Posts Tagged ‘interior plantscapes’

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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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 Source Unique Tropical Plants

Tropical Plant Procurement The Sealing Wax Palm has brilliant red crownshaft and is rare in North America. In 2011, Planterra sourced these palms for installation at Queen Elizabeth’s Official Canadian Residence, Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Ornamental acclimated tropical foliage is a specialty crop grown for use as houseplants and for commercial interior plantscape installations. These plants are selected and hybridized for specific characteristics, the kind that makes them successful plants to use indoors. The number of growers who specialize in plantscape grade foliage is small in comparison to other ornamental producers. Their geographic concentration in south Florida makes the supply susceptible…

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How do plants influence hotel star and diamond rating?

Plants can improve Hospitality Industry ratings Working closely with the hospitality industry our team at Planterra understand how to customize the experience using plantscaping. Whether the location is a luxury hotel, retail business or casino, indoor plants and flowers can positively impact the experience. We frequently design and install plants for hotels that meet the hospitality standards for live plants. Plants make a good first impression Indoor plants evoke a sense of luxury – and in any setting make a good impression. When visiting a hotel lobby, for instance, guests report that healthy plants are a welcome find. As long as flower fragrances are…

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10 Reasons Why You Need Plants in Your Office

Ponytail palm and a peace lily Most offices tend to lack any connection to nature—they are usually varying shades of beige and grey and don’t appear inviting. Simply adding plants to your office space can bring major benefits to your employees. The same is true if you’re working from a home office. Incorporating biophilic design is a sure way to enhance your work and overall health. Here are 10 reasons why you need plants in your office.   1. Plants are Pretty:   Incorporating plants is an easy and beautiful way to style your office space. There are so many…

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