Seasonal & Holidays

12 02, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Anthurium, The Valentine’s Day Flower

By |2021-06-12T08:07:23-07:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

Anthuriums are wonderful seasonal plants February is a great month to let your customer know how much you appreciate them! Send them hearts and flowers with one beautiful Anthurium. Today, there are many gorgeous varieties available for interiorscape use. From tiny 4” sizes to three-foot-tall sizes. They are wonderful additions to your collection of [...]

30 10, 2020

Obscure Poinsettia Trivia

By |2021-06-12T08:58:34-07:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Christmas|0 Comments

Obscure Poinsettia Trivia 1. Poinsettias were introduced to America in 1825 by Ambassador Poinsett, the US ambassador to Mexico. What was ambassador Poinsett’s first name? Where was he born? 2. In the early 1900’s Paul Ecke produced America’s first crop of poinsettias for retail sale. Name the first cultivars used in commercial production. 3. Most poinsettias [...]

15 01, 2020

Winter Damage

By |2019-05-26T13:24:17-07:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

Winter conditions bring about a change in the interiorscape environment. Learn to recognize potential problems brought on by temperature and humidity fluctuations. Adjust your maintenance routine to accommodate the unique situations you encounter during these cold winter months. Environmental fluctuations Temperature and humidity levels in commercial buildings can fluctuate wildly during the winter. Hot, dry air [...]

18 12, 2019

Temporary Staging

By |2019-05-23T11:54:45-07:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Christmas, Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

You remembered to bring the replacement plant for the reception area. It's a perfect plant and will look wonderful in the decorative container. You got it all cleaned up back at the shop, wrapped it up so it wouldn't get cold damage and loaded it gently in your van. Arriving at the account you carefully get [...]

16 12, 2019

A Holiday To Do List

By |2019-05-23T10:52:53-07:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Christmas, Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

Interior: Have extra vinyl saucers, pot covers and sleeves in your vehicle for new plants (poinsettias and other holiday colors) that have been installed and were overlooked. Brrr! Fill water machines from indoor faucets only. Lukewarm water is best for the tropical plants, and for the water machines too. Sleeve all plants before leaving the warehouse/greenhouse [...]

11 12, 2019

Squeezing More Out of the Clock

By |2019-05-23T10:27:21-07:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

This busy time of year there is even more to do and seemingly less time to do it in. Pretty soon offices will close or close early for the holidays shortening our workweek, poinsettias are everywhere and need attention and we begin to kick into high gear. How can we do a good job and still [...]

9 12, 2019

Winter Watering

By |2019-05-23T10:11:47-07:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

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 water the same number of plants that took more than two machine fill-ups just [...]

4 12, 2019

Tips on Selecting “Quality” Poinsettias

By |2019-05-23T09:58:35-07:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Christmas, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

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. To help you select a quality poinsettia, [...]

2 12, 2019

Gnat Gnews

By |2019-05-23T09:44:25-07:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

It's that time of year again... when fungus gnat populations are on the rise. If you have a plant in an account with fungus gnats, put it on a water starvation diet. I can't stress enough how important this step is to eliminating gnats. Gnats breed in moist conditions. If you eliminate the ideal environment for [...]

27 11, 2019

The Holidays Are Coming

By |2019-05-23T09:35:22-07:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Christmas, Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

No sooner is summer over, than we need to begin to think of the holidays. In our world of interiorscaping that's just how it goes. Our busy times begin before Thanksgiving and don't let up until after the last poinsettias are replaced and the decorations put away. We don't have time for a break until usually [...]

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