Good Earth Plant Company’s Summer Reading List – Naturally!

Posted on Aug 14, 2019
Good Earth Plant Company’s Summer Reading List – Naturally!

Science shows us getting out and enjoying the benefits of nature will make us healthier. Reading about nature isn’t a bad idea either. How about reading a book about nature at your favorite outdoor spot? Maybe it’s the beach; maybe it’s the park. Maybe it’s a hammock in your backyard. It doesn’t matter. And we […]

Good Earth Plant Company’s Ten Best Plant and Nature Apps

Posted on Jul 31, 2019
Good Earth Plant Company’s Ten Best Plant and Nature Apps

Back when kids like me didn’t have smartphones, we used BOOKS to learn about nature. If you wanted help identifying plants or birds or animals, you used books called “field guides” to take with you to help figure out whether you were looking at a sparrow or a warbler. If you wanted to figure out […]

Get The Picture About Biophilic Design

Posted on Jul 25, 2019
Get The Picture About Biophilic Design

Are you not entertained? We try to use the Good Earth Plant Company blog to provide information and educate people about plants, and do it in an entertaining way. Last week at the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Chapter annual Journalism Awards, the Good Earth Plant Company blog was named the Best Digital Blog […]

Grow or Die

Posted on Jul 18, 2019
Grow or Die

When you’ve been in business doing something for more than four decades, you probably think you’re pretty good at it. The mere act of surviving all the challenges running a business throws at you says it all. Plenty of people take their expertise for granted, though. That’s the kiss of death. The minute you think […]

The Best Sandwich I Ever Ate

Posted on Jul 11, 2019
The Best Sandwich I Ever Ate

Many people think the start of summer is Memorial Day weekend. The ‘official’ start to summer is the day of the Summer Solstice, June 20. For others, it doesn’t really feel like summer until the Fourth of July weekend. Whatever you think, summer is now in full swing. Summer means getting outdoors. Even though we […]

Noise Pollution Is The New Smoking

Posted on Jun 27, 2019
Noise Pollution Is The New Smoking

Do you know what a decibel is? You probably have a general idea it measures sound. A decibel measures the intensity of sound. It is similar to measurements we use for earthquakes – each decibel multiplies the last one. This is because the human ear can pick up an amazing range of sound. Start with […]

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 […]