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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 [...]

Growing together – IPA Mentor Program

By | 2021-05-24T14:21:15+10:00 May 24th, 2021|

Coming off the back of the successful IPA Advocates Program started by our CEO Elaine Tunn, the 2021 Management Committee is looking to establishing a group of IPA Mentors, people with particular skills who are willing to share with other IPA Members. This program is specifically designed to add value to your IPA membership, plus [...]

Congratulations to accredited members

By | 2021-05-12T15:47:21+10:00 May 12th, 2021|

Congratulations on achieving the valued status of being an Accredited Member of Interior Plantscape Association for another 2 years. Plantercraft – WA          https://plantercraft.com.au Advance Plants – Qld    https://advanceplants.com.au Ambius – National         https://www.ambiusindoorplants.com.au All three companies have proven to be fully compliant with industry standards, procedures and policies. When clients are looking for reliable and transparent [...]

President’s message May 2021

By | 2021-04-23T14:39:02+10:00 May 1st, 2021|

Hello again and Welcome to May! It's Autumn, the days are getting shorter and indoor plant stock is at its peak in terms of quality but perhaps not availability. I am sure this isn’t news to most of you. Winter doesn’t seem far away, certainly in the cool crisp Melbourne mornings and indoor plant stock [...]

President’s message April 2021

By | 2021-03-26T14:19:17+10:00 April 1st, 2021|

Hi Welcome to April and Happy Easter! With offices filling and construction again booming, particularly in capital cities, demand for Interior Plantscaping services is strong all around Australia and hopefully in New Zealand as well. Fears of reduced office space, economic downturn and more workplace flexibility with work from home, does not seem to have [...]

Making ‘scents’ at the 2020 Australian Horticultural Trials Week

By | 2021-02-24T16:15:03+10:00 March 1st, 2021|

The only downside of being a virtual visitor at the 2020 Australian Horticultural Trials Week in December was that you could not smell all the aromatic foliage plants on display! One of the ‘upsides’ of COVID-19 has meant that businesses have increasingly adopted new technology to conduct trade. This was evident during the 2020 Australian [...]

Incoming President’s Vision for 2021

By | 2021-02-24T15:46:07+10:00 March 1st, 2021|

Thank you for the opportunity to be the President of Interior Plantscape Association (IPA) for 2021. This year holds the promise of life getting back to a ‘Covid’ Normal, with people getting back to the office and interior plantscaping continuing its growth trend after the interruption of 2020. I would like to begin by acknowledging [...]