Bringing plants inside has been done throughout the ages, but interior plantscapers are constantly faced with different clients in different spaces with different needs. Perhaps if Corporate America had a few more office plants, they'd be a little happier and more productive? Our thoughts exactly. Resources for plantscapers include everything from technical training and advice to how to sell amazing projects with undeniable benefits.

Dr. Raymond A Cloyd September 11 2015

By Raymond A. Cloyd

Mealybugs and scales are major insect pests of interior plantscapes, which includes interiorscapes and conservatories. In these environments, populations are difficult to suppress with insecticides. Host plant range depends on the particular mealybug and scale species but may include herbaceous annuals or perennials, foliage plants, and orchids. Mealybugs and ...

AmericanHort Contributor September 11 2015

Provided by the Interior Plantscape Connectors

Show Appreciation

  • Extended lunch to 1 hour, but only have them clock out for 30 minutes
  • Have surprise pizza parties
  • Host holiday parties with secrete gift exchanges
  • Give every staff member a birthday card signed by the rest of the team and have a cake/dessert for th...

AmericanHort Contributor August 06 2015

John C. Peterson, PhD

The apparent value of plants maintained in interior environments is derived from the fact that there is attractive foliage, flowers, and shoots which enhance and enrich or living and work spaces. We strive to maintain the beautiful appearance of the plant tops, yet a major key to successfully achieving this is linked to the things going on with in the growin...

AmericanHort Contributor August 06 2015

Denise Godfrey, 2nd Generation, Production & Sales
Fallbrook, California

Tell us a little bit of Olive Hill Greenhouse's background and history. Why/how did the company start? ...

AmericanHort Contributor April 27 2015

James M. DelPrince, Ph.D.

Seeking out potential opportunities for professional interiorscapes is demanding but can also be fun, and is accomplished through contact with people, observation of spaces, and exploring potential sites. Good interiorscaping involves embracing good sales techniques; the basic tenet of marketing “find a need, fill a need” remains true. Owners...

AmericanHort Contributor March 16 2015

By Lynn P Griffith, Jr.

I guess I have become something of an authority on this topic over the years, having run a diagnostic laboratory for over three decades. The frequency of foliar plant disorders is different in nurseries versus the interior environment. I will present in alphabetical order many of the most popular interiorscape plants in alphabetical order, with the most co...

AmericanHort Contributor January 12 2015

By Keri Byrum

Succulents are hot right now. Look through any gardening website, decorating magazine or go crazy on Pinterest to see the designs and uses for this group of plants. From containers to wreaths to temporary installations, succulents have compelling shapes and colors that make them ideal for a wide range of displays. How can you capitalize on this growing trend for you...

AmericanHort Contributor December 17 2014

by: Dale Carnegie Training People are a company’s single greatest asset—period. While factors like innovative products, quality services and cutting edge strategies may contribute to success, none of these can be created or implemented properly without engaged employees. Research backs this up again and again. For instance, a Hay Group study found that companies with fully engaged e...

Suzanne Wainwright-Evans December 17 2014

Mealybugs are those small, white insects that are a big problem for the interior landscape (Figure 1). They love tropical foliage, especially plants such as pothos and ivy. There are several species that attack tropicals and can sometimes be hard to identify. Mealybug populations do not explode overnight; they usually have been present for a long time, just as low population levels. When at low...

Kathy Fediw December 17 2014

Is the horticulture industry green? Of course, our industry has always been green – we do stuff with plants, right? Plants are green; all you have to do is look at them.

 Sadly, not everyone agrees. There are those who claim that our industry uses too many chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides. Others claim that shipping plants and the visits by technicians cont...

AmericanHort + MPS present Spotlight on Sustainability with Chris McCorkle of McCorkle Nurseries Inc.

How do you communicate the ROI of investing in biophilic design to your clients? How do you talk about your services and fees? What’s the value of broadening your design identity into a brand that includes science? How do you develop relationships with other building professionals and become part of an interdisciplinary team? How do you nurture an internship program?


Take 20 minutes to learn some tips and tricks that take some stress out of poinsettia season from interior plantscaper, Vicky Cate, Evergreen Interiors.

Presented on October 17, 2018

Are your clients asking about moss walls? As awareness has grown, there has been an increased demand for moss walls in interiors. In this webinar you will learn basic moss wall considerations and techniques from Joe Zazzera, who has been building and installing moss walls for seven years. Learn about types of moss, adhesion, and framing as well as how to sell and pricing basics.

What’s eating your plants? Find out how to look for and identify the most common pests on indoor plants, plus a few rarities that can wreak havoc on your plants. You’ll see what these mites, insects, and other pests look like in real life – and up close under a magnifying glass or microscope. Learn where to look, which plants are most prone, the environmental conditions that c...

It’s the middle of winter, so how do I keep my plants and my clients happy? Join Vicky Cate to discover some very simple tricks that will make your clients think you are a magician and the most helpful person they know! You’ll learn how to keep a smile on your and your client’s face and how to keep your plants happy too!