Articles by Leaf

Reduce Stress

Reduce Stress

By Merle Hayes - 15 Ways to Reduce Stress During the Busy Season As the busy season picks up, I thought it would be a good time to share some strategies for managing stress when your workload picks up. It’s easy to get so bogged down in client work at this time that...

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Add on!

Add on!

By Roxie Carlton - Add-on Sales Are Critical to Great Customer Service! The phrase “Add-on sales” comes up a lot in the world of sales, but what do they really mean to our unique industry? Unlike many businesses, in the world of wholesale and retail plant nurseries,...

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Spring is Here!

Spring is Here!

By Trey Wyatt - Yeah, Spring is here, not sure how long but let’s enjoy it while we can. At the tree farm, everything is really growing which is always exciting. We have had a good growing season so far. Intermittent rain, no late freezes or frost. Remember you can...

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World Naked Gardening Day!

World Naked Gardening Day!

Observe (tongue in cheek) World Naked Gardening Day this Saturday – just in spirit – or with a full embrace! Depending on your surroundings and respecting the privacy of others. This event can thank Seattle, WA for its beginnings 19 years ago on the first Saturday in...

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Plants! Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise!!

Plants! Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise!!

Plants are incredible! They are a positive in any situation. Need an immune health boost? Add a plant or a bunch of them! Increase your home’s value? Same. Give wildlife a hand or enhance your inside space? Yep, add plants! It’s always a wise decision to bring nature...

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Texas Sage Compact

Texas Sage Compact

Scientific Name: Leucophyllum Frutescens ‘Compacta’ Here's the gorgeous Texas Sage Compact, known as a barometer plant - it only blooms around rainfalls... the blooms are triggered by changes in barometric pressure. It's semi-evergreen, loves full sun, is drought...

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There’s Gold in them thar – PLANTS!

There’s Gold in them thar – PLANTS!

The original phrase, by American writer Mark Twain, referred to gold in the hills. But…really….it should be plants. Trees, shrubs, flowers, grasses, even indoor plants are good for us. Singly or in combination, their healing powers are proven. Let Leaf Landscape...

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Cultivating Success

Cultivating Success

Cultivating Success: The Power of Collaboration, Process, and Customer Service in Wholesale Plant Nurseries As the vibrant city of Austin, Texas gears up for another bustling season, Leaf, our esteemed wholesale plant nursery, stands at the threshold of opportunity....

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Add on!

SHE Event

For the second year in a row, Austin Area organization S.H.E. held a conference on International Women’s Day, on March 8, 2024. Leaf helped sponsor the event, and 4 of our lady staffers were able to attend. We traveled to Elgin, where we enjoyed snacks, networking,...

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Spring is Here!

Plant Pioneers

Native Plant Pioneers In my 40 years in the green industry, l've seen the native plant introduction from its beginning to where it's a major part of most landscapes. We here in the Austin/San Antonio area were the leading edge in natives being commercially available...

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Habits

Habits

One of my goals this year was to read 12 Business Improvement/ Self Improvement books in 2024…. So far so good. 3 pages on the calendar turned and 3 books completed! I have mentioned some of what I have been reading to some of you in conversations and implemented...

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Cultivating Success

Cultivating Success

Cultivating Success: The Power of Collaboration, Process, and Customer Service in Wholesale Plant Nurseries As the vibrant city of Austin, Texas gears up for another bustling season, Leaf, our esteemed wholesale plant nursery, stands at the threshold of opportunity....

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Add on!

National Women’s Day

March 8th is National Women’s Day, and Leaf’s Spring 24 shirt design focuses on the proud legacy of Women in Horticulture. In honor of that, I wanted to present some of the greatest female botanists, biologists, and horticulturists with ties to Texas. The...

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Spring is Here!

Leadership

Leadership starts with Lead. To lead we need to be examples of what we want our team and company to aspire to be. How we handle our daily tasks, personal demeanor, customer service, and servant leadership for our teams is how we can expect our teams to operate....

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Habits

Yes We Can

We Don’t ALWAYS Get Along In the intricate world of workplace dynamics, conflicts are inevitable. Whether they arise from differences in opinion, personality clashes, or misunderstandings, conflicts have the potential to disrupt productivity, strain relationships, and...

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What Does Your Nose Know?

What Does Your Nose Know?

Sense of smell is one of our oldest, in terms of evolution. Scent information from our nose bypasses usual brain circuitry and registers without us being consciously aware. Crucial for a pre-modern human’s survival, and we are learning, for human well-being even...

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Spanish Dagger Yucca

Spanish Dagger Yucca

Here's the beautiful Spanish Dagger Yucca - it has big white bell-shaped flowers in the summer & is best in full-sun locations it's saltwater tolerant for clients with saltwater pools AND if you're in an area near bodies of water, small bats will visit at night...

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Award Winning Team!

Award Winning Team!

Not to toot our own horn or anything but TOOT TOOT TOOT!!! Congratulations Leaf Family you guys did it. We were superstars at this year’s TNLA Lone Star HortForum 2024 in Grapevine, TX. First, we start with two of our very own being a part of the TNLA Boot Camp 2024....

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Cultivating Success

Maximizing the Slow Season

Preparing for Success in the Busy Seasons Ahead As the winter chill sets in and the pace of business slows down, it’s important to use your spare time efficiently. The slow season presents a golden opportunity to get ahead and set the stage for success in the busy...

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