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Living Wall Installations: Plants Go Up!

Visually defying gravity, plants walls are stunning installations of living art. This fresh look at plant design is inspired by natural occurrences that have been beautifying walls for thousands of years. Ferns, vines, shrubs and trees naturally take hold and grow in the crevices and pockets of cliffs, waterfalls, or in the mortar of brick or stone walls.

Living Wall Greenery Living walls are also sometimes called green walls, vertical planting systems, vertical gardens, plant walls or vegetated walls, according to Green Plants for Green Buildings. These plantscapes serve as living art and bring an unexpected design element to any space. As plants grow and bloom, the living wall becomes a constantly changing piece of art.

Living Wall PSI Did you know that a living wall actually naturally filters the air? The plants absorb the carbon dioxides and volatile organic compounds. Studies show that plants can even naturally reduce our stress and make us feel more at ease in our surroundings. A living wall could also be a great addition to an office space. It won’t take up valuable real estate and it will improve the environment for employees, supporting health and productivity.

Living Walls Piano If you’re looking to create a focal piece, fill a large wall space, or simply get creative with your indoor plants, give our Green Team a call at (888) 821-5770. Our dedicated team of plant professionals will help design, install and maintain the perfect piece of living art for your space.

Message to Budding Horticulturists

May is graduation month and the team at PLANTation Services wanted to take a moment and speak to those soon-to-be post-grads during this special season. If you’re facing graduation and are interested in horticulture, here are some life lessons and tips for your career from our leader, Robin Connell. Robin Connell FFA Robin has been learning about plants since she was a freshman in high school when she was involved in the floriculture team of Future Farmers of America (FFA). After competing in the national FFA competition, she became more aware of the many different aspects of the horticulture industry, including creating commercials for florists, building flower arrangements for a wedding, designing within a budget, tropical plants and more. One part of the competition was landscape design, which opened her mind to a new aspect that interested her. Starting at this point, she learned many valuable life lessons.

1. Begin with what you love. Studying plants came easily for her, so she entered college at Louisiana Tech to pursue a plant science degree. After many classes, some worries and conversations with her advisor, Robin ended up adding a business degree and graduated not knowing where her career would go. Robin Connell 2. Pay attention to what you like and don’t like. In her job search immediately after college, Robin actually stumbled across an ad for a job at PLANTation Services. After meeting with the then-owners who did not have a position available that they felt was a good fit, Robin ended up taking a job at a florist and learned a little bit of everything. From helping out with HR, marketing, sales and even IT, she was able to see the process in detail. Although she quickly learned this was not the best spot for her, Robin gained very valuable on-the-job experience and insight into her passions. Robin Connell Floral Design 3. Don’t give up. Robin reached back out to the PLANTation Services owners to let them know she was in town and wanted to reconnect. The group caught up and the owners ended up offering her a job, although they didn’t exactly have a job description for her.

4. Take advantage of learning experiences and opportunities available. Robin began at PLANTation Services and hit the ground running helping to launch the company’s redesigned website, editing copy, implementing a time-tracking system and documenting many of the daily processes. She found that, although she did not begin by working with plants, her skills were valuable to the company and she took this opportunity to improve the existing infrastructure. When the manager position became available, Robin was offered the promotion. Five years into working at the company, the owners offered Robin the business and she became the owner of PLANTation Services. 5. Be open and pursue your passions. This thread can be woven throughout Robin’s career. She never went into this field thinking she’d own her own business, but she believes her success is partly due to just being happy at work. No matter what she was doing, she found a way to do what made her happy. Robin continues to reap the benefits of enjoying her work and the people she interacts with daily.

At PLANTation Services, our love for plants and excellent service motivates our daily work. We truly do enjoy taking care of our plants and customers each day. If you’re interested in joining our team, learn more here. Or, give us a call at (888) 821-5770 and learn how our dedicated team of indoor plant professionals can breathe life into your space!

Have Fun at Work Day: PLANTation Services Style

Have Fun at Work Day: PLANTation Services Style

While April 1 might be Have Fun at Work Day for everyone else, we celebrate it every day PLANTation Services! We truly love caring for our green friends and keeping your indoor spaces beautiful and inviting. But, we also care for our own team, too!

