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Method of using a plant receptacle

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047650500 - RECEPTACLE FOR GROWING MEDIUM

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20110173883METHOD OF CONTAINING A FLORAL GROUPING OR POTTED PLANT - A method of containing a floral grouping or potted plant in a sleeve is disclosed. The sleeve has first and second panels, and at least a portion of at least one of the first and second panels is constructed of at least two layers of material. At least a portion of the at least two layers of material may be connected.07-21-2011
20110179710Plant Containment Device For Irrigation And Fertigation And Associated Methods - A device and method are provided for growing an array of plants. In an embodiment, the device includes a containment membrane positionable in surrounding relation to an array of plant root systems. A plant growing medium can be positioned in an interior of the membrane into which the plant roots can grow. Portions of top edges of the membrane can be sealed, leaving apertures through which a plant stem can project upward. A fluid delivery tube can extend along and within the membrane interior. The tube can comprise a drip tube such as known in the art, or can be adapted for delivering fluid to the plant roots “on demand.”07-28-2011
20110192083SLEEVE WITH ANGULAR ARCUATE LOWER END - A plant packaging and covering system comprising a floral sleeve having a lower portion and optionally an upper detachable portion which may be sized to surround a plant disposed in a pot. The floral sleeve has a lower end having an angular arcuate portion for improving the conformation of the sleeve to the shape of a pot.08-11-2011
20130074406Planter Box for Mounting to a Structure and Planter Box Assembly - A planter box for mounting to a structure includes a box body comprising side walls and a respective attachment means extending laterally relative to each side wall, each attachment means adapted for mounting the planter box to the structure. Also provided is a method of mounting a planter box to a structure, the planter box comprising a body having side walls, attachment means extending laterally relative to each side wall, a rear wall, and at least one support formation extending generally rearwardly relative to the rear wall. The method includes the steps of disposing the planter box adjacent the structure such that the at least one support formation supports the planter box on the structure and attaching the attachment means to the structure to mount the planter box to the structure.03-28-2013
20130074407METHOD OF COVERING A POT WITH A FLORAL SLEEVE - A floral sleeve having a body and an insert or extension attached thereto is used to cover a pot. The sleeve may have a detachable upper portion for enclosing a floral grouping disposed within the pot.03-28-2013
20130031835PLANTING STRUCTURE AND METHODS - A planting structure includes at least one ridge (02-07-2013
20130031834VERTICAL PLANTER SYSTEM FOR ORCHIDS AND EPIPHYTIC PLANTS - A vertical planter system for exposing the roots of orchids and other epiphytic plants to the open air, includes a support structure having a frame with a base end for housing a humidifying tray and a top end for housing an irrigation tray. The planter system further includes a support member for mounting a growing medium. The irrigation tray includes small holes such that when water is introduced into the tray, the water passes through the holes to mimic natural rainfall and allow the water to trickle from the tray to the epiphytic plant and roots, thereby avoiding the rotting of plant roots that occurs from over watering when plant roots are concealed in plant containers and pots.02-07-2013
20130036667CUT TREE HYDRATING SYSTEM - A first instruction is provided to add the contents of a container to the reservoir bowl portion of a tree stand, where the material includes an amount of a SuperAbsorbent Polymer (SAP). A second instruction is provided to add ice. In one example, an assembly includes a container, where the SAP is in the container, and where the container bears the instructions. This assembly is provided to the user. The user follows the instructions, and pours the contents into the reservoir bowl, and then adds ice to the reservoir bowl. The melting ice hydrates the SAP. The hydrated SAP then transfers moisture to a cut tree held by the stand. Water is replenished by adding more ice. No water must be poured or handled to hydrate the tree, so spilling and difficulties associated with pouring volumes of water into the bowl portion are avoided. The SAP is reusable and biodegradable.02-14-2013
20090158655Floral Sleeve Having An Arcuate Upper End - A plant packaging and covering system including a floral sleeve having a decorative pattern thereon. The sleeve may have a lower portion sized to cover a pot and an upper portion which can surround a plant disposed in the pot and which can be detached after the protective function of the upper portion is complete or which can be used to support the sleeve from a support device prior to use. The decorative pattern preferably has an arcuate upper boundary in the flattened condition which when opened, gives the sleeve the appearance of having an upper edge which is parallel to the upper rim of the pot disposed within the sleeve.06-25-2009
20100005718Method of Producing a Horticultural Display - A method of producing a horticultural display containing more than one variety of the same or different species of plant is disclosed. The plants are produced from unrooted cuttings that are rooted in a single growth cell and cultivated in a single container so that the final product includes more than one plant species or more than one plant variety or both. A plant growth cell having rooting media and more than one plant cutting from more than one plant species or plant variety or both rooted therein is also disclosed. Further, a horticultural display having more than one plant of more than one plant species or plant variety or both initially rooted together from unrooted plant cuttings in a single growth cell is disclosed.01-14-2010
20090107041PLANT POT - A plant pot comprising a base and at least one side wall, the base and the side wall together defining an at least one chamber of fixed dimensions for receiving an at least one plant and a growing medium, wherein a plurality of apertures are formed in the at least one side wall, each aperture permitting passage of a root of the at least one plant from the chamber through the side wall to an exterior of the plant pot. Plants, typically trees, are normally grown in such pots in the ground and their recovery for onward sale is facilitated by the use of such pots.04-30-2009
20130055636FABRIC PLANT POT - A plant container for reducing root circling and promoting air pruning comprising an open top portion, a closed bottom portion, a side wall extending from the open top portion to the closed bottom portion and a pair of handles woven on either side of the closed side wall. The open top portion, the closed bottom portion and the closed side wall defines the container made of non-woven geotextile fabric for providing higher air and water permeability for effective plant growth. The fabric promotes air pruning which boosts natural apical dominance of the roots leading to additional root branching. A skeletal support is provided internally or externally to provide a rigid internal structure to the fabric. The rigid internal structure helps easy filling, irrigating, moving and maintaining of the plant container. A pair of hook and loop-type fasteners helps the plant container to remain in a collapsed position when not used.03-07-2013
