Flower News Archive - Feb 2010
Texas should have a colorful spring, with recent rains bringing an abundance of wildflowers and blooms already popping up, experts say.
The new deadline to order daffodils for the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days fundraiser is March 4.
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, the world's largest florist and online gift shop, is using Howcast's technology and online video expertise, to provide quick and easy answers to commonly asked customer questions, further enhancing the shopping experience on www.1800flowers.com.
A new season of hope is arriving in Becker County, thanks to the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days.
The area under Horticulture crops in Haryana has reached to about 5.55 per cent of the total cropped area of the State as a result of the State government's drive to motivate the farmers to grow Horticulture crops in place of traditional ones.
Punjab Agricultural University would organize training on cut-flower production and management for horticulture development officers (HDOs), district extension specialists (DESs) and teachers of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) on February 25-26.
With bright yellow flowers starting to emerge and the daffodil harvest underway, Central Saanich farmer Ian Vantreight couldn't resist the swipe.
A relatively new field, biodiversity informatics is the creation, integration, analysis and understanding of information regarding biological diversity.
Generations of gardeners have relied on peat to ensure their back-breaking work delivered blooms and produce of the finest quality.
The practice of Horticultural Therapy as a treatment modality has only been in place for about 200 years, therefore making it a relatively new profession.
Karnataka horticulture department is setting up a Mango Development Centre (MDC) at an investment of Rs 19 crore.
Dundee scientists studying how plants control the time at which they flower have uncovered an unusual form of gene control that could have implications for both plant and medical science.
Over the past 10 years, Guerlain's scientists have been studying and testing more than 30,000 variations of orchids in the company's legendary Orchidarium.
Like everything else in life, wildflowers don't come with a guarantee. Maybe that's what causes some folks to pursue them with such passion.
For centuries, orchids have cast a quiet spell. They have been hunted and collected on every continent - except Antarctica.
In an effort to prevent what they believe may cause patient health complications, some British hospitals have begun banning flower bouquets from hospital rooms.
Viet Nam is set to phase out small-scale agriculture through the introduction of new technologies to agriculture that are expected to result in higher yields and more competitive farm produce.
A new variety of chamomile flower with higher oil content was released by the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant (CIMAP) on Sunday, 21st Feb.
The flower business is still flourishing in Da Lat, in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong.
Combination of tamoxifen with a compound found in the flowering plant feverfew may prevent initial or future resistance to the drug, researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have said.
More than 550 different varieties of daffodils are being grown in National Trust for Scotland gardens this year.
The Asian Age
In an effort to make home gardening an easier task, the National Book Trust released a book Ornamental Gardening, a user's companion authored by a civil servant and a scholar on gardening, Hari Krishan Paliwal.
The cold winter has delayed the flowering of spring plants by up to a month, according to a count of blooms in National Trust gardens.
The American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days campaign is in full swing. Local orders are being accepted until Monday.
In the first month that astronauts aboard the International Space Station have access to the Internet, it appears they are using it much like the rest of us.
India is an agriculture-based economy, where 43% of its people remain employed in agricultural and allied activities.
Combining tamoxifen, the world's most prescribed breast cancer agent, with a compound found in the flowering plant feverfew may prevent initial or future resistance to the drug, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Call it a forgotten a language-long ago flowers were used to send coded messages. Today some remnants of that still remain, like red roses symbolizing passion, yellow roses for friendship or the lily for purity, and so on.
Lovers and citizens spending their CNY and Valentine's Day in Xiamen need not buy any flowers, for Wanshi Botanical Garden will display 6000 Chinese roses of about 100 species.
1-800-Flowers .com Inc. was the first retailer to launch a store on Facebook last July. Now it's also among the first to realize that selling on Facebook requires a call to action.
There may have been a blanket of white on the ground for Valentines Day but that didn't stop the red roses from showing up all over town yesterday.
Giving flowers can do more than put a smile on someone's face: It can help the fight against cancer and bring hope to patients and survivors.
A new breed of cherry blossom tree that blooms all year round has been created by RIKEN scientists using heavy ion beams at RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerated-Based Science.
This beautiful garden in Ahmedabad reminds visitors of the unearthly beauty of the Kashmir Valley in summer. Small wonder then that it has won Gujarat Horticulture Association's Best Garden Award eight times.
Handing out flowers on Valentine's Day is the most beautiful way to clad love notes in the robes of flowers, and accordingly, people plan to gift red roses to their beloveds, but they are suggested to up their budget on Valentine's Day.
FLORISTS went on red alert yesterday as the most romantic day on the calendar brought out Ballarat's lovers.
Prices of flowers at the Dangwa Flower Market in Sampaloc, Manila dropped dramatically on Monday due to oversupply of flower stock a day after Valentine's Day.
Love is in the air this week, with Valentine's Day just around the corner.
Ahead of the Valentine's Day, flower exports soar in Bangalore city while specially designed Valentine's Day cards for gay and lesbian community are available in Patna city.
With Valentine's Day now just a couple of days away, local flower businesses says they're busier than ever trying to accommodate all of their incoming orders.
Queensland flower farmers are struggling to keep up with the demand for roses this Valentine's Day.
The K-State Horticulture Club will hold its annual Valentine's Day rose sale in the lobby of Throckmorton Hall on Friday, 12th Feb. from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 13th Feb. from 10 a.m. until noon.
