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Pansy versus Viola… what’s the difference anyway?

What is a pansy? Pansies are the most commonly planted fall and winter annual in our area and for very good reason!  Pansies bloom from fall into next spring, all the way through time to plant warm season annuals.  They offer a large variety of color choices and many have huge blooms!  Deadheading will help… Read more »

Using Natural Shrubbery Around Your Property

Even if you love your neighbors, you can still want a barrier dividing your property from theirs. Looking for a beautiful, natural way to provide some privacy? Here are Gregg’s suggestions for you. Gregg recommends the arborvitae to use as a natural fence. They can be purchased when they’ve already grown 10 ft. tall, so… Read more »

Butterfly Annuals

Butterfly Annuals A lot of people want to attract butterflies to their garden, and understandably so! We have some tips to help draw these beautiful insects towards your yard. Plan Your Flowers While it’s true that butterflies are drawn to brightly colored blooms, a big bright flower is not a surefire way to attract butterflies.… Read more »

June is Perennial Gardening Month

  June is Perennial Gardening Month The Good Earth began as primarily a nursery and growing facility over 45 years ago.  Throughout the past four decades, we have become a full service garden center but that doesn’t mean we have forgotten our roots! We still grow most of the perennials we sell; just look for… Read more »

Varieties of Vines

Varieties of Vines Read more to learn about the different types of vines, how they weather the winter, and how to give your vines the care they need. Evergreen Clematis Evergreen clematis, sometimes called Old Man’s Beard, does well in the Arkansas climate. It’s one of the earlier bloomers, and due to the especially mild… Read more »

Pansy Spring Care

Pansy Spring Care This week, Gregg and Jeff talk through the proper way to care for your pansies this spring. Winter Experiment The Good Earth team ran a little experiment over the winter. In the fall we planted panolas, pansies and violas in the same area. Now, after receiving equal amounts of water and light… Read more »

Spring Mulch

The Details and Benefits of Spring Mulch

Gregg and Jeff are catching up on not only the aesthetic benefits of mulch, but the practical reasons you want it in your landscaping. Is Mulch Just For Looks? Adding mulch to your landscaping is a great way to beautify the area. It completes the look and (quite literally) tops things off. The benefits stretch… Read more »