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President’s Message – August 2020

By | 2020-07-27T18:44:09+00:00 August 1st, 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. [...]

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 – 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 [...]

President’s Message – June 2020

By | 2020-05-28T04:38:34+00:00 June 1st, 2020|

As the social distancing laws are starting to reduce in some States we all need to prepare for business when it starts to pick up. Life as we know it is continually changing! If you have not done so already, now is the perfect time to work on a plan to see you through [...]

Congratulations Plantercraft – WA on achieving Accreditation

By | 2020-05-28T04:42:49+00:00 May 28th, 2020|

  Congratulations Plantercraft – WA https://plantercraft.com.au on achieving the valued status of being an Accredited Member of the Interior Plantscape Association for another 2 years. The additional steps Plantercraft have taken to become a ‘best practice’ business positions them as a leader within the industry. Plantercraft have proven to be fully compliant with industry [...]

A ‘new’ online ‘Home’ for Houseplants

By | 2020-05-28T04:38:26+00:00 May 28th, 2020|

Jo Howski from Home of Houseplants in Adelaide has found her niche selling rare indoor plants online to customers across Australia. Jo Howski has been fascinated by plants her entire life, gardening with her mother and grandparents from an early age. Whilst her school friends had pop star posters on their bedroom walls, she [...]

AmericanHort Welcomes Kathy Fediw and David Korstad to the Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame

By | 2020-03-26T22:20:49+00:00 March 26th, 2020|

Columbus, OH – AmericanHort is pleased to announce the 2020 inductees to the AmericanHort Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame – Kathy Johnson Fediw, LEED AP ID+C, CLP, CLT and David Korstad, President of Sedgefield Interior Landscape. The AmericanHort Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame honors individuals of integrity whose personal dedication provides great leadership in [...]