Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New Indoor Plants in Mountain View

We just installed beautiful new plants and containers for a customer located in Mountain View.  They were delighted with how the plants put the finishing touch on their modern open floor plan space.
Red orchid bowl really pops with the earth tones in this space (above)

 Sansevieria in a group of three (above)
Large Kentia palm frames this sitting area (above)


Aglaonemas in our popular earth wall container (above)

Pothos in a rectangle table top container (above)

Are you in need of lush living plants to enhance your work space?  Do you want the benefits of beautiful and healthful living plants for your office?  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! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Plants Prepped and Ready For You!

Another interior plant job ready to roll!  Everything Grows is well equipped with professional staff, materials, and vehicles to provide top notch indoor plant service for your commercial space.  Installations are well planned and go quickly and quietly to minimize the impact on your work space.   
 
Top quality plants staged at our warehouse and ready for installation (above)

 Everything Grows crew arrives to install new plants 


Are you in need of lush living plants to enhance your work space?  Do you want the benefits of beautiful and healthful living plants for your office?  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!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

The staff at Everything Grows wishes you a happy and joyous Thanksgiving and that you  Enjoy the holiday with your family and friends!

This beautiful turkey walked through our parking lot the other day -- reminding us that Thanksgiving is here!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

EG Holiday Decor Warehouse

For many, the holiday season starts in November, but for the Everything Grows Holiday crew, planning for holiday decorations starts in the spring for the following season.  They attend the holiday trade shows to see the newest decor trends and stock up for the upcoming season.  Planning, design, and agreements for customer decorations begins in March, and most of our customers are already signed up by July or August.  Building starts in September, and installations begin in Mid November.  Here are some photos from the Everything Grows holiday decor warehouse that is full and ready for installation:

 Jobs ready to go (above)

 Gorgeous ornaments sourced from suppliers at the big holiday trade shows

 Mini test trees to get the decoration color palette just right

 Custom garlands getting assembled


Contact Everything Grows for your commercial indoor plant care and holiday decoration needs.  Note that Everything Grows provides Holiday Decor for existing plant service customers only. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Beautful Succulent Bowl

Here is another wonderful Everything Grows succulent bowl creation fresh from our warehouse.  These succulents will thrive in the well lit reception area in the Palo Alto office that they are going to be installed.  The sleek bowl and appealing arrangement will go be the perfect centerpiece for the modern reception space they are going into. 

See photos below:





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!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Visit to the Greenhouse

It is always a pleasure to visit the greenhouse to see the latest beautiful indoor plants are available.  We get the best plants from Hawaii, San Diego, and Florida for our interior plant customers. Below are greenhouse photos for you to enjoy.



   

Dracaena Marginatas






 Bromeliads and Orchids






 Various Table Top Plants






 Dracaena Lemonlime





 


Kentia palmss





 

 Rhapis Palms





 

 Dracaena Warneckiis



 

 Dracaena Rikki and Massangeana






 Dracaena Limelight and Lemonlime





 


Dracaena Lisa





 

 Dracaena Compacta



 

 Dracaena Limelight and Chamadorea Falcifera Palms



Office Managers -- are you ready to spruce up your workspace? Let Everything Grows bring some of these beautiful grade A commercial plants into your office today! Everything Grows offers complimentary site visits and can accommodate almost any budget. Ask about our leasing program! Contact us today and one of our designers will be happy to assist you!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hydroculture: The Future of Indoor Plants?



shutterstock_469247591  Recently, there have been advances in the ways that people can grow plants in mediums besides soil and other standard potting mixes. Hydroponic growing, or growing plants in a liquid without any soil, has become a common and rather well-known alternative method, especially in the growing of vegetables, herbs, and edibles. However, there is another method that has become popular recently – hydroculture.

