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.
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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.
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.