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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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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The Best Plants for Offices with Florescent Lighting

Not all offices have big windows that allow for a plethora of natural sunlight.  This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the benefits office plants bring. Indoor plants are not only beautiful, but they are known to improve air quality, reduce stress, increase productivity and just make you all around happier. Work with an interior plantscaping expert to reap all the rewards of office plant design. There are a handful of low-light tolerant plants that can be sustained under florescent office lighting, so you can get all the wellness benefits while you’re working. Lighting for plants in corporate offices and…

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What is that Palm-like Plant?

Bamboo Palms in the Reagan Oval Office. The palm is an interior design classic, versatile and widely utilized to adorn spaces ranging from plush stately parlors to slick corporate office lobbies. This botanical family of plants are known for their fronds, trunks and stems. There are many plants that resemble palms—some of them even have the term “palm” in their name, but they may not be palms at all. We’ve put a list together to help you identify which plants are palms, which are not and how you can tell the difference. INDEED, a Palm! INDEED, A Palm! Adonidia PalmINDEED,…

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