Do Plants Communicate With Each Other?

Do you ever have the feeling that you aren’t alone? Or that some shady characters are holed up in the van parked across the street monitoring your conversations? Well, as it turns out, the plants on your desk may well be listening to you too. They might even be talking about you and your co-workers to their other desk-plant friends right now!

Normally, the idea of talking plants would be reserved in the realms of science-fiction and fantasy – I’m thinking of those walking, talking Ents in The Lord Of The Rings – but scientists have discovered that plants may actually communicate with each other. Read More »

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Plant Doctor: How Plants Increase Humidity in Buildings

We’ve all heard about it, but have you ever wondered how plants increase humidity in buildings?

One of the many selling points for interior plants is their ability to increase humidity. Depending on the number of plants in a space, increased levels of humidity may be quite noticeable and very welcoming in the dead of winter! This is good news as air inside buildings is typically dry, even when warm.

What’s the problem with dry air? Dry air contributes to skin irritations and itchy eyes. Breathing dry air can cause respiratory ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, nose bleeds and overall dehydration. Read More »

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Video: How To Care For Orchids In Cold Weather

To learn more about how to care for orchids, visit Chris Karl’s video page for more instructional videos.

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Plants In Vogue: Emerald Green Named Color of the Year For 2013

In 2013, greenery will be the height of fashion. World-renowned color experts, Pantone LLC, recently announced that Emerald Green is the Color of the Year for 2013. Following 2012′s Tangerine Tango, Emerald Green was selected for the hue’s rising popularity among style experts in both the fashion and interior design industries. When you think of Emerald Green what do you visualize? While some may conjure up images of Dorothy skipping her way to the Emerald City or Kermit the Frog strumming on a  banjo, plants are likely one of the first things that spring to mind.

Described by Pantone as “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony,” Emerald Green features all of the characteristics of beautifully maintained plant life. Plants signify well-being in their color as well as the physical and psychological benefits they offer humans. Read More »

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Photos: Holidays in Washington

While the 2013 holiday season is a long way off, it’s never too early to start thinking about how you will decorate your business for the most wonderful time of the year. Our branch in Washington D.C. was kind enough to send us a collection of photos of some of their 2012 holiday designs.

The nation’s capital is a beautiful place to be during the holidays and Ambius is proud to help many DC area businesses ring in the season in style. The historic monuments and buildings provide a picturesque backdrop for the glowing lights, garlands, and wreaths. From the smallest swag to the tallest tree, our colleagues work tirelessly installing holiday décor every year. Scroll through the photos and let us know which is your favorite in the comments.

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