Our Solution for the Indoor Generation

Posted on May 23, 2018
Our Solution for the Indoor Generation

When a video or article catches my attention, I like to share it with followers on our Good Earth Plant Company social media pages. When it catches YOUR attention, then I know the message has meaning and impact beyond my little universe. A video I posted earlier this week got more attention than anything we’ve […]

Do Plants Have Feelings?

Posted on May 16, 2018
Do Plants Have Feelings?

The Swedish furniture company IKEA decided to perform an experiment designed to raise awareness among students about bullying. Two identical potted plants were placed in a school. Both received the same light, water, and fertilizer for 30 days. The only difference: students were instructed to verbally compliment one plant, and bully and insult the other […]

Save San Diego’s Trees and Save Our Future

Posted on May 10, 2018
Save San Diego’s Trees and Save Our Future

If you know anything about me, you know I believe in the power of trees. One of the most powerful things you can do for the wellbeing of our planet is to plant a tree. Trees are nature’s conservation heroes. Studies show that trees clean the air by filtering pollutants and producing oxygen. Trees reduce […]

Art Becomes a Living Thing at San Diego Art Alive

Posted on Apr 26, 2018
Art Becomes a Living Thing at San Diego Art Alive

 “Art Alive” has been part of my life and my family’s life for several decades. I first got involved way back when I was still a florist. No matter how busy I got, this is one community project I’ve always enjoyed and will always make time for it. “Art Alive” is now in its 37th […]

18 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2018 – Sunday and All Year Long

Posted on Apr 19, 2018
18 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2018 – Sunday and All Year Long

Forty-eight years ago today, the first Earth Day took place in 1970. It is now an annual event celebrated on April 22, coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. It reaches more than 192 countries each year including hundreds of communities in the United States. Not to brag, but we celebrate Earth Day every single […]

Ten Unusual Indoor Plants for Your Office Desk

Posted on Apr 12, 2018
Ten Unusual Indoor Plants for Your Office Desk

You’ve read here many times about the benefits of having plants in your workplace environment. They absorb impurities and toxins in the air, they help dampen noise down in open floor plans, and they improve your mood, creativity, and productivity. Really, there is no down side other than the occasional watering spill. And that wouldn’t […]

Green Roofs Could Save San Diego Enough Tax Money To Fix our Streets

Posted on Apr 5, 2018
Green Roofs Could Save San Diego Enough Tax Money To Fix our Streets

Sometimes I wonder why I read the news, because it can be depressing. I guess because it’s a relief none of my own problems ever make it into the San Diego Union-Tribune or on local TV. If they did, I’d know I’m having a REALLY bad day. A few recent stories in the news were […]

Cool Things Made From Plants, Not Plastic

Posted on Mar 29, 2018
Cool Things Made From Plants, Not Plastic

Forget being addicted to drugs, or sugar, or the internet. America is addicted most of all to plastic. Last week, the Ocean Cleanup Foundation published a report on the Pacific Garbage Patch, a huge mass of trash swirled together by the ocean’s currents. It sits between the California coast and Hawaii. It is hundreds of […]

Should I Put My Indoor Plants Outside In the Rain?

Posted on Mar 22, 2018
Should I Put My Indoor Plants Outside In the Rain?

  It’s a question we don’t ask very often in San Diego County. But with a nice rainstorm predicted to last throughout the day, it’s an ideal time to explore this question. Why wouldn’t we want to take advantage of the rainfall to save water and give our indoor house plants a healthy drink and […]

11 Deadly Enemies of Your Indoor Plants

Posted on Mar 15, 2018
11 Deadly Enemies of Your Indoor Plants

When chosen wisely and treated well, indoor plants can survive and thrive in nearly any office or home environment. It is well worth the investment of your time and attention to be sure your plants are getting the right care. But whether it’s due to ignorance, neglect, or flat out abuse, indoor plants face many […]