Wednesday, July 8, 2020

NYT Article

There was an interesting article in the NY Times this week with lots of pictures of interiorscapers doing "their thing" in empty office buildings. This is happening around the country in countless office buildings. Soon, some employees will return to many of these offices and will appreciate the plants and the greenery that they bring. 

Here is a link to the article and some of the content.

The motion-sensing lights sense nothing. The swivel chairs do not swivel. Only one sign of life remains in the abandoned corporate floor plan: potted plants.
Intended as a note of vibrancy amid bland surroundings, workplace greenery now seems an eerie symbol of the suddenness with which workers abandoned their routines.

Yet the cactuses and philodendrons we left behind have not been forgotten. During the pandemic, some have had their own essential workers keeping them alive. So-called interior horticulturalists water - and occasionally pet - the plants every few weeks, tending to a patch of the American economy.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Happy 4th of July!

Yes, we all enjoy a good barbecue with family and friends, but there is a whole lot more to the 4th of July holiday. Below are a few paragraphs about the 4th of July from the History Channel website to help understand the meaning of the 4th of July holiday.
The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day or July 4th, has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

When the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radical.

By the middle of the following year, however, many more colonists had come to favor independence, thanks to growing hostility against Britain and the spread of revolutionary sentiments such as those expressed in the bestselling pamphlet "Common Sense," published by Thomas Paine in early 1776.

Note that Everything Grows is closed Friday July 3rd in observance of the 4th of July holiday.  We will be resume business on Monday July 6th.  Have a great 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Moss Wall Dividers

You can easily divide office spaces to create appropriate social distancing with Moss Wall Room Dividers.  These moveable walls are very convenient as your office layout changes. A beautiful and unique way to integrate nature into offices.

Contact Everything Grows to order your Moss Wall Dividers or to discuss other plant social distancing options.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Plant Music

Music to Barcelona's legendary Gran Teatre del Liceu on Monday with a string quartet playing to an audience made up entirely of house plants.

The Liceu on La Rambla reopened on Monday for its first concert since the venue was forced to close in mid-March. But instead of people filling the 2292 seats of the beloved Catalan landmark, it was leafy house plants that enjoyed a day at the opera. They filled out the auditorium, including boxes and balconies, for a musical performance by the UceLi Quartet who performed Giacomo Puccini's Crisantemi, while human audiences were invited to listen at home via livestream.

Some studies have indicated that playing music to plants can promote healthier growth but that's not the reason why plants were there. The intention instead was to highlight how, in lockdown, we have become "an audience deprived of the possibility of being an audience," Víctor García de Gomar, the Liceu’s artistic director, told the Guardian.

Let Everything Grows help you make music with plants in your work space.  Contact us today for a complimentary consultation to provide you with a custom plant design for your space.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Plants for Social Distancing

Offices are now using plants as a way to provide social distancing.  The plants can be used as barriers between desks, 6' distancing placements and to divide waiting lines.  Plants, compared to other distancing dividers, provide health benefits as they clean the air helping to keep your employees and visitors healthy.

Everything Grows provides complimentary consultations to provide you with a custom plant design for your office space.  Call us today to have your social distancing plant barriers installed for your employees and visitors.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Pop Of Color

Many offices have opened or will be opening soon.  Bring some cheer to your employees and visitors with plants in brightly colored containers.  You can have a pop of color here and there or you can go eclectic with many shades to brighten your workspace.

Everything Grows offers a wide range plants and decorative containers to brighten your workspace. Contact us today for a complimentary site visit and design consultation and let us come up with an interior landscape for your workplace.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Office Dividers

Plants make great dividers for office space and can be used to help with the 6 foot spacing requirement for COVID-19 friendly office layouts.  Here are a few photos of plants being used as workspace partitions:

The above plant partitions are on casters for easy reconfiguration

The plant dividers below are customer built ins that match the seating system

Are you reconfiguring your San Francisco Bay Area work space for the post COVID-19 world?  Contact Everything Grows for your plant partition solution.