20110010991CONTAINER FOR CULTURE OF PLANT, METHOD FOR CULTURE OF PLANT AND METHOD OF PRODUCTION OF CUTTING SEEDLING - Provided are a plant cultivation container, a plant cultivation method, and a method of producing a rooted cutting, in which a plant can be cultivated under a desired humidity condition, whereby a rooting rate can be enhanced and extension of a root can be promoted. In the plant cultivation container in which a plant cultivating medium (01-20-2011
20130160360SEED SPROUTER AND METHOD OF USE - Exemplary sprouters may provide automatic water level adjustment for soaking seeds and growing sprouts from those seeds in trays formed from a hydrophobic material and with holes in the bottom surface of the tray sized such that the surface tension of pure water and the hydrophobic properties of the tray material resists passage of the pure water through the holes. The automatically adjusting may be facilitated by germinating seeds soaking in water changing the surface tension of the soaking water and reducing the resistance to passage through the holes.06-27-2013
20130160361Container, Soil Blend, and Method of Growing Plants - Containers having air pruning holes are have dimensions configured for germination and/or growth of citrus plants, including citrus rootstock, as well as other plants. One such container may have a width of about 1.0 to 1.25 inches and a depth of about 5.0 to 7.0 inches. Another such container may have a width of about 4.0 to 6.0 inches and a depth of about 12.0 inches to 14.0 inches. Soil blends containing various additives configured for use in germination and/or growth of citrus and other plants may be used in connection with the containers or independently of the containers.06-27-2013
20090031629Garden or planter system with elevated bed and water reservoir - Described is a planter system, comprising: at least one water retaining vessel; a bedding material layer disposed above the at least one water retaining vessel; a structure surrounding the at least one water retaining vessel and the bedding material layer; and at least one fill tube extending from above the bedding material layer, through the bedding material layer, and into the at least one water retaining vessel, through which water is supplied to the at least one water retaining vessel to a predetermined level. Also, a method of making such a planter system having an elevated bedding material layer.02-05-2009
20110277381BIO-DEGRADABLE POT FOR PRE-PLANTED BULBS - A biodegradable container for planting bulbs may include a plurality of layers with pre-positioned bulbs for each layer. Each layer may be a different species or type of bulb so that the depth of the specific bulb is appropriate for each type of bulb when the container is “planted” in the ground. The container may include a partition to separate each layer, and the partition may hold the layer of bulbs in relative position at a suitable depth throughout shipping of the container and eventual planting of the container. The container may include soil that holds the different bulbs in relative position, with or without the partition. The container permits easy planting of a variety of flowers by a consumer without inordinate labor or much concern about depth levels, since the container automatically establishes a suitable depth for each respective type of bulb therein, once the container is properly positioned in the ground.11-17-2011
20110283616APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CULTIVATING STRAWBERRIES AND SMALL LEAFY VEGETABLES USING MULTILAYERED DEVICE - The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for cultivating strawberries and small leafy vegetables using a multi-layered device. The apparatus comprises a support plate in which a plurality of holes, which are paths for water and/or a nutrition solution, are formed in order to enable massive harvesting and cultivation of bulbous crops and decorative plants as well as strawberries and small leafy vegetables. A main body comprising a plurality of constant-sized holes for planting and cultivating strawberries and small leafy vegetables at a constant interval is located in the upper part of the support plate. The main body is filled with soil mixed with one or two or more selected from peat moss, coarse sand, charcoal, chaff mixture, carbonized chaff, perlite, organic mixture bed soil, and yellow soil in order to supply the crops planted in the side of the main body with water and nutrition solutions through the roots thereof. A pipe or a hose in installed in the center of the main body to supply the injected water and nutrition solutions to the crops through the bed soil in the main body in order to cultivate the crops well. The multi-layered device is designed and manufactured to transplant seedlings planted in a port nursery to the holes formed in the main body.11-24-2011
20090211153Aquapac - The present invention relates generally to a method for shipping flowers that provides moisture and nutrients to the flowers during shipping which significantly increases their life expectancy and provides protection to the fragile stem ends against handling damage.08-27-2009
20100101144LIVE GOODS PLANTER CAGE AND CONTAINER - Planter apparatus for supporting live goods has an upwardly open container with a sidewall, a wire planter cage frame supported on the sidewall, and clips releasably securing the planter cage frame to the container. The planter cage frame has downwardly extending legs with distal ends that are received on an inner peripheral ledge of the container. The distal ends may engage the container without clips, or may rest on the rim of the container. The clips are deformable C-shaped clips with end hooks that engage the container rim and a transverse rib of the planter cage frame.04-29-2010
20110167725COLLAPSIBLE AND/OR ERECTABLE FLORAL CONTAINERS - A collapsible and/or erectable shape-sustaining container having a substantially erect condition and substantially collapsed condition is disclosed. The collapsible and/or erectable shape-sustaining container is provided with at least one condition modifying element to facilitate erecting and/or collapsing the container.07-14-2011
20120110905DECORATIVE COVER FOR A FLOWER POT OR FLORAL GROUPING HAVING A MATTE FINISH ON A SURFACE THEREOF - A flexible sleeve disposable about at least a portion of a flower pot or floral grouping is formed of a flexible polymeric material having at least a portion of one surface thereof modified to provide a textured or matte finish to the flexible sleeve. The flexible sleeve may also be provided with perforations at preselected areas for removing an upper portion of the flexible sleeve from a lower portion thereof. Methods for wrapping a floral grouping or packaging a plant using the flexible sleeve are also described.05-10-2012
