Monthly Archives: June 2020

Challenges of Kenyan Floriculture In times of COVID-19

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic caused worldwide lockdowns and subsequent travel restrictions by national governments in most countries, that disrupted supply chains across the globe and seriously affected the floriculture industry in Kenya in many ways. The period from March through May has the peak holiday season for the flower growers that cover International Women’s Day, Easter, and Mother’s…

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Baby’s Breath Gypsophila: Variety, Use & Care Tips

Gypsophila Paniculata commonly known as Baby’s breath is one of my most favorite filler flowers. These tiny little delicate clusters of white flowers are just divine and add grace, purity, and add freshness to any arrangements and have a childlike innocence. Traditionally, Gypsophila is used as filler flowers by the florist but due to its attractiveness and ability to transform…

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Impact of COVID-19 on Floriculture and Reimagining the Road-Map Post-Pandemic

Flowers are God’s most beautiful creatures and the multibillion business industry hit hard during the covid19 crisis. Shabistan Khan has conducted a series of interviews with major Kenyan flower growers to get an insight into the corona hit floriculture industry. PJ Dave Group is one of the largest growers of roses from Kenya. With 240 Ha area under production and more…

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