Green Wall Project: Trico Centre in Calgary, AB

How can you harness tTrico Center Calgaryhe beauty and power of nature in your interior without taking up precious floor space?  Living green walls are the answer.

Grown vertically using hydroponics, living green walls are panels of plants that can be installed either on the interior or exterior of a property.

Vertical gardens big and small are bringing walls to life in all types of buildings. One business in Calgary, Alberta embraced the vertical gardening revolution and added a beautiful green wall that greeted guests to their facility with lush greenery.

Trico Centre (formally known as the Family Leisure Centre) has been serving Calgary’s South communities for over 33 years. Over the years, the non-profit charitable organization has evolved into an exceptional facility that promotes a healthy lifestyle and offers the community affordable and innovative programs.  Read More »

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10 Reasons Why You Should Scent Your Store

10 Reasons to Scent Your StoreThe interaction between customers and retailers is a multi-sensory experience. The way we relate to our favorite stores is often influenced by all five of the senses. However, the subtle yet powerful sense of smell often goes undervalued by brands.

21st century consumers demand an emotional and meaningful experience. Shoppers view their favorite stores as their “happy place.”

Retailers can harness the power of scent to improve their business in many ways – from evoking positive memories to increasing shopper “dwell time.”

Ambius is dedicated to helping businesses create unforgettable ambiances with our Premium Scenting service. Thus, we thought it would be helpful to list our top “10 Reasons Why You Should Scent Your Store” below. Read More »

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Photo Gallery: Succulents

Succulent PhotosOn the heels of Greener on the Inside’s Ultimate Guide to Succulents being published on the blog last month, we thought it would be a great idea to share with you all some visual examples of these wonderful plants.

Fortunately, the Ambius Plant Doctor, Matt Kostelnick, is a talented photographer of all things green and growing. If you need further evidence, check out Matt’s photo essay about Hawaiian orchids here.

Besides being low maintenance plants that thrive indoors, succulents are also highly photogenic. From cacti to Sansevieria, succulents are greatly varied in their appearance. So whether you’re locked away indoors hiding from the cold of February or lucky enough to be enjoying this winter in a tropical climate, sit back and enjoy this collection of succulent beauty.

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Caring for Indoor Plants During Winter Months

Indoor plants during winterIn many areas this time of year the snow is falling and the pavement is frozen. You know that there are benefits to having plants indoors, particularly during winter.

However, are you aware of some of the special things you need to be doing with your green friends to keep them alive and well during winter?

Here are some tips for caring for your indoor plants during winter: Read More »

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What You Should Be Doing with Your Garden in January

Plants with frostIt’s middle of winter and for many the month of January can be frustrating.

It feels like winter will never end and when you look out at your garden, you see snow, ice or barren nothingness (unless, of course, you’ve got a winter garden).

Although it can be difficult to get out into the garden during this month, the fact is that if you can find the time and the weather cooperates, there are still things you can do with plants in January.

Right now is the perfect time to start thinking ahead to spring. Depending on where you live, the warmer weather may be heading your way as soon as the end of February or beginning of March. Some areas may get a very short spring, leaving a tight window for planting. Read More »

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