20110099900FLORAL PACKAGING MATERIAL HAVING GREAT MASTERS PRINTS THEREON - An apparatus and method are disclosed for forming a decorative covering about a flower pot or a floral grouping, wherein the decorative covering has a graphic image that is prominently displayed on a selected portion of the decorative covering. The graphic image may be a masterpiece of art produced by one of the Great Masters of the Renaissance, at least a portion of a musical score, or combinations thereof.05-05-2011
20080209805Wall Planted with Vegetation and Constituent Elements - The inventive vegetated wall includes supports arranged on a wall to be covered or at a small distance therefrom, an integrated irrigation system and a plurality of open mesh baskets which are provided with a vegetable culture substrate arranged therein and which are removably associated with the supports in such a way that the baskets are enabled to be displaceable.09-04-2008
20090265985METHOD OF CONTAINING A FLORAL GROUPING OR POTTED PLANT - A method of containing a floral grouping or potted plant in a sleeve is disclosed. The sleeve has first and second panels, and at least a portion of at least one of the first and second panels is constructed of at least two layers of material. At least a portion of the at least two layers of material may be connected.10-29-2009
20090265984FLORAL CONTAINER AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - A flexible floral container comprising an inner membrane for acting as a reservoir or “catch basin” to minimize water spillage when the flexible floral container having a fluid medium therein is tipped over. The stems of a floral grouping disposed in the flexible floral container provide structural support to the flexible floral container and cooperate to maintain the flexible floral container in a substantially erect condition.10-29-2009
20080276528Planting Pots and Multi-Compartment Tray Having Self-Orienting Configuration - Planting pots and a multi-compartment tray are provided, the pots and tray having a self-orienting configuration for urging the pots into proper alignment when same are placed within compartments of the tray. The pots include angled recesses disposed radially about the bottom portion of the pots. The compartments of the tray include angled protrusions disposed radially about the bottom portion of the compartment. The angled recesses of the pot engage with the angled protrusions of the compartment when the pot is placed in the compartment to urge the pot into proper alignment. A plurality of slots are included along an upper portion of each pot for allowing optional identification tags to be inserted thereinto. The identification tags, in addition to logos, artwork, or other indicia, if included, are positioned by the self-orienting configuration of the pots and tray to face in a desired direction.11-13-2008
20130118071STARTER TRAY AND PLANTING AND METHOD USING A TRAY - A plurality of plants of at least one species are planted in starter soil contained in a starter tray. The tray can have a perforated floor with a plurality of reinforcing ribs and one or more walls rising from the floor peripherally. The plants are nurtured in the starter tray long enough to develop entangled roots with an interplant root entanglement that at least partially consolidates the starter soil.05-16-2013
20080271373Variable and Efficient Space Ultilization Type Cultivation Method - [Object] To use ecopots convertible to a regenerated compost in horticultural plant cultivation, eliminate the disturbances in fruit growth due to disturbances in oxygen feeding and due to a lack of sunshine, prevent the infection by pathogens and enable the standing and facing working position without cultivation soil tillage.11-06-2008
20100269408DECORATIVE SLEEVE COVER FORMED OF A POLYMERIC MATERIAL HAVING A TEXTURE OR APPEARANCE SIMULATING THE TEXTURE OR APPEARANCE OF CLOTH - Flexible materials having a texture or appearance simulating the texture or appearance of cloth suitable for use in the formation of decorative flower pot covers and flower pots are disclosed. The flexible materials include polymeric materials, paper and laminates thereof.10-28-2010
20100139162FLORAL PACKAGING MATERIAL HAVING GREAT MASTERS PRINTS THEREON - An apparatus and method are disclosed for forming a decorative covering about a flower pot or a floral grouping, wherein the decorative covering has a graphic image that is prominently displayed on a selected portion of the decorative covering. The graphic image may be a masterpiece of art produced by one of the Great Masters of the Renaissance, at least a portion of a musical score, or combinations thereof.06-10-2010
20100139161SELF-WATERING PLANT CONTAINER AND RELATED METHODS - A plant container includes a container body having a conduit extending between an inlet connection and an outlet connection. A float valve assembly is in communication with the conduit within the container body for automatically controlling fluid entry into the container body from the conduit. A soil retention element is arranged in the container body above the float valve assembly. A method of using the self-watering plant container includes adding soil to an interior volume of the container body above the soil retention element, planting at least one seed in the soil, and connecting a water supply to an inlet connection of the conduit.06-10-2010
20110219690METHOD OF USING A CONICAL FLORAL SLEEVE - A method of using a floral sleeve sized to fit a flower pot, or a floral grouping, the sleeve generally having a conical shape and having a bonding material disposed thereon for connecting the sleeve to a pot disposed within the sleeve or connected via a banding element to a pot disposed within the sleeve.09-15-2011
20110219691PLANT PACKAGE AND METHODS OF FORMING SAME USING A THERMOPLASTIC FLOWER POT - A flower pot in combination with a retaining medium for holding and retaining a floral grouping. The flower pot includes a base portion defining a receiving space for receiving at least a portion of the retaining medium so as to hold and retain the retaining medium. The base portion is constructed of a thermoformed plastic material, and has an upper end, a lower end, and a sidewall extending between the upper end and the lower end. The sidewall is substantially devoid of overlapping folds and has decorative ornamentation associated with at least a portion of the sidewall.09-15-2011
20100154302MULTILAYER VEGETATION SUPPORT SYSTEM - A method of supporting vegetation in a multilayer vegetation support system on a roof, the method includes disposing a reservoir substrate on the roof. The reservoir substrate also includes a plurality of concave dimples separated by land areas. The method further includes disposing a composite on the reservoir substrate to overlay the plurality of dimples and forms a corresponding number of chambers defined by the reservoir structure and the composite, the composite having a root barrier layer and a multitude of projecting loops, the loops being interconnected at a multitude of locations spaced from the root barrier layer.06-24-2010
20100154301VEGETATION BOX AND GARDENING METHOD USING THE SAME - Provided is a vegetation box which enables oxygen to be smoothly supplied for roots of plants so that the plants to grow well even through the side portions of the vegetation box, and a gardening method using a number of vegetation boxes which are arranged to achieve a landscape architecture in a desired form. The vegetation box includes a lowermost module having a baseplate, at least one intermediate module, and an uppermost module. The lowermost module, the at least one intermediate module and the uppermost module are assembled with one another to be maintained at certain intervals to thereby form an inner space containing culture soil, and inclined surfaces are formed toward the lower portion of the inner space along circumferential edges of portions.06-24-2010
