How Plant Rentals Can Take Your Event to the Next Level

plant rentalsIf you’re planning a big event, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind. Not only do you have to send out the invites, but you’re also managing the food, seating arrangements, scheduling, and dozens of last-minute details. Selecting the décor may seem like an afterthought, but if you want a truly memorable event, you’ll need more than hand-lettered signage and crepe paper. That’s when plant rentals can come to the rescue.

Whether your event is a business conference, a wedding, the office holiday party, or a family reunion, plant rentals are a wonderful and easy way to achieve attractive and dynamic décor for a day, a weekend, or even a whole week. For instance, nothing says “spring conference” like fresh flowers in eye-catching colors. When planning a holiday party, a live pine tree with its pungent, woodsy scent will create just the right atmosphere.

Decorating with the perfect greenery also offers excellent benefits in a corporate setting. Try mood-lifting, oxygenating plants to make the most out of limited meeting time at conventions or conferences. Alternatively, choose assertive centerpieces to bring everyone to the table. Ideally, the company you use for plant rentals will also handle corporate gifts. Imagine the joy of clients, guests, and staff when you present them with their own healthy live plant to take home.

Plant rentals let you select greenery specific to your function, tastes, and budget. Best of all, once you make your selections, your work is done. Plant rentals offer all the benefits of greenery with none of the hassles of delivery, setting up heavy planters, or packing everything away afterwards. What could be easier?

Make your next event beautiful, effective, and memorable with plant rental services. For additional information, contact Plant Interscapes at 1-888-284-2257. We’ll be glad to assist you with any questions.

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Corporate Plants

corporate plantsWhether your business is located in a refurbished house or at the top of a skyscraper, corporate plants are an excellent investment. The right plant life can project a professional, nurturing environment to both your customers and staff, as well as offer multiple health-related benefits.

 

While corporate plants are a great investment for many reasons, today we’ll look at the top five:

  1. Visibility. Having healthy plants around sends the message that your company is nurturing and able to take care of greenery as well as clients. In addition, dynamic trees and healthy shrubs are memorable and pleasing to the eye, making them a useful focal point when giving directions. No one will forget that they need to turn left at the impressive indoor palm tree.
  2. Oxygen. Plants are the very best component for the air around them. Many plants filter out airborne toxins and dust, conquering “sick building syndrome” in a single season. In addition, office or corporate plants give a boost of oxygen that improves mood and increases work output. All that fresh air inspires relaxation and focus, leading to more productive meetings.
  3. Subtle scent. Corporate plants can offer olfactory sensation in the workplace without being artificial or perfume-like. The subtle fragrance of lavender or lemongrass has been shown to reduce typing errors and even quell office tension—not that your office needs to worry about that!
  4. Connection. Biophilia is the theory that humans have a need to connect with other living things in their environment. Corporate plants create a more natural environment that has been shown to improve employee and client relations. It’s well established that relaxed, engaged clients tend to spend more.
  5. Frugality. Corporate plants can save cooling costs by providing shade and helping to regulate air temperature. Plants also reduce noise levels by absorbing sound. This is especially true of living vertical gardens.

 

If you’re interested in corporate plants for your office, contact Plant Interscapes today. We’ll be happy to assist with any questions.

Should You Get a Vertical Garden Wall?

Have you heard about vertical garden walls? They’re also called “green walls” or “living wall gardens.” A vertical garden wall can be indoors or outdoors and can grow flowers, greenery, leafy plants of all kinds, and even herbs and other edibles.

Wondering if a vertical garden wall is right for you? Good question. Do you wish you could have lots of plants, but you don’t have enough window or shelf space? Are there children, dogs, or clumsy roommates around who might topple any planters? Is there really only one part of your living area that gets good light? Or do you simply want to add more life and color to a room? These are all great reasons to consider a vertical garden wall.

If you’re ever on Pinterest, you already know there are plenty of ways to build your own vertical garden wall—though where the people on Pinterest get so many free pallets is anybody’s guess. Of course, while living wall gardens are wonderful, a poorly or hastily constructed one can be frustrating and even dangerous.

The right installation, on the other hand, requires minimal maintenance and can turn any wall—inside or outside—into a beautiful living work of art.

Finding a vendor for your vertical garden wall is an important step. Insist on a company that sources its own plants and can tell you where each one originates. The plant specialist you choose should be upfront about costs and time frames and should offer a written guarantee. The specialist should also have an expansive selection of indoor and outdoor plants, and should be able to help you select plants that work together in your vertical garden wall to create the exact look you desire.

Living wall gardens are a beautiful and natural addition to any décor. Maybe it’s time you had one of your own. For further assistance, contact Plant Interscapes at 1-888-284-2257.