PLANTation Services Team

We want to take this opportunity to also celebrate our fearless leader and owner of PLANTation Services, Robin Connell, who works hard to do excellent work and makes it fun to work here. We know there are lots of great places to work, but we think PLANTation Services is someplace really special.

Did you know that almost every Friday morning Robin cooks the staff breakfast? And, we don’t mean just bringing a box of donuts (although we NEVER say no to donuts). She cooks eggs to order, waffles, egg casserole or any other number of baked goodies she can whip up and we get to spend quality time together, enjoying our great team!

Team at Shower

Robin has been at PLANTation Services since 2006, and she quickly moved into management. In fall of 2011, the owners presented Robin with the opportunity to purchase the company. Robin thinks it’s important to work together like a family, especially with such a small staff. In this field, each teammate travels daily and they are hardly ever in the office together – except for Friday mornings.

Team Meeting

That’s part of what makes the breakfast tradition so important! It’s our time to gather together and enjoy our family time. Interested in joining our Green Team? Click here to learn more about Robin’s journey and apply!

New Plants for 2018!

We don’t pick favorites between plants. We love our tried and true plant choices, but each year we explore bringing more variety to our clients. We are always excited to offer new options to you! Here are three new plants we are offering in 2018 that will soon become favorites for all of us.

  1. Meet the millenials’ new favorite, the Pilea peperomioides.

peperomioides Photo courtesy of Pinterest.com

You may recognize this plant as a favorite from the 70’s and 80’s. Like many great things, this beloved Peperomia look-alike is coming back in style! This little beauty is easy to grow and produces often variegated, textured leaves. This plant’s unique look makes it a tiny showstopper. Hang it, put it on your counter top or in a terrarium, this versatile little plant will thrive. While this variety may not be available, there are other great options like Pilea Baby Tears, Pulea Aluminum, or Pilea Friendship. Check out these other varieties or call us and let our experts pick the perfect place for you.

2. Live on the wild side with the “Tiger’s Jaw” succulent.

Tiger's Jaw Photo courtesy of Guide-to-Houseplants.com

This succulent is sure become a new favorite! The sharp spines along the edges of these speckled leaves really do look like the teeth of a tiger. The star-shaped rosettes grow close to the ground in dry, rocky terrain. A hot, sunny environment will suite them perfectly. In the fall, you may see yellow flowers bloom, especially if they get cooler temperatures as winter arrives. These beauties will be a special addition to any succulent garden.

3. Discover rarities like the Sansevieria “Lancia.”

Sansevieria Photo courtesy of Morning Dew Tropical Plants

This plant is a very rare species, which has been honed over the last seven years by the grower. It is a variation of Sansevieria Javelin/African Spears, which is seen in its tall, spear-like leaves. It can grow to be over 4 feet tall and has very thick leaves. Hurry now – this rarity is only availably in limited quantities!

Interested in these beauties? Give our Green Team a call today and PLANTation Services will provide and maintain these gorgeous plants for your special indoor spaces! These unique new plants can come and go quickly, so don’t wait. Call us today!

Turn Your Special Event Green with PLANTation Services

The spring and summer months bring lots of special events like weddings, graduations and other family gatherings. Did you know that PLANTation Services offers plant rentals and installations for these exact moments?

Check out our short-term rentals that can fit any budget or occasion in Central Arkansas. Whether you need a centerpiece for a party, stage plants for a special ceremony or beautiful additions for an elegant event, our plant experts at PLANTation Services will work with you to design the perfect interior landscape.

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So, how does it work? For event-specific plant rentals, contact us and we will talk through your plant goals. Where is your event taking place? Is there a stage or a podium? Do you want greenery around the room to soften the space or do you have a focal piece in mind? Then we can talk details and get prepared for your special event.

Our Green Team will design and install the perfect indoor plant landscape for your special event. PLANTation Services is your trusted provider for long- or short-term rentals. We can even help you pick out plants to keep and help you maintain them year-round. Click here to get your FREE quote today!

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