Case Study: Garden Redesign Earns Customer LEED Points

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An expert in creating exterior landscaping designs, Jon LaDow takes pleasure in helping his clients achieve their design goals through environmentally sustainable means.  Jon recently newly designed an inviting exterior garden for a customer who manages a prestigious 12-story office building located at 475 14th Street in downtown Oakland, California. It was both beautiful and helped the customer receive the maximum LEED points.

The lovely exterior garden featured two dozen 4’-wide hexagon-shaped concrete containers, and one 30’ x 7’ raised bed. Created 10 years earlier, the containers featured annual plants and foliage that required replanting every other month. Fertilizer and pesticides were a part of every change-out, and maintaining the seasonal plant display required frequent watering, trimming and pruning. Read More »

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Beautify Your Business On Blue Monday

Do you have a case of the Mondays? You’re not alone. January 2oth, has been deemed – Blue Monday – the most depressing day of 2014. Eight years ago, UK-based psychologist/life coach Cliff Arnall revealed his formula for predicting the year’s most down-in-the-dumps day. While far from a scientific exactitude, Blue Monday is a great reminder for both individuals and organizations to remain positive and upbeat.

Businesses should explore new ways to keep staff engaged during the dogged days of January as low employee morale can sink productivity. Ambius supported research at the University of Exeter revealed last year that workplace malaise could be costing businesses as much as £93 billion annually. Read More »

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Video: How To Care for Wilted Orchid Blooms

Plant design specialist, Chris Karl, offers up some tips on how to care for wilted orchid blooms in this short video clip. Use Chris’ pointers to keep your orchids from drooping. Read More »

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Happy Holidays from Ambius!

Happy Holidays from Ambius

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Photos: 10 Amazing Ambius-Designed Holiday Trees

Northbrook Court Tree

A beautifully ornamented and illuminated tree is almost always the centerpiece to every holiday display. From the shopping mall to your living room, the towering evergreens signify the spirit of the holidays. Our holiday decorating teams across the world have decorated and installed trees of all sizes and styles. Be it a 62-foot tree in Laguna Beach or the famous Poinsettia Tree at the Mall in Columbia, Ambius erects some of the country’s most amazing holiday trees.

The installations and designs take months of preparations by Ambius colleagues. The process is truly a year-round process with holiday planning starting in January. With every tree and garland that is decorated, our colleagues take extreme care in meeting our customer’s complete satisfaction. We compiled these 10 examples of “Amazing Ambius-Designed Holiday Trees” to give you idea of just some of the great work our colleagues do during the holidays. Enjoy!

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