Flowers
May 5, 2008, College Station, TX —When it comes to using plant-filled pots on the porch or around the landscape, Americans are hardly able to contain themselves. U.S. consumers spend more than $1.3 billion a year on this gardening method, according to Container Gardening Associated, an online site devoted to the technique.
Our annual poinsettia season survey suggests sales last fall were up in some areas

May 2, 2008, Grand Haven, MI — Six growers got a wake up call this spring when they received orders to destroy their plants. This was not due to a plant disease or an exotic insect infestation; it was because they were caught illegally propagating and selling patented plants.
Ontario growers work to grow market opportunities within their own province


The Les Exceptionnelles program is held at the Jardin Daniel A. Séguin at the Institut de technologie agroalimentaire (ITA) in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. Appealing directly to the public, the trials target new varieties for rapid introduction into the province’s gardens.

Purple flowers, designing with ornamental grasses, fruit-bearing shrubs and showy double tulips are some of the garden trends to look forward to in 2006. Consumer gardening magazines are featuring all of these subjects as 2005 draws to a close.
April 3, 2008, Guelph, Ont. – Should the province approve certification for Ontario flower growers, what would you see as Flower Canada Ontario's priorities in tackling the major issues facing the industry today? 
Good trees for small spaces, summer flowering favourites and hardworking hostas were some of the featured plant subjects in consumer gardening magazines this summer.
As spring begins to emerge across the country, consumer magazines are full of articles predicting the newest, hottest garden trends for 2005.
Gardening Life, January/February 2005, for example, lists the top 10 trends to watch for as:
Cyperus alternifolia – Wild Spike.  A unique plant, Wild Spike is excellent as a mixed container plant or indoor houseplant. The foliage is rich, with a delicate texture. Flowers heads are small, but add an interesting contrast to the foliage. (Sakata Seed)
Purple flowers, designing with ornamental grasses, fruit-bearing shrubs and showy double tulips are some of the garden trends to look forward to in 2006. Consumer gardening magazines are featuring all of these subjects as 2005 draws to a close.
Whether it’s a good season or not pretty much depends on the … weather



April 3, 2008, Guelph, Ont. – The majority of Ontario’s greenhouse floriculture growers who participated in a recent vote support Flowers Canada (Ontario) being designated as their representative association and paying a mandatory licence fee to fund the organization. 

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