20100154303 Method for Self-Orienting a Planting Pot on a Tray - Planting pots and a multi-compartment tray are provided, the pots and tray having a self-orienting configuration for urging the pots into proper alignment when same are placed within compartments of the tray. The pots include angled recesses disposed radially about the bottom portion of the pots. The compartments of the tray include angled protrusions disposed radially about the bottom portion of the compartment. The angled recesses of the pot engage with the angled protrusions of the compartment when the pot is placed in the compartment to urge the pot into proper alignment. A plurality of slots are included along an upper portion of each pot for allowing optional identification tags to be inserted thereinto. The identification tags, in addition to logos, artwork, or other indicia, if included, are positioned by the self-orienting configuration of the pots and tray to face in a desired direction.06-24-2010
20100162624CAPILLARY HYDRATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A capillary hydration system and method for facilitating the growth of plants are provided. An exemplary system comprises a base having a reservoir for holding nutrient solution, and an insert portion. The insert portion comprises at least one downwardly extending plant receiving depression that is capable of holding a growth substrate. The plant receiving depression has at least one capillary opening such that when the capillary opening is in liquid communication with the nutrient solution in the reservoir, nutrient solution is wicked from the reservoir to the growth substrate by capillary action. In accordance with various exemplary embodiments, the capillary hydration system may further comprise cover, including a cover with a supply component for refilling the nutrient solution without removing the insert portion or the cover, and a nutrient supply level indicator.07-01-2010
20120102832Method of Growing Grapevines - A method for growing grapevines in a root inhibiting vessel permanently planted in previously existing solid waste landfill mounds is disclosed. The vessel or container is a porous polymeric bag or fabric sleeve liner closely received in the container. A fabric disc is positioned in the bottom of an excavated hole in the cover layer of a landfill. The fabric liner is needle-punched to create a rough surface capable of trapping the roots of the growing grapevine and direct the roots into the side of the container such that the apical dominance of the root is stopped to restrict growth and promote root branching on the inside of the container to create a fibrous root system within the container.05-03-2012
20100257783METHOD OF COVERING A POTTED PLANT OR FLORAL GROUPING WITH A FLORAL SLEEVE - A method of covering a potted plant or a floral grouping with a floral sleeve. The sleeve has, in one embodiment, a plurality of randomly positioned overlapping folds disposed in a sidewall of the sleeve. The sleeve optionally has a detachable upper portion.10-14-2010
20090077880METHOD FOR PLANTING AND TRANSPORTING PRE-GROWN HEDGES TO PROVIDE AN INSTANT FENCE - A method for planting a living fence of different lengths with a height or design which varies, from saplings of different species. The fence can be transported ready for planting in an intended location, with the transport device provided as an integral part of the growth apparatus, and with the transport device intended to protect the fence from damage during transport.03-26-2009
20100223845Aquatic plant stands - The present invention is draft to corrosion resistant aquatic plant stands, planters, and aquatic animal stands comprising a platform assembly, for use in a shallow body of water. In a preferred embodiment, the length and/or the angle of the legs of the stands of the present invention are adjustable, particularly preferably independently adjustable to permit the platform assembly to be stably and substantially horizontally oriented in use, despite irregularities on the bottom of the body of water.09-09-2010
20100236145METHOD OF COVERING A POT WITH A FLORAL SLEEVE HAVING A SKIRT INSERT OR EXTENSION - A floral sleeve and method of using the floral sleeve to cover a pot. The floral sleeve has a body and an insert or extension attached thereto. The floral sleeve may have an inwardly folded bottom gusset for forming a bottom in the sleeve which is concealed by the lower sidewall of the sleeve when the sleeve is opened and the pot is disposed therein. The sleeve may have a detachable upper portion for enclosing a floral grouping disposed within the pot.09-23-2010
20100293850System and Method for Propagation of Plant Cuttings, Seeds, and Tissue Culture Plantlets - Systems and devices are provided for the handling and transport of plants, cuttings, tissue-cultured plantlets, and/or seeds. Said system comprising a prop-string having one or more prop-tubes affixed thereto and in alignment with the cells of a transplant liner tray. Plant, cuttings, tissue-cultured plantlets, or seeds are positioned within the prop-tubes for transport. Upon transplanting, the prop-tube with the plant, cutting, tissue-cultured plantlet, or seeds therein are positioned within transplant liner tray cells. The prop-tubes will not interfere with rooting or growth of the plant and can be biodegradable or an inert material. Said system facilitates the simultaneous transplant of multiple plants, cuttings, tissue-cultured plantlets, or seeds.11-25-2010
20100293851METHOD OF CONTAINING A FLORAL GROUPING OR POTTED PLANT - A method of containing a floral grouping or potted plant in a sleeve is disclosed. The sleeve has first and second panels, and at least a portion of at least one of the first and second panels is constructed of at least two layers of material. At least a portion of the at least two layers of material may be connected.11-25-2010
20120124906Method of Producing a Flowering Horticultural Display - A method of producing a horticultural display containing more than one variety of the same or different species of flowering plant is disclosed. The plants are produced from unrooted cuttings that are rooted in a growth cell and cultivated in a single container so that the final product includes more than one plant species or more than one plant variety or both. A plant growth cell having rooting media and more than one plant cutting from more than one plant species or plant variety or both rooted therein is also disclosed. Further, a horticultural display having more than one plant of more than one plant species or plant variety or both initially rooted together from unrooted plant cuttings in a growth cell is disclosed.05-24-2012
