The Plant Professionals
16886 Turner Street
Lansing, MI 48906
Fax: (517) 327-0299
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Refresh, Renew, and Learn
Flying to sunny Florida for a few days in February is always a treat. Immersing myself in current trends in Green Walls and Interiorscape Design made the trip both stimulating and informative. Our National Interiorscape Network partner in Orlando has a large and complex business, focusing on the needs of the large resort hotels and the theme parks. We toured several massive resorts, as well as the production facilities of Greenery Productions. We explored the downtown area, enjoyed the unique relationship between interior and exterior plantings that is so different in that climate as compared to mid-Michigan.
Visiting our Orlando peers and conversing with friends from Seattle, Ashville, San Antonio, Toronto, St Louis, St. Augustine, and Oklahoma City created an environment of collaboration and creative energy that I really enjoyed. We saw new decorative containers, a new more versatile design tool from one of our Green Wall vendor partners. We viewed new varieties of tropical plants, as well as well-known plants used in new ways. Hanging plants are again making an appearance (sans macramé) and new color trends in decorative containers allow us to use color more boldly. Natural themes and the use of succulents in both short-term and long-term plantings were seen in photos of work from around the country. I was delighted with positive critiques and useful feedback of our designs from our peers.
I always return from such ventures with a renewed spirit and commitment to serving our wonderful clients with what I have learned. If you are ready for a design update, or have been wondering if a Green Wall would be a nice addition to your lobby, cafeteria or employee collaboration area, reach out to me or Carol, and we will be pleased to come and discuss your ideas and questions.
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