The aim of the project was to produce a book that would provide growers, wholesalers, exporters and retailers with practical information about postharvest handling and treatment of fresh wildflowers. Australian native flowers and related species, mainly South African Proteaceae, are … Continued
A flyer providing the details of a floristry demonstration evening and two half-day workshops in March 2014, including bio information on the demonstrators, Gail Anderson and David Berger.
Tasmanian Waratah Fact Sheet FAMILY: Proteaceae BOTANICAL NAME: Telopea truncata COMMON NAME: tasmanian waratah CONSERVATION SIGNIFICANCE: Endemic
This report details the development of a high yielding year-round flowering clone of flannel flower in terms of propagation protocols, cultural requirements and post-harvest recommendations. A new greenhouse industry of Australian native cut flower production has already been instigated as a result … Continued
Thryptomene is an important filler product from the Myrtaceae family, to which waxflower belongs. It has similar postharvest handling requirements to waxflower.
The Best Bets analysis is a valuable market research tool to help growers increase the industry’s supply base. It has enabled exporters to collectively list crops for which they have a demand and are under supplied. Through the Best Bets analysis … Continued
This report highlights the presentations made by the author at the Flowers 2011 Conference and the success of the trade booth set up to disseminate the wildflower quality specifications and postharvest manual (both outcomes of RIRDC PRJ-000331) and showcase high … Continued
Incorporating Australian Wildflowers and Native Plants into the National Floristry Curriculum. RIRDC funded project examining the issue of Incorporating Australian Wildflowers and Native Plants into the National Floristry Curriculum. Publication No. 09/119 Project No. PRJ-002409
Australian wildflowers in China appear to be novel items which attract much attention among the people who see them and may be recognised by others as an opportunity to add a new element in their floral work. In Japan, Australian … Continued
The contrast of the green foliage with the bright red flowers, which are produced around December, gave Christmas bush its name. It is also sometimes called Festival Bush.