Growing glorious gladioli

Growing glorious gladioli

Jeff and Michelle Prescott began their farming careers 28 years ago, growing seed lines on a small farm. Each brought with them an impressive background of experience. Jeff had worked for six years in a bulb company in Monbulk that … Continued
Solving problems on farm

Solving problems on farm

Successful flower growing means dealing effectively with pests, diseases, the growing environment, fertiliser needs, watering, etc. You need to become skilled at scouting for problems regularly (at least once a week) and working out what caused them. Only then can … Continued
A lilium delight

A lilium delight

Florescence Quality Cut Flowers had been established in Albany for a few years before Charles and Lee Reynolds purchased the farm and moved from Canberra in 2004. Since then, through effective marketing, best-practice business and horticultural management, Florescence has significantly … Continued
Consumer survey into attitudes to cut flowers

Consumer survey into attitudes to cut flowers

A survey was conducted at the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) in Brisbane, 8-17 August 2013. Responses were collected from those visiting the show hall and willing to complete a survey. 710 surveys were completed. The show is a general entertainment … Continued
Growing Dutch Iris

Growing Dutch Iris

Our farm is located at Alstonville in the heart of Australia’s subtropical paradise, one hours drive south of the Gold Coast. This spot was selected to start a flower growing operation in 1996 because it is warm enough (only just) … Continued
Improving irrigation efficiency for in-ground flowers: Tropical Blooms

Improving irrigation efficiency for in-ground flowers: Tropical Blooms

Tropical Blooms is a North Queensland business growing tropical cut flowers and foliage products for sale to wholesale markets, local florists and direct via the internet. An assessment of the farm’s Irrigation system and its efficiency was carried out via the … Continued