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Seasonal & Holidays

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 [...]

18 11, 2019

Fa La La La La…

By |2019-05-22T08:38:13-07:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

Whoa, let's take it one holiday at a time, shall we? Enjoying each month and its special holiday season is very important to me. 1 particularly enjoy adding 'harvest' accents to the planters in November knowing that immediately after Thanksgiving, the look and ambience will drastically change. Our clients want to enjoy each holiday individually as [...]

16 10, 2019

Autumn Color Care Tips

By |2019-05-15T15:26:06-07:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

As autumn arrives bringing gold, yellow, orange, and red hues in deciduous trees outdoors, we need to reflect the season in our indoor color displays. Indoors there are many great plants to use for seasonal plantings highlighting fall colors as our theme: orange or yellow Kalanchoes, crotons, peppers, orange Guzmania bromeliads, Jerusalem cherry, and of course [...]