Naughty or Nice: The Great Christmas Tree Debate Rages On

Posted on Nov 28, 2018
Naughty or Nice: The Great Christmas Tree Debate Rages On

It’s that time of year. Time to decide whether you want a real Christmas tree, or an artificial Christmas tree. Likes and dislikes aside, to me the more important debate is figuring out which one is better for the environment in the long run. Like a lot of decisions in life, it’s complicated. I recently […]

Time For Thanks (Again!) At Good Earth Plant Company – 2018 Edition

Posted on Nov 20, 2018

It is (already!) Thanksgiving 2018, and I’m thankful for many people and experiences in my life. Thanksgiving is a good time to let them know. I’m thankful for: My mom and dad: far from perfect, but great role models and teachers. They set a good standard and give me plenty to both admire and laugh […]

Knock on Wood! Hedging My Bets with This Fruitful Blog

Posted on Nov 14, 2018
Knock on Wood! Hedging My Bets with This Fruitful Blog

I’m always grateful when someone thinks enough of one of my blog posts to share it with other people. Thank you! I’m going to pay it forward this week by sharing a column written last week by San Diego author and language expert Richard Lederer. You may have heard him on the radio or attended […]

Eeek! Ten Monstrous Plants For Halloween

Posted on Oct 30, 2018
Eeek! Ten Monstrous Plants For Halloween

People love being scared. We love it so much we have an entire holiday devoted to scary things: Halloween. Science backs up the reasons why we love horror movies and celebrate creepy things: we embrace the excitement and energy part of the “fight or flight” instinct. So we get ourselves all worked up to get […]

New Living Moss Walls Change the Living Wall Landscape

Posted on Oct 24, 2018
New Living Moss Walls Change the Living Wall Landscape

During my 40 plus years bringing nature into workplaces, homes, and many other places, there have only been a handful of game changer type products or concepts. Even though I came around more recently to building green roofs (2007) and living walls, (2009), their origins go back thousands of years. The modern versions of  green […]

Plants are Funny Too, But Their Benefits Are No Joke

Posted on Oct 17, 2018
Plants are Funny Too, But Their Benefits Are No Joke

I never get tired of talking to people about the many benefits of plants and nature in the places we live, work, and play. But I admit it’s sometimes a challenge to figure out new ways to help people get the message! The nonprofit organization Green Plants for Green Buildings has been thinking about this, […]

How Long Do Plants Live?

Posted on Oct 10, 2018
How Long Do Plants Live?

I’ve read several times recently that Millennials are filling up their lives with plants as substitutes for traditional pets like dogs and cats, and even kids! It’s true that plant sales have increased since 2016. This caused me to think about house plants as pets. We love our dogs, our cats, our birds, and other […]

Six Ways to Revive A Dying House Plant Before It’s Too Late

Posted on Oct 4, 2018
Six Ways to Revive A Dying House Plant Before It’s Too Late

House plants are enjoying a new surge in popularity. We could not be happier about this at Good Earth Plant Company. It’s been our mission for more than 40 years to encourage people to incorporate nature into the places they work, live, and play through the addition of plants due to their many benefits to […]

Replica Plants Are Plantscaping Rock Stars

Posted on Sep 26, 2018

Being in business for 40-plus years means a lot of changes, nearly always for the better. Looking back on some of our projects is a little like looking back through photos of yourself and cringing at some of the clothes you were wearing. They seemed SO cool at the time. Although my famous mullet haircut […]

You Deserve a Biophilic Break Today

Posted on Sep 17, 2018
You Deserve a Biophilic Break Today

When I was 12, I played Pop Warner football. One of the kids on the team had an agent and was asked to pick five kids from the team to help do a special part of a McDonald’s TV commercial. They divided the entire team in half, gave us different colored jerseys, and created the […]