Good Day Sunshine! Jump Start Your Day Naturally

Posted on Oct 2, 2019
Good Day Sunshine! Jump Start Your Day Naturally

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Hit the snooze button? Brush your teeth? Get some coffee? Check social media? Go to the gym? A survey conducted by the consulting firm Deloitte isn’t much of a surprise.  Forty-three percent of people check their phone within five minutes of waking […]

Survey Says: The Younger Generation Digs Gardening

Posted on Sep 25, 2019
Survey Says: The Younger Generation Digs Gardening

When you think about gardening, do you picture your grandmother tending her rose garden? Maybe a retired neighbor mowing his lush lawn? According to the National Gardening Survey, the typical gardener and plant enthusiast is much younger and isn’t living in the suburbs. In the 2019 version of this annual survey presented every year at […]

Time to Celebrate National Indoor Plant Week Sept 16-22

Posted on Sep 11, 2019
Time to Celebrate National Indoor Plant Week Sept 16-22

Summer is nearly over, and the big holidays of the year – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s – aren’t too far away. But we are already like little kids waiting for Christmas, because next week is officially National Indoor Plant Week. Yes, it’s a real thing! It’s right up there with Naked Outdoor Gardening […]

Best House Plants For Small Spaces

Posted on Sep 4, 2019
Best House Plants For Small Spaces

Have you ever watched the show on HGTV called “Tiny House Hunters?” Episodes follow homebuyers who want to seriously downsize. By definition, a small house is around 500 square feet. A tiny house is from 100 to 400 square feet. It’s hard to get solid numbers, but most groups agree there are about 10,000 of […]

Bring the Heat: Indoor Plants That Like It Hot

Posted on Aug 8, 2019
Bring the Heat: Indoor Plants That Like It Hot

It’s official: July was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. As United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, “We have always lived through hot summers. This is not your grandfather’s summer.” We are fortunate living in San Diego where the weather remains close to perfect most of the time, but we are feeling the heat […]

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 […]

Easiest Indoor Plants to Grow For Black Thumbs

Posted on Jun 13, 2019
Easiest Indoor Plants to Grow For Black Thumbs

By now you’ve gotten the message: adding plants to your indoor environment at home and work provides multiple benefits to your physical and mental health. Study after study confirms plants clean your indoor air of toxins, raising humidity to healthier levels, increase the oxygen levels, buffer noise, calm your nerves and help you focus. And […]

Here Come The Plant Police

Posted on Jun 6, 2019
Here Come The Plant Police

It’s been our mission at Good Earth Plant Company for more than 40 years to improve peoples’ lives through the beauty, health, wellbeing, and environmental benefits living plants bring into all the spaces around you. From a simple plant in a striking container to a complicated living wall structure, it’s our passion as well as […]

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 […]