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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 »

SASCU Providence Farm 2020 Update

This year was challenging for Providence Farm, as it was for everyone. Good Earth team members were not able to make the trip to Uganda this year but we kept in constant contact throughout the year via video calls. We wanted to share what this year looked like at the farm. For a more detailed… 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 »

How to Grow Christmas Cactus

There are actually 3 different kinds of cactus that look similar and have one of three names; Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter cactus.  While it may seem like they are all the same, there is a difference.  It’s all in the leaf shape. Thanksgiving Cactus Although they are commonly called Christmas cactus, the ones pictures above… Read more »

How to Grow Brew-Tea-Ful Green Camellia

Always wanted to grow your own tea but didn’t have room for a large tea plant, otherwise known as Camellia sinensis?  Meet one of our new favorite, flavorful plants; Brew-Tea-Ful Green Camellia. Petite in size, this plant is ideal for patio spaces and container gardens. Mature size is 12-15 inches tall and 10-12 inches wide.… Read more »

Winter Combo Pots

Choose winter hardy plants for containers that offer interest all winter long!  The key is to choose evergreens, perennials, groundcovers and seasonal color that can last throughout our coldest temperatures in containers.  If you typically plant tropical plants in your containers, and aren’t sure about planting evergreens and perennials in them, just remember you can… Read more »