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 […]

Flexing Our Creative Muscle at Art Alive 2019

Posted on Apr 17, 2019
Flexing Our Creative Muscle at Art Alive 2019

Last week, we concluded our participation in the 38th annual San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park fundraising event “Art Alive.” I haven’t missed one in 25 years, no matter what else we have going on. It’s always fun for us to spend time flexing our creative muscles. If you aren’t familiar with Art […]

Plants Should Be Tax Deductible

Posted on Apr 10, 2019
Plants Should Be Tax Deductible

April 15 is right around the corner. Have you finished filing your tax returns? When you are a business owner like I am, you have to think about tax issues constantly. Sometimes it feels like we are all employees of the IRS when you think about it. When you think about taxes, you put a […]

When Should I Repot My House Plants?

Posted on Apr 3, 2019
When Should I Repot My House Plants?

So you’ve gotten into the current craze for houseplants. You’ve added a few at home and in your workspace. Hooray and good for you! Literally, plants are good for you and keep you connected to nature, healthier, and happier. Congratulations from your Good Earth Plant Company Eco-Warriors. Maybe you’ve had your plants for a year […]

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 […]

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 […]