Make Plants Your Personal Trainer on National Gardening Exercise Day June 6

Posted on May 30, 2018
Make Plants Your Personal Trainer on National Gardening Exercise Day June 6

By now everyone knows we should be more active on a daily basis. We know sitting all day at a desk does as much damage to our health as smoking cigarettes. We know our goal should be walking 10,000 steps in a day. Sure, it sounds easy but it means you need to get in […]

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 […]

Easter Comes Early for Good Earth Plant Company and Alpha Square

Posted on Mar 31, 2018
Easter Comes Early for Good Earth Plant Company and Alpha Square

Easter came a little earlier than expected for Good Earth Plant Company, and for residents of the Alpha Square Apartment complex. Eco-Warrior Jim Mumford and daughter Allie Mumford delivered orchids and bromeliads to residents to brighten their homes. They were enthusiastically received with many smiles. Good Earth Plant Company also provided orchids to the San […]

World Naked Gardening Day – Yes, There’s a Serious Point

Posted on May 3, 2017
World Naked Gardening Day – Yes, There’s a Serious Point

When I found out this Saturday, May 6 is officially the 13th annual “World Naked Gardening Day,” of course I laughed. Come on, who wouldn’t? Then I thought, ‘Boy, that’s going to take a LOT of sunscreen. More for some than others!’ World Naked Gardening Day is a real event, and while we all might […]

Six Common Mistakes You’re Making With Your Indoor Plants

Posted on Apr 13, 2017
Six Common Mistakes You’re Making With Your Indoor Plants

Mistakes, we’ve all made a few (with apologies to Frank Sinatra). If I was writing about my OWN mistakes, this blog post would be a novel. Some very big mistakes have made the news recently. I haven’t made any quite that big and I’m sure you haven’t either. But I bet you ARE making some […]

Shhh, Be Quiet – Your Houseplants are Sleeping

Posted on Feb 2, 2017

When the weather is sunny during the first few months of the year in San Diego, it’s hard to remember it’s winter time. Yes, even in Southern California. The days are getting longer again but we have several more weeks to go before we are getting a full, healthy dose of sunlight and the days […]

What Did You Want To Know from Good Earth Plants in 2016?

Posted on Jan 5, 2017
What Did You Want To Know from Good Earth Plants in 2016?

The confetti and streamers are finally cleaned up, the holiday decorations (mostly) put away for another year. It’s time to begin 2017 with a clean slate. Doesn’t that feel good? It’s also a good time to look back, take stock, make some observations and learn some lessons. Applied to this blog, we try to provide […]

Kermit The Frog Was Wrong: It IS Easy Being Green

Posted on Dec 15, 2016
Kermit The Frog Was Wrong: It IS Easy Being Green

I don’t remember exactly when the announcement of the Pantone Company’s “Color of the Year” became such a big deal. For the last few years at least, this American company best known for creating a universal color matching system called the “Pantone Matching System” names one color every December it thinks will be the hottest […]

Healing and Growing With Horticultural Therapy

Posted on Nov 16, 2016
Healing and Growing With Horticultural Therapy

Several years ago at a Water Conservation Garden event at Cuyamaca College, I met Laura Eubanks. I stopped at her booth to talk to her because she had some of the most beautiful succulent displays I’d seen in a long time. At the time, Laura was an aspiring landscape designer. She asked a lot of […]

Help Good Earth Plant Company Support “A Growing Passion”

Posted on Oct 6, 2016
Help Good Earth Plant Company Support “A Growing Passion”

One of my favorite ways to spend time is to pass along my love of plants and nature and educate people about their many benefits. But even though I try, I can’t do it all myself. I have a business to run after all! There are plenty of other people who feel the same way. […]