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 […]

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 […]

Our Valentine’s Day Love Letter To Plants

Posted on Feb 14, 2019
Our Valentine’s Day Love Letter To Plants

Happy Valentine’s Day (or as some of you refer to it, Singles Appreciation Day). It’s a day to take time and appreciate the love in your life. Why limit this to people? At Good Earth Plant Company, we’ve had a love affair with plants for more than four decades. This is a relationship built to […]

Do These Six Things to Keep Indoor Plants Healthy During Winter

Posted on Feb 6, 2019
Do These Six Things to Keep Indoor Plants Healthy During Winter

Winter has hit San Diego along with the rest of the U.S. No polar vortex here, thank goodness, but we know it’s winter without needed snow on the ground or freezing daytime temperatures. We feel the change of seasons even if we don’t have to shovel driveways or scrape windshields. Plants feel the change of […]

Ten Freshest Plantscaping Trends for 2019

Posted on Jan 31, 2019
Ten Freshest Plantscaping Trends for 2019

After all the New Year celebrations are over, I still have something to look forward to every year: the annual Tropical Plant Industry Expo in Florida. It’s become a tradition for me to start the year meeting with my Plantscaping industry colleagues from 45 states and 37 different countries, and learning about the latest trends […]