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4 03, 2019

Plant Spotlight – Chamaedorea falcifera

By |2019-04-05T12:08:06-07:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Chamaedorea Falcifera I have a new favorite plant, a tall very hardy palm closely related to our old friend the Bamboo palm, (Chamaedorea seifrizii). After 33 years in this industry it’s always fun to “discover” a new plant to add to our collection. This one is called Chamaedorea falcifera. Apparently I’m not the [...]

4 02, 2019

3 Blooming Plants

By |2018-12-29T14:54:48-07:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Lovely Hoya bella The Goldfish Plant. Belonging to the Gesneriaceae family, Nematanthus gregarius have brightly colored orange flowers, shaped like goldfish crackers. These indoor specimens are from tropical South America have fleshy, closely set oval leaves, growing in opposite pairs along the stem, which can grow to two feet long. The decorative one inch [...]

2 01, 2019

The New Year Cleaning Plan

By |2019-04-29T12:16:04-07:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles, Tip of the Month|Tags: |0 Comments

Do you know how to clean your terra cotta planters? Happy 2019 Everyone! It's time to tackle new projects and really get your accounts in order. Some much needed cleaning is a good place to ensure everything looks its best for 2019. Sometimes there just seems to be dirt and grime everywhere! We’re talking [...]

3 12, 2018

Winter Watering Tips

By |2018-12-03T08:15:31-07:00December 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 [...]

5 11, 2018

Disposing of Pesticides Safely

By |2018-11-05T10:48:05-07:00November 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 [...]

1 10, 2018

October To-Do List

By |2018-09-30T17:08:23-07:00October 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 [...]

1 09, 2018

How to Welcome New Team Members

By |2018-09-05T12:24:36-07:00September 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 [...]

1 08, 2018

Tips for Grooming Cascading Plants

By |2018-08-08T11:28:36-07:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Cascading plants are easy to prune Has that formerly gorgeous goldfish gotten gargantuan? Is your cordatum crawling into the corridor? Is that Hoya not so bella any more? All vining plants in your care—whether newly installed or in accounts for years—need regular grooming to stay in shape, or get back in shape. If you [...]

23 07, 2018

Tips for Handling Fragile Plants

By |2018-08-03T16:52:59-07:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Dracaena Warneckii has fragile leaves You can always tell a novice plant technician by the way they handle plants. “Oops, sorry! I guess those were some leaves I heard crunching when I grabbed the plant by its sleeve.” “Oops, would you look at that! I guess it isn’t rooted well enough to carry it [...]