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President’s Message – December issue

By | 2019-11-26T16:19:52+00:00 December 1st, 2019|

I have been speaking with some of our members recently and find it encouraging to hear how busy so many of you currently are in the lead up to Christmas.  There are so many opportunities that you can take advantage of including sprucing up existing contracts and offering living seasonal decorations. Your board has [...]

Take a leaf out of these three books!

By | 2019-11-26T16:43:22+00:00 November 26th, 2019|

I popped into my local book shop to pick up yet another gardening and horticultural text that I had ordered. I joked to the shop assistant that I was starting to buy more plant books than actual plants. That comment got me thinking: “Which of those many books I have purchased would I actually [...]

President’s message – November issue

By | 2019-10-24T14:07:32+00:00 November 1st, 2019|

Recently the Australian Institute of Horticulture and Therapeutic Landscape Association held their conferences in Perth. They had a great lineup of speakers covering a range of topics that would have been of great interest to IPA members. It’s worth attending these conferences as the topics covered are relevant to all aspects of horticulture. Adaptable ideas spring [...]

Welcome Back to Returning and New Member

By | 2019-10-28T15:49:23+00:00 October 24th, 2019|

Welcome back to Brendon Drysdale and his team from Lease-A-Leaf, Terry Hills NSW. Lease-A-Leaf were members back in 2010. They resigned for a couple years and recently decided to renew their membership. Lease-A-Leaf is one of Sydney’s leading plant hire specialist for over 30 years and have been beautifying and supplying stunning foliage for [...]

Christmas Elves – it’s time to get ready!

By | 2019-10-24T14:21:13+00:00 October 24th, 2019|

By Elaine Tunn With Christmas fast approaching, you will certainly be thinking about how you are going to decorate your home or office space.  The artificial Christmas tree, with the same decorations you had last year, might not be so appealing this year. Why not get creative and include living plants into your Christmas [...]

Congratulations IEQ Indoor Plant, Qld on achieving Accreditation

By | 2019-09-25T23:19:43+00:00 September 25th, 2019|

  What is Industry Accreditation? Industry accreditation is a form of industry self-regulation. Through significant consultation and review, industry sets the skill levels, qualifications, systems, procedures and experience that a business or individual within an industry should have to enable them to operate to an acceptable industry standard and preferably to an industry best [...]

The moss-t awesome new living wall?

By | 2019-09-25T23:16:33+00:00 September 25th, 2019|

Those of you who have read my articles in Hort Journal Australia may well know my feelings on artificial plants by now. I must admit that those strong feelings extend to not only fake, but also preserved mosses. What is the point if the plants are not alive? Therefore, when I saw a ‘living’ [...]

Singapore’s Solaris: encouraging the love for living ecosystems

By | 2019-09-25T22:44:48+00:00 September 25th, 2019|

By Clair Hurford Solaris is a 15 storey office building in the Zaha Hadid-designed Fusionopolis hub in Singapore’s Queenstown neighbourhood. The site was once home to a military base and most of the original ecological system had been destroyed. Solaris is the vision of Malaysian architect Ken Yeang, who sought to conserve what little [...]

Presidents Message – September 2019

By | 2019-08-27T00:59:45+00:00 September 1st, 2019|

Since my last message I have attended the Nursery and Garden Industry (NGIQ) Green Expo held at Broadbeach at the Gold Coast. This annual event is one of my favourite expos as the plant life is terrific with many suitable for indoor use. The exhibitor displays were creative and colourful. New plant releases and [...]