculture, compared with India's more than 117,000 hectares, is the uncontested global leader in this field. Indeed, it is a telling comment that the bulk of Indian flower exports, worth around Rs 400 crore last year, normally lands up in Holland and gets re-exported from there to other destinations...

A Century of business on Silver Street

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

News and Tribune

In 1908, Alfred Aebersold had a dream ? a dream that took him to 1217 Silver St.

It was there that Aebersold cultivated that dream and grew it into a thriving floral business.

That dream is still living inside his grandson, David, who along with his wife, Lana, operate the business along Silver Street as well as the shop at 7414 Ind. 311..

China's Budding Floral Industry

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


These women are worth their weight in gold,' says Mick Bartlett, pointing to his Chinese staff hard at work among a sea of carnation stems. 'They all have green fingers because they are farmers. They know about plants.' Seasoned, low-cost labour is not the only thing attracting people like Mr Bartlett..

Bulbs Donated By Rotary Club

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


A DISPLAY of spring bulbs has been planted in Borehamwood to honour links with foreign towns. Members of the Borehamwood and Elstree Town Twinning Association were joined by volunteers from the Rotary Club to plant the flowers in Aberford Park last Sunday. The 400 bulbs, donated by the Rotary Club, are located in front of a bench and plaque dedicated to 25 years of twin town links between Elstree and Borehamwood and Fontenay aux Roses in France and Offenburg in Germany.

Tropical Flowers in Bloom

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT


Tropical flowers in full dazzling bloom: A new exhibition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers called “Color: A Winter Carnivale” is designed to wipe away the gray-day blues associated with the Bay Area's rainy season.

In the exhibition, flowers and exotic plants are grouped by color. In the green area, the Crocodile Fern, so named for its leaves' rough alligator-skin-like texture, can be found. Among the orange flora resides the pin cushion plant, a ground cover from New Zealand that sports tiny orange balls. Over in the red area look for 'Hot Lips' sage, a plant with a red flower resembling Betty Boop's luscious kisser. Orchids of all colors from purple to maroon dot the exhibition...

Michigan state - Info

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Greener buildings

A Michigan State University study recently found that the area covered by green roofs increased 80 percent in 2006 compared to the year before.

The study found that while growing, cost is a barrier to the spread of green roofs, which can cost twice as much as a conventional roof but lasts two or three times longer...

Roller-coastering business of a florist

Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:00:00 GMT

The News

Predictably unpredictable, the roller-coastering business of a florist is unbelievably uncertain in its outlook, only for a customer and not for those who are in the business.

Abu Khizar, Nasir, Tahir and Zari are four brothers who have two flower shops at the ground floor of their residence where all four families live jointly in Mehmoodabad. All of them have divided their particular areas in the business such as market assessment, customer dealing and stage decoration, with an experience of over 13 years...

Summer canna flowers

Tue, 22 May 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Seacoast Online

The canna, the old-fashioned bedding flower, is coming back into favor after having been banished for awhile with Victorian houses.

New variant of rare flower found in Camerons

Thu, 13 May 2004 00:00:00 GMT

The Star Online

It is a plant with an awful stench but its beauty is enough to stop nature-lovers in their tracks.

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