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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 »

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 »

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 »