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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Knock on Wood! Hedging My Bets with This Fruitful Blog

Posted on Nov 14, 2018
Knock on Wood! Hedging My Bets with This Fruitful Blog

I’m always grateful when someone thinks enough of one of my blog posts to share it with other people. Thank you! I’m going to pay it forward this week by sharing a column written last week by San Diego author and language expert Richard Lederer. You may have heard him on the radio or attended […]

Eeek! Ten Monstrous Plants For Halloween

Posted on Oct 30, 2018
Eeek! Ten Monstrous Plants For Halloween

People love being scared. We love it so much we have an entire holiday devoted to scary things: Halloween. Science backs up the reasons why we love horror movies and celebrate creepy things: we embrace the excitement and energy part of the “fight or flight” instinct. So we get ourselves all worked up to get […]

Plants are Funny Too, But Their Benefits Are No Joke

Posted on Oct 17, 2018
Plants are Funny Too, But Their Benefits Are No Joke

I never get tired of talking to people about the many benefits of plants and nature in the places we live, work, and play. But I admit it’s sometimes a challenge to figure out new ways to help people get the message! The nonprofit organization Green Plants for Green Buildings has been thinking about this, […]

How Long Do Plants Live?

Posted on Oct 10, 2018
How Long Do Plants Live?

I’ve read several times recently that Millennials are filling up their lives with plants as substitutes for traditional pets like dogs and cats, and even kids! It’s true that plant sales have increased since 2016. This caused me to think about house plants as pets. We love our dogs, our cats, our birds, and other […]