Trevallan Lifestyle Centre

February 27, 2017

Making Offices Green

Beautify the Inside     

Over the years there has been so much research into not only how being outdoors improves your life but how being surrounded by green living plants inside improves your life, health, brain functioning and even your bank balance.  (check out Plant Life Balance website for more details)

Plants aren’t a luxury they are a necessity outside and in.

Sometimes though it’s a little hard to keep indoor plants thriving especially in our offices.

We are usually faced with problems such as – no natural light, air conditioning and inability to keep regular water to plants as too much water leads to water overflowing all over desks.

At Trevallan we are trying to come up with ways to make indoor plants easy but still really pretty!

Planters, terrariums, kokedamas, plants in bowls … anything that works!

There are plants better suited to indoors and sometimes it’s about giving up on our perfect plant to have an amazing plant that looks good all the time. So what if it’s common or not in the magazines … if it grows, looks fantastic and you love it, go with it!

Sometimes a really boring plant can be made to look amazing in the right container!

Some of The Ways Trevallan is bringing a a plant life balance to your workplace!

Planters

I have found that using planters (pots without holes) has been my saving grace.

I used to under water and ultimately kill my indoor plants as I was worried about water going all over my furniture.

Planters have no hole in the bottom. I just place my plant in the planter (I do not pot). I then can give my plant a really good drink without the hassle of worrying about water going everywhere as its contained in the planter.

If by chance I decide I don’t like that plant or want to swap my plants around I just remove the plant from the planter and swap them around. This way I am always keeping my décor the same (by keeping the same planter) but I can switch my plants.

It can take a while to get used to watering with a planter but once you get used to it you will wonder how you ever survived without them.

 

Terrariums

I love the meaning of Terrarium – a sealed transparent globe or similar container in which plants are grown! You cant get any more exact than that.

What a lovely idea to have a mini landscape sitting on our desks that only requires a small drink once every few months, in a closed terrarium or every few weeks, in an open terrarium.

I love staring at terrariums and seeing the mosses grow and the plants changing. The maintenance is minimal but therapeutic as its a delicate process.

Our Terrarium Workshops start in March

 

Plants in Bowls

This is like an open lid style of Terrarium. The plants are planted in glass jars or decorative bowls. Instead of the plant being inside the container as they would in a terrarium they actually come up out of the container.  There is no need to worry about water running everywhere as the containers are sealed. Water them as you would a terrarium (at least once a week).

 

Kokedamas

Kokedama is a style of Japanese bonsai. It is made by binding the plants root ball with a unique soil mixture, moss and string.

Kokedamas are usually seen hanging from ceilings or specially made stands. I find for the office I like to put them in a bowl. This way I can just fill the bowl with some water and the plant can slowly soak up the moisture as it needs it. I have tried numerous indoor plants with Kokedamas and they all work really well. These plants can be a real talking point in your office.

Our Kokedama Workshops start in March

 

Plants in Crystals

The beauty and power of crystals has been long recognised with healers, shamans and priests using crystals for their unique and special properties. It is widely believed crystals vibrate at the same pitch as humans – such that the resonance between the stone and the human either combats the vibration of the illness or amplifies that of health!

There are thousands of different crystals on the planet.

Many crystals would be useful in the office especially ones that amplify harmony or resolve conflict or even attract sales!

Some people may think you are a little kooky if you start having crystal grids on your desk! So Trevallan has come up with an idea to have these crystals in your workspace without others even realising.

Crystal Planters.

We have planted plants into some crystals that we think would be beneficial to have in your office.

All you need to do is keep the moss wet and you should start to notice the difference straight away!

You could also place some of your crystals on top of your plants soil. This keeps them earthed and cleansed… it also looks really pretty!

For some ideas on what crystals are best for your office click here.
 

 

Want to improve your plant life balance or maybe someone else’s? The Trevallan Girls can help.

We can help you decide on the right plant and now we are offering local deliveries on a Friday so we can get it straight to your office.  

 

 

 

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