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.

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 Contributor October 29 2014

By Lynn P Griffith, Jr.

My company has been providing soil and plant tissue analysis to growers for over 60 years. Being in Florida, we deal with tropical plants and their nutrient requirements on a daily basis. This article will briefly discuss nutrient function, but it will primarily deal with nutrient disorders that we commonly encounter in tropicals. I will also discuss some ...

AmericanHort Contributor October 29 2014

One thing seems to be true for all small business owners. The to-do list keeps getting longer as the day gets shorter. To run a profitable business, each owner needs to figure out how to be productive, not just busy.

Here are 10 actions small business owners can take make that happen:

1. Create a two-step list.
Save 30 minutes at t...

AmericanHort Contributor July 30 2014

by: Beatrice E. Wolper

People “reflect” on making estate and succession decisions, and they should, but as Daniel Pink said, “Procrastination can masquerade as reflection. Even though most people KNOW they should do estate and succession planning, they put off such decisions because they are “reflecting” on what to do. Only 50 percent of family busin...

Kathy Fediw July 30 2014

Many commercial office buildings, health care facilities, schools, and homes are green certified by the USGBC LEED program or the Energy Star program, and many more are in the process of becoming certified. Building owners and managers are very proud of this accomplishment, and rightly so. It takes a lot of time and money for a building to become green certified and start to reap the rewards of...

AmericanHort Contributor July 03 2014

Vicky Cate, Founder & Owner
San Diego, California

Tell us a little bit of Evergreen Interior's background and history.
I founded Eve...

AmericanHort will host a webinar to help green industry businesses and HR professionals plan for the 2021 season using H2 workers, J-1 interns, and other common visa types. Come listen to experts who will share informed opinions on what employers might expect as you navigate the approval process for 2021.


This program will feature brief agency updates from Kristi B...

Kathy Fediw, AmericanHort Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame Inductee, 2020 & Mary Beth Cowardin Vice President Membership and Strategic Engagement
In this interview, we will hear from Kathy Fediw, interior plantscape consultant, author, trainer, speaker, and 2020 AmericanHort Inter...

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!