Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Indoor Plant Swapping



The Wall Street Journal just published and article titled: "Plant Swaps: the Cheap Way to Score Rare Houseplants" that pointed out how popular indoor plants are becoming. The article is behind a pay wall, so you will only be able to read the first part if you do not have access.  It is a great article about people meeting to trade cuttings and plants to add to their indoor plant collections.  

The good news is we have our own plant swapping opportunity right here in Oakland called The Plant Exchange: They have regular events where you can buy and trade indoor and outdoor plants and potting materials.  Everything Grows regularly donates extra plants to this non-profit organization, so you might end up with a plant from our warehouse.

Are you ready to liven up your workspace with beautiful live plants?  At Everything Grows selecting the right plants for your office environment is our specialty. Contact us today for a complimentary site visit and design consultation and let us come up with an interior landscape that will meet most every budget!



Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!

Everything Grows will be closed on Wednesday July 4th to celebrate the 4th of July Holiday.  We hope you have a great 4th of July weekend!


Below is a photo of the Croton Zanzibar -- it very much reminds us of fireworks!
Croton Zanzibar (above)

Below are two other plants in the same family:

Croton Mamey (above)

Croton Super California (above)

Crotons are very colorful plants that require good lighting to maintain their color.  If they do not get good light, the leaves will turn mostly green.

Are you in need of lush living plants to enhance your work space? Everything Grows Interior Landscaping provides indoor plant service, sales and long term rentals throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area. We offer complimentary site visits and can accommodate almost any budget. Contact us today and one of our designers will be happy to assist you!



Monday, June 25, 2018

DIY Vertical Garden

Designed as part of the Ikea Lab idea development program, the Growroom is an open source vertical garden. It is designed specifically to be effective in small urban spaces. The Sphere-shaped structure’s design allows light and water to reach every level of the garden while still providing shade and shelter for visitors within.
This can help communities to become more agriculturally self-sustainable. In other countries such as the Netherlands a leading supermarket has created an in store herb garden, so that customers can pick their own herbs.

As a part of the Growrooms goal of increasing local food sustainability, local makers only need the basic tools to construct the garden. The entire structure is made from plywood, a material that is fairly easily accessed.

Here is the link to the complete article on how to build your own grow room:

Steps to install your own DIY Vertical Garden

Everything Grows does not construct Growrooms but this was something that we wanted to post for an eco friendly structure that can be a helpful DIY. Below is a photo of an indoor green wall that Everything Grows provides.


Vertical Plant Wall Installed by Everything Grows
Contact Everything Grows today if you are ready for the benefits of beautiful interior plants in your workspace. We service the entire San Francisco Bay Area, with our expertly trained plant care technicians taking Amazing care of the plants in your facility.




Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Succulents!

We were asked to freshen up the containers outside the front door at this Silicon Valley office building and came up with this elegant succulent arrangement that really goes well with the concrete containers and the glass and concrete entry.  The lighting is just right so the succulents should thrive in this location.



Contact Everything Grows today if you are ready for the benefits beautiful, high quality succulents and lush living plants in your workspace. We service the entire San Francisco Bay Area, with our expertly trained plant care technicians taking Amazing care of the plants in your facility.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Indoor Plants up to the Rafters!

Everything Grows just received a large shipment of grade A commercial tropical plants to kick off the summer growing season and our shelves are full and ready to serve our commercial plant customers.  We have a wide range of table top foliage and flowering plants as well as lush green floor plants for your workspace, lobby, hotel, or office building.

Our racks are full at Everything Grows!

Time for an orchid arrangement on your reception desk?
Contact Everything Grows today if you are ready for the benefits beautiful, high quality living plants in your workspace. We service the entire San Francisco Bay Area, with our expertly trained plant care technicians living in close proximity to their routes.  Not only are we green on the inside of your building, but we are certified green on the outside as well!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Get in the Groove

Contact Everything Grows today if you are ready for the benefits beautiful, high quality living plants in your workspace!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Indoor Plants From Hawaii

Everything Grows provides the best available Hawaiian grown Dracaenas.  Read on to learn why they are the best.
Lush Dracaena Lisa from Hawaii
  

Dracaena growers in Hawaii start with their own local stock fields. The cane is topped in the field and allowed to sprout before being cut into the appropriate lengths. The topped cane is fresh and healthy and produces strong roots once potted.  The resulting specimens are vigorous, full and rich with color and aesthetic balance.


Dracaena cane field in Hawaii


In contrast, California and Florida Dracaena growers use imported bare cane from Costa Rica and the Caribbean. This cane must use its stored food reserves for the lengthy shipping process, as well as for the rooting and sprouting process. The result is that the cane sprouting is inconsistent, and the finished plant often looks thin and unbalanced.

For the growing medium, Hawaiian growers use cinder mixes made from various ratios of Canadian peat moss and volcanic cinder. The cinder is inert, decomposes very slowly, and has unique aeration and water holding properties. It is this quality of soil aeration that makes it possible for root systems to remain aerated and healthy even in low light conditions existing in many interior spaces.

Most Dracaena growers on the mainland use soil mixes comprised of wood by-products, bark, sawdust and other fillers, which decompose quickly, thereby greatly reducing soil aeration and thus plant quality and longevity.


Finally, the Hawaiian Dracaenas that Everything Grows uses are acclimated to lower light conditions over time. This prepares the Dracaenas for the artificial lighting conditions of the typical interior environment and ensures a long lasting, lush and beautiful plant in our customer's spaces.
Contact Everything Grows today if you are interested in putting these beautiful high quality plants in your workspace!