Flower Spirit

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Grower: FLOWER SPIRIT Co.,Ltd.
Item: Ranunculus, Anemone, Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon), Lisianthus

We have displayed items from Flower Spirit, mainly located in Matsumoto-city, Nagano.

✤At Flower Spirit,
growers are dedicated to supplying of best quality flowers as they let the flowers take a long time to bring out their potential beauty perfectly.

 

◆Ranunculus asiaticus◆
The amount of Ranunculus from Flower Spirit is now the biggest in Japan!!!
There are approximately 150 varieties grown there including the original ones.

Their grades are specifically classified as follows:

SUPER RHONE – excellent, with over 13 cm of flowers (diameter)
RHONE – disbudded at an early stage, with over 11 cm of flowers (diameter)
CARNOT – disbudded at an early stage, with over 9 cm of flowers (diameter)
SUPER – treated at an early stage, with bigger flowers and better stems
SELECT – excellent, with multiple petals
STANDARD – not malformed, with no bugs

*The “L.” in the following varieties stands for the series of “Lux,” whose petals are glossy.

  • 190114S100L. Minoan
    SELECT
  • 190114S102Kara(OR-2)
    SUPER
  • 190114S104Royeres
    SELECT
  • 190114S106Honfleur
    SUPER
  • 190114S108Honfleur
    RHONE

 

  • 190114S110Emi
    RHONE
  • 190114S112L. Lotis
    SELECT
  • 190114S114Lourdes
    SUPER
  • 190114S116Electra(Y-3)
    SUPER
  • 190114S118Electra
    RHONE

 

  • 190114S120L. Dione
    SELECT
  • 190114S122L. Helios
    EXCELLENT
  • 190114S124Sivas
    SUPER
  • 190114S126L. Pytalos
    SELECT
  • 190114S128Pomerol
    SUPER

 

  • 190114S130L. Peacock (KR-46)
    スーパー
  • 190114S132Kirameki
    SUPER
  • 190114S134Kirameki
    RHONE
  • 190114S136Enif (GP-18)
    RHONE
  • 190114S138Enif (GP-18)
    SUPER

 

  • 190114S140Wataboshi
    SUPER
  • 190114S142Wataboshi
    RHONE
  • 190114S144Iris (YK-13LP-2)
    RHONE
  • 190114S152Iris (YK-13LP-2)
    SUPER
  • 190114S148Morvan
    SUPER

 

  • 190114S150Rana (LP-1)
    RHONE
  • 190114S146L. Ariadne
    EXCELLENT
  • 190114S154Aino megumi
    SUPER
  • 190114S156Hirahira
    SUPER
  • 190114S158Irene
    SUPER

 

  • 190114S160Hamal (P-23)
    SUPER
  • 190114S162Charlotte
    SUPER
  • 190114S164Charlotte
    RHONE
  • 190114S166L. Europe
    SELECT
  • 190114S168Cerons
    SELECT

 

  • 190114S170L. Lycia
    SELECT
  • 190114S172Spirit dark apricot
    SELECT
  • 190114S174Buzet
    SELECT
  • 190114S176Charlotte orange
    SUPER
  • 190114S178Charlotte rose
    SUPER

 

  • 190114S180Charlotte rose
    RHONE
  • 190114S182Sophia
    SUPER
  • 190114S184Akaneno omoi
    SUPER
  • 190114S186Akaneno omoi
    RHONE
  • 190114S188L. Hades
    SELECT

 

  • 190114S190Ronchamp
    SUPER
  • 190114S192Puid
    SELECT
  • 190114S194Savoie
    SUPER

 

◆Anemone coronaria◆

  • 190114S196Red shade
    EXCELLENT 40㎝
  • 190114S198Lavender shade
    EXCELLENT 40㎝
  • 190114S200White black center
    EXCELLENT 40㎝
  • 190114S202Azur
    EXCELLENT 40㎝
  • 190114S204Bordeaux
    EXCELLENT 40㎝

 

◆Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon)◆

  • 190114S218Yosemite pink
    EXCELLENT 100㎝
  • 190114S220Athlete yellow
    EXCELLENT 100㎝
  • 190114S222Potomak white
    EXCELLENT 100㎝
  • 190114S224Dark orange
    EXCELLENT 100㎝
  • 190114S226Lavender
    EXCELLENT 100㎝

 

◆Lisianthus grandiflorum◆

  • 190114S206Voyage silk
  • 190114S208Amber double mojito
  • 190114S212Celeb rich white
  • 190114S214Aki pink
  • 190114S216Amore white

 

Chrysal professional 2 is given to the water of displayed items.

