Farmers Lives Improved With Flower Crops

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Northeastern flower farmers are seeing an improvement in their fortunes. Flowers are not traditionally seen as the cash crop in this mountainous region, yet they are bringing huge material benefits to the Le Loi commune, Hoanh Bo district and Quang Ninh.
Farmers in these regions have been growing flowers for the past decade. First the summer-autumn rice crop is harvested, then …


Orchids for Obama

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America has a new president – Barack Obama. Kathleen Coils, an Urenui orchid grower, is a bit more excited than the rest, as her flowers are have been used in the ceremony. Just before President Obama’s inauguration, Mrs Coils was interviewed…
She said, “I hope I get to see what they are doing with them. I hope that they take photos …


Modern Men love to give flowers

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Way back in “ancient times”, when my parents were a young couple in Glasgow in the 1950s, it was considered rather effeminate for a man to be seen in public with flowers. So when my older sister was born my Dad tiptoed nervously into the hospital carrying a battered old suitcase – much to my mother’s puzzlement. He opened the …


A Rainbow of Orchids in the Middle of Winter

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In Korea this is the time of the year when it is not hard to spot an orchid or two. You will often see deliverymen running in and out of buildings, dropping off orchids as gifts for people that have been promoted or given new workplaces.
This tradition, of giving orchids has a long history — orchids have been a symbol …


Stealing Flowers for Love

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Who would have thought that thievery can be romantic? Recently one gentleman stole a bouquet of flowers to apologize for a night he had spent in jail.
Neil McMillan was arrested and spent a night in custody – this is why he felt that he needed to steal them and give them to his sweet heart Michelle Robertson. He snatched the …


Flowers Helping Us Survive

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Indus, a branch of the Worldwide Fund for nature, has released a calendar depicting twelve types of wild flowers, in order to spread awareness about type of flora.

The following species are found in the calendar: cistanche tubiulosa ( phatakwar), barleria prioitis (kala bansa), fumaria indica (shatra), euphorbia caducifolia (thuhar), capparis deciduas (karir), acacia nilotic(babul), solanum nigrum(mako), oxytelma esculentum (dhudhani), barleria …


Celebrities love flowers

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If you had millions to spend wouldn’t you buy more flowers? Elton John spent £293,000 on flowers between January 1996 and September 1997. In a court case in 2000 lawyer Mark Hapgood QC for suggested that John went “spending mad” following a £42m deal with recording company Polygram in February 1996. When quizzed by Mr Hapgood about the money spent …


Wild Flowers and Grass to Save Sparrows

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In London, twenty parks and beauty spots will be seeing a new planting of wild flowers, grass and plants. House sparrows have been disappearing at an alarming rate, and this is an attempt to attract them and increase the population.
The birds’ numbers have fallen about 68% in the past 15 years, mostly due to a loss of green spaces and …


Iridescent Flowers

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According to a new report published in Science magazine, bees can tell the difference between iridescent flowers and those that are not. They also learn to return to these flowers for nectar.
It has also been found out that there are a lot more iridescent flowers than was thought before. This trait of flowers cannot be seen by the human eye, …


Flower Plant Now Ready For Business

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In Venlo, a city in the Netherlands, a flower processing plant is ready for production. FloraHolland ImportPlaza has decided to take the business to the next level.
ImportPlaza covers a surface of about 3,600 kilometers, and it has been updated with modern processing lines and better machines.
FloraHolland provides customers with a large variety of flowers, produced all over the globe.
Flower imports …