Professor Does The Tangerine Tango With New Plant

Prof. Mark Bridgen, horticulture, has developed and patented a new species of alstroemeria called “Tangerine Tango” at Cornell’s Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center.

Amaryllis Flowers Brighten Winter

This is the time of year that if you live in a cold climate, you’re longing for
some color (besides brown and white). This tropical Americas native grows from a huge bulb (many are about the size of a mango) and has a stalk and flower to match.

Data: 23% Of Consumers Will Shop Online For Valentine’s

January 27, 2010 eBillme

According to the ebillme online spending index, 9 percent of consumers will spend more online than last year and 57 percent plan to purchase something other than flowers or chocolates.

ComScore: Floral Retail Sites Among Fastest Growing

January 27, 2010 ComScore

Flowers, Gifts and Greetings sites saw a 23-percent gain, reaching nearly 39.8 million unique visitors in December.

SAF Responds To Harmful Valentine’s Day Publicity

January 27, 2010 Society of American Florists

Valentine’s Day flower-bashing by makers of competing gift products is already underway. SAF responded to three this week.