Plantscaper Profile: Janice Nath

Floral display in hotel lobbyIn the hospitality industry, a thousand details go into crafting an exemplary customer experience. The shades of color used in the plants flanking the property’s entrance, the first smell a customer experiences when they step inside the lobby, even the music that’s played in the elevator has a role in influencing the how a guest will view a hotel. To achieve that invaluable positive first impression, hotel professionals must remain resolutely cognizant of all five senses.

Janice Nath, Ambiance Architect, has beautified the interiors of numerous hospitality properties throughout the San Diego and Phoenix areas, including the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina (an Ambius customer of over 20 years!). Ambius provides the beautiful hotel with indoor plants and holiday decor. Greener on the Inside spoke with Janice on the topic of helping hotels stimulate the senses of their customers. Read More »

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5 Hard-To-Kill Office Plants

Everybody knows that having a plant nestled on your desk is a great way to keep healthy and productive, but nobody ever mentions the daily watering and pruning that goes with having one.

When you have an urgent report to finish by five o’clock, a meeting to attend and fifteen e-mails to send off, the last thing you want on your mind is the need to water your plant as well!

So here are some of the hardiest office plants out there that even a green fingered novice would do well to kill.

While the plant species listed below are certainly low-maintenance in the world of plants, many people still manage to kill these plants, typically from over-watering. Reference our blog post about indoor plant watering tips for help.

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Video: How To Landscape Near Your Front Door

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The DNA of a Green Wall

A private, master’s level university located in Charlotte’s Myers Park neighborhood, Queens University has been an educational beacon in the state of North Carolina for over 150 years. To provide students and faculty with state-of-the-art classrooms and offices, Queens broke ground on the Rogers Science and Health Building in May 2011. In line with the university’s commitment to green initiatives, the building was designed with multiple features that would help it qualify for Platinum LEED certification.

In addition to a rooftop greenhouse and a parking lot canopy featuring photovoltaic solar panels, the Health and Science’s design called for a 24 foot by 35 foot living green wall composed of plants native to the Tar Heel State and a double-helix design. Read More »

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Wise Words: The Best Time To Plant A Tree

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