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Five Reasons You Need Office Plants… Now More Than Ever

By | 2020-09-23T17:17:45+00:00 September 23rd, 2020|

Written by: Green Design Indoor Plant Hire – NSW Incorporating natural elements into your office or home satisfies our Biophilic needs. No, it is not a disease. It’s our natural affinity to want to be around nature. Some of the ways we include this is by opening views to natural landscapes or using water [...]

Sustaining Employee Engagement During and Beyond COVID

By | 2020-09-23T16:29:01+00:00 September 23rd, 2020|

Major disruptions to business operations continues as COVID lingers. Business owners and employees are unsettled and uncertain as both work and life balance has been hit of course. Some employees are not only feeling stressed, exhausted and disconnected, they also juggle looking after children and other family and health issues while clearly demonstrating commitment [...]

President’s Message – September issue

By | 2020-08-27T16:17:52+00:00 September 1st, 2020|

Working together! Fortunately for some States it is business as usual or as close to that as could be expected during this time. However with the Stage 4 COVID19 restrictions coming into force in Melbourne during August, many businesses were at a loss as to how they would manage. Fortunately we were able to [...]

Tools of the Trade

By | 2020-08-27T18:54:31+00:00 August 27th, 2020|

Which tools and products can’t members of the Interior Plantscape Association (IPA) do without when designing, constructing and maintaining their clients’ interior plantscapes? Thanks to IPA members who gave their trade secrets to Gabrielle Stannus, IPA board member, for IPA’s latest article on ‘Tools of the Trade.’ You can read the full article in [...]

Green Social Distancing at Work and Home

By | 2020-08-27T18:45:56+00:00 August 27th, 2020|

‘Green Social Distancing at Work and Home’ is rapidly becoming the new normal. If you have a business or workplace that will be, or is currently opening up again after the coronavirus lockdown, keeping workers and clients appropriately distanced is important. Even though we are all aware of the need to practice social distancing, [...]

Client Retention Strategies for Interiorscapers

By | 2020-07-27T19:09:07+00:00 July 27th, 2020|

Unlike a utility, the Interiorscape business is much more of a luxury service than a necessity.  I always try to remind myself of this and make every effort to keep my client needs first. Anytime my service becomes a bother, it gives clients a reason to cancel or bid out to one of the [...]

One Simple Tip to create Interior Plantscapes that encourage good hygiene

By | 2020-07-28T15:07:14+00:00 July 27th, 2020|

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Victoria and NSW, Interior Plantscapers are encouraged to think about how they can help their clients practise good hygiene without sacrificing aesthetic appeal indoors. Gabrielle Stannus recently interviewed researchers from the University of Technology Sydney’s Plants and Environment Quality Research Group (UTS PEQR) on the topic of [...]

President’s Message – August 2020

By | 2020-08-04T12:45:21+00:00 July 27th, 2020|

Business evolution For any business to stay profitable it needs to constantly change and evolve. Challenges are thrown at us and this year has been a challenge to say the least. At first, it can be overwhelming, however, if we approach challenges in a calm, thoughtful and strategic way most challenges can be overcome. [...]

President’s Message – July 2020

By | 2020-06-25T14:29:22+00:00 July 1st, 2020|

Connect with the Green and Growing World of Interior Plantscaping As we move into reduced restrictions the IPA Executive Committee are keen to ‘get growing’ with our membership drive. The interest in indoor plants is thriving at the moment and as such we would love to drive that interest into the workplace. If you [...]

‘Lighting’ Interior Plantscapes

By | 2020-06-25T14:41:15+00:00 June 24th, 2020|

‘Lighting’ Interior Plantscapes Undertaking research for an article on horticultural lighting recently, I came across some interesting news and products that did not end up making their way into print. I am sharing these titbits with you now … I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Carl Gray, a Brisbane-based lighting designer. Carl very generously [...]