“April Showers bring May Flowers….”
While we certainly needed the rain, my fingers were crossed for sunny skies Friday, April 24 as we hosted our spring Good Earth Plants Open House and Plant Sale. While it wasn’t exactly sunny, we did manage to hold off the rain until later that night and have a tremendous Open House that day. And the wind? What’s a little breeze!
Our semi-annual event brought record-breaking numbers of new guests to view eight different types of green roofs and two dozen living wall displays that interested a number of architects, landscape architects and interior designers, not to mention a few potential customers. It’s one thing to see beautiful pictures of our work, it’s a completely different thing to be able to touch it, poke and see it in person.
There were great bargains on palms, plants, pottery and orchids. Past attendees spread the word, so a large number of visitors showed up. A few clients who had never visited our headquarters before found out what Good Earth Plants and our philosophy is all about.
We enjoy opening the doors to share our mission with friends, colleagues and clients. We displayed rainwater harvest systems, a tower garden and an aquaponic garden that is growing giant basil plants on top of a 20-gallon fish tank. We watched as truckloads of plants (one full to the brim) drove away bound for new homes where they can improve the environment in so many way – after spending only about $200. One woman had her arms full of blooming orchids. Her bill? Ten bucks. The payoff in her mental health thanks to beautifying her surroundings? Priceless.
Good Earth Plants holds its Open House and Plant Sale events twice a year to encourage the public to come see what we do and how we can beautify your world. While we are not set up as a retail operation year-round, visitors are welcome anytime by appointment to see our trials and demonstrations of the different systems we use and of course meet with one of our professional staff.
Many thanks to everyone who worked hard on a windy day to make everyone feel warm and welcome: Alexa, Danny, Kerry, Dawn and Karen all stepped up to make sure the event was a huge success.
We are already making plans for our Fall 2014 Open House and Plant Sale in September. There will be some surprises coming up, so make sure you sign up for our newsletter on the homepage of our website here so you won’t miss out. Hint: we give away a gift if you RSVP, so make note!
**Want to come by and see how we can add a living wall or green roof to your home or office? Call us at (858) 576-9300 for an appointment. It’s that easy.**