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Poinsettias are flying out of here!

Wow!  It’s been a crazy poinsettia season so far.  We had so many customers pre-book this year that we are close to being sold out on many of our 8″ and 10″ poinsettia varieties and it’s only December 10th!  Thank you to everyone for your business so far and keep the orders coming.  We look forward to selling the rest of our poinsettias over the next couple of weeks.  🙂

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Poinsettias are upon us!

It’s that time of year!  Poinsettias have started arriving and we will have lots more coming this weekend!  We carry poinsettias in 2″, 4.5″, 6.5″, 8″, 10″, and 14″ pot sizes.

For our current customers, if you have not yet placed an order with us, please do so as soon as possible.  We are starting to sell out of some of the varieties. 

We welcome new customers to order with us as well!  To find out if you are eligible to buy wholesale from Vickery Wholesale Greenhouse, contact us today.  You can find our contact information on our website at http://www.vickerygreenhouse.com.   

Favorites for Fall

hardy_mums Here are two of our favorite plants for fall!  The 10″ hardy garden mums are big butterballs of fall color and the new 10″ croton petras in Tuscan potsoffer beautiful color in a stylish container.  The hardy garden mums are perfect for outdoors now that the temperatures are milder.  The crotons can be used indoors or outdoors and are an easy way to add fall color in your accounts.croton-tuscan

Our existing customers can log in to our website here to get pricing and availability.  If you have not purchased from us before, contact us to find out if you qualify to buy as a wholesale customer.

Top 10 Best Indoor Plants

You can find many Top 10 Best Indoor Plants lists out there, but I like the one Green Plants for Green Buildings has on their website.  These plants rated the highest in a research project that evaluated the ease of growth and maintenance, resistance to pests, efficiency at removing toxins from the air, and transpiration rates. 

  1. Areca PalmRhapis Palm
  2. Rhapis Palm (also known as a Lady Palm)
  3. Bamboo Palm
  4. Rubber Plant
  5. Dracaena Janet Craig
  6. English Ivy
  7. Pygmy Date Palm (Phoenix Roebellini)
  8. Ficus Alii
  9. Boston Fern
  10. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Photos of each of these items can be found on our website – www.vickerygreenhouse.com.

Top 10 Reasons for Including Plants in Buildings

We have all seen an increase recently in the need and availability for “green products”.  Green, Organic, Biodegradable, Recycled, Sustainable, Non-Toxic, Environmentally Safe – these are terms we see everywhere now.  Being a wholesale interior plant supplier, we’ve always known the value of incorporating plants into buildings, but the recent “green”Interior Plants push has led to an increase in research and education on the subject.  The public is becoming more aware of the value as well!

A great resource for interiorscapers, florists, interior designers, and anyone else needing to sell the value of plants should check out Green Plants for Green Buildings (GPGB)The website includes links to the latest research, marketing collateral to support why your customer should use plants indoors, and a provider search for the public to find vendors (YOU!) that provide interior plant services.

GPGB does a great job of summarizing the top 10 reasons for including plants in your interior design.  Here they are:

  1. Increase productivity and worker satisfaction
  2. Reduce absenteeism
  3. Improve the indoor air quality
  4. Make buildings more welcoming
  5. Increase tenant occupancy and retention
  6. Make a design statement
  7. Increase retail spending
  8. Direct pedestrian traffic
  9. Soften less attractive building features
  10. Reflect the holidays and changing seasons

You can read more information about these benefits on GPGB’s website.  Plants have a such a positive effect on people that we can’t imagine any office or home without plants!

Ready for poinsettias?

Marble Poinsettias

Our poinsettia price lists are ready!  If you are on our email or fax list, you should have received a copy yesterday.  We are also mailing out the price lists this week, so you should get a paper copy also.  Let us know if you do not receive a price list and we will send you one.

If you are in the plant industry and have not purchased from us before, contact us to find out how to get started!

National Indoor Plant Week

Did you know that National Indoor Plant Week is the 3rd week of September?

The Goal:  To increase awareness of the benefits of live plants and how they positively impact indoor environments. 

The third week in September has been designated as National Indoor Plant Week.  For one week each year, interiorscapers, foliage growers, florists, garden centers, etc. can showcase the value of indoor plants.

For ideas on how to showcase your plants or plant services, visit http://www.nationalindoorplantweek.com

Do you have any other ideas on how to market the value of indoor plants for this event?  Feel free to share!Alocasia