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Author: jennifer

How to Grow Happy Houseplants

Thumb through any magazine, Instagram feed or Pinterest page these days, and you will see a plethora of interesting houseplants gracing every style of decor you can imagine.  We are huge fans of this growing trend; here are a few tips to keep in mind. Choosing the right plant for you and your space: Lighting… Read more »

Houseplant Tips and Tricks

Houseplants have gotten more popular recently, which is really fun for us to see!  Here are houseplant tips and tricks from Jen M., one of our Good Earth team members.  If you visited our Hothouse over the winter and saw the HUGE Birds Nest Fern, that was one of her many indoor gardening successes.  She… Read more »

Landscape Design Tips for the DIY Homeowner

Looking forward to making changes to your landscape but aren’t sure how to create a plan that works?  The Good Earth has landscape design tips to get you started out right: Sun or shade… or both? Stand in your landscape areas every two hours from 8 am to 8 pm, especially during the summer. Take… Read more »

Starting a DIY landscaping project? Read this first…

Good landscapes serve several functions; increase home value, improve quality of life, improve aesthetics and improve functionality of a space. Bad landscapes, whether due to lack of proper maintenance or poor design, can do just the opposite.  Is making changing to your landscape on your spring to-do list?  Here are The Good Earth’s top tips… Read more »

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

  Did you know we have a 5,000 square foot Gift Shop? And really, when it comes down to it, our whole garden center is a gift shop… there is something here for everyone!   CAUS drinkware are pretty and pretty cool!  Each one is marked with a symbol of the cause it supports (pet… Read more »

Why I Love Mystic Spires Salvia

Image Source This blog post was contributed by Jen Mistretta, Good Earth’s perennial grower.  Her garden is show stopping and she is always trying new plants; plus, she is always up for sharing her tips and tricks for ultimate success!  Keep reading for all the reasons Mystic Spires makes it onto her must-have list. NOTE:… Read more »

How to Control Grubs in the Landscape

The larval stage of scarab beetles are referred to as grubs; they are normally C-shaped, and white or whitish in color with brown heads.  Turf grass roots are especially tasty to grubs, but they may also feed on landscape plant roots.  Symptoms of grub damage include yellowing or browning of grass leaves and thinning lawn… Read more »

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 »