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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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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Showcasing a strong visual identity not only differentiates you from your competitors but it’s what makes your brand memorable. Office plants give businesses a cohesive and professional look and also add a wow factor! Planterra’s national account program offers plant branding for companies with multiple locations and delivers consistent, reliable and unified interior landscaping. Here are some great ways you can brand your office with plants. Keep it consistent: Branding is all about consistency. Your office plants should be as cohesive as possible across all locations. This can be a challenge, especially for companies with offices from coast to coast.…

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Some people love the trees and others dislike them, especially those that haven’t been sufficiently maintained over the years. In our Q&A we ask Larry Pliska, Planterra’s founder, about the issues, concerns and myths surrounding ficus trees. Q: Are Ficus trees dated relics of the 70s and 80s? A: First of all, it is propitious to assume any tree or plant is out of date or dated. While plants and some varieties of plants are popular during certain eras, it is important to recognize that a plant is a natural, living, breathing organism that evolved over millions of years. Just…

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Live Bamboo plants with Croton underplantings. These masters studied hundreds of homes to see if there was a formula that, with proper placement, created either success and harmony or distress and struggle for the homeowners and their families. Using methods taught by the great masters, Feng Shui can be used in a business environment and have the same positive outcome as when it is used in a home. The Bagua Chart A feng shui Bagua Chart was created to display how to best use the elements of feng shui. The Bagua Chart is a rectangular key that is divided into…

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