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New Perennials for 2019

Every year, our perennial grower researches new perennials to grow and chooses ones that she feels will be the most successful for Arkansas gardeners.  Introducing the new perennial picks for 2019: Dianthus ‘Georgia Peach Pie’ There is always a bunch of Dianthus in the pink and red shades, but this one is different.  The flowers… Read more »

Good Earth’s Hanging Gardens

Spring 2019 update:  This year, the gardens are planted with three different varieties of Lantana, Bandana Lemon Zest, Bandana Red, Bandana Cherry Sunrise, all planted in the tops of the planters, and then both ColorBlast Double Mandarin and Colorblast Watermelon Punch Portulaca on the sides and near the bottom of the planters, the Silver Falls… Read more »

Perennial Picks of the Week

Looking through magazines, scouting plants on Pinterest, falling in love with gardens featured online… all fun past times.  But when it comes to planting new plants, the place to go is your local garden center.  We know what does well here in our area, and trial plants we aren’t familiar with before we recommend them. … Read more »

How to Control Crapemyrtle Bark Scale!

This article covers the topic of controling Crepe Myrtle (also spelled Crepemyrtle, Crapemyrtle or Crape Myrtle) bark scale. There is a new serious threat to one of our favorite trees; even more serious than the unsightly and oft mentioned crape murder.  As a reminder, crape murder is the extreme pruning of crapemyrtles that results in… Read more »

All About Begonias

Begonias are one of our most popular plants and there are so many to choose from!  Each has unique characteristic and therefore, different purposes in the landscape (or home).  As we approach the spring planting season, we thought you might want to learn more about these versatile, eye-catching and easy to grow plants.  This post… Read more »

BIG Update on our Journey with Ugandan Non-Profit SASCU!

Thank YOU! Many of you have directly donated goods, funds or prayed for SASCU in the past; we are so grateful to you!  And if you have made any purchase at The Good Earth in the past, you are a part of this journey.  If you have shared one of our social media posts or… Read more »