Three Fun Spring Installations We Love

Spring is always an exciting time to be in the plant business. Longer, wetter days mean lots of gorgeous greenery, and something about the changing of the seasons always seems to inspire creativity. Below, three recent projects we’ve been loving:


Resort Lobby Plantings Featuring Ceramics, Bamboo, and Succulent Gardens

Plants for resort lobby bamboo canes, glazed ceramic, guzmanias



This beach-side hotel lobby called for a set of plantings as vibrant and fun as the space itself–and we were thrilled to help! One of the fun challenged here was finding a set of plantings that didn’t take up too much floor space but still had both height and room for color. Preserved bamboo canes provide that height and a bit of flare, leaving plenty of room for bright, tropical guzmanias.

A set of smaller tabletop ZZs in matching glazed ocean-blue ceramics complete the look, while two large “beach in a bowl” succulent gardens featuring seashells, driftwood, and that famous white sand are the icing on top.




Graduation Jungle Featuring Tropical Color and Palms

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Another fun thing about spring? It’s graduation season! We love working with schools on enhancing venues for commencement ceremonies, and are so honored to be able to be a part of celebrating the success of so many young people in our community as well as the incredible educators and educational administrators who help them along the way.

This arrangement was prepared for multiple high school graduations at the Bradenton Convention Center, and we just loved how lush and vibrant it turned out.





Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center Entryway Featuring Succulents, Palms, and Custom Planter Bowls

Plant Parents is a local business, through and through–and it’s no secret that we love Sarasota and are honored to run the Downtown In Bloom flower basket program, managing the pretty plantings you’ll see on light posts throughout the city. So we were delighted to offer our services to the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center.

In addition to live plants inside the building offices, we installed a set of exterior container plantings designed with creating great first impressions in mind. These locally produced concrete bowls hold a mix of cheery succulents anchored by very-Florida palm trees.

Interested in plants for your office, home, or special event? We’d love to work with you! Contact us online or call us at 941-377-3070.

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Three Practical Uses for Office Plants

In addition to the myriad ways plants can improve productivity in the office, well-positioned plantings can be the solution to a number of practical problems in the workplace. Below, some of our favorite “green hacks” to try.


Indoor Plants

Cover Unsightly Cords

A strategically placed planting can be a great way to hide bunches of cords and cables, dented drywall, and any other small but obnoxious eyesores around the office.

For the best coverage, pick a wide container with some height to it, and plant it with thick, full foliage plants like dracena bushes or aglaonemas. Voila! The eyesore becomes eye candy.


office plants cubiclesDampen Sound

Anyone who has spent time in an open-office or shared work-space environment knows how challenging it can be to cope with all that ambient noise–phones ringing, conversations, the drone of the printer….. It can be more than a little distracting.

Plants help dampen sound, making it easier to focus on the task at hand. We love long window box-style planters on top of cubicles for offices with less space, or acoustic moss panels for serious sound-control.


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Have a weird alcove under the stairs, or other odd feature seemingly left over from another building tenant? Plantings can help mask the area, and politely prevent people from bumping their heads or tripping on an out-of place architecture feature.


Ready to apply some of these “green hacks” to your office? Contact us today to learn more and schedule a consult!

Spring Plant Sale 2019 Press Release

A Local Favorite Returns: Plant Parents Spring Plant Sale Offers Great Greenery for Less

Bargain Prices, Big Selection of Plants Plus Containers at Biannual Sale

SARASOTA, FLORIDA – Plant Parents will host their Spring Plant Sale and Open House Friday and Saturday May 10-11. The event, a longtime favorite among local plant lovers, boasts a broad selection of houseplants, plants for yards and lanais at deep discounts. One, two, and five-dollar deals make the sale an exciting opportunity for bargain-hunters looking to start or bolster their personal collections, connect with fellow aficionados, and get expert advice from the Plant Parents’ team of horticultural technicians.

This spring, attendees can expect many palms, orchids, Guzmanias, and a diverse assortment of specimen bromeliads. Those eager to explore the increasingly popularized health benefits of houseplants will be happy to find many indoor acclimated varieties, including dracaenas, aglaonemas, ZZ plants, Pothos, and more. Discounted planters will also be available, among them pieces for indoor and outdoor use.

In addition to deals on plants and containers, the event offers a unique opportunity to tour a working nursery not normally open to the public. Guests are invited to explore the grounds and enjoy the scenery. Owner David Glosser describes it as an invitation to join Plant Parents’ “horticultural family,” one which continues to grow over nearly two decades of operation in the Sarasota-Bradenton area.

The Plant Parents Sale and Open House will take place May 10-11 at 6742 Richardson Road in Sarasota, just east of I-75 off Fruitville Road. Friday hours are 9AM to 6PM; Saturday hours are 9AM to 4PM. Visit for more information on the sale, including directions. Updates are posted on the company Facebook page,, and Instagram, @plantparentsfl. Plant Parents can be contacted directly at 941-377-3070 and


About Plant Parents: Plant Parents is an award-winning interiorscape company focused on live plant programs for commercial and residential clients throughout the Sarasota-Bradenton area. Services interiorscape design, service for new and existing plantings, living walls and green walls, short term rentals for special events and more.

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