20110083366PERMEABLE NON-WOVEN FABRIC BASED PACKAGING FOR CUT FLOWERS - Packaging using Gas Permeable Non-Woven Fabric based Film extends the shelf life and vase life of fresh cut flowers by changing the atmosphere in which these living products are stored and respires. The high oxygen and carbon dioxide permeability of the Gas Permeable Non-Woven Fabric based Film establishes an ideal atmosphere for the cut flowers, and therefore extends its shelf life and vase life. The establishment of lower oxygen and carbon dioxide atmospheres inside packages using Gas Permeable Non-Woven Fabric based film, also leads to reduction in the respiration rate of the cut flowers. The reduction in the respiration rate prevents loss of moisture, production of metabolic heat, and yellowing, browning, reduction in production levels of ethylene. Thus the created atmosphere is able to extend shelf life, maintain high quality and preserve nutrients of cut flowers items by naturally regulating respiration of said flower.04-14-2011
20090320367PLANT CULTIVATION METHOD AND APPARATUS - Embodiments provide methods and apparatuses for supporting various stages of plant growth through layered soils. In embodiments, a soil adapted for supporting a first plant growth phase (e.g. germination) may be proximal, adjacent, or partially surrounded by a second soil adapted for supporting a subsequent growth phase (e.g. a vegetative phase) such that the roots of the plant encounter the second soil as the plant progresses from the first growth phase to the second growth phase. Some embodiments may provide one or more additional soil layers positioned proximal to the second soil, with the additional soil layers adapted to support additional subsequent plant growth phases. Apparatuses suitable for practicing embodiments of such methods are further provided.12-31-2009
20110094156BIOLOGICAL AIR FILTER - A novel apparatus for the treatment, e.g., cleaning, humidifying, filtration and/or detoxifying, of ambient air incorporates a plant, soil, roots and a water reservoir to allow for effective filtration of air over an extended period of time. In particular, the device is designed with an air impeller system such that external ‘dirty’ air is circulated within the device in the proximity of the plant, soil, roots and/or water reservoir, thereby removing impurities, toxins and other undesirable chemicals from the air. The apparatus and methods of the present invention are readily applicable to a number of applications where air treatment is desired, e.g., household use. Moreover, by incorporating a plant system, the apparatus serves not only a functional but an aesthetic purpose as well.04-28-2011
20110099901WRAPPER WITH DECORATIVE EXTENSION AND METHOD - A wrapper for wrapping a flower pot and/or floral grouping is disclosed. The wrapper is constructed of a sheet of material having an extension attached to a portion of the sheet of material. When the wrapper is formed about a flower pot to form a decorative cover, upper edges of the sheet of material and extension cooperate to form a skirt portion preferably having at least two separate edges providing a “two-sheet” effect in the decorative cover. The wrapper may have extensions on opposing ends of the sheet of material and may have one or more additional overlapping extensions.05-05-2011
20110247269PLANT STARTER KIT AND METHOD - Kits are disclosed for starting plant seedlings from seeds. The kits can employ self-watering structures and can create microenvironments that foster seed germination and seedling growth. The kits can include structures that minimize the transplanting stress to transplanted seedlings. Methods for growing seedlings from seeds also are disclosed.10-13-2011
20100083572METHOD OF CONTAINING A FLORAL GROUPING OR POTTED PLANT - A method of containing a floral grouping or potted plant in a sleeve is disclosed. The sleeve has first and second panels, and at least a portion of at least one of the first and second panels is constructed of at least two layers of material. At least a portion of the at least two layers of material may be connected.04-08-2010
20120198766METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE REUSE OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS FOR HIGH DENSITY ORGANIC AGRICULTURE - A method for adaptive reuse of historic buildings for high density organic agriculture reutilizes historic properties with opaque walls. The method creates environmentally controlled plant growing chambers within a retrofitted historic structure that reduces logistics costs and negative environmental impacts while improving the quality of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other organic products. The method grows products closer to consumers and with a year round production capability. The present invention collects light for plants, delivers water and nutrients to plants, monitors and adjusts the temperature and humidity of the growing chamber, allows for harvesting of the plants, and recycles materials. The method promotes plant growth in a historic structure that may otherwise not support agriculture within a darkened old building.08-09-2012
20110162272Container gardening system - A container having upwardly and outwardly extending walls from a base to a rectangular open top that can be covered by flexible top or lid and with walled shape includes ribbing for strength and for nestable stacking in delivery. The container to form a top section above the platform and a lower section below the plate and providing an air pocket between the plant material and plant growth material in the upper section and the water in the water reservoir in the lower section by providing outlet of water at a level just below the upper section; and maintaining water reservoir with inlets and outlets with restricted communication to the external environment such that mosquito ingress is prevented while providing a self watering gardening system with water overflow.07-07-2011
20110252706METHOD OF COVERING A POT WITH A FLORAL SLEEVE - A floral sleeve and method of using the floral sleeve to cover a pot. The floral sleeve has a body and an insert or extension attached thereto. The floral sleeve may have an inwardly folded bottom gusset for forming a bottom in the sleeve which is concealed by the lower sidewall of the sleeve when the sleeve is opened and the pot is disposed therein. The sleeve may have a detachable upper portion for enclosing a floral grouping disposed within the pot.10-20-2011
20110252705SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GROWING A PLANT IN AN AT LEAST PARTLY CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENT - A system for growing a plant (10-20-2011
20110162273Micro-Irrigation Device, System, and Method for Plant-Based Cleaning of Indoor Air and Filter Bed Bioregeneration - A system and related method for purifying indoor air comprising: a filter bed comprising a growing medium suitable for growing plants rooted therein and configured to be capable of sustaining an airflow therethrough between a top surface thereof and a bottom surface thereof; a micro-irrigation system comprising a plurality of irrigation source outlets for delivering water to the filter bed in a substantially-uniform fashion; an active region of the filter bed comprising that region of the filter bed configured so as to substantially have the airflow flowing therethrough; and micro-irrigation system configured such that water therefrom is capable of being projected so as to reach at least 50% of a top surface area of the active region.07-07-2011
