We’re Out Of Our Gourd About Halloween

Posted on Oct 26, 2017
We’re Out Of Our Gourd About Halloween

Americans really love Halloween. Really, really love it! The National Retail Federation projects total spending this Halloween of $9.1 billion, with 179 million Americans planning to take part in festivities of some kind. For every three dollars spent on a child’s costume, another dollar is spent on a pet’s costume. Here’s even more proof: Out […]

Good Earth Plant Company Show and Tell at the Mingei

Posted on Oct 19, 2017
Good Earth Plant Company Show and Tell at the Mingei

Outside of my family of course, there isn’t much I love more than bringing nature and plants into places people work, live, and play. I’m still just as enthusiastic about my mission as I was when I bought my original bucket stand selling flowers and then plants downtown nearly 40 years ago. What comes close […]

Change Your Screen, Change Your Life

Posted on Oct 5, 2017
Change Your Screen, Change Your Life

Where is your phone right now? Chances are good you can reach for it. One in three of you is reading this blog post on a phone right now. According to a 2016 Nielsen Research report, we are now spending nearly 11 hours a day using our tablets, smartphones, personal computers, multimedia devices, video games, […]

Nature’s Way To Boost Employee Productivity

Posted on Sep 28, 2017
Nature’s Way To Boost Employee Productivity

American workers are known for their productivity, and while we aren’t number one on many lists, we remain in the top five overall on nearly all of them. So it’s kind of shocking to me to read the results of a Gallup Poll from June 2017 which found two-thirds of all employees in the United […]

Trends Come and Go, But Indoor Plants Never Go Out of Style

Posted on Aug 23, 2017
Trends Come and Go, But Indoor Plants Never Go Out of Style

When I opened my newspaper last Saturday, the headline practically yelled at me from the page: “Indoor greenery: house plants are back.” House plants are back? Back from where? Who is saying house plants ever went anywhere in the first place? I had to laugh. Yes, out loud. After 40 years in business providing plants […]

Serving Up a Summer Blog Salad

Posted on Jul 20, 2017
Serving Up a Summer Blog Salad

So many plant related news items cross my desk that make me say “huh” or “really?” or “wow.” Or “you’ve got to be (kidding) me!” I had to clean up that sentence using “kidding” for our family-friendly blog but you get the idea. Let me catch you up on a few of them while I’m […]

The Green Fix for Good Health

Posted on Jul 6, 2017
The Green Fix for Good Health

One of the best things about celebrating the Fourth of July is that everyone in Washington D.C. stops what they are doing to join in on parades, fireworks, and barbecues like the rest of us. But they’re now back at work. Healthcare reform remains at the top of the agenda. Don’t worry, I’m not going […]

Words from Our Favorite Eco-Warrior: The Dalai Lama

Posted on Jun 22, 2017
Words from Our Favorite Eco-Warrior: The Dalai Lama

Most people know Good Earth Plant Company for our living walls, green roofs, and other major projects. But we got our start 40 years ago on a much smaller scale. Our core business for many years is providing Interior Plantscaping services to offices, homes and other buildings, bringing nature indoors for people to enjoy. Early […]

Tips To Enjoy Summer Naturally

Posted on Jun 14, 2017
Tips To Enjoy Summer Naturally

You know the years are passing when the months seem to be racing by. It feels like I just put the Christmas decorations away, but in just a few days summer will officially begin on Tuesday, June 20, at 9:24 pm Pacific Time. This is the summer solstice, the day with the most hours of […]

Bridge To The Future of Living Walls in Los Angeles

Posted on Jun 1, 2017
Bridge To The Future of Living Walls in Los Angeles

One of the things we love about working with living walls is finding something new to incorporate into our client projects. We’ve been big fans of preserved moss walls, and found a way to combine it with traditional living walls for the architecture firm Gensler’s Los Angeles location. Gensler’s Los Angeles office is the first […]