Some Canadian flower farmers are grappling with the unimaginable: throwing heaps of flowers and months of work away as COVID-19 restrictions lead to an unprecedented drop in sales at a time when
What plants can teach us about surviving a pandemic.
Before all the lockdowns, I bought some fresh basil from Trader Joe’s, trimmed off all but the top leaves, clipped the stem at its midpoint, and put the cut end in a little glass vase.
One of Britain’s favourite flowers - the peony - is in season and boy, don’t we know it.
Since this week is both Passover and Easter, we wanted to share some inspiring table decor for you. Our flower lovers manage to be creative despite any obstacles – including Covid-19 – which clearly has defined 2020. But as nature teaches us,
A few months ago, the term “social distancing” was relatively unknown; now, it’s a permanent part of everyone’s vocabulary. Social distancing brings with it a host of mental, physical, and emotional effects, from fear and anxiety to boredom to anger
WAUKESHA -- The Possi family runs a Waukesha floral shop on Moreland Boulevard. They were planning on selling it and preparing for a new chapter in life. That was before the coronavirus took a life.
Larisa Possi's world was forever changed after losing her husband, James Possi, to COVID-19 complications.
As people everywhere cancel events and big cut-flower orders, the ripples reach into Dutch auction halls and Kenyan rose fields. When Meredith Dean pictured her May wedding, she imagined her guests walking through a meadow of wildflowers.
Where have all the flowers gone?
Apparently, they’re missing because of COVID-19.
According to Melissa Mega, owner of The Ivy Green on South Main Street in Washington, the coronavirus has disrupted the chain of supply for florists because major wholesalers are almost all closed.
The 7m bulbs were planted and now the flowers are in bloom: tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, orchids, roses, lilies and more. Everything is ready at the Dutch flower park of Keukenhof – everything, except the
Flower farmers and the people who take those flowers to market are dealing with the fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic, from event cancellations, to high import prices.
Lana Braun, owner of the Hummingbird Farm in the Slocan Valley, said their sales are suffering, primarily due to
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, it’s estimated that the value of lost plant sales in the UK will be £687m by the end of June and if it continues, £1.2bn by the end of December.
Raphi Aronowicz and Michael Smaye were high school best friends who started a floral delivery business together after both having less-than-stellar experiences sending flowers. Aronowicz and Smaye identified an opportunity to improve on the delivery
Passersby stepping out for exercise in the spring sun, company employees and hospitals are being given tulips, roses and chrysanthemums under a Dutch initiative to save the country’s flower industry and make life a little more bearable.
Classic botanical illustrations are a beautiful marriage of art and nature—and the muses for these wedding blooms. The talented floral designers behind Putnam & Putnam created arrangements that look simultaneously vintage and new, ornate and
A flower wholesale business forced to close by the coronavirus took all remaining stock to a hospital to give thousands of bouquets to NHS workers.
Around 5,000 bunches - that would otherwise have been thrown away - were presented to doctors and nurses as a thank you for leading the fight against the pandemic
Thousands of potted Easter lilies appeared on front doorsteps in Brampton this week – a special delivery meant to spread holiday joy as people are forced to find new ways to celebrate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – While many businesses are struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, some are doing what they can to make others smile.
New Leaf Florist says many of its scheduled events were canceled amid the new social distancing rules.
Spring has sprung and, with the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the globe, gardeners — like everyone else — are finding themselves adapting.
John Frecker, owner of Holland Nurseries in St. John's, told CBC Radio's St. John's Morning Show business
Springtime in Oregon usually means longer, warmer days, plenty of sunshine and bright, colorful flowers beginning to bloom.
But Gov. Kate Brown’s recent stay-at-home order due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 forced many of Oregon’s businesses, including flower companies, to temporarily close their doors and lay off their workers.