February 14th is usually the best-selling day of the entire year for the floral industry, but the fact that this Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday has some business owners worried.
Blooming flowers, manicured lawns and musical fountains of Mughal Gardens can be cherished by visitors as the Rashtrapati Bhavan has announced its opening for public viewing from February 13.
The Daffodil Days sale to benefit the American Cancer Society ends next week.
Farmers engaged in floriculture in Uttrakhand's Tajpur village are a happy lot now-a-days, as the region has seen a substantial increase in production of jervera flowers.
Florists are gearing up for one of the biggest days in their calendar, with truck loads of flowers due in town tomorrow.
A team at UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has uncovered some of the genes that control the complex mixture of chemicals that comprise a flower?s scent, opening new ways of 'turning up' and 'tuning' a flower's aromatic compounds to produce desired fragrances.
Amy Stewart got the idea for 'Flower Confidential' from her own back yard. Well, not literally, given that the book is about the cut-flower industry.
With the theme "Vietnamese flowers", the festival introduces many rare and new species of orchid, yellow apricot, bonsai, ancient ornamental trees, ornamental stones and ornamental fish.
With Valentine's Day just days away personal finance guru Vera Gibbons has published her latest Valentine's Day gift guide on CNBC.com.
With Valentine's Day just four days away, around 60 lakh roses have been exported from Pune to various markets abroad in the last 10 days.
Sending flowers anywhere in the world this Valentine?s day? FaithandFlowers.com offers you the opportunity to send beautiful bouquets nationally and internationally and promote the Culture of Life through your purchase!
Midland local flower shops started preparations Monday for what they're hoping to be their biggest sales weekend of the year.
As the Tet (Lunar New Year) draws closer, Sa Dec is transforming itself from a sleepy little town on the banks of the Tien River into the Mekong Delta?s mammoth flower market.
A unique experiment is being undertaken at the Chandigarh's famous Rose Garden - the largest rose garden in Asia. Root stocks of four varieties of Himalayan roses have been planted in the Rose Garden and these would be used to produce hybrids that would add to the existing varieties.
Blue false indigo (Baptisia australis) has been chosen as the 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year by Perennial Plant Association members. From 3 to 4 feet tall and wide, this exceptional plant with its upright habit will make a striking impact in the garden.
Spring-flowering trees, shrubs and bulbs are all candidates for winter forcing.
Teleflora.com Flowers in a Box commercial aired during the 2010 Super Bowl.
Demand for longer lasting flowers among European consumers has added a new twist to the lucrative horticulture export business ? dampening growers? expectations in the run up to the peak season that begins mid this month.
The Valentine's Day which is celebrated every year on February 14, is turning out to be a blessing for flower sellers especially of Islamabad.
Kenyan flower exports fell to 87,000 tonnes in 2009, Kenya Flower Council Chief Executive Jane Ngige said at a flower arranging show in Nairobi on Sunday, compared with 93,000 tonnes a year before.
Yellow is bursting out of the gate as the hot color this year for inside the home as well as in the garden.
The beginning of February is a good time to finish up lingering winter chores.
Petals'n'Buds in Ballinrobe has launched a special selection of romantic floral designs that will make sure your Valentine's Day goes as planned.
The future of the UK fresh produce offer has fallen into the grip of a research crunch in recent years, following repeated warnings that funding, the number of scientists moving into the field and partnerships with the industry must be boosted in a bid to secure the long-term sustainability of the sector.
Scientists at the University of Calgary in Canada have developed a super-cheap way to produce insulin, according to Popular Science report published this week.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and this month, you can get a half-dozen of red roses for free, just by donating blood.
The Open Press
eFlorist, leading UK florists network who have over 1,400 member florists as part of their operations, have announced a 70% increase in online sales for the month ending December '09 in contrast to sales figures from the year before, during December '08.
All 51 spring flower markets in the capital city opened on February 3, according to an announcement by the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade.
Sales of Colombian cut flowers are expected to fall in the United States this year due to a reduction in the country's consumer spending, changing climate patterns and an increase in the value of the Colombian peso, reports newspaper La Republica.
A gardener's library should be enriched with practical and inspiring volumes as well as those that are just plain fun.
Many women expect only one thing from their sweetie on Valentine's Day - a dozen roses. The people at Stroud Florist hope the men listen to their women.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's wise not to wait until the last minute to order that floral arrangement for your sweetie pie.
THE ECONOMIC TIME
The enterprising Pune, India farmers will be happy this Valentine's Day as the demand for their roses in the US and the Europe markets has increased by about 25%.
India's flower industry has received a fillip thanks to the efforts of a farm in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district.
The New York Botanical Garden names its top roses for easy care and disease resistance.
The coming of spring means many things, but to the American Cancer Society, it means Daffodil Days.
Shoppers in Vietnam are increasingly turning to online gift delivery services to avoid crowded market and shopping centres as Tet (Lunar New Year) approaches.
Many gardeners are confused by what constitutes an heirloom plant.
Flowers not only have the power to make individuals? mood pleasant, but in today?s world many countries are earning a huge amount of money by exporting this delicate product.
Valentine's Day is the biggest holiday for fresh flower sales, accounting for 40% of annual revenue, according to the Society of American Florists, a trade group.
Hurriyet Daily News
The Antalya Flowers Exporters Union, Turkey is aiming for an increase of 20 percent in flower exports this year as the negative effects of the global economic crisis begin to wane.