Nominees for the 2010 Colour Your Life Award Print
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 19:37

The Patio Pond
Wanted: balcony owners with no fear of water
Always wanted to be the proud owner of a pond but thought you needed a garden first? What you need is ‘the patio pond’. It lets you enjoy water lilies and other pond plants right on your balcony or patio.  Simply perfect for patio or balcony, and makes a brilliant gift as well.  The pretty shallow container is all ready to sell.  

Submitted by:  R. Moerings B.V.  (Roosendaal)

‘Colour Your Life’ award features the X-Factor Print
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 19:33

The winning entry was selected by the audience and the ‘Colour your Life’ award was presented by IKEA sales manager Christiaan Welker on the last day of the event. 

The Colour Your Life Program is an exciting new promotional initiative of Plant Publicity Holland, designed to engage all parties in the value chain to bring a greater awareness to the consumer of the value of plants and green spaces.  Built on the popular Garden Messenger program, the new Colour Your Life campaign harnesses the power of internet technologies to promote plants and the quality of life that they can provide by giving retailers the resources they need to attract customers to their garden centers.

A new chance for perennial plantings in public spaces Print
Thursday, 09 September 2010 18:43

As the home of Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest and most famous botanical gardens in the world, the City of Leiden has a strong and proud horticultural heritage.  Nonetheless, along with virtually every other municipality in Europe and North America, municipal greens keepers have been faced with the economic realities of government spending cutbacks.  It was not long before many of the city’s coveted perennial gardens were axed in favor of more maintenance-free gardens, or no gardens at all.

The ‘Vitamin G’ Effect Print
Saturday, 17 July 2010 20:35
Green space - the key to health

Direct benefits
Vitamin G is the new way to describe those health-giving benefits that flow from plants and green space.  It’s been given that name because the results are as evident under scientific analysis as they are for the vitamins that we’ve recognised for years.
Perennial exports remain strong Print
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 19:26
Nursery product from The Netherlands enters the US marketplace through a variety of channels. Some growers ship directly to their customers, or to contract growers in the US that grow on product before it is shipped to retailers, primarily mass merchandisers.  Export companies that buy and sell product from local, often specialized growers, and that are specialized in the complex logistics associated with off-continent shipping, also continues to be an important part of the supply chain.
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