Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Yellow!

These bold yellow containers were the perfect choice for this modern office building lobby. 

Oversized plants and containers were needed to fill out this beautiful large lobby area


Are you in need of live plants for 2018 office upgrades? Contact Everything Grows today to have one of our in-house designers visit your office for a complimentary consultation and design proposal to help make your space come alive with plants. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Moss Art

Moss art is a new trend that really makes a statement!  We just completed a moss art installation in a newly remodeled San Jose office building that turned out beautifully.  The moss art gives dimension to the high ceiling lobby area.

20 foot high ceilings and large open wall space were perfect for these three 4x4 foot moss art panels.

Moss art in this long hallway work perfectly with the geometric design
Are you ready to spice up your plain office walls? Contact Everything Grows today to have one of our in-house designers visit your office for a complimentary consultation and design proposal to help make your space come alive with plants. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dracaenas are Full and Beautiful

Our Hawaiian source of Dracaena Cane plants has been shipping some gorgeous specimens lately.  Unbagging these beauties is quite exciting at the Everything Grows warehouse.  Below are photos of two we placed this week:

This Dracaena Warneckii is large and full and gorgeous

This Dracaena Lisa is big and beautiful

Normally these type of plants run 5-6 feet tall, but they have been coming in at 6-6.5 feet, super full and lush.  Take advantage of the great supply and order your plants today!  Contact Everything Grows for all of your commercial indoor plant needs.

 
 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

History of the Poinsettia

Joel Roberts Poinsett
Joel Roberts Poinsett came across the Poinsettia in the 1820s in Mexico while stationed there as US Ambassador.  Intrigued by the plant, he brought cuttings home cultivate on his farm in Greenville, North Carolina.  Because of its short bloom cycle over the holiday months, it became known as the Christmas flower and was named after him.


Poinsettias like to be in temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit and like bright indirect light.  Keep them away from drafts either warm or cold.  They are thirsty plants that like lots of water and can go dry easily.  At the same time, you want to make sure the soil drains, because they will suffer if they are over watered too. Do not get water on the leaves or flowers -- it could cause spotting or rot. They are brittle plants -- brushing against them could damage the leaves, and bracts break off easily if bumped or not handled gently.  With proper care in a proper environment, the bloom will last up to 6 to 8 weeks.

Poinsettias installed and maintained by Everything Grows
 Let Everything Grows take care of your holiday decorations to bring that festive atmosphere to your building or work space. We install custom designed decor and remove it when the season is over.  Contact us to book your decor for the 2018 season!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Traditional Holiday Decor

We have been installing Holiday Decor at our customer locations for two weeks now and are just about finished.  Installations are gorgeous and a great way to set a festive mood for the holidays.  Traditional arrangements in rich reds and golds are very popular this year -- below are photos of a richly decorated traditional style tree.

Close up of Top of Tree -- Wow!

We are sold out for this year -- please contact Everything Grows this spring to start planning your 2018 Holiday Decor!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Everything Grows Team Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and a joyful holiday season!



Everything Grows brings beautiful plant life to commercial spaces, offices, and other specialized projects. We create custom designs to reflect your company image, personality and beautifully complement your d├ęcor.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Succulents!

Succulents are very popular right now for indoor use and they do well indoors as long as they get good lighting and regular care.  Everything Grow Plant Care Specialists are experts at keeping succulents looking beautiful in your work space!  

We have many great suppliers for beautiful succulents -- here is a photo of one of our suppliers green houses:



 And here are photos of two gorgeous succulent arrangements that we recently installed:



Are you ready for succulents for your workspace?   Contact Everything Grows today to have one of our in-house designers visit your office for a complimentary consultation and design proposal to help make your space come alive with plants!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Spotlight: Aglaonema

The Aglaonema  comes in many varieties and can be both a smaller table top plant or a larger sized floor plant, albeit a short floor plant at 28-32 inches tall.  This is plant is tried and true for Everything Grows customers and can take the challenging lighting conditions of many indoor spaces in stride.

The Aglaonema made the NASA study's top 25 list of plants that clean the air because it 
produces oxygen from Carbon Dioxide and also absorbs harmful benzene, formaldehyde and/or trichloroethylene.

Here is a picture two of our favorite varieties of Agloanemas:

Aglaonema Silver Bay:

And the Aglaonema Tigress:
 
Are you ready for Aglaonemas for your workspace?   Contact Everything Grows today to have one of our in-house designers visit your office for a complimentary consultation and design proposal to help make your space come alive with plants!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Holiday Decor Season is Here!

The Everything Grows Holiday Crew is ready to go!  All jobs for this holiday season are booked, designed, and have an installation time scheduled.  
Thank you to all of our customers for booking your decor early to give us plenty of time to get everything ready and looking perfect! 

Original Everything Grows Design

Here is how the commercial holiday decor process works:

The Holiday decor is barely put away in January when we start planning for the next season by attending trade shows to learn what the hot holiday design trend will be for the following season.  We order new material and start designing in the spring, while at the same time booking commitments from our customers.  Our goal is to have everyone booked by July.  Building and assembly starts in August so we are ready to go by November.   Holiday decor gets installed from Mid November through the 1st week after Thanksgiving, then starts coming out the day after Christmas through the first week after New Years.

