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What is Floriculture?

Floriculture is a branch of horticulture concerned with the propagation of ornamental plants, with a focus on flowering plants specifically. Worldwide, floriculture is a huge industry, from greenhouses for cut flowers in Israel to facilities which specialize in bedding plants in the Sacramento Valley of California. A number of different topics fall within the purview of floriculturists, ranging from managing bulbs to controlling pests which damage ornamental crops. Humans have been…

How To Store Gladiolus For The Winter: Horticulture

By Heather Rhoades & Anne Baley In order to enjoy the beauty of gladiolus flowers year after year, most gardeners must store their gladiolas corms (sometimes also referred to as gladiolas bulbs) in the winter. Gladiolus bulbs, or corms, aren’t hardy through frozen winter months, so you must dig them up and store them until spring if you want to grow them again the next year. Read on to learn more about how to store gladiolas for the winter. Digging Up Gladiolus Many people make the…

Horticulture: Black Spot Fungal Disease Overview

Horticulture: Black spot on a rose leaf Although this fungal blight can infect many types of plants, including apple trees, tomatoes, and more, it is most often associated with roses. It’s the rose gardener’s most dreaded foe. Host Plants Any type of rose can become infected with black spot. Some species have been bred to be resistant to this fungus, but most of the thousands of rose species have not. Other plants related to roses, such as apples, may also be hosts – some…

How To Enhance Vase Life Of Cut Flowers Featured

Saturday, 14 September By  Dr Atif Riaz Cut-flower is the flower which is cut along with a portion of stem, to be used in vases and flower arrangements. Among cut flowers, Gladiolus, Lillium, Gerbera, Chrysanthemum, Carnation, Tulip, Orchids, Anthurium, Gypsophila and Bird of Paradise along with Rose on top are the most favorite flower used for this purpose. For the trade in cut flower industry vase-life or postharvest longevity is the matter of great importance, where morphological…

Flowers & Plants: Blue Shrimp Plant

Flowers & Plants The Blue Shrimp Plant also known as Blue Kiwi, Blue Wax Flower and Pride of Gibraltar is almost steel blue-green foliage and sensational deep blue bracts and small purple flowers make a wonderful impact in the garden. Early in the season this unusual plant resembles a garden pea but as the stems lengthen, they branch to produce showy blue flower bracts with small purple bells that seem to grow out of the leaves and stems. Very attractive to bees. Heat…

Keukenhof, the world’s largest flower garden

By Saif Malik Keukenhof is the world's largest flower garden where approximately 7,000,000 (seven million) flower bulbs are planted annually. It's located in South Holland in the small town of Lisse, south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam. Bus can be catched from train stations of Haarlem, Leiden and Schiphol to access this bulbous paradise. Courtesy hortist Flower Garden, Flower, Published in ZaraiMedia.com

Run a Profitable Wholesale Cut Flower Farm

You might enjoy the idea of spending your days in a greenhouse full of beautiful looking, wonderful smelling flowers, but if you want to make a living at it, you need to be a good business person, too. Here's how to run an operation that will let you smell the roses (or zinnias...or chrysanthemums...) and make money at the same time. Steps How to Run a Profitable Wholesale Cut Flower Farm 1- Write a detailed business plan and have it reviewed by at least two other successful growers.…

Why flowers are so important?

March 21, 2013 By Jacquelinef Gilchrist Flowers are the true gift of nature and are loved by everyone around the world. I believe they are the true beauty of nature and without them the world would be very much dull and not a very bright place to live in. They make the gardens blossom and make the world a better place for all of us to live in. Flowers are of different kinds and there hundreds of species of flowers. They are not just the colorful petals possessed things we see but if…

Edible Roses: Agriculture

March 10, 2013 By Nan K. Chase In “Eat Your Yard! Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs and Flowers for Your Landscape,” author Nan K. Chase shares her first-hand experience with gardening, landscaping ideas and special culinary uses for fruit trees. Recipes for edible garden plants include the crabapple and quince, nut trees, such as the chestnut and almond, and herbs and vines like the bay, grape, lavender, mint, and thyme. She instructs how to harvest pawpaw, persimmon, and other…

Horticulture: Floriculture in Pakistan

March 14, 2013 By  Shahzad Rafiq Pakistan is a country of small farming households, where, floriculture is the best option of enhancing the income of the under privileged. Introduction to the floriculture crop could be an important intervention in this regard where the farmer can earn much more by exploiting available natural resources more efficiently. We have favorable climate and cheap labor for growing these crops whereas they need much less land and water for production.…

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