20100281773DECORATIVE SLEEVE COVER FORMED OF A POLYMERIC MATERIAL HAVING A TEXTURE OR APPEARANCE SIMULATING THE TEXTURE OR APPEARANCE OF CLOTH - Flexible materials having a texture or appearance simulating the texture or appearance of cloth suitable for use in the formation of decorative flower pot covers and flower pots are disclosed. The flexible materials include polymeric materials, paper and laminates thereof.11-11-2010
20110107665BREEDING PLANTS - A process for breeding plants which comprises growing plants of a species in an array of containers charged with growing medium of uniform characteristics in an environment of controlled climatic conditions with controlled supply of nutrients and feed water and changing the positions of the containers within the environment as required to ensure at least substantially uniform exposure of all plants in the containers to conditions in the environment. A process for the breeding of open pollinating plants in a greenhouse environment is also provided. A process for breeding plants which comprises identifying trait leads.05-12-2011
20110131878PLANT PACKAGE HAVING A DECORATIVE COVERING - A plant package includes a flower pot containing a floral grouping and a flexible sleeve which may be provided with detaching elements at preselected areas. The sleeve may be secured about the flower pot by a banding element when the flower pot is positioned within the sleeve. When the sleeve is positioned about the flower pot, a decorative lower portion of the sleeve contains the flower pot, and a skirt portion of the sleeve is disposed about a lower portion of the floral grouping contained within the flower pot.06-09-2011
20100115838Method of producing ornamental tree using vine plants - A method provides the steps of: bending a first length of hot rolled steel bar to define a trunk member of a tree frame; bending and welding second cut lengths of hot rolled steel bar onto a bottom end of the trunk member to define feet members; placing a planting pot on top of the feet members with the trunk member extending up through and above the pot; bending and welding third cut lengths of hot rolled steel bar to the trunk member at spaced intervals above the pot to define branch arms; planting flowering vine plants in the pot and braiding the vines up the trunk member and out onto the branch arms; trimming the vines on the trunk member to remove foliage; and allowing foliage of the flowering vine plants to grow on the branch arms to create the appearance of a giant Bonzai tree.05-13-2010
20110258927Garden waterbed - The Garden Waterbed is constructed of a durable tube of flexible UV protected material. The ends of the tube have been sealed, enabling it to hold water. Circular holes have been cut out and sealed down the center length of the tube, at regular intervals. A valve is installed at one end of the tube, allowing water to be filled into the large single chamber and hold it with a tight seal. There are multiple purposes of the Garden Waterbed. The water bed's intended use is; to be rolled out in a agriculture environment or garden area, to be filled with water, and to have plants buried in the soil within the growth units. The surrounding water increases the thermal mass surrounding the plants in the circular holes. The thermal mass absorbs the suns energy and increases soil temperature, thus increasing the growing season and boosting production. The opaque plastic stops sunlight from reaching the ground and eliminates weeds and undesirables from competing with your crop. At the same time insulating the ground and shading the soil, decreasing crop water consumption and increasing earthworm populations, increasing overall cleanliness of the subject grown, and increasing disease and insect infestation protection. The flexible design allows for quick and easy installation and roll away storage.10-27-2011
20110107666METHOD OF COVERING A POTTED PLANT - The present invention describes a method of covering a flower pot with an oversized sleeve, as well as a plant package formed therefrom. The sleeve has an inner diameter which is greater than the maximum diameter of a pot disposed therein. The sleeve may have a detachable upper portion, a skirt portion with a linear or non-linear upper end, or with or without gussets in the lower end or sides. The sleeve may be secured about the pot by crimping a portion of the sleeve having a bonding material thereon, or by using a securing element.05-12-2011
20110154733METHOD OF COVERING A POT WITH A FLORAL SLEEVE HAVING A SIDE-SEALED BOTTOM GUSSET - A floral sleeve and method of using the floral sleeve to cover a pot are disclosed. The floral sleeve has an inwardly folded bottom gusset for forming a bottom in the sleeve which is concealed by the lower sidewall of the sleeve when the sleeve is opened and a pot is disposed therein. The sleeve may have a detachable upper portion.06-30-2011
20120005955SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING AND SINGULARIZING PLANT MATERIAL IN A CONTAINER, CONTAINER FOR PLANT MATERIAL, USE OF A CONTAINER FOR PLANT MATERIAL - The invention relates to a container with cells for plant material, and/or systems and methods involving the transfer of cells containing plant material to larger cells (e.g., without removing the plant material from the cells being transferred to larger cells). The container can be used to transport plant material. The container has cells formed from biodegradable material. The cell itself can hereby be gripped by a transfer unit during a transfer method and this cell can be placed in a larger cell. In addition, the cells of the container can be separated from the rest of the container before the cell is transferred.01-12-2012
20120204489METHOD OF COVERING A POT WITH A FLORAL SLEEVE - A floral sleeve having a body and an insert or extension attached thereto is used to cover a pot. The sleeve may have a detachable upper portion for enclosing a floral grouping disposed within the pot.08-16-2012
20110094157METHOD OF COVERING A POT WITH A FLORAL SLEEVE - A floral sleeve and method of using the floral sleeve to cover a pot. The floral sleeve has a body and an insert or extension attached thereto. The floral sleeve may have an inwardly folded bottom gusset for forming a bottom in the sleeve which is concealed by the lower sidewall of the sleeve when the sleeve is opened and the pot is disposed therein. The sleeve may have a detachable upper portion for enclosing a floral grouping disposed within the pot.04-28-2011
20090025290BOTTOMLESS PLANT CONTAINER - A container for growing plants includes a side wall defining an open top, an open bottom, and a cavity for receiving a plant and a plant growth medium. The side wall may be composed of a biodegradable material and may be flexible, yet rigid enough to be self-supporting. The side wall may also be smooth on its outer surface for receiving selected printed indicia, such as product information and growth instructions. In certain embodiments, the side wall may be laminated, contain openings, or have a handle disposed thereon. The container is used by placing a plant and a plant growth medium in the container, then exposing the resulting potted plant to selected conditions of temperature, moisture, and light. The potted plant may also be placed in soil or in a larger container without the need to remove the biodegradable container.01-29-2009