Some more photos:

Custom wreath

Festive Garland

Decked Out Reception Desk
 And some behind the scenes photos:


New Ornaments

Custom Garland Being Assembled

All Packed Up And Ready To Go For 2017!

Are you in need of Holiday Decor? Want to show your employees that you care?  

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!

Note that we provide Holiday Decor to existing plant customers only and are booked up for 2017.  Please contact us in January to be first in line for planning the 2018 season!  

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Spooky Halloween Plants

Happy Halloween!

Everything Grows does not generally place these spooky carnivorous plants into service, but they are certainly neat to see.  We do have a resident Pitcher Plant (see below) named Audrey in our nursery/warehouse.

 Venus Flytrap

This plant lures in it's prey, then SNAP. In less than a second it traps and starts to digest. How's that for spooky! The Venus Flytrap is a fascinating carnivorous plant. Because it grows in soils that are poor in nutrients, it traps a variety of insects and even tiny frogs and digests them for the nutrients it isn't getting from the soil. Each trap is only used 4 to 6 times then it withers, browns, and falls off.

Once something is trapped, the digestion period starts which can last up to 10 days. If by chance it traps something other than an insect, it will spit it back out within 12 hours. The Venus Flytrap is a perennial plant which means it blooms year after year. It is estimated the plant can live for up to 20 years, however it is vulnerable. It is threatened by over-collection, habitat destruction, and fire suppression.
         
  Pitcher Plants
This plant uses sweetness to entice it's prey and although it looks less intimidating than the Venus Flytrap, don't let that fool you! It produces a sweet smelling nectar which invites unsuspecting passer-bys. During inspection of the plant they realize there is sweet, juicy nectar inside the tubular leaves. Yummy....oops, they have fallen in. Unable to climb back out it succumbs to it's fate and is slowly dissolved by the chemicals in the same juicy nectar that it once tried to drink.

Unable to climb back, this fallen insect flails helplessly in the fluid until it loses energy and submits to the overpowering force of its fate. - See more at: http://www.carnivorous--plants.com/pitcher-plant.html#sthash.1ECXEUu7.dpuf
Unable to climb back, this fallen insect flails helplessly in the fluid until it loses energy and submits to the overpowering force of its fate. - See more at: http://www.carnivorous--plants.com/pitcher-plant.html#sthash.1ECXEUu7.dpuf
There are many species of Pitcher Plants all around the world. Some are hanging, which usually attract insects and some are grown from the ground. These can lure in insects as well as small birds, snakes, lizards and mice. 

The largest species of the Pitcher Plant, Nepenthes rajah, is used as a toilet by small tree shrews and rats! They sit on the edge and eat the outside of the plant while doing their business on the inside. There certainly is a similarity. Spooky or just plain weird?

Would like to have some spooktacular plants for your workspace?   Contact Everything Grows today to have one of our in-house designers visit your office for a complimentary consultation and design proposal to help make your space come alive with plants!
 




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tillandsia Greenwalls

Air plants (Tillandsia) have been popular for terrariums for awhile now and are now being used for larger scale plant wall projects that are really beautiful.  Here are some photos of stunning air plant wall installations:
Tillandsia Green Wall

Tillandsia Design Above a Bar

Tillandsia Wall Panels

Tillandsia Wall Art
Are you ready to add air plants to your office? Contact Everything Grows today to have one of our in-house designers visit your office for a complimentary consultation and design proposal to help make your space come alive with plants. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Indoor Plants Hand Selected

Everything Grows hand selects the best plants for you.  Here are photos of a trip to one of our nurseries:






Would you like us to select the best plants for your workspace?   Contact Everything Grows today to have one of our in-house designers visit your office for a complimentary consultation and design proposal to help make your space come alive with plants!
 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Air Plants, Succulents, and Distressed Wood

This combination of air plants, succulents, and distressed wood take this plain office wall and make it something special!







Are you ready to spice up your plain office walls? Contact Everything Grows today to have one of our in-house designers visit your office for a complimentary consultation and design proposal to help make your space come alive with plants. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

DIY Coffee Pot Terrarium




We came across a great blog on how to create a coffee pot terrarium. You can read the full article by clicking on this link. 
If you want to skip to the good part, here are the directions from the blog.  
Supplies:
  1. Mini coffee pot
  2. Mini air plants
  3. White sand
  4. Moss (bright works best)
  5. River rocks/aquarium rocks
  6. Decorations (gemstones, shells, or miniatures - it's up to you!)
 
Instructions:
Fill your container with about an inch of sand. Then scatter some river rocks over the sand (pile them on heavier in the back for added height). Next, pace the moss over the rocks in the back and work from back to front. The plants were placed in front so they have the best view, with the gemstones between them.
 
As you can see, it turned out great!  

Are ready for a terrarium and live plants in your work space but do not want to do it yourself?  Contact Everything Grows today to have one of our in-house designers visit your office for a complimentary consultation and design proposal to help make your space come alive with plants!