Office of the Future: The Nature of the Post-Pandemic Workplace

  West Bloomfield, Michigan — Planterra joined forces with colleagues in the interior landscape industry in authoring The Nature of the Post-Pandemic Workplace, a white paper that offers designers and employers insight on the future of office and workplace environments. The authors analyzed recent research from several reputable sources (Morning Consult, Stanford University, Nielsen and others) to determine what impact the pandemic has had on the workplace and what expectations employees have for the future. This is not the end of the office. In fact, many of the trends in work from home—Zoom meetings and flex spaces—were already in motion…

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Big palms trees arrive at the Franklin Park Zoo

Washingtonia Palm Interior Boston Zoo

Boston, Massachusetts — Six massive twenty foot plus Washingtonia Palms arrive at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo, courtesy of the Pliska Family, the owners of Planterra. “We are thrilled to have found such a perfect home for these specimen palms” says Shane Pliska, President of Planterra. The palms wight over 1,000 pounds and were acclimated under shade for 7-months prior to the installation. They were shipped 1,500 from Homestead, Florida via semitruck. The Franklin Park Zoo is “very enthusiastic about the development of the horticulture department and the tropical forest” says Mr. Stan Morris, Landscape Supervisor for the Tropical Forrest. According…

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Giant elephant ears, gardenias, patio palms delivered to your door 

Planterra is taking orders for large scale tropical plants for your patio.  These spectacular full-grown tropical plants that were originally grown for posh hotels and resorts are now available for your personal deck or pool.   These patio plants bring life to outdoor spaces.    The elephant ear plant is known for its wide leaves. We are offering drop off delivery in Michigan; serving the Oakland County, Detroit and Ann Arbor areas.  We can also provide planters and installation services.  Look at the Planterra Patio Plant Program and contact us to book your order.        Gardenias make beautiful blooms in the warm…

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Planterra Takes Highest Honor at 2019 International Plantscape Awards

The award-winning atrium at Parkview Cancer Center provides warm natural space. August 28, 2019 (West Bloomfield, Mich. ) –Planterra’s installation of the healing garden at the Parkview Cancer Healing Garden in Fort Wayne, Indiana earned the Diamond Award from AmericanHort’s International Plantscape Awards. The Diamond is the highest honor given to any plantscaping firm in North America. The atrium space – designed by Landscape Architect Cathy Offenberg, ASLA of CRJA-IBI Group – offers an escape that replicates a stylized walk in the woods, with forms of plant material the evoke a sense of familiarity, warmth and comfort. “This project was…

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New White Paper on Lighting for Interior Landscaping

Atrium with ample lighting for interiorplantscape

The most comprehensive lighting guide for sustaining plants inside buildings When it comes to providing natural light indoors, what’s good for plants proves beneficial for all of us. New research suggests that live plants are the canaries of our modern workplace. “By ensuring the proper amount of natural light indoors to support plant life, it’s possible to support a healthy and productive environment for people, too,” said Shane Pliska, president of Planterra. Pliska explores these concepts in depth in the newly-released Planterra Lighting Guide for Interior Landscape Design. It is the first and most comprehensive guide for lighting plants inside buildings,…

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