20120159846METHOD OF COVERING A POT WITH A FLORAL SLEEVE - A floral sleeve is utilized in a method to cover a pot. The floral sleeve has an inwardly folded bottom gusset for forming a bottom in the sleeve which is concealed by the lower sidewall of the sleeve when the sleeve is opened and the pot is disposed therein. The sleeve may have a detachable upper portion for enclosing a floral grouping disposed within the pot, and may also have a skirt insert or extension attached thereto.06-28-2012
20100205861PLANTER - A planter having a body (08-19-2010
20110179709Potted Plant Fluid-Delivery Device And Associated Methods - A system and method are provided for delivering a fluid to a target potted plant. In an embodiment, the potted plant includes an array thereof positioned in a container; in another embodiment, the potted plant includes at least one plant not contained in a container. In both embodiments the plant is positioned in a pot having an aperture through a bottom surface thereof. The system includes a membrane at least a portion of which is hydrophilic, the membrane having an outer surface that is positionable in communication with the pot aperture. The membrane further has an interior adapted for holding a fluid desired to be delivered to the plant. The membrane interior is connectable to a source of the fluid, preferably under low pressure.07-28-2011
20100050510FLORAL SLEEVE HAVING AN ARCUATE UPPER END - A plant packaging and covering system including a floral sleeve having a decorative pattern thereon. The sleeve may have a lower portion sized to cover a pot and an upper portion which can surround a plant disposed in the pot and which can be detached after the protective function of the upper portion is complete or which can be used to support the sleeve from a support device prior to use. The decorative pattern preferably has an arcuate upper boundary in the flattened condition which when opened gives the sleeve the appearance of having an upper edge which is parallel to the upper rim of the pot disposed within the sleeve.03-04-2010
20100275512PLANT CULTIVATION METHOD - Disclosed is a novel plant cultivation method applicable to classification cultivation with simplified management, in which an enclosed box like container or greenhouse like space provides an enclosed cultivation space having a bottom forming a water reservoir for collecting condensed water so as to realize natural circulation of water evaporation and convection, by which cultivation control and management is realized in an almost watering free manner. Further, arranged outside the enclosed space is a carbon dioxide generation device in connection with an air compressor, which through proper treatment of drying and heating, supplies the interior cultivation space with pressurization and supplement of carbon dioxide and nutrients through piping arrangement, whereby the growth of plants can carry out completely free of pest damage or application of pesticides. Through the control of sunlight, the growth and cultivation of plants can be realized in a management simplified, secured, and stable manner.11-04-2010
20120073195PLANT GROWTH AND GARDEN BAGS AND METHOD OF CULTIVATING PLANTS THEREIN - A plant growth bag has a substantially square cross section and is made from needle-punched, spunbond, non-woven polypropylene. A plant grows in growth media contained by the bag. In one aspect, the bag is placed into a basin that holds water that drains from the bag. Roots grow through the bag. In another aspect, the bag is placed in a second, larger bag also containing growth media, and the roots grow through the second bag and into water accumulated in the basin.03-29-2012
20120255225MODULAR INTERLOCKING PRE-VEGETATED ROOF SYSTEM - A modular unit, system and method include a base layer having a plurality of reservoirs configured to prevent water flow through a lower portion, the lower portion for contacting a support surface, and having interlocking portions configured to interlock adjacent base layers when installed. A water permeable layer is disposed over the base layer. A detachable wall is mountable on the base layer to contain planting media. The water permeable layer may include a water-holding capillary fabric mat layer with entangled filaments.10-11-2012
20110120004METHOD OF COVERING A POTTED PLANT OR FLORAL GROUPING WITH A FLORAL SLEEVE - A method of covering a potted plant or a floral grouping with a floral sleeve. The sleeve has, in one embodiment, a plurality of randomly positioned overlapping folds disposed in a sidewall of the sleeve. The sleeve optionally has a detachable upper portion.05-26-2011
20110120003FLORAL SLEEVE HAVING AN ARCUATE UPPER END - A plant packaging and covering system including a floral sleeve having a decorative pattern thereon. The sleeve may have a lower portion sized to cover a pot and an upper portion which can surround a plant disposed in the pot and which can be detached after the protective function of the upper portion is complete or which can be used to support the sleeve from a support device prior to use. The decorative pattern preferably has an arcuate upper boundary in the flattened condition which when opened gives the sleeve the appearance of having an upper edge which is parallel to the upper rim of the pot disposed within the sleeve.05-26-2011
20120297676METHOD OF ACCELERATING THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF TREES AND SHRUBS VIA ENHANCED ROOT DEVELOPMENT - A method and container for developing seedlings includes germinating the seeds and air pruning the seedlings to a depth of about 3 inches.11-29-2012
20110225882FLORAL PACKAGING FORMED OF RENEWABLE OR BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER MATERIALS - A method for forming floral packaging materials from biodegradable and/or renewable polymer materials is provided. Methods of utilizing such floral packaging materials are also provided.09-22-2011
20110247270PREFORMED DECORATIVE WRAPPER AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - A preformed decorative wrapper for covering a flower pot has an open upper end, an open lower end, and a sidewall extending therebetween. At least a portion of the preformed decorative wrapper extends beyond an upper end of the pot and at least a portion of a lower end of the flower pot extends through the open lower end of the preformed decorative wrapper.10-13-2011
20120279125MIXED TURF AND METHOD FOR ITS PRODUCTION11-08-2012
20120090233METHOD OF COVERING A POTTED PLANT OR FLORAL GROUPING WITH A FLORAL SLEEVE - A method of covering a potted plant or a floral grouping with a floral sleeve. The sleeve has, in one embodiment, a plurality of randomly positioned overlapping folds disposed in a sidewall of the sleeve. The sleeve optionally has a detachable upper portion.04-19-2012
20100199554POT ASSEMBLY - A pot assembly for cultivating sprawling plants, such as orchids and Phalaenopsis includes an inner pot and an outer pot. It is proposed to fit an outer pot at the point in time when such plants are being placed in the inner pot. All this is carried out in such a manner that plant parts which project from the inner pot cannot extend into the space between the inner pot and outer pot, while the outer pot ensures that the plant parts do not extend outside the outer pot in an uncontrolled manner. Cultivation takes place in the pot assembly consisting of inner pot and outer pot and, at the end of the growing phase, the inner pot and outer pot are separated and the outer pot is preferably re-used. The assembly makes it possible to automate the cultivation and/or influence the development of the plant in a positive manner.08-12-2010
