Another Opening, Another Show

“Another Opening, Another Show… ” I know that’s a line from a Broadway show, but also how it feels around here after our Open House and Plant Sale last Friday. We had such an outstanding response from clients, former and new. This place was jumping with people asking about Tower Gardens, Living Walls and AquaPonics. Our event made the calendar in the San Diego Union-Tribune so we had a lot of folks that came that would have otherwise had no idea what we are up to. It was a treat to meet so many new people. And we sold a lot of beautiful plants and containers.… Read More

Out of One Business, Into Another

Joan Rivers
It’s always strange to end one type of business, especially if you’ve been doing it for 25+ years. So here’s my official announcement that (with the exception of current and selected clients) we are going out of the Short Term Plant Rental business. I made this decision to open time and energy for expanding our GreenScaped Buildings branch to design and build more living walls and green roofs and to let our Good Earth Plants staff focus on new commercial and residential plantscaping accounts. NOT an easy decision! But a necessary one, kind of like when you buy a new suit, you kind of have to donate an old one to make room in your closet.… Read More

Speak Kindly to the Plants

“Speak Kindly to the Plants… and the People!” It’s so easy to get busy with work and home and family and all the million little sticky notes, lists and pieces of paper that are flying around. Those reminders to do something, buy something, call someone, or submit something by a deadline. Life is one BIG deadline. The plant business has an added sense of urgency because we are working with a perishable item. Plants want to live, but they don’t like being ignored, left in a dark corner if they need sunlight or in hot sun when they want shade, not watered if they are thirsty, watered too much if they want to be dry.… Read More

Plant a garden, add a kid… watch them grow!

Every now and then, I get a reality check when it comes to my kids. I am sure this happens to every parent…you’ll be driving along or just working through your day and something occurs to you about how different your own childhood was compared to your kids today. I remember long summer days when I was set loose with a PB&J sandwich and my bike (no helmet). Time was measured by light through the neighborhood trees and the sound of the Ice Cream truck. My acceptable range of travel was about nine blocks. I didn’t have a cell phone. I was expected home for dinner in reasonable condition at a reasonable time.… Read More

Our Spring Newsletter

March 19, 2013 In This Issue Upcoming Events Employee Spotlight Joke of the Month Quote of the Month Book a Lunch & Learn Upcoming Speaking Engagements Aquaponics at Good Earth Plants Open House Kevin’s Corner Featured Project Upcoming Events  Open House Plant Sale Reminder!!!  We have set the date for our Spring Open House and Plant Sale… This year it will be held on Friday April 19, 2013 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. We will have many new displays including a fully functioning display of our new Aquaponics System We will also be selling LOTS of beautiful plants from Ficus to Ferns!… Read More