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22 03, 2019

Reducing Replacements

By |2019-03-12T17:18:49-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Most interiorscape companies replace plants as part of the on-going guarantee to their customers. The goal of this policy is to replace declining plants before the client notices there is a problem. So how do we know when it is time to replace and not just go overboard, replacing every plant at the slightest sign of [...]

20 03, 2019

Useful Terms for Interiorscapers

By |2019-02-20T16:04:00-07:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge|0 Comments

Spring is upon us, and flowers are in bloom. We know you're busy, so here's a quick key term refresher! Acclimation: the adaption of a plant to a new environment. Chlorophyll: the green pigment found in plant cells, essential to photosynthesis. Deciduous: trees/shrubs which lose their leaves seasonally, typically in autumn. Evergreen: plants that keep their [...]

18 03, 2019

Things That Go Bloom

By |2019-03-19T11:04:01-07:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge|0 Comments

That scent of a bloom, the lure of a flower, stops humans in their tracks. When we see a blossom, it causes us to want to relax and mentally drink in the beauty and mystic of the natural world. Blooming flowers is an important part of interiorscaping. Customers can be enticed by a freshly cut bouquet [...]

13 03, 2019

Spring To-Do List

By |2018-12-29T15:05:11-07:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Increase watering as the season changes and temperatures rise. Check moisture levels before you water. Write a to-do list to keep you on track Check seasonal flowers every Monday morning, as some buildings will be warm during the weekends. Fertilize interior plants that have been in account more than six months. (Careful not to [...]

11 03, 2019

Spring Pest Control Methods

By |2018-12-29T15:03:07-07:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Budget & Revenue, IPM - Integrated Pest Management, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Mealybug are active in the spring To some Spring means the scent of spring bulbs wafting through the air, to others it means lovely bird songs, but to those of us in horticulture, Spring means it’s insect season. Spring finds us with populations exploding of various insects and mites on our plant friends. As [...]

6 03, 2019

How to Care for Ivy Plant

By |2018-12-29T15:02:17-07:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Ivy plants are beautiful and hardy plants Plant technicians have been battling the “obnoxious” ivy for years in gardens. If left alone, ivies could possibly take over the world! But, let’s step back a moment and consider the ivy (and tropical plants) in the interiorscape. Similar to the many varieties of tropical plants horticulturalists [...]

4 03, 2019

Plant Spotlight – Chamaedorea falcifera

By |2019-04-05T12:08:06-07:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Chamaedorea Falcifera I have a new favorite plant, a tall very hardy palm closely related to our old friend the Bamboo palm, (Chamaedorea seifrizii). After 33 years in this industry it’s always fun to “discover” a new plant to add to our collection. This one is called Chamaedorea falcifera. Apparently I’m not the [...]

27 02, 2019

Air Plant Facts

By |2018-07-15T22:19:22-07:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Air plants are amazing Many species of Tillandsia are ageotropic; they grow irrespective of gravity. You can mount air plants to a support in any position, even upside down. There is no wrong way to mount them. Tillandsias are hardly ever bothered by insects or mites. They hang in the air with no soil, [...]

25 02, 2019

3 Green Tips for Interior Plant Technicians

By |2019-03-30T16:30:00-07:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

Going green is easy As part of the Green Industry we need to lead the way to help our world get going greener. Carry a cloth bag for your leaf scraps and trimmings and then empty it in greens compost bins now available in many commercial buildings. If no such bin exists take to [...]

20 02, 2019

6 Travel Safety Tips for Plant Technicians

By |2018-12-29T15:11:06-07:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Get there safely As an interior plant technician, you will spend a lot of time driving to your accounts. It's important to always plan for any inconveniences you may encounter while driving. Here’s a checklist for staying safe when you’re in transit. Know something about where you’re going before you get there. That means [...]