Indoor Plant Service Takes the Hassle out of Office Foliage

indoor plant servicePlants are an invaluable part of a healthy office setting. The right plants reduce airborne pollutants, create more breathable air, and can reduce errors, improve mood, and even cut down on sick days. To get the most out of your office plants, though, you’ll need to know which ones to select. You’ll also have to learn about maintaining them and understand the time commitment. However, if that already sounds like a lot of work, maybe you should consider hiring an indoor plant service.

You might wonder if an indoor plant service is really necessary. Maybe you know how to select, plant, and maintain a whole host of greenery. If you’ve got a well-established green thumb, DIY may be a good idea. However, if you don’t, it can be both discouraging and costly to watch your carefully selected plant life brown and wither. Whether it’s a stately indoor tree accidentally placed under an air conditioner vent or a crawling ivy that nobody ever misted, plants suffer without proper care. Like your staff, plants can’t do their jobs if they aren’t given the necessary tools. An indoor plant specialist knows what plants need, so you don’t have to.

The right indoor plant specialist helps you work within your budget to select plants and planters that are suited for your space. The specialist will maintain the plants regularly, replacing any that aren’t doing well so your plants always look healthy and thriving.

Most companies find that an indoor plant service saves them money by providing all the benefits of office greenery without the time and staff associated with keeping plants alive. An indoor plant service may also be more affordable than you think. For more information, contact Plant Interscapes at 1-888-284-2257. We offer a choice of five different plant service packages that include plant rotation, maintenance, and replacement for just one monthly fee.

Plant Interscapes Acquires Greenscapes Unlimited

PLANT INTERSCAPES, INC. ACQUIRES GREENSCAPES UNLIMITED, INC.

 

HOUSTON, TX—Plant Interscapes, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Greenscapes Unlimited, an interior horticultural services company based in Sugar Land Texas and operating in the Greater Houston market for the past 28 years. Greenscapes Unlimited was founded by business partners Marian Kozlovsky and Joe Holland, together they formed a team that is knowledgeable, creative and passionate about interior plants and their care.

The merger of Greenscapes Unlimited increases Plant Interscapes’ market share in the Houston area paving the way for continued growth and expansion aligned with its strategic initiatives. Plant Interscapes’ CEO, Mike Senneff states,

“The acquisition of the assets of Greenscapes Unlimited provides an increased presence for Plant Interscapes in the fast growing Houston market. The additional business allows us to create greater operational efficiencies and growth opportunities for all our team members.”

Plant Interscapes was founded in 1982 and operates in all major Texas markets with annual revenues over $10.0 million dollars. The company is responsible for the care and maintenance of over 2000 commercial interior landscapes each week. Plant Interscapes derives 70% of its revenue from interior landscaping, 20% from holiday decor installations and 10% from wholesale and special events activities, and employs 75 full time employees and 50 seasonal employees.

For more information on Plant Interscapes and the aesthetic, environmental, health and well being benefits that live plants provide in the built environment, visit us online at www.plantinterscapes.com

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PR – Plant Interscapes Aquires Greenscapes Unlimited


Mike Senneff                                                                                                                                                                                    05/05/2014
210-696-4003 x102                                                                                                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
msenneff@plantinterscapes.com

4 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Display Plants

indoor plantsFew things are as festive as display plants that are healthy and well-maintained. In a time when most of us live indoors, fresh, colorful greenery can remind us of the wonders of nature by bringing it right into our homes. However, to maximize your display, a little planning can go a long way.

What should you consider before making a big plant purchase?

  • Appearance. This may seem obvious until you get home and realize all of your plants are about the same height, shape, and color. If you want a dynamic display, plants should be of varied heights, degrees of fullness, and color. Think about how the plants will look and interact next to each other. Consider taking pictures of plants to give you a better idea of how they’ll look in your home.
  • Light and Temperature. Flowering plants generally need full sunlight every day to produce big, colorful blooms. In addition, some plants will wither and die if they get too hot or too cold. To make maintenance easy, display plants should work with the existing light and temperature of your display area.
  • Moisture. This can get tricky and will involve a little research into the specific display plants you choose. Moisture levels involve the humidity in the air, the amount and type of water you use on your plants and how often you use it, and the dampness or dryness of the soil between watering. No time for regular plant maintenance? Ask your vendor which greenery works best with minimal attention.
  • Planters. This may seem purely aesthetic, but it isn’t. The size, shape, and material of your planters will greatly impact the health of your plant. Wood and terra cotta can help regulate moisture, glazed ceramics can be beautiful but fragile, and metal containers can be incredibly durable but may get very hot or cold and may be too heavy for one person to move.

If you still need help deciding on your display plants, ask a plant care specialist for input. Plant Interscapes is available at 1-888-284-2257.