Go Marimo For An Unusual indoor Plant

Posted on Jun 6, 2018

We sing the praises of indoor plants on a regular basis, because there’s so much to love and so many benefits. But it’s true not all indoor plants are suitable for every environment. You may have an especially challenging environment with low light, variations in temperature, even limits to where you can put them. Or […]

Do Plants Have Feelings?

Posted on May 16, 2018
Do Plants Have Feelings?

The Swedish furniture company IKEA decided to perform an experiment designed to raise awareness among students about bullying. Two identical potted plants were placed in a school. Both received the same light, water, and fertilizer for 30 days. The only difference: students were instructed to verbally compliment one plant, and bully and insult the other […]

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 […]

Ten Unusual Indoor Plants for Your Office Desk

Posted on Apr 12, 2018
Ten Unusual Indoor Plants for Your Office Desk

You’ve read here many times about the benefits of having plants in your workplace environment. They absorb impurities and toxins in the air, they help dampen noise down in open floor plans, and they improve your mood, creativity, and productivity. Really, there is no down side other than the occasional watering spill. And that wouldn’t […]

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 […]

Should I Put My Indoor Plants Outside In the Rain?

Posted on Mar 22, 2018
Should I Put My Indoor Plants Outside In the Rain?

  It’s a question we don’t ask very often in San Diego County. But with a nice rainstorm predicted to last throughout the day, it’s an ideal time to explore this question. Why wouldn’t we want to take advantage of the rainfall to save water and give our indoor house plants a healthy drink and […]

11 Deadly Enemies of Your Indoor Plants

Posted on Mar 15, 2018
11 Deadly Enemies of Your Indoor Plants

When chosen wisely and treated well, indoor plants can survive and thrive in nearly any office or home environment. It is well worth the investment of your time and attention to be sure your plants are getting the right care. But whether it’s due to ignorance, neglect, or flat out abuse, indoor plants face many […]

Good Earth Plants Thinks Big: World’s Largest Plants

Posted on Feb 7, 2018
Good Earth Plants Thinks Big: World’s Largest Plants

Regular readers of my blog know how much I love trees. The simple act of planting a tree is one of the most valuable things you can do for the planet. One of my first blog posts ever (in 2013) was about treehouses. In 2015, it upset me to learn Caltrans was cutting down mature […]

Porn Vs. Plants: Guess Which One Is Winning?

Posted on Jan 11, 2018
Porn Vs. Plants: Guess Which One Is Winning?

The beginning of a new year gives everyone a fresh start. Scientific studies show people really do feel extra motivation to set and accomplish goals thanks to the power of believing in the opportunity for a new beginning and another chance to get things right. I get excited at the beginning of the year, because […]

Color Good Earth Plants Happy About the 2018 Color of the Year Choice

Posted on Jan 4, 2018
Color Good Earth Plants Happy About the 2018 Color of the Year Choice

The Pantone Company decided to go big or go home with its 2018 “Color of the Year” choice. It’s now headline news when this American company best known for creating a universal color matching system names one color every December it thinks will be the hottest color trend for the year ahead. Last year’s choice […]