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Giving gifts of flowering bulbs can brighten the holidays

Giving gifts of flowering bulbs can brighten the holidays
Flower bulbs are beautiful gifts for the holidays. Purchased from local greenhouses and nurseries, bulbs will bloom indoors, providing a bright accent on bleak winter days.



A tale of two flower farmers

A tale of two flower farmers

Virginia cut flower farms grew from 117 in 2007 to 227 in 2012. Read about two flower farmers and how their businesses are blooming.




Greenhouses and high tunnels allow farmers to get a jump on spring

Greenhouses and high tunnels allow farmers to get a jump on spring
Farmers will have fresh, local summer produce available sooner than ever this spring, thanks to technology that can add several weeks to growing seasons.



Gifts of flowering bulbs can brighten the holidays

Gifts of flowering bulbs can brighten the holidays
Holiday shopping for flower lovers is a snap with a gift of potted bulbs.



Poinsettia plants can brighten up any space

Poinsettia plants can brighten up any space
Trees and flowers may be dormant during the cold winter months, but colorful plants like poinsettias can brighten up any space in your home.



Unique orchid farm blooms in Central Virginia

Unique orchid farm blooms in Central Virginia
A unique greenhouse on 18 acres in Powhatan County houses more than 13,000 orchids; 8,000 of which are in “orchid daycare.”



Virginia’s greenhouse industry continues to grow

White’s Nursery & Greenhouses Inc. began as a cut flower farm in the 1940s but has since blossomed into 21 acres of greenhouse production and 5 acres of field production.



Census finds U.S. horticulture becoming more diverse

The sales of food crops grown under protection in the United States more than doubled in the past decade as U.S. horticultural operations are becoming more diverse and taking advantage of newly emerging agricultural trends, according to results of the 2009 Census of Horticultural Specialties.




Daylilies are a hot option for summer color

Daylilies will thrive in a variety of light, soil and water conditions. And their blooms peak when the mercury does.




Extra attention helps cut flowers stay vibrant longer

Extra attention helps cut flowers stay vibrant longer
Cut flowers can brighten up your day—and your home. If you received fresh flowers this holiday season and want to keep them fresher longer, a little extra attention can go a long way.



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