Floriculture and Modern Farming

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Floriculture and Modern Farming

Floriculture and Modern Farming go hand in hand, and the flower growing industry is undergoing an innovation renaissance. There are rising number of sustainable farms growing socially, environmentally, and economically responsible eco flowers, plants, and green foliage. Certified green from domestically grown American flowers and ornamental plant farms, as well as from a network of flower grower from around world.

Flower-Grower ® features a flower farm collective of environmentally sustainable flower growers, plant farms, and foliage farms from around the globe, working together to grow seasonally fresh and top quality cut flowers, flowering plants, and foliage in the latest colors, varieties, and styles. An award-winning group of experienced and passionate flower growers and plant farmers committed to delivering the freshest, prettiest, largest, and longest lasting blooms.

Floriculture or Flower Farming

Within agriculture, floriculture, or flower farming, is a discipline of horticulture concerned with the cultivation of cut flowers and ornamental flowering plants for landscape gardening and floristry sides of the floral industry. Flower farm crops include bedding plants, houseplants, flowering garden and pot plants, cut cultivated greens, and cut flowers.

Modern Farming: Growing for Market

Ornamental flowering plants are sold in pots for indoor use, and also for outdoor gardening. Cut flowers are usually sold in bunches or as bouquets with cut foliage. Flowers are a specialty crop and the business of a flower farm is more than just raising and selling fresh cut flowers. Other aspects of floriculture include harvest, post harvest treatment, cool storage, preservation, packaging, and transportation. There are many marketing opportunities available to flower growers: farmers markets, florists, supermarkets, garden nurseries, wholesalers, cash and carry, wedding planners, and online retailers.

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Modern Flower Farming - Cut Flower Farms

Modern Farming - Ornamental Plant Farms

Modern Farming - Sustainable Farms

Modern farming methods produce the most beautiful flowers from a collective of socially and environmentally responsible growers from around the globe.

What is Modern Farming?

Modern farming of ornamental flowering plants is cultivating crops with a farm to vase mindset. A flower farm grows seasonally fresh and top quality cut flowers and ornamental plants in the latest colors, varieties, and styles. Experienced and passionate flower growers are committed to delivering the freshest, prettiest, largest, and longest lasting blooms. Floriculture is a $30 billion per year industry, with Europe and North America as the leading markets for cut flowers. The flower industry is a global and dynamic industry, facing constant challenges, the biggest being the perishable nature of the product.

Flower Farm Production

Historically centers of flower production have been close to markets and flower farms were abundant around the United States and Europe. But the early 1970’s began a trend of moving flower growing to countries where year-round climatic conditions are more favorable and where labor costs are lower. This move resulted in developing countries such as Colombia, Kenya, Ecuador, and Ethiopia becoming the new major centers of production. The Netherlands remains the largest producer and export of fresh cut flowers and plants.

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Types of Flower Farms

The floriculture sector is extremely diverse and there are many types of flower farms, growing different  crops, and using sustainable and organic methods of production. The ornamental plant sector includes the production of floral crops such as cut flowers and cut greenery, flower bulbs, indoor houseplants, potted flowering plants, as well as foliage plants and bedding plants. There is also agricultural production of trees, shrubs, and hardy plants. Cut flowers, cut foliage and flower bulbs are traded globally, and more bulky live plants, such as potted plants, trays, and nursery products, are mainly traded regionally. Potted plants and nursery products are bought through a wider range of retail channels than cut flowers. However, there is one major trend impacting both categories, and that is the rise of online sales. 

Fresh Cut Flowers

Modern Flower Farming - Crops - Cut Flowers

Great care in cultivating, growing and harvesting the highest quality fresh cut flowers. Bulk flowers, farm-made bouquets, consumer bunches, and combo flower boxes.

Houseplants

Modern Flower Farming - Crops - Houseplants

Houseplants are indoor plants grown in containers. Flower farm grown varieties, plant combinations, and the best looks for your home. Easy to grow air purifying house plants.

Ornamental Plants

Modern Flower Farming - Crops - Ornamental Plants

Ornamental plants are grown on flower farms for decorative purpose. Used in gardens, patios, landscape design projects, flowerbeds, hedges, and planters.

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Responsible Modern Farming
  • Sustainable Flower Farming
  • Organic Flower Farms
  • Eco Flowers
  • Green Environment
  • Farm Direct Programs
  • Peak Holiday Production
Flower Farm Quality
  • Flower Farm Best Quality
  • Post Harvest
  • Maximum Vase Life
  • Highest Quality Flowers
  • Packaging Techniques
  • Cold Chain
Flower Farm Innovation
  • Best in Class Farming
  • New Floral Varieties
  • Flower Catalog
  • Growing Techniques
  • Harvesting
  • Flower Farm Colors
Flower Farm Supply Chain
  • Growing for Market
  • Flower Delivery
  • Wholesale Flowers
  • Slow Flowers – Farm to Vase
  • Standing Order Programs
  • Find a Farm

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Worldwide Flower Farm Network

Worldwide Flower Farming

A flower farm network of environmentally sustainable flower growers from around the globe, working together to grow seasonally fresh and top quality fresh cut flowers and ornamental plants in the latest colors, varieties, and styles. An award winning group of experienced and passionate flower growers committed to delivering the highest quality, most beautiful, and longest lasting floral blooms.

America Flower Farming
  • USA Flower Farms
  • Canada Flower Farms
  • Colombia Flower Farms
  • Ecuador Flower Farms
  • Costa Rica Flower Farms
  • Peru Flower Farms
  • Chile Flower Farms
  • Guatemala Flower Farms
Europe Flower Farming
  • Holland Flower Farms
  • UK Flower Farms
  • Germany Flower Farms
  • Spain Flower Farms
  • Belgium Flower Farms
  • Denmark Flower Farms
Africa Flower Farming
  • Kenya Flower Farms
  • Ethiopia Flower Farms
  • South Africa Flower Farms
Asia Flower Farming
  • Thailand Flower Farms
  • Japan Flower Farms
  • China Flower Farms
  • India Flower Farms
Rest of World Flower Farming
  • Israel Flower Farms
  • Australia Flower Farms

Types of Flower Farm Crops

Hortensia’s are plants that produce flowers which flaunt impossible to resist old-world charm. New and different hydrangea types have created an increasing demand for these pretty flowering ornamental plants, from the consumer, mainly through florist shops, grocery stores, and garden nurseries.

Floristry and Bouquets
  • Fresh Cut Flowers
  • Floral Berries
  • Floral Branches
  • Greenery
  • Tropical Flowers
  • Wild Floral Products
Indoor Houseplants
  • Air Plants
  • Cactus Plants
  • Foliage Plants
  • Succulents
Landscape and Gardening
  • Bedding Plants
  • Potted Flowering Plants
  • Trees and Shrubs

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