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  Volume 2, Edition 6                           News Buds                             October 2010

October Newsletter
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  • ~ The Plant Ranch
    The Plant Ranch was established in 1981 as a wholesale greenhouse. We’re approaching our 30th year in business. The wholesale greenhouse is located in Arvada, CO and consists of 10,000 square feet of indoor plants, foliage and blooming, ranging from 3" starter house plants to 21" specimen plants. We specialize in wholesale distribution of the highest quality foliage from Florida, California and Hawaii. For your customers looking for a lasting gift, we have dish gardens made to order in beautiful ceramic containers with prices starting at $12.00. Let us make your job easier and assist in selling plants for “clean air”. You will only need to add a bow and card.

    For those who seek a clean, healthy environment, plants are an essential element for work and home. Toxins are present in our home or office environments. We can combat the effects of these toxins with tropical plants. Plants have been proven to "clean the air". Most indoor tropical foliage removes at least one type of toxin. The toxins are absorbed into the root zone of the plants where they are turned into nutrients.

    Indoor Plants including Blooming plants are not the only items we carry. We are continuously bringing in new items and plant accessories to assist with satisfying our customers’ wants and needs. Plant cleaners, plant dollies, plant lifts, and poly pebbles are just a few of the accessories we have to offer. Preserved Reindeer moss and Spanish moss are also available.

    The Plant Ranch is the Gainey Ceramics Distributor in the Rocky Mountain area. Gainey strives to make all products as green as possible, with many eligible for LEEDS credits. We have recently added Architectural Supplements containers to our Availability. The Architectural Supplements “Phoenix” container contains more than 80% post-consumer recycled material contributing toward LEED credits.

    Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience with every purchase through our people, products and service. We deliver consistent quality tropical foliage to florists, garden centers, interior designers, and plantscapers in the Rocky Mountain Region. If you have a special need, we will make every effort to get it for you if we don’t have it already.

    Let The Plant Ranch assist you in selling plants to fill the corners of your customer’s rooms with live indoor plants and lush decor. Tropical indoor plants can turn a cold room into warm setting very quickly.



  • ~ FAR's Annual Shop Tour
    Join us for an evening of fun and food. We will be visiting 1 wholesaler and 3 floral shops this year. We will begin the evening at Denver Wholesale Florist (4800 Dahlia St., Denver), where we will have hors d'oeuvres. Then we'll board the bus and head to our first shop, Amore Fiori, and then off to the Berkshire Restaurant for supper. Next we will head to The Fresh Flowers Market for dessert and then off to Happy Canyon for a night cap. Finally we will board the bus to return to DWF to end our evening.

    Mark your calendars - November 5th!

    Please RSVP to Debbie at DebBees Garden 303.280.7141. Online registration available as well on the FAR website.



  • ~ Welcome New Members:
    Amy’s Wedding and Events
    Sunflowers Creative
    Enchanted Floral Design
    J. Stevenson Design




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