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25 Years of Plant Innovation!

In horticulture, great business moments are rare and usually involve plenty of hard work. But that’s exactly what happened to Anthony Tesselaar twenty five years ago. Groundcover Rose While busy working in the family horticultural company in Australia, he was introduced to a...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017
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Royal FloraHolland, ready for Valentine’s Day!

February 14 is Valentine’s Day, when lovers traditionally surprise each other with flowers. In this video grower Aad Fransen, Reinier Elbertsen from Hilverda De Boer, logistics team manager Tjeerd Zwart and auctioneer Erik Wassenaar tell us how they are preparing for...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017
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Oserian announces ‘roses with an edge’

NAIVASHA, Kenya: Oserian has embarked on a strategy  embracing niche high value genetics in order to expand its wholesale category and complement the well-established retail rose business. Oserian invested in geothermal energy in early 2000 with a view to making the business...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017
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Explorer rose to conquer the world?

LEERSUM, The Netherlands: Dutch rose breeding company Interplant Roses, based in Leersum, says it has seen demand for its deep red ‘Explorer’ roses more than double since 2014. Launched in 2011, Rosa Explorer proves to be a hit across Europe, Russia, the Middle East and...
Posted On 16 Jan 2017
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‘Too much Colombian roses coming in when New Zealand volume has come up’

CANTERBURY, NZ: In Canterbury Ian Kempthorne of K&L Nurseries gives a good review of how he sees Canterbury conditions. “The spring has had a lot of growth due to a bit of rain fall , actually we had more rain in spring than back in July. Our Gerbera crop is finished its...
Posted On 29 Dec 2016
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Bloomingdale Roses announces Rosa ‘I2I’

AALSMEER, The Netherlands: AALSMEER, The Netherlands:  It is with much delight that rose grower Bloomingdale Roses from Kenya today announced it has added a new large-headed rose to their already impressive range of roses. The pink ‘I2I’ rose will make its debut at the...
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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Rosa Eskelund Gets Her Roses to Bloom Like Crazy

SABRO, Denmark: Danish rose breeder Rosa Eskelund (trading under the company name Roses Forever) today announced the launch of a new series of novelty roses which are set to wow the crowds at the forthcoming IPM show in Essen, Germany next January. Eskelund’s new I AM...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Sardinia Cashes in on Flower Power with New Cut Botanical

CERNOBBIO, Italy: Twelve Energy’s brand new cut foliage Smeralda Green Show is set to wow floral wholesalers and retail florists alike and will give any floral arrangement an eye-catching flair. True rose connoisseurs wouldn’t bat an eye at roses that are completely...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Persuasive Petals

by Ron van der Ploeg NAALDWIJK, The Netherlands: Potted roses on retail shelves that are a feast for the senses. Launching at different European supermarkets is the distinctly Dolc’ Amore® brand combining – amongst others – superior genetics from Danish rose...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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What’s behind Komet Sales’ stellar growth?

MIAMI, USA: Launched a few years ago, Komet Sales is a web-based solution for flower companies where growers, importers and wholesalers can connect and manage their operations efficiently. When someone like Peter Moran the CEO of SAF (Society of American Florist) proclaims...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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