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31 10, 2018

The Three M’s of Autumn

By |2018-08-03T15:17:20+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Assess your interior plants for the 3Ms - mold, mildew and mushrooms As our days become cooler and damper, we are likely to begin to see more evidence of molds, mildews and mushrooms growing on our plants. I call these, The Three M’s of Autumn. The three M’s occur when conditions are cool and [...]

29 10, 2018

Plant Spotlight – Dracaena arborea

By |2018-10-24T16:54:31+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Dracaena arborea Dragon Tree, Arborea, Dragon’s Blood Tree…whatever name you call it, this is a magnificent plant. With a crown of long, tender leaves and a short stem, and coral roots, it’s not a real tree but a giant lily. All Dracaenas are woody members of the Lily family mostly from Africa and the [...]

22 10, 2018

Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

By |2018-10-20T17:21:26+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Sansevieria trifasciata filters the air and improves indoor air quality The Environmental Protection Agency lists poor indoor air quality as one of the top five greatest risks to public health. Indoor air quality is a major concern to businesses, building managers, tenants and employees because it can impact the health, comfort, well being and [...]

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 |2018-10-20T17:25:51+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 diverse plants within our accounts. It's 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 them indoors. [...]

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 [...]