 

Translated by S. Yamamoto

New Year Auction 2019

Happy New Year!

The first auction of 2019 started from 7:00 on Friday, January 4.

As it was the first day of a new year, our CEO Mr. Isomura and the representative of Ota Floriculture Auction Shinwa-kai, Mr. Yoshichu gave a greeting. Shinwa-kai has provided the “treasure ships” which were filled with various kinds of flowers, symbolizing a rich harvest of flowers and prosperity of business.

In Japan, seven gods are believed to deliver fortune to us by this kind of treasure ships so at our market the first auction each year starts from auctioning these.

This year’s auction accordingly started with two following treasure ships:

■Treasure ship”Daikoku-maru”

■Treasure ship “Ebisu-maru”

We sincerely appreciate your patronage and wish you a wonderful new year filled with abundance, joy, and treasured moments.

 

Translated and edited by S. Yamamoto

Senryo・Kokematsu・Kokeume auction 2018

Annual auction for “Senryo”, “Kokematsu” and “Kokeume” was held on December 16, Sunday at 7:00 AM.

This year was a so called low-yielding year for “Senryo” (Sarcandra glabra) that comes every other year, as they last year got small numbers of new shoots to fruit the next year, and they actually fruited loosely because the blooms fell off earlier than usual due to the rough climate that the rainy season ended early, and the summer heat went extreme. Additionally, just like pine trees, numerous typhoons caused salt damage to the leaves of Senryo, which made this year’s yield even less. Every grower therefore put their special effort into sorting in order to ship great ones.

Although there were too many natural disasters in this year, we truly hope that retailers sell them sincerely to customers. Growers’ effort then can be paid for.

Regarding “Kokematsu” (pine with moss), the number of larger ones has been decreasing because of insects or being damped off, still we received splendid ones that had been grown carefully for decades. We also received a lot of easy-to-use ones in terms of size like “Sanko Harigoke” from Mr. Hasegawa, Mr. Sunouchi, and Mr. Shioya.

Regarding “Kokeume” (prunus with moss), we received specially-sorted ones with blossoms, from Mr. Hiroyuki Suzuki and Green Tech Inc. These can be useful for displays like in a hotel lobby.

Original article written by Mr. Takeda, translated by S. Yamamoto

Cut pine tree auction 2018

Annual Cut pine tree auction was held on Dcember 9, Sunday at 7 AM.

Click here for Cut pine tree auction 2017.

The entire amount of production has decreased due to the high temperature in summer and many typhoons this year. Plus, shortage of workers is still a severe problem including the fact that many workers are getting older.
Some of the growers therefore have been struggling with not being able to ship enough number of products. Especially longer types have been less shipped year by year, since some certain types of pine trees like “Karage matsu”, which is relatively short grown after only three years of cultivation, are getting demands nowadays and thus being more shipped.

Although the extreme heat of this summer caused “Nebiki matsu” damped off or bad effects, thanks to growers’ extraordinary work we were able to offer great pine trees both quality-wise and quantity-wise.

“Daiomatsu and “Goyomatsu” were also affected by the typhoons, but we tried our best with collection for the auction.

Next week on Sunday, December 16 we have another annual auction of “Senryo”, “Kokematsu” and “Kokeume”.

Click here to check the last year’s article.

 

Original article by Mr. Takeda, translated by S. Yamamoto

JAPAN FLOWER SELECTIONS

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Japan Flower Selections
2018-2019 Fall Competition for Cut Flower

 

Host: Japan Flower Selections Association

✤Japan Flower Selections (JFS) is…
the standardized variety contest in Japan with the concept of “New standards for excellent flowers,” hosted by Japan Flower Selections Association, and it was started in the spring of 2006. Those excellent varieties that truly can be recommended to consumers are selected from among the domestic and overseas new breeds.

