Ten Freshest Plantscaping Trends for 2019

Posted on Jan 31, 2019
Ten Freshest Plantscaping Trends for 2019

After all the New Year celebrations are over, I still have something to look forward to every year: the annual Tropical Plant Industry Expo in Florida. It’s become a tradition for me to start the year meeting with my Plantscaping industry colleagues from 45 states and 37 different countries, and learning about the latest trends […]

Plants With Purpose Thanks UCSD Hearts & Hands Volunteer Doula Program

Posted on Jan 22, 2019
Plants With Purpose Thanks UCSD Hearts & Hands Volunteer Doula Program

The UCSD Hearts & Hands Volunteer Doula Program is the latest recipient of the Good Earth Plant Company “Plants with Purpose” nonprofit donation program. Good Earth provided orchids for the program’s annual “Comfort & Joy Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Party. The program’s mission is “to work within the UCSD Medical Center’s patient care team as volunteer […]

Rain or Shine, Do Your Part to Protect Our Oceans from Stormwater Pollution

Posted on Jan 9, 2019
Rain or Shine, Do Your Part to Protect Our Oceans from Stormwater Pollution

In winter 2018, the last thing we needed to worry about was stormwater pollution. We only got 3.77 inches of rain in the official 2017-2018 water year in San Diego. Now here we are in 2019, and our first blog post of the year is about the pollution effects of all the rain we’ve been […]

The Blog Posts You Read Most in 2018

Posted on Jan 2, 2019

We enjoy putting time and thought into our weekly blog posts all year. We’re always curious what blog posts were most popular, so we can deliver more of whatever you enjoy reading most. Sometimes, you like practical advice. Other times, you want a little bit of fun.  We won’t comment on the reason why “World […]

Nature Book Gift Recommendations to Inspire You

Posted on Dec 19, 2018

Still working on your gift list this year? You are far from alone. The National Retail Federation says 53 percent of all Americans say they’ll be shopping for Christmas gifts the Saturday before Christmas. And Procrastination Nation seems to get bigger every year thanks to crazy fast shipping deadlines. If you’re still looking for a […]

Pantone 2019 Color of the Year Sees the Light

Posted on Dec 12, 2018
Pantone 2019 Color of the Year Sees the Light

It’s now headline news when the Pantone Company announces its annual choice for “Color of the Year” in early December. Good Earth Plant Company works with color so much, the choice gets our attention, especially the reasoning and psychology behind it. This year’s choice for 2019 is an eye-popping pink-toned orange called “Living Coral.” It’s […]

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 […]