Hydroculture is similar to hydroponics in some ways, but instead of using a solution or water as the growing medium, it uses an inorganic solid. These inorganic solids are typically rock-based and called “expanded clay aggregates.” This is sometimes called “passive hydroponics,” meaning that the plants are grown without the use of bark, soil, or peat. The clay aggregates, often called LECA (Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregates), are typically small pieces of clay that have been heated to extremely high temperatures in a kiln. Similar to what happens to popcorn in the microwave, the clay expands, loses density, and then develops air pockets. As a growing medium, LECA is extremely porous, which provides space for air and oxygen in the rootzone. It also absorbs and wicks water upwards to help the plant and will not decay or compact in time.
 
Hydroculture has three main advantages over traditional growing mediums:
  1. Easier and more effective watering – Watering indoor plants and office plants can be a tricky process. If you water them too much or too often, they will develop root rot and die. If they are not watered enough, they will dry out and die. The LECA growing medium is much more forgiving than traditional soil, as it allows for an abundant amount of air to reach the roots. While overwatering is still a possibility, this is a much more forgiving medium.
  2. Longer watering periods – The average amount of time that a 6-inch indoor plant could go between being watered is approximately 2 weeks. Hydroculture nearly triples that number.
  3. Plants last longer – Hydroculture can actually help plants keep their roots healthier to support longer-lasting plants.
At Everything Grows we use a reservoir system that utilizes a combination of soil and the hyrdoculture growing medium that allows our plants to go extra time between watering and reduces the likelihood of plant failure.

For more information on office plants or indoor plants, Contact Everything Grows today!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New Office Plants in Danville

This lovely plant and container on the coffee table brings this whole sitting area together. Notice how the color in the container ties in perfectly with the cushion color pattern and the kangaroo paw fern gives a nice pop of green.  





Below is a close up of the vase we selected for the table.  We have access to many suppliers of beautiful vases, bowls, and containers.
Let Everything Grows help you with your container selection and plant placement at your office space today!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Choosing Indoor Plants: There’s an App for That

By now, we all know the amazing powers that plants possess and the many benefits that they offer when placed indoors. They can reduce sick days in offices, boost employee morale, and act as natural indoor air filters. You can read more about their benefits in one of our recent blogs.

Indoor Plants AppIn India, one Indian Institute of Technology graduate, Ranuak Singhi, has actually taken their benefits to a new and more tailored level. He has developed a unique mobile app that will help the people of New Dehli (and other cities in the future) tackle the terribly high levels of pollution in the city air with indoor plants. This technology is based on the ability of certain indoor plants to be more effective at removing specific chemicals than others.

After the initial download of the mobile application, users will fill out a few brief questions about their location, including their address and location, proximity to factories, roads, and drains. A “pollution profile” is then created for the user based on the answers they give. The app, named “Shelli,” will then suggest the best types of plants to place and grow in their home.
 
For example, those who live in neighborhoods that are near industrial factories have high levels of Sulphur dioxide in the air, while those around “petrol pumps” have higher levels of benzene. Studies that have been conducted by NASA have proven that indoor plants, such as the ficus alii, rhapis palm, and philodendron, have been able to reduce harmful toxins, such as benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide. The plants take in these dangerous chemicals and turn them into oxygen.

While the application is still in its infancy, the thought behind it is an amazing advancement in the world of plants. Indoor plants could help the people of India breathe easier and live healthier lives.

As of now, the application is exclusive to India, but we cannot wait to see what happens when it launches worldwide. Millions of people could benefit from the cleansing power of indoor plants! You can learn more about the Shelli app on their website and Facebook page.

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!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Top 5 Spookiest Plants for Halloween

 Halloween is the perfect time of year to focus on the creepy, smelly, and scary members of the botanical world. With creepy names, blood red coloring, sharp spikes and stinky odors, this is the time to celebrate those plants that would fit right in with Morticia and Gomez’s plants in the Addams Family garden.
These strange and amazing indoor plants can be exciting additions to your Halloween décor at home for trick-or-treaters and are also fun ways to celebrate the season in the office. Here are some of our favorite creepy plants to use in your spooky decorating:

blood-lily Blood Lily

The Blood Lily does not disappoint with their “blood” coloring. These plants may only bloom for a short time period, but when they are in full flower, they feature a blood red, shaggy flower.

