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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 [...]

5 11, 2018

Disposing of Pesticides Safely

By |2018-11-05T10:48:05+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

After treating your Majesty palm, it's important to dispose of pesticides safely That darn Ficus just wouldn’t let you keep the mealy under control with hand squishing. Every week it has shed leaves and now it has stopped drinking its water. After two months, you are so tired of battling the ever growing numbers [...]

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, [...]

1 09, 2018

How to Welcome New Team Members

By |2018-09-05T12:24:36+00:00September 1st, 2018|Categories: Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Help new team members feel more welcome New team members have a daunting task. They need to learn where all their new accounts are located and find all the plants within that account. They need to learn all their clients' contact names and where they sit in each account. They need to learn how [...]

20 08, 2018

5 Ways to Determine Moisture Levels in Plants

By |2018-08-26T21:05:57+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Learn methods to test soil moisture levels Determining the appropriate moisture level for an interior plant is perhaps the hardest part of an interior technician’s job. Proper amounts of water are vital to the overall health of container grown plants. Too little, and the plant can collapse and look wilted or “dead” to your [...]

9 07, 2018

Why do Some Plants Sweat? 

By |2018-08-03T16:55:37+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Do plants actually sweat? How many times has someone pulled you into their office, pointing to their Ficus, saying, “ My plant is covered with bugs!! What are they and what are you going to do about them?” No matter how many times this happens, it can always give you a little start. Your [...]

5 07, 2018

Photosynthesis Explained

By |2018-08-03T18:44:58+00:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Plants make the essential nutrients they need through photosynthesis Plants are amazing. Did you know that they manufacture their own food? Unlike any other organism, plants are able to make their own nutrients through photosynthesis. They create their own food through their leaves. Leaves are the food factories of a plant. The raw materials they [...]

6 06, 2018

Caring for Plants in Top-Impact Areas

By |2018-08-03T18:23:57+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Sago palms are a good choice for top-impact areas When you walk onto a large job site and there are so many plants to care for it may be hard to decide where to begin. Oftentimes, you start where you enter the account, which is usually at a back entry. You spend time doing [...]

16 05, 2018

What’s in Your Potting Soil?

By |2018-08-03T15:46:23+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

What are the elements of good potting soil? The next time you add more potting soil to the plants in your accounts, you may be wondering what all those granules you see in the soil are? Here's a quick and simple guide to the beneficial elements found in good potting soil. Perlite: What is that [...]

2 05, 2018

Decorative Succulents for Interiorscapes

By |2018-05-11T12:03:37+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Succulent arrangements create interesting & beautiful focal points in interiorscapes The succulent trend can hardly be called a trend any longer - these desert natives are making a permanent statement in interiorscapes. We love succulents because they're low maintenance, beautiful and they thrive in any number of decorative containers. Succulent varieties span the color [...]