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Is Aroid Mania the New Orchid Mania?

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Is Aroid Mania the New Orchid Mania?

Controversy in the world of rare plant collecting shocks and titillates us online, but there's more to the story than just Internet gossip. Expanded from my Instagram post last month.

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All Plant Collectors Should Know These 7 Ways To Fight Plant Poaching

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All Plant Collectors Should Know These 7 Ways To Fight Plant Poaching

1. Research your plant before you buy. If you scroll through some plant Instagram feeds, there’s a never-ending stream of people showing off their rare plants, detailing the conditions they keep them in, and unboxing new arrivals. In doing this, plant collectors have demonstrated that their collections are well worth the time, energy, and money they put into them. So what’s a little more research before you buy? If you are capable of doing the work to find out a plant’s light requirements, water needs, ideal potting mix, and where to get it, you can put that same energy into...

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How I Landed a Plant Nursery Job With No Experience

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How I Landed a Plant Nursery Job With No Experience

1. Apply at small, independently owned nurseries
I applied at some chain nurseries but I could tell they weren't interested in my resume which was loaded with art gallery, personal assistant, and production assistant work. Plus, I wasn't exactly excited about working at a big corporation since I would just feel like another cog in the machine...

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