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10 12, 2018

5 Simple Ways to Resolve Conflicts During the Holidays

By |2018-12-10T09:38:45+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Conflicts can distract us from enjoying the holiday season It’s not easy being an interiorscape plant technician - especially during the busy holiday season. We have to provide proper care for plants and keep them healthy. We have to groom plants and keep them pretty. And we have to listen to our customers and [...]

5 12, 2018

Poinsettia Epinasty Explained

By |2018-12-03T08:14:36+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

You can protect your gorgeous poinsettias from epinasty Poinsettias are very sensitive to ethylene gas. Exposure to the gas produces bent, twisted petioles and droopy bracts. This condition is called epinasty. Poinsettias will produce excess ethylene gas if left sleeved for over 24 hours. The excess gas is produced when the leaves are  held [...]

3 12, 2018

Winter Watering Tips

By |2018-12-03T08:15:31+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Even your holiday trees need to be monitored carefully for water stress Have you been suspecting someone else has been watering the plants in your accounts because they are wet when you arrive to service them? Have you been curious as to why it is that you are only using one water machine to [...]

28 11, 2018

4 Blooming Holiday Plants

By |2018-11-26T11:05:24+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

There are many beautiful blooms to use in your holiday arrangements Poinsettias may be the most common holiday bloomer, but there are also many other beautiful bloomers to add into the festive decorations. Amaryllis are stunning. With a large inflorescence standing tall above the crowd, they are glorious bulbs are wonderful additions to your [...]

26 11, 2018

Ask an Interior Plant Technician

By |2018-11-26T10:34:54+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Why do poinsettias turn red? Our clients see us as plant experts who know everything - they lay in wait for our visit to ask us a pressing question about a plant in their home garden. As customer service agents for our companies and for the horticulture industry, we are frequently called upon to [...]

22 11, 2018

Plant Spotlight – Poinsettias

By |2018-11-19T01:36:47+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Those colorful leaves are called bracts Indeed the bright cheery image of poinsettias has become an integral part of the holiday season for most Americans. Native to Mexico, Euphorbia pulcherrima, commonly called poinsettia, is a succulent and needs plenty of strong light to flourish. In production, 6000 foot-candles are needed to grow a strong plant. [...]

20 11, 2018

The Holiday Survival Guide

By |2018-11-19T01:34:44+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Don't be stressed before the holidays, plan ahead and get organized! The key to surviving the holidays is good planning. Before all the decorations go up and the poinsettias go in, take a look around and assess what work needs to be done on your accounts. Are there replacements that need to be made? [...]

14 11, 2018

4 Customer Service Basics

By |2018-11-11T17:57:35+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

It's important to know what your clients need just like you do your plants Good interiorscape service requires us to pay close attention to the customers in each account. We may love to know about the physiology of the plants (and indeed that will help us do our job better) or what kind of [...]

12 11, 2018

Tips for Staying Injury Free

By |2018-11-11T17:56:08+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Clothing and Gear Lift tall plants like Podocarpus very carefully to avoid injury Wear appropriate clothing and footwear with non-skid soles. Never wear open toed shoes. Use recommended protective gear for the job---goggles when pruning plants with jagged or pointed leaves, gloves for handling plants with spines, a scabbard for pruners and scissors and [...]

7 11, 2018

4 Ways to Prepare for the Holidays

By |2018-11-05T10:51:18+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Poinsettias are a sure sign that the holiday season is here! Are you ready for the busy holiday season that’s just around the corner? Once Thanksgiving arrives there is usually NO time for any “extras” so better get the projects done and out of the way now! Review the following guidelines to stay on track [...]