Here Come Summer – Time to Get Out!

Posted on Jun 20, 2019
Here Come Summer – Time to Get Out!

Ready or not, here comes summer! More precisely, the summer solstice. The solstice takes place at a precise point in time. This year it will be Friday morning, June 21, exactly at 8:54 a.m. PT according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. People usually refer to the entire day when this happens as the “Summer Solstice.” […]

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. […]

Go To The Zoo For the Pandas, Stay for the Plants

Posted on Mar 27, 2019
Go To The Zoo For the Pandas, Stay for the Plants

The “World Famous” San Diego Zoo’s two giant pandas will return to China at the end of April. Bai-Yun, 27, and her son, Xiao Liwu, 6, are probably the Zoo’s most popular animals (maybe after the koalas). So you’ve got about a month left to see them and wish them farewell. You might be fighting […]

Go Green on St. Patrick’s Day – and Every Day

Posted on Mar 13, 2019
Go Green on St. Patrick’s Day – and Every Day

You don’t have to be Irish (or part Irish like me) to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17. We love any occasion focusing on things that are green! It’s more likely than not you possess some Irish heritage as part of your ethnic DNA. In June 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave a […]

Spring Into Action: Daylight Saving Time 2019 Is Here

Posted on Mar 6, 2019
Spring Into Action: Daylight Saving Time 2019 Is Here

We say days are “growing longer” when we start getting more minutes of sunshine each day. Wouldn’t it be nice if that meant we got more than 24 hours in a day? I’d even take a secret eighth day a week no one else knows about. With the generous amount of rain we’ve experienced in […]

Plant A Weed and Save the Monarchs

Posted on Feb 27, 2019
Plant A Weed and Save the Monarchs

Recently a visitor to Good Earth Plant Company asked me “Hey, what’s that tall plant growing on your green roof?” I told her it was milkweed. What I didn’t say is that it might be the most important plant on the entire green roof. The Western monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable insects […]

Show Us The Money: Five Reasons Plants Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted on Feb 20, 2019
Show Us The Money: Five Reasons Plants Improve Your Bottom Line

Plants have never been hotter. The humble indoor plant is suddenly a design trend. We have thousands of people calling themselves “plant parents” who collect and cherish house plants. The trend is creeping its way into more workplaces, too. The benefits of plants in the workplace is something we’re passionate about at Good Earth Plant […]