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Zundert based About Plants opened their doors this week (January 14th) for their New Year presentations. This marks the start of a major series of plant fairs for this leading grower.

Also this week, they supported the GrootGroenPlus Spring Fair and follow this with IPM Essen (Hall A 21-12). Their 'Dance-Range' of Cordyline has reached the final of the 'Colour Your Life' awards.

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About Plants will offer a special range of 'Carex in C2' at IPM Essen (Stand 12A 21-5.) The Carex oshimensis is special because of its diversity and glossy evergreen profile and is a low maintenance, disease tolerant plant.


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Eco-friendliness is the Theme

At IPM (Stand 1E45), Desch Plantpak is presenting a complete range of eco-friendly products, each of which responds to demands from retailers and consumers.

Recover is Desch Plantpak's answer to the requirement for better separation of plastic products during waste processing. Recover products destined for Germany have a striking blue colour, while those for the English market are in a distinctive taupe grey.

A Fantastic Display of Beauty, Creativity and Genius

In February, Myplant & Garden 2019 will present an infinite show of creative and commercial ideas for the worlds of floristry, decoration and accessories with a spectacular arena for wedding trends.

The Décor District is an exceptional meeting place for florists and wedding planners with flower fashion shows, cut flowers from Italy and the world, contests, workshops and international floristry masters.

Show Your Colours Nominations Announced

Eleven plants have been nominated for the Show Your Colours Award at IPM 2019. All of the exhibitors at IPM Essen with woody plants and perennials were able to submit plants or plant concepts for this award.

The Show Your Colours Award IPM 2019 will be presented at 3.00 pm on Thursday 24 January in the BIZZ Holland stand, hall 8, stand number 8A40. 

New Selection from Het Wilgenbroek

At IPM Essen, Het Wilgenbroek will introduce new selections of the Helleborus orientalis from the VIV-collection. They will also introduce a new H.niger selection. See these on stand 2D26. www,

Joint Association 'Post-Brexit' Conference

Three of the leading trade associations in the garden and leisure, pet product and home enhancement sectors are joining forces to host a joint conference on The Future for International Trade, ahead of the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Gardenex, PetQuip and BHETA will host this one day event on March 12th, at the Stratford Manor Hotel in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire.

Chilean Production Site Opened by Benary

At the beginning of November 2018, Benary opened its new production site in Chile in the presence of the main shareholder Klaudia Benary-Redlefsen. Benary has been producing flower seeds in Chile for decades.

Hijuelas offers the perfect climate for the production of some of their most important crops.

Passion for Greenery

Magni Piante have been growing plants in Pistoia for three generations. Their passion for greenery is reflected in the production and export of high quality trees and shrubs. A permanent fixture at IPM Essen, see them on stand 4D45.

Sales of Perovskia Perennial to hit 2 Million!

Since its release in 2012, sales of the popular perennial Perovskia `Lacey Blue’ continue to grow and are set to hit 2 Million in early 2019. Perovskia Lacey Blue is also known as Russian Sage. This striking cultivar was raised by Peter Catt from Liss Forest Nursery.

Inaugural Biopesticide Summit

Bionema Limited and Swansea University are to host the inaugural Biopesticide Summit and exhibition in Swansea University, United Kingdom in July 2019. This will address the pressing need to develop alternatives to chemical crop protection.

Magazzini Prepare for Essen!

Pistoia based Magazzini Piante have a vast production in container and ornamental plants. These are bush, shape, tall and aged trees, suitable for any type of climate. See their range of material on stand A41-39 in Essen.

'Flowers to Live'

The International Floralies held in Nantes, is a major worldwide plant and ornamental event that takes place only every 5 years.

First held in 1956, the initial highlights of its 12th edition this year (May 8 to 19) will be announced this month at a press conference in Paris. 'Flowers to Live' is the chosen theme to launch the 2019 event.


City Trees for the Urban Climate

For IPM Essen 2019, Lorenz von Ehren will be talking about 'City Trees' on their stand 7E31. They will demonstrate how tree species that are classified as climate change resistant might develop and address our changing climate.

Kentia Palm Kicks off 2019! 

The Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana) has been chosen by Flower Council Holland as their Houseplant of the Month for January. This is a plant with a relatively small base from which slender stems grow upwards bearing soft, elegant green palm leaves.

Schneider Reports Strong Growth 

Schneider youngplants report on a sustained period of strong growth. The constant creation of new partnerships within, as well as outside Europe, has been a key factor.

Besides their herbs and vegetables, a brand new x Petchoa hybrida BeautiCal series from Sakata has been introduced. See Schneider at IPM Essen on stand 1D47.

'City of Flowers'

Guangzhou is the main flower production base and supply centre in China for potted ornamental plants. It is also the main distribution centre for imported flowers and has a wealth of its own flower varieties.

Guangzhou vows to highlight the charm of flower city and to create the brand of being the 'City of Flowers'. This will be reflected at the China International and Floriculture Trade Fair (Flower Expo China) held from March 17 -19 in Guangzhou.

Pot Roses with Enchanting Fragrance

The Queen of Pot Roses, Rosa Eskelund from Roses Forever will present a brand new series of long lasting fragrant pot roses with large flowers on stand 6H34 at IPM Essen. Make sure you 'Stop and Smell the Roses'.

'A Horticultural Jargon Buster’

Palmstead Nurseries are holding a series of mini-workshops from February 2019 onwards through to May. The theme of their February event held on 20th, is centered on 'Horticultural Terms'. This follows their Soft Landscape Workshop on January 23rd.

B​elgian Grower Reaches Final

The AIPH have announced the finalists for the prestigious International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2019. The nine ornamental grower finalists include Gediflora from Belgium and Clematis Źródło Dobrych Pnączy Spółka from Poland.

China, Denmark, Kenya, and the Netherlands are also represented. The event takes place on January 22nd during IPM Essen.

7th Season for Dubai Miracle Garden

The Dubai Miracle Garden is one of a kind in the world for it's unique display and its extravagant outdoor destination. It's 7th season is now open until May 5th 2019.

This is a huge & exclusive flower garden which occupies an area of 72,000 sq.m. There are around 109 million flowers planted and 100 million of these bloom in the garden each season.

Selection of Nerium oleander

CaporalPlant offer a selection of Nerium oleander, including one of the most beloved plants Eucalyptus gunnii for immediate delivery. Guaranteed high quality, even in the late fall.

They have also confirmed their presence at both IPM Essen (4E41) and Myplant & Garden 2019.