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17 10, 2018

5 Fall Watering Tips

By |2018-10-14T19:21:01+00:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Plants have different watering requirements during the fall months Isn’t it amazing the way plants adapt to the changing season? Even the plants inside office buildings adjust to the changes in temperature and light. And wow are there changes! Though there may be less sunlight for some, no matter what the sun’s angle has [...]

15 10, 2018

5 Easy to Care for Plants

By |2018-10-14T19:20:06+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Aspidistra - Cast Iron Plant Many of us choose plantscaping because we love caring for the diversity of plants within our accounts. It is delightful to walk into an account that has a wide assortment of plants that challenge us and stretch our knowledge of the plant world, and our ability to care for [...]

8 10, 2018

Plant Spotlight – Homalomena

By |2018-10-07T22:11:35+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Homalomena or 'Emerald Green' Our plant spotlight this month falls upon a newer introduction to our interiorscape field that is quickly becoming a mainstay. The tough and resilient Homalomena is a type of tropical plant found worldwide, especially in the warm and humid climates of Central America and Asia. It has beautiful lush, glossy [...]

1 10, 2018

October To-Do List

By |2018-09-30T17:08:23+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Make sure your plants are getting enough sunlight in the fall months October is a great month to assess all of your accounts and make sure everything is in working order before the start of the busy holiday season. Don't be overwhelmed though, here's a quick to-do list for the month of October. Begin [...]

24 09, 2018

Caring for Sick Plants

By |2018-08-02T15:00:32+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Do you know how to care for your variegated Schefflera if it gets sick? Nursing plants back to health requires the same amount of care you would use to nurse a sick person back to perfect health. In some ways the nurturing process is the same. Both plants and humans, when sick, should stay [...]

17 09, 2018

What is Your Ficus Telling You?

By |2018-08-03T16:44:23+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Ficus leaves tell a story What’s up with this Ficus? Everyone has at least one Ficus in their accounts that does something odd. Old growth, yellowing, new green leaves dropping or leaves sporadically throughout the tree being blotched green and yellow. Ficus can be unpredictable. These leaf issues are a Ficus’ way of attempting [...]

12 09, 2018

Fall Garden Tapestry of Color

By |2018-08-03T18:09:51+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Poinsettias are welcome visitors in the fall and winter seasons Weaving together the colors of the season… The seasons change As the sun glides across the sky with a new warm autumn glow, suddenly the hot colors of summer look out of place. These colors are replaced with the colors of fall. The golden [...]

10 09, 2018

Color Contrast and Harmony

By |2018-05-21T10:56:27+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Create colorful plant displays What do we know of color and how to best use it in interiorscapes? Color theory is often defined on a wheel. Gather up the nearest set of crayons and use the color wheel provided to draw in the listed colors. The colors we call the primary colors are red, [...]

5 09, 2018

Plant Spotlight – Phoenix roebelenii

By |2018-09-09T20:26:19+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Phoenix roebelenii - also known as pygmy date palm A member of the Palmae family, Phoenix roebelenii have gracefully arching, feathery fronds radiating from the center of sturdy trunks. Grown as single or multiple-trunked plants, the durable P. roebelenii or pygmy date palm, tolerates medium light levels (150fc) and mechanical abuse. Palm anatomy Palms [...]

3 09, 2018

Managing New Accounts

By |2018-09-02T18:10:09+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Learn how to streamline managing new accounts The first few weeks of service on a newly installed account are some of the most challenging, horticulturally, for plant technicians. This is due to the acclimatization process that the plants are going through. It takes several weeks for the plants to adjust to their new surroundings. [...]