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On November 5th, experts in the Japanese floriculture industry like knowledgeable people, distributors, retailers, designers, etc. made fair judgments to choose the excellent varieties.

Here, we will firstly introduce the varieties prized ♔“Best Flower” as well as special prizes, besides the commentaries of those recipients.

  • 181104C512Gloriosa
    ZEN
  • 181104C506Chrysanthemum
    White Kagari-petal
  • 181104C514Rose
    Sea Anemone

 

Gloriosa ”ZEN”
♔“Life Design” prize
Promoter: Mr. Takashi Fujii
What is unique to this variety?
➀ Its vase life is twice longer than other large-red varieties.
➁ It has numbers of buds and most of them bloom. (Each stem gets 6-8 flowers)
➂ Its stems are so firm that they cannot be bent easily.

Chrysanthemum ”White Kagari-petal “
♔“Breeding” prize, “New Style” prize
Promoter: Aichi Agricultural Research Center, Higashi-Mikawa Branch
This is a rare variety that has pointy petals with serrated edges called Kagari-petal. Since this gives an impression of gorgeous, it can be used for many occasions such as weddings or flower arrangements.

Rose ”Sea Anemone”
♔“Most Joyful” prize, “New Value” prize
Promoter: Keisei Rose Nurseries Inc.
Its large, unique wavy petals make this variety eccentric as well as pretty and beautiful. This variety got her name Sea Anemone by its beautiful appearance which reminds of a colorful Sea Anemone breezing in the tropical sea.

Next, we will introduce all the prize (including special prize) winners!
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Promoter: Asukaen Co.,Ltd.
Item: Celosia cristata (Bombay)

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Asuka Select; “Special Green”
This sleek green gives an impression of fresh. It can be used with any other items, as it adjusts the design up and contributes to the entire harmony.
Asuka Select; “Pink Lady”
This sleek pink is pretty and impressive. It has big glossy waves so it stands out in arrangements uniquely.
Asuka Select; “Pao Pao” ♔“Color Create” prize
This greenish pink catches peoples’ eyes and its wild texture stands out uniquely. This color, which is similar to Hydrangea’s, is useful in that it goes well with other items.

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Promoter: Sumika Agrotech Co.,Ltd.
Item: Lisianthus

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  • 181104C510

➊ “Celeb Chrystal”
This variety stands out gloriously because its flowers in pure white are bigger than any other types’ and they are full of frills. Its stems are firm and easy to take care of, while all the blooms stay equally on top.
“Celeb grape” ♔Good Performance” prize
Its flowers in reddish lavender with a lot of frills are large and very gorgeous. They have firmer petals compared to other large lavender varieties so that this variety has a longer vase life.

*****

Promoter: Bara Kobo Patio Rose
Item: Rose

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➊ “Chardonnay”
Its characteristics are: round flower, thick stem, and the vase life is long. Plus, this shape of flower is a new one.
 “Strawberry macaron”
Its vase life is long as its cup shape lasts for a while, and it gets a lot of flowers.

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Promoter: Inochio Seikoen Inc.
Item: Chrysanthemum

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➊ “Sei Comyn Orange”
This can be used in various ways for its middle size and decorative shape. This radiant orange can be appropriate not only in fall but in all seasons.
“Sei Marletta”
Its vivid, rich red petals are layered well to give an impression of chic. As this does not get easily affected by the heat of summer or fall, you can use it for ornaments from fall to winter.
➌ “Sei Rewind Sun” ♔”Japan Design” prize
The name “Rewind” literally means winding back, as its flowers get wound back and change their shapes on the way to bloom, so you can enjoy this for a long time.

 

✤“Flower of the Year” prize will be announced on December 5th!
Among the prized varieties of Japan Flower Selection 2018-2019, the honored “Flower of the Year” prize, “Best Flower” prize, and special prizes will be selected. The ceremony will be held at Yayoi Auditorium (Ichijo-Hal), the University of Tokyo.

Please find the details on their official website.

Chrysal professional 2 is given to the water of displayed items.

 

Interpreted by S. Yamamoto