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Author: Jennifer Gibson

Soil pH. Why does it matter?

Why does it matter? Soil pH should matter to all of us because it matters to plants.  Many plants, from trees to shrubs, from perennials to turfgrasses, have pH preferences so strong, they might as well be called requirements.  Ignoring plant needs such as soil pH could result in plant decline, all the way up… Read more »

Fair Trade and Gifts That Give Back

Learn more about the fair trade gifts in The Good Earth Gift Shop, as well as gifts that give back!

Our Staff’s Favorite Gifts

We did this in the fall and wanted to do it again this winter; it’s fun to find out which items are on our team’s must have list!  And from tools to jewelry, we love what they picked out!   Trey R. “Oh man, this is an easy one for me.  I love the hose… Read more »

The Basics of Growing Bonsai

What is bonsai? Although many think it’s a kind of plant, bonsai is actually the art form of growing a realistic but miniaturized representation of nature, specifically in a container. Translated, bonsai means planted in a container. Although the word bon-sai is Japanese, the art it described originated in the Chinese empire. In fact, it… Read more »

Gift Ideas for Gardeners!

  We all have a gardener in our lives and they may or may not feel like planting that perfect plant this time of year. So here are some gift ideas for gardeners, some enhance gardens, some pamper gardeners, and some make gardening easier.  Some just let them know you understand and appreciate how much… Read more »

Arkansas Made Gift Ideas at The Good Earth

  Did you know that we have a 5,000 square foot Gift Shop, filled with all kinds of lovely gifts, including many locally made items?  Check these out! We are very excited to introduce our newest locally made item; castile soap from Cadron Creek Soapworks. These have been made at a farm in Mount Vernon… Read more »

Poinsettia Care

History Here are a few interesting tidbits about poinsettias; they are named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico.  He introduced the plant to the US in 1825.  Poinsettias are widely considered and most popularly sold as a Christmas plant.  As legends tell it, in 16th century Mexico, a poor girl… Read more »