Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Japanese Garden Trucks

We came across this interesting article on an annual competition in Japan to build gardens in the back of small work trucks.  Below are a few photos of beautiful gardens:





While we do not do garden trucks, we do a great job with indoor tropical plants. Contact Everything Grows today if you would like to add grade A commercial quality living indoor plants to 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, January 9, 2019

A Clean Plant is a Happy Plant

One of the amazing services Everything Grows provides is our plant cleaning. By cleaning your plant with every visit we are able to prevent layers of dust from building up on your indoor plants. Dust blocks your plants leaves from getting the sunlight they need, this means your plants ability to photosynthesize is reduced. Photosynthesizing is how your plant is able to feed itself naturally. It also helps to prevent disease, pest infestations, and stress.



Remember to do this with your own plants as well. You can wipe the individual leaves, brush off the dust, and clean your plant's pot to keep them happy and looking nursery fresh year round! 


Contact Everything Grows today if you would like to add grade A commercial quality living plants to 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, January 2, 2019

Double Duty

The air you breathe indoors may not be as healthy as you think. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, organic chemicals commonly found in your home or office such as paints, disinfectants, cosmetics and fuels emit chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These VOCs are the leading cause of sick building syndrome, a health threat that leads to headaches, skin irritations, hypersensitivity and more.



Based on two scientific studies, one by NASA, and a follow up by Dr. B.C. Wolverton, there are certain plants that remove thousands of micro-grams of these VOC's a day.

Some of them include plants Everything Grows offers such as the Dracaena Marginata, the Dracaena Janet Craigi, the Dracaena Warneckii, and the Bamboo Palm.  See our plant catalog to see what these plants look like.





The next time you're thinking about buying plants for the office or for home remember they are on double duty, not only do they look good, but, they are good for your health as well!

Contact Everything Grows today if you are ready for the health benefits that beautiful plants can bring into 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, December 26, 2018

Propagating Succulents

Here at Everything Grows we offer a plethora of different plants including a wide variety of succulents which are very popular right now.
 
Here we see them waiting to be taken to their new homes.
Here we see an extra happy succulent that has sprouted babies all around! 





There is often a "gotta catch them all" mentality surrounding succulents, and for good reason too. Compared to many plants they are durable, easy to take care of, and can go in all sorts of arrangements. They are also fun and relatively easy to propagate so it is easy to collect them all! 

Ever wonder how to propagate succulents?

Start by taking the petals off of the stem
Place them in dirt or on top and allow them to dry out to let the tear from taking them off heal.

The petals will dry and wilt, but, roots and baby petals will start to appear in a few weeks. It will take longer with less light so make sure they get plenty!

If you have a left over stump from taking petals, leave it alone with light and water and more succulents will appear from where the petals were taken!

Are you ready for succulents or live tropical plants in your workspace? Contact Everything Grows today for a complementary design consultation.  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, December 19, 2018

Kokedama DIY

Kokedama Balls are a type of Japanese Bonsai tree art form. The plants are rooted in soil, wrapped in a layer of natural moss and bound with thread. Kokedama are often used as hanging plants or as part of Japanese string gardens. They are fun and unique gifts for the Holidays!
Here we see traditional forms of Kokedama involving Bonsai and Ferns



And lastly, here is one of our favorite plants, the Golden Pothos, hanging from preserved moss for a fun and contrasting look!

Contact Everything Grows today if you would like to grade A commercial quality living plants to 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.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Succulent Holiday Tree

We thought you might like to see this festive and unique tree made from succulents in Longwood Gardens located in Pennsylvania.
Succulent Tree at Longwood Gardens


Another tree at Longwood Gardens
Contact Everything Grows today if you would like to add holiday decor or grade A commercial quality living plants to 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.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Holiday Decorations

Holiday decorations are installed!

Here is a richly decorated 12 foot tree we installed for one of our customers this holiday season:




The silver and gold color theme is perfect for the modern white backlit wall.

Contact Everything Grows today if you would like to add holiday decor or grade A commercial quality living plants to your workspace. Plants in the workplace have been proven to increase alertness and productivity, and reduce sickness. We service the entire San Francisco Bay Area, with our expertly trained plant care technicians taking Amazing care of the plants in your facility.