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Mother’s Day #LoveFromDetroit

Shinola goods in front of Boston living wall

The story behind the greenwalls at Shinola stores nationwide. The live plant backdrop highlights the genuine Shinola products at this store. This Mother’s Day, all Shinola storefronts are adorned with greenwalls of live plants and azaleas by Detroit based designer, Sarah Stalker, creative director of Planterra. The display of spring freshness is the perfect backdrop to feature the fine timepieces and handbags at Shinola. The results are beautiful, so we asked Sarah to tell us more about the design and implementation. Let’s talk plants! Vibrant live plants help to accent the vibrance in Shinola’s products. Planterra: Sarah, what were the…

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How to Keep Plants Pest-free Indoors

Using Integrated Pest Management for indoor plantscapes When working with live plants, inside or out, management of pests is paramount to success. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a long-term effective and environmentally sensitive practice to maintain healthy live plants.It is supported by the Environmental Protection Agency. Indoor plants are susceptible to a wide variety of pests. In some cases, the plants are vulnerable due to lack of light, temperature changes, and dry air. Chemical pesticides tend to move up the food chain, posing a harm to not only pests but humans who encounter the treated plants as well. As an…

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What is the Best Topdressing for Interior Plants?

Topdressing for Interior Plantscapes Walk into any office or public building and you might not immediately notice the topdressing chosen for surrounding plants. A lot of planning goes into details like topdressing, the staging material that covers the soil surface of any potted plant. Indoor Plantscaping is Different Most plantscapes incorporate this staging material into an overall design. It’s an entirely different process when you are working indoors than when you’re gardening outside. Many products meant to be applied outdoors can come with odors, allergens, attract new pests or can even be a fire hazard. It’s just not as simple…

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