Office Plants by Everything Grows wishes everyone a wonderful Independence Day.
With the longest day of the year just past, nurseries are in full summer production, and we are receiving beautiful indoor tropical plants by the truckload ready for installation in your workspace. Please contact us for a complimentary design and quote for lush live indoor plants for your office, work space, or lobby. Here are some photos of plants in our warehouse: Office Plants by Everything Grows is a full service indoor plant company providing maintenance, sales, and leasing of indoor plants in the San Francisco Bay Area.
When the sun comes out in its full glory during summer, our indoor plants get very excited as it means extra energy to grow and flourish. As we all know, spring – summer is the peak growing season for our green pals, but some like it hot more than others. Here’s our tips on how to help them enjoy the sun and heat just as much as we do.
Most plants whilst they enjoy the sunny boost, you’ll want to place them away from a window to prevent their leaves from scorching. The sun is at its strongest in the summer. What direction do your windows face:
North – Little sun during the day / no strong sun. Generally a bit too dark for most plants but low light lovers will be happy.
East – Sun in the AM and great for most plants.
South – Sun during most of the day, strong sun in the middle of the day so be mindful. South facers will want to be away from the window especially during summer, but the cactus will love this spot!
West – Sun in the PM and great for most plants.
More Water Please
We all become more thirsty when it’s hot, and our plants are the same. The combination of high heat and sun causes water to evaporate from their soil at a much faster rate. So just like us they’ll love to take on more water to ensure they don’t dehydrate! This will also help them as they grow.
Check that the top 2″ of soil has dried between waterings (or some plants need their soil fully dry). Ensure to water slowly and deeply – if you water too quickly, just the top soil tends to get wet and the rest escapes out from the bottom of your pot.
Keep an eye out for some sad plant signs such as dropping, shrivelling / curling leaves if they’re feeling very thirsty! Another sure sign is when the soil pulls away from the pot leaving a gap.
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Our Nurseries are full of beautiful green and colorful foliage just waiting to be installed in our client’s offices. If your office is lacking in fresh green life call us today. We can provide a beautiful plant design to bring new life into your office space.
Office Plants provides plant care services throughout the Northern California bay area. A client of ours recently moved from San Jose to a new office in Brisbane. Because of our excellent plant care services we were asked to continue to provide our services, with a new plant design, at their new office space.
If you are looking for a plant care service for your new space or are unhappy with your current plant care vendor please call us today for a complimentary consultation.
The Kei Truck, or kei-tora for short, is a tiny but practical vehicle that originated in Japan. Although these days it’s widely used throughout Asia and other parts of the world, in Japan you’ll often see them used in the construction and agriculture industries as they can maneuver through small side streets and easily park. And in a more recent turn of events, apparently they’re also used as a canvas for gardening contests.
The Kei Truck Garden Contest is an annual event sponsored by the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors. Numerous landscaping contractors from around Japan participate by arriving on site with their mini trucks and then spending several hours transforming the cargo bed into a garden.
Other than using the kei truck there are very few limitations and landscapers have incorporated everything from benches and aquariums to elements of lighting into their designs. Judges then rank the entries based on planning, expression, design, execution and environment.
We’ve included a few of our favorite entries here but you can see more on the website of the Osaka branch, as well as this PDF from the Hanshin branch. (Syndicated from Spoon & Tamago)