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 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 Contributor April 29 2014

By Bridget White

Foliage plants have long been an industry and consumer favorite, even before the back-to-earth, back-to-nature movement of the 1970s. Documentation shows that Florida growers have cultivated Boston fern since 1912, heartleaf philodendron vine since 1928, and rubber plant since the 1930s. Now, the U.S. market for foliage plants exceeds $600 million and remains one...

AmericanHort Contributor April 10 2014

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in I-Plants Magazine. For past issues and more information go to

The film “The Right Stuff” begins in 1947 at Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air force Base), where test p...

AmericanHort Contributor April 10 2014

It’s amazing how insects and mites always seem to find their way to the plants in the interiorscape. Often these pests have not found their way in, but rather have been brought in on new plant material or carried around by people. This is why it is essential to inspect new plants from top to bottom before installing them.

There are four ways to deal with pests in the interi...

AmericanHort Contributor March 07 2014

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in January 2014 I-Plants magazine, compliments of Kathy Fediw

For many interiorscapers, the Tropical Plant Industry Expo has become an annual event, a chance to get away after the busy holidays and enjoy some Florida sunshine while catching up with old friends and suppliers. Other events throughout the year, inclu...

AmericanHort Contributor October 16 2013

WASHINGTON, DC - November 8, 2011-The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) awarded the 2011 Spring Meadow Nursery Scholarship of $1,500 to Jason Lattier of North Carolina State University, graduate student. Mr. Lattier graduated from college with Bachelor of Science degrees in botany and horticulture from North Carolina Statue University. Currently, he is studying to receive his Master...

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!