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Why Hire an Interior Plantscaper?<<back to Plant Talk
Before the 1970's no one really new what an interior plantscaper was let alone hire one. Usually a secretary or some other unfortunate person in an office would be delegated the task of caring for the rubber tree or snake plant in the bosses office. Most office workers had no knowledge of plants let alone want to care for them. As the plants became unsightly they would move from the lobbies into the back offices and eventually to the back door where they would end up in the dumpster. Only higher end hotels and businesses would hire an outdoor landscaper to care for indoor plants. Outdoor landscaper not equipped with the specialized knowledge of indoor plants would plant them directly into pottery not understanding aeration and drainage issues and treat them like outdoor plants usually with disastrous and disappointing results
Coming of age of the Interior Plantscaper
Folks good with plants started to see a business trend few noticed of caring for indoor plants for a fee on a on-going basis, not unlike outdoor landscapers.
The coined phrase "Green Thumb" started to refer more and more to a person having the ability or knack of keeping indoor plants looking great. It wasn't always because they had a horticultural degree or some magical touch but an innate ability to observe and relate to the needs of plants. Some folks could smother plants to death others would completely ignore them and then wonder why their plants weren't doing very well. They referred to themselves as "Brown Thumbs".
The vast majority of interior plantscapers love plants and do not have a horticultural degree nor do they need one. A natural "Green Thumb" will do just as well at maintaining plants for the long term as any horticultural degree student. Nonetheless acquired specialized knowledge of plants, fertilizers, pest control, lighting issues, drainage and aeration, humidity, local climates, traffic flows, design issues, pets, business practices, human resources, legal issues, liability insurance, laws and regulations all play paramount on whether an interior plantscaper is going to be successful or not.
( After 28 years of servicing 100's of businesses in Phoenix we are happy to provide you with beautiful indoor tropical plants. Call us for an appointment to visit your home or office.)
Just as companies hired outside vendors and contractors, for just about everything, the interior plantscaper found a niche market with a very appreciative client. An office or home could have beautiful tropical plants and containers with regular scheduled visits and guaranteed maintenance programs. It became a "no brainer" for businesses.
The secretary could go back to what he/she did best, The boss lost his rubber tree for a more modern tropical look and all was well with the world and greener.
Check out Songbird Plant Lender's "In The Greenz" program for some some great deals on greening your home or office. <<back to Plant Talk.
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