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 […]

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 […]