For Immediate Release
October 25, 2007
Contact: Michelle Shortencarrier, 562-980-2908
“Growing Roots” Retail Store Opens in Long Beach
Plantscaper Provides Expert Advice on Plant care, Design and
How to Make Homes and Businesses Greener
Long Beach, Calif. – Growing Roots, a full-service interiorplantscaping company specializing in design and maintenance of indoor plants for residential homes and commercial businesses, recently opened a retail store of the same name at 3940 4th Street in Long Beach.
Owned and managed by Jennifer Perez, an interior plant professional servicing the Long Beach, South Bay and Orange County areas since 2002, the store offers a variety of indoor acclimated tropical plants, pottery, custom gifts and one-on-one consultations.
“I really enjoy providing interior plant services to residential and commercial clients, but I also just love talking to plant lovers about plants and how to take care of them,” says Perez. “Now with Growing Roots the store, I’m able to share my plant care expertise with people who may only want one or two plants in their home or office.”
A supporter of the “Green Plants For Green Buildings” association, Perez also provides expert advice on the personal health and environmental benefits of indoor plants, and can offer plant advice for businesses working to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
“With the increase in the number of home offices, restaurants and the upcoming emergence of new boutique hotels in Long Beach, it’s important to understand that interior plants are more than just about décor,” says Perez. “They contribute to good physical and mental health and can help businesses fulfill their “green building” goals by decreasing VOC levels, molds, and bacteria, while reducing stress and increasing productivity and focus among employees.”
Growing Roots carries a wide range of indoor tropical plants, including dracaenas, bromeliads, aralias, orchids, succulents and various palms.
“Taking care of indoor plants can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be if you understand the basics such as lighting, watering, temperature and container needs,” says Perez. “As a boutique store, I’m able to provide personal and immediate counseling on a plant’s specific needs before and after you leave the shop.”
About Growing Roots: Growing Roots provides the sales, leasing, design and maintenance of indoor foliage for the home, office or anything in between. Interior plants are obtained from nurseries and growers in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, grown mostly in Hawaii, Florida and California and are appropriately acclimated to indoor lighting. www.growingroots.com.