National Garden Bureau Rolls Out Six Plant Classes for the 2023 “Year of the” Program

July 25, 2022 National Garden Bureau

National Garden Bureau, the non-profit organization promoting gardening in North America on behalf of the horticulture industry and its members, just rolled out all six of the 2023 “Year of the” plant classes last week at Cultivate’22.

Westerlay Orchids Ups its Green-Growing Flower Power

Carpinteria’s Westerlay Orchids has recently made significant changes to its operations and facilities to increase its eco-friendly flower-growing potential and decrease its impact on the environment, the business announced. 

US Orchid Imports Have Surged To An All-Time High

February 21, 2022 Amanda Shendruk, Quartz

Orchids were once only known as the highlight of posh plant shows and grand hotel lobbies. Increasingly, however, the stereotypically finicky, humidity-loving flowers have become an affordable grocery-store commodity and a staple of middle-class households in the US.

APHIS Seeks Comments On Draft Pest Risk Assessments for the Importation of Five Orchid Species for Planting From the Dominican Republic

November 16, 2021 USDA APHIS

The Government of Dominican Republic has asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of the following species of orchid plants for planting into the United States and Territories.

APHIS Seeks Comment on Draft Pest Risk Assessment for the Importation of Orchid Plants for Planting from Taiwan

September 3, 2021 USDA APHIS

The Government of Taiwan has asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of orchid (Cattleya spp.) and orchid (Paphiopedilum spp.) plants for planting into the United States and Territories.