Deter Deer from Your Landscape

Here in the Natural State, we enjoy wild beauty. In Good Earth’s home city of Little Rock, nature is never far from our doorstep—from native dogwoods to bubbling brooks to abundant wildlife, we’re surrounded by homegrown beauty. However, this closeness to nature also carries a threat to our gardens: deer! We get questions every week… Read more »

How to Care for Air Plants

Learn more about air plant care below! At the Good Earth, we love air plants! As the name implies, air plants absorb nutrients and water through specialized scales on their leaves called trichomes. The ability to survive without roots classifies air plants, or Tillandsia, as epiphytes. In nature, air plants can be found across a… Read more »

Pollinator Plants for Arkansas Gardens

Butterflies, birds, and bumblebees! These creatures bring an element of wonder to the flower garden and help pollinate our fruit and vegetable patches. With a little planning, you can invite pollinators into your garden and appreciate their beauty all season. In addition, creating a hospitable environment for pollinators in your backyard helps to support their… Read more »

How to Grow Butterfly Weed

Keep reading for tips on how to grow butterfly weed successfully here in Arkansas! Asclepias (Butterfly Weed) is the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year, chosen by the national Perennial Plant Association! Every year, a notable perennial comes into focus and this years’ selection is surely one to include in the garden! There are many… Read more »

Screening Plants for Arkansas Landscapes

Do you live on a busy street or need to build in some privacy around your home? Then you may want to consider planting a living fence, or privacy fence. The benefits of a privacy screen include blocking strong winds, limiting street noise, and defining spaces in addition to masking unsightly views. Read on for… Read more »

New Shade Perennials for 2017

Every year our perennial grower makes our plant selections based on field trials, landscaper suggestions and from trade nursery information. This is her second year at the Good Earth Garden Center and boy, did she LISTEN TO YOU! Throughout the year she took notes as to what you wanted, what we did not have and… Read more »

Landscape Lighting Tips

Keep reading for landscape lighting tips, including how it can increase your home value, add safety and more! First of all, what is quality landscape lighting and how does it differ from the solar lights at box stores? Professionally installed, low-voltage outdoor lighting is more efficient than ever before by utilizing energy efficient LED fixtures. … Read more »

Top 10 Reasons to Plant Pansies

This fall has been unseasonably warm, around 10 degrees warmer than our usual average temperatures and we are feeling it!  Despite the high temperatures, it’s November and the perfect time to plant pansies, violas and panolas.  Never planted fall color before? Here are the top 10 reasons to plant pansies this year! 1  Plant now… Read more »