 

 

buddhas-handBuddha’s Hands

Also known as the fingered citron, the Buddha’s hand is one of the oldest citrus fruits. They are sometimes described as a “lemon with fingers” due to their elongated fruits that resemble long, yellowed fingers. How creepy!

 

 

Ferocactus recurvus 2.jpgDevil’s Tongue


Also known as the Crow’s Claw barrel cactus, this plant is a native to the mountains of Mexico and flowers in fall or early winter. As a cactus, they are known as easy-to-grow indoor plants and are a favorite among cactus enthusiasts because of their ability to flower at a young age. In addition to their evil-sounding name, the feature an unsettlingly lurid red flower in the center surrounded by dangerous spikes.

 

skunk-cabbge-2Skunk Cabbage

If you were to accidentally step on this plant, you would immediately understand how and why the Skunk Cabbage got its name. Its gag-inducing smell is a defense mechanism that keeps animals from eating it and attracts potential pollinators. Although they may be used to decorate indoors, it is probably a good idea to keep these plants outside.

 

Venus Flytrap and Pitcher Plants  

Image result for pitcher plant What could possibly be creepier in the plant world than a plant that eats living creatures? The Venus flytrap and pitcher plants are carnivorous plants that trap insects inside themselves and digest them for nutrients. While the Venus Flytrap features special leaves that close when a bug or fly lands on them, pitcher plants develop “pitchers” that are filled with fluid which attract bugs so that they cannot climb out.
How are you using indoor plants in your Halloween décor? Contact us today for information on our available indoor plants!

Are you ready to enhance your work space with lush living plants and beautiful containers? Let Everything Grows provide you a complimentary quote on a custom design perfectly suited for your space. Contact us today and one of our designers will be happy to assist you!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Moss Wall Art

Moss walls are hot right now. If you haven't considered them, you really should. They are super easy to make and the look really cool.





Along with being able to survive in an area with no natural light, here are a few of the many qualities of moss walls;
  • Fully sustainable and ecological
  • Improves acoustics
  • No maintenance required
  • Smells fresh and green
  • Won't discolour (out of direct sunlight)
  • Fire retardant
  • Does not attract bugs 
Some people are creating moss walls using a single type of reindeer moss attached to a backing like this one by Office Landscapes in the UK.
Others like Artisan Moss are layering moss of different types to create free-flowing, interesting designs.
This moss graffiti design by the artist Jennifer Ilet for the Artist Project Toronto 2014.
The options are limitless, which makes it all the more interesting.


 


Designers and Facilities Managers -- are you ready to enhance your workspace with a moss wall or living wall? Let Everything Grows provide you complimentary quote on a custom installation perfectly suited for your space. Contact us today and one of our designers will be happy to assist you!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fabulous New Install in San Ramon

Everything Grows is pleased to have installed these gorgeous golden containers at a beautiful new location in San Ramon, California!

Elegant Ficus Alli with underplantings of Lipstick Plant and Pothos along with Aglaonema Silver Bay and Sansevieria Zeylanica accentuate the simple, clean lines of this beautifully designed building.






Whether your interior landscaping project requires indoor plants to cover a few hundred square feet or tens of thousands of square feet, Everything Grows is here to help. 

Contact us today for a complimentary design consultation!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Succulents and Orchids for your workspace

Light and Bright and Modern and White.  The careful placement of a succulent bowl and an orchid arrangement really makes a statement in this workspace!


 














Office and Facilities Managers -- are you ready to enhance your workspace with live plants? Everything Grows offers complimentary site visits and can accommodate almost any budget. Contact us today and one of our designers will be happy to assist you!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Indoor Plants for Santa Clara Office

Here are photos from a new installation in Santa Clara.  Beautiful indoor plants in charcoal gray European style cylinder containers really liven up the lobby areas of this office building. 

Flanking the main entry are two gorgeous large ceramic containers with succulents and lush greenery to greet everyone coming to the building.




Property Managers -- are you ready to spruce up your building's public space? Everything Grows offers complimentary site visits and can accommodate almost any budget. Contact us today and one of our designers will be happy to assist you!