20110146149DECORATIVE COVER FOR FLOWER POT OR FLORAL GROUPING FORMED OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS HAVING A TEXTURE AND/OR APPEARANCE SIMULATING THE TEXTURE AND/OR APPEARANCE OF PAPER - A decorative cover positionable about a flower pot or floral grouping is formed of a polymeric material or a laminated polymeric material. The decorative cover has a texture and/or appearance simulating the texture and/or appearance of paper on at least a portion of one surface thereof while exhibiting improved durability and decreased sensitivity to water, humidity and pressure when compared to a decorative cover formed of paper. In addition to the texture and/or appearance simulating the texture and/or appearance of paper, the decorative cover may further be provided with printed and/or embossed patterns, which may be in or out of register with one another.06-23-2011
20090300984SELF WATERING PLANTER - A self watering planter device and method of watering allowing water to be supplied by means of standard garden water hose and existing water faucet. A plurality of said self watering planters capable of being daisy-chained in a serial configuration to allow a single source of water from a standard water faucet and standard garden water hoses to provide irrigation water to all of said plurality of self watering planters.12-10-2009
20120240464METHOD FOR THE CULTIVATION OF A PLURALITY OF YOUNG PLANTS WHICH DIFFER IN TERMS OF SPECIES OR VARIETY TO FORM A GROUP OF YOUNG PLANTS WHICH CAN BE HANDLED AS A UNIT - A method for cultivating a plurality of young plants of different species or variety to form a group of young plants which can be handled as a unit. The method includes providing a plurality of propagation pots, each containing a substrate, which allow roots that form in a propagation pot to grow out at the sides, loading at least one growing container with the plurality of propagation pots such that the propagation pots arranged in each growing container contact one another along a portion of their lateral peripheral surface, introducing at least one cutting or seed into each propagation pot, and allowing roots to form in the propagation pots of each growing container until roots emerging from the sides of the propagation pots have formed a network of roots binding the propagation pots together as a cluster of propagation pots.09-27-2012
20110047872METHOD OF COVERING A POT WITH A FLORAL SLEEVE - A floral sleeve and method of using the floral sleeve to cover a pot. The floral sleeve has a body and an insert or extension attached thereto. The floral sleeve may have an inwardly folded bottom gusset for forming a bottom in the sleeve which is concealed by the lower sidewall of the sleeve when the sleeve is opened and the pot is disposed therein. The sleeve may have a detachable upper portion for enclosing a floral grouping disposed within the pot.03-03-2011
20110209405METHOD OF PROVIDING A DECORATIVE COVER FOR A FLOWER POT FORMED OF A HEAT SHRINKABLE MATERIAL - The presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) relates to methods for providing decorative covers, decorative collars and decorative cover-collar combinations for covering a flower pot. The decorative covers and/or collars are formed from a variety of configurations of heat shrinkable sheet of material placed over all or a portion of a peripheral surface of the flower pot and then heated to shrink the sheet of material into a pressing engagement against the outer peripheral surface of the flower pot.09-01-2011
20130145690HORTICULTURAL APPARATUS AND METHOD - In a preferred embodiment, a freestanding vertical horticultural apparatus for commercial and/or home use for growing of plants in containers includes a plurality of containers arranged in a plurality of mutually vertically spaced groups which are rotatably supported in brackets by an elongated vertical spindle through which is routed a pressurized fluid supply line which is coupled to a spray emitter by way of a flow adjustment valve. At a flow rate determined by the valve, the emitter sprays irrigation fluid inside a hollow distributor body positioned at the top of the apparatus. The lower portion of the distributor body is segmented into a plurality of sumps, each of which feeds a substantially uniform quantity of the fluid under gravity to each respective one of the containers by way of a respective fluid delivery tube, one of which is coupled to the lower portion of each sump.06-13-2013
20110271591METHOD FOR MAINTAINING PLANTS - A storage device for maintaining potted plant viability and quality that allows for sufficient water or other suitable liquid to roots and growing media of a plant. The device includes a storage pot having a base and walls, a foam insert disposed within the storage pot; and the insert having a lower surface that engages the base and a flat upper surface where the root mass and growing media are placed. The root mass and growing media maintains its position by engaging the upper flat surface of the foam and at least one of the walls of the pot. A method is also disclosed for transporting or storage that includes potting a plant in the storage pot, and wetting the foam insert.11-10-2011
20110308154SYNTHETIC SYMBIOTIC SYSTEM AS SOIL ADDITIVES TO DELIVER ACTIVE INGREDIENTS THROUGH PLANT ROOTS FOR ENHANCED PLANT AND CROP YIELD - A plant growth support medium is described to enhance soil characteristics and provide where required, improved water, or nutrient contents. La addition the medium can be inoculated with microorganisms to aid soil characteristics and provide interactions within micron-scale environment between plant roots, water, nutrients and where applicable, bacteria and root exudates. This micro-environment provides direct delivery of active ingredients to the plant roots. The medium comprises a polymeric material having a primary pore size of greater than 30 micron. The walls of the pores are elastic, enabling the pore to swell in size to retain water, solutes or other biologically useful components and allow root penetration through them. Sulphonation of the walls renders the walls more hydrophilic so attracting water into the pores and also increasing the wall elasticity. Capillaries can be provided to interconnect pores and allow root penetration into the medium. The pore walls can be granular in character to allow water, nutrient and where applicable, bacterial metabolites and messenger molecules passage between adjacent pores and plant roots.12-22-2011
20130111812SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GROWING PLANTS - This invention concerns apparatus for growing plants comprising a column (05-09-2013
20120017505Container for Cultivating Agricultural or Biological Material - The invention relates to a container (01-26-2012
20120085025PLANT PACKAGE HAVING A DECORATIVE COVERING - A plant package includes a flower pot containing a floral grouping and a flexible sleeve which may be provided with detaching elements at preselected areas. When the sleeve is positioned about the flower pot, a decorative lower portion of the sleeve contains the flower pot, and a skirt portion of the sleeve is disposed about a lower portion of the floral grouping contained within the flower pot.04-12-2012

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