Industry-Specific Resources:
Interiorscaping

Books

  • Biological Pest Management for Interior Plantscapes, 2nd Edition - by Marilyn Steiner and Don Elliott
    This booklet is intended to fill an information gap in the rapidly growing area of the interior plantscape. The information has largely been obtained from the authors' experience in using biological control organisms in interior environments and emphasizes the combined or integrated use of biological agents with cultural measures. (1987, 32 pages)
  • CD Plants
    This revolutionary visual guide to foliage plants is an essential tool for growers, interior landscape contractors, educators and landscape architects. Three CDs provide "Royalty Free" foliage images of 258 plants printable in five sizes. Search on 45 fields of information for each image. This product makes an ideal teaching tool and source of images for sales and promotional literature, catalogs and presentations. (1998)
  • Guide to Interior Landscape Specifications 5th Edition
    Associated Landscape Contractors of America
    Learn practical guidelines for specifying interior landscape projects with this exceptional, full-color specifications guide. This complete guide offers recommendations for specifying contractual elements; terms, procedures, interior foliage, containers, and planting details. Full-color photos and easy-reference specification guidelines provide you with all the information you need to spec a job. (1988, 63 pages)
  • The Healthy Indoor Plant - by Charles C. Powell and Rosemarie Rossetti
    Written by landscape professionals, this guide teaches you how to spot problem plants quickly and easily and what steps to take to address the problem using environmentally safe pest and disease control methods. This holistic approach to plant care makes sense, because it's just what's required to keep greenery lush and thriving indoors. Every technician on your staff will save time and money by having this important resource at their fingertips. (1992, 297 pages)
  • Indoor Watering Techniques - by Joelle Steele
    This book explains what's in the various kinds of waters available for use on plants and their effects on interior plants. It also explains the correct way to water manually and provides information on the latest in high-tech watering systems, including sub-irrigation systems, hydroponics, and hydroculture. Browse the authors web site at joellesteele.com
  • Interior Landscapes - by Nelson Hammer
    This book illustrates how designers bring the vitality and loveliness of nature into the many diverse structures in which we live and work. This portfolio of green environments displays a variety of lush indoor plantings in hotels, institutions, corporate headquarters, shopping malls, and residential housing. (1999, 190 pages)
  • Interior Maintenance Training Videos
    Associated Landscape Contractors of America
    Improve your technical staff’s knowledge and know-how with these interior plant maintenance DVDs. (7 DVDs)
  • Interiorscapes Design Package
    Create "before" and "after" high resolution, photo quality images to visually display to your customers how your designs will look when completed. Scaled professional site plans can be created with details as precise as your projects. Customized estimates are created with the E-Z Estimator, which can be exported into most spreadsheets. Includes imaging, site designer, and estimator. Interior disk with images of plants, containers, architectural features. Training CD and manuals included.
  • Indoor Plant Problems
    Chase Research Gardens
    A quick guide to leaf, root, stem and crown problems of indoor plants. Perfect resource for your technicians. (32 cards)
  • Plant Basics, A Manual for the Care of Indoor Plants - by Susan McCollum and Teena Risley
    Small enough to be taken everywhere in your technician bag, this valuable handbook is full of facts pertaining to the care of tropical and flowering plants. The 23 plants most typically used in indoor accounts are included in the plant care guide with specific maintenance tips. Also included in this publication are suggestions on managing plant health. (1994, 86 pages)
  • Plants for Interiors: A Selection Resource
    Associated Landscape Contractors of America
    This full-color sales brochure features care and lighting instructions that not only assist your clients, but also act as a valuable reference for your staff. You'll find information on palms, cacti, succulents, hanging baskets, flowering plants, ficus, dracaena plus many more popular foliage plants. (16 pages)
  • Troubleshooting Diseases of Foliage Plants ID Deck
    This handsome set of laminated cards details root and stem diseases, as well as virus diseases of the major foliage plants. 45 cards. To order, see the web site at ifasbooks.ufl.edu or call 352-392-1764. For credit card orders call 1-800-226-1764.

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Newsletters

  • Growing Concerns
    A free quarterly newsletter (previously called "The Retail Gardener") written specifically for retail garden employees in Florida. Latest news and events in the industry, along with seasonal horticulture information.
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