Easiest Indoor Plants to Grow For Black Thumbs

Posted on Jun 13, 2019
Easiest Indoor Plants to Grow For Black Thumbs

By now you’ve gotten the message: adding plants to your indoor environment at home and work provides multiple benefits to your physical and mental health. Study after study confirms plants clean your indoor air of toxins, raising humidity to healthier levels, increase the oxygen levels, buffer noise, calm your nerves and help you focus. And […]

Here Come The Plant Police

Posted on Jun 6, 2019
Here Come The Plant Police

It’s been our mission at Good Earth Plant Company for more than 40 years to improve peoples’ lives through the beauty, health, wellbeing, and environmental benefits living plants bring into all the spaces around you. From a simple plant in a striking container to a complicated living wall structure, it’s our passion as well as […]

My Blooming European Vacation

Posted on May 30, 2019
My Blooming European Vacation

In May, I had the luxury of spending a couple of weeks traveling through Eastern Europe on vacation with my family. It turned out to be more than just a good time. It was an education seeing how our European neighbors view the importance of integrating nature into their environment. Those lessons are well worth […]

Our Love For Blue Flowers: It’s Complicated

Posted on May 22, 2019
Our Love For Blue Flowers: It’s Complicated

With Memorial Day coming up and the Fourth of July not all that far away, the red, white and blue decorations are starting to appear, including garden and floral displays. Commercial garden centers and big box stores are putting their red, white, and blue flowers and plants front and center. Forty years ago when I […]

Stop Bugging Me: Control Plant Pests Without Pesticides

Posted on May 8, 2019
Stop Bugging Me: Control Plant Pests Without Pesticides

Summer is coming, we promise. Summer brings so many good things, but it also brings some not-so-good things. Plant pests love the summer weather as much as people do. While bugs can bug your indoor plants any time of year, they get more opportunities to thrive in the late spring and summer months. The weather […]

Expose Yourself to World Naked Gardening Day on May 4

Posted on May 1, 2019
Expose Yourself to World Naked Gardening Day on May 4

I first learned about “World Naked Gardening Day” two years ago. I thought for sure it was a joke played on me by some of my friends. What a surprise to find out it’s a real event, not just what I used to do when I lived in rural San Diego without neighbors close by. […]

19 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2019 All Year Long

Posted on Apr 25, 2019
19 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2019 All Year Long

Forty-nine years ago, 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. Earth Day fell on the Monday after Easter this week. While […]

Flexing Our Creative Muscle at Art Alive 2019

Posted on Apr 17, 2019
Flexing Our Creative Muscle at Art Alive 2019

Last week, we concluded our participation in the 38th annual San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park fundraising event “Art Alive.” I haven’t missed one in 25 years, no matter what else we have going on. It’s always fun for us to spend time flexing our creative muscles. If you aren’t familiar with Art […]

Plants Should Be Tax Deductible

Posted on Apr 10, 2019
Plants Should Be Tax Deductible

April 15 is right around the corner. Have you finished filing your tax returns? When you are a business owner like I am, you have to think about tax issues constantly. Sometimes it feels like we are all employees of the IRS when you think about it. When you think about taxes, you put a […]

When Should I Repot My House Plants?

Posted on Apr 3, 2019
When Should I Repot My House Plants?

So you’ve gotten into the current craze for houseplants. You’ve added a few at home and in your workspace. Hooray and good for you! Literally, plants are good for you and keep you connected to nature, healthier, and happier. Congratulations from your Good Earth Plant Company Eco-Warriors. Maybe you’ve had your plants for a year […]