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'Heart-wrenching': Canadian flower farmers forced to throw out months of work amid pandemic

'Heart-wrenching': Canadian flower farmers forced to throw out months of work amid pandemic

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

This study on flower resilience is the most beautiful thing I’ve read during the pandemic

This study on flower resilience is the most beautiful thing I’ve read during the pandemic

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.

How to grow and care for peonies - and why we’re all so obsessed with the fluffy, fragrant flowers

How to grow and care for peonies - and why we’re all so obsessed with the fluffy, fragrant flowers

One of Britain’s favourite flowers - the peony - is in season and boy, don’t we know it.

They’re not

Tips for Festive Easter and Passover Tables

Tips for Festive Easter and Passover Tables

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,

FLOWERS: A POSITIVE SOLUTION TO THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

FLOWERS: A POSITIVE SOLUTION TO THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

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

‘Difficult without him:’ Waukesha floral shop owner died of COVID-19 after battling flu-like symptoms

‘Difficult without him:’ Waukesha floral shop owner died of COVID-19 after battling flu-like symptoms

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.

The Crash of the $8.5 Billion Global Flower Trade

The Crash of the $8.5 Billion Global Flower Trade

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: Florists suffering during COVID-19 pandemic

Where have all the flowers gone: Florists suffering during COVID-19 pandemic

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.

Dutch flower park's virtual tour brings its blooms to living rooms

Dutch flower park's virtual tour brings its blooms to living rooms

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

#FlowerBoostChallenge crosses borders

#FlowerBoostChallenge crosses borders

The #FlowerBoostChallenge crosses borders! The initiative to support floricultural growers started in The Netherlands and found its way to Belgium, UK and Canada.

Florists, flower farmers dealing with fallouts from COVID-19

Florists, flower farmers dealing with fallouts from COVID-19

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

The online garden centres and nurseries to support during lockdown

The online garden centres and nurseries to support during lockdown

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.

TODAY’S NOTABLE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: RAPHI ARONOWICZ AND MICHAEL SMAYE

TODAY’S NOTABLE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: RAPHI ARONOWICZ AND MICHAEL SMAYE

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

Dutch scheme to boost wilting flower industry takes root

Dutch scheme to boost wilting flower industry takes root

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.

Dramatic Floral Arrangements Inspired by Vintage Botanical Illustrations

Dramatic Floral Arrangements Inspired by Vintage Botanical Illustrations

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

Florist donates all her flowers to NHS staff after being forced to close due to coronavirus

Florist donates all her flowers to NHS staff after being forced to close due to coronavirus

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

Easter flowers help business bloom: Donors, greenhouses join forces to spread cheer despite COVID-19

Easter flowers help business bloom: Donors, greenhouses join forces to spread cheer despite COVID-19

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 florists create public arrangements rather than throw away flowers

Edmond florists create public arrangements rather than throw away flowers

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.

St. John's florist facing a slowdown plants the seeds for a new normal

St. John's florist facing a slowdown plants the seeds for a new normal

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

Florists Rescue Their Spring Blooms For Public Installations During Pandemic

Florists Rescue Their Spring Blooms For Public Installations During Pandemic

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.