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So far Interior Plantscape Association has created 26 blog entries.

Design Tips for Blending the Indoors with the Outdoors

By | 2021-11-16T16:04:46+10:00 October 1st, 2021|

Many of our members design, construct and maintain both interior and exterior plantscapes. Connecting these two spaces can be a challenge. The following tips may help you when working with architects and interior designers to ensure that the indoors blend successfully with the outdoors. Provide a Transition Zone An online webinar jointly hosted webinar by [...]

Why we love Social Media (and you should too!!)

By | 2021-08-26T16:44:44+10:00 September 1st, 2021|

In a few clicks, you can start connecting and growing your business. Yet, I can hear you say YES BUT…’That takes time and we don’t have any spare time in our day to worry about Social Media!’ Unfortunately, whether we like it or not social media is here to stay! But few plantscapers are on [...]

Indoor Green – The Scoop on Palm Trees!

By | 2021-08-26T16:44:35+10:00 September 1st, 2021|

When is a tree not a tree? When it is a palm tree! Despite appearances and name, the biology of palm trees is sufficiently different from its woody counterparts. Interior plantscapers seeking to establish palm trees indoors should be familiar with these differences if their palms are to thrive. The Arecaceae, or palm family, is [...]

Plant People – Graham Holbrook

By | 2021-09-01T12:24:40+10:00 September 1st, 2021|

Plant people LOVE plants and nature. Plant people have a thirst for knowledge. They wear many hats – they are creative, qualified, problem solvers, tolerant and most importantly, despite all the challenges of running a business, they enjoy the many health benefits and solving the complexities that plants bring! Let’s look at the unique story [...]

Plant People – Victorian Members Social Event

By | 2021-07-22T15:56:00+10:00 July 30th, 2021|

Recently a group of Victorian IPA members met for coffee with IPA Management Committee members Michael Casey and myself, IPA President Cameron Iddles. The aim was social, to have a great cup of coffee and to chat about issues that affect us all. In such trying times it helps to talk to those who have [...]

What is an ideal N-P-K ratio for plant fertilizers?

By | 2021-07-22T16:33:25+10:00 July 30th, 2021|

Researching suitable N-P-K ratios for indoor plants recently, I was reminded that product labelling is not always consistent across the globe. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are three essential elements required by plants to support their growth and it is essential that interior plantscapers understand just how much they are applying to their plants. Deficiency of [...]

Do you need to be Spider-Man or Spider-Woman to be an Interior Plantscaper?

By | 2021-06-30T13:43:24+10:00 July 1st, 2021|

With green walls gaining not only in popularity but also height, maintaining interior plantscapes in our high-rise buildings may soon be the domain of a team of so-called Spider-Men and Spider-Women. As interior plantscapers, you have all probably heard of the Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum). This plant is a popular choice in many an indoor [...]

Will you find your next star employee on Facebook?

By | 2021-05-26T14:51:24+10:00 June 1st, 2021|

Where do you go to recruit new employees to work in your interior plantscape business? Would you consider using Facebook? Perusing social media recently trying to stay abreast of horticultural news, I came upon yet another post lamenting the difficulty in this industry of recruiting workers. Despite reading this ‘complaint’ on Facebook, I wonder whether [...]

President’s message June 2021

By | 2021-05-26T14:35:23+10:00 June 1st, 2021|

Hello and Welcome to Interior Plantscape Association (IPA) monthly newsletter. It’s the beginning of winter and in Melbourne it is the time of year when you leave for work in the dark and get home in the dark and the most important item in your plantscaping kit is a warm, waterproof coat, followed by a [...]