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Beautiful Perennials that Thrive in Hot Weather

We have already had taste of summer temps and of course, there are more on the way.  Just like with people, some plants handle the heat better than others, and actually thrive in our hot Arkansas summers! In this post, we are going to write about a few of the many sun loving perennials that… Read more »

Colorful Annuals that Love the Heat!

  Cora Cascade Vinca (shown above in Bright Rose color) This has quickly become one of our favorite plants for many reasons!  It has all the wonderful characteristics of regular upright vinca, such as consistent blooming, thrives in heat and sun, AND requires less water than many other warm season annuals. The Cora series of… Read more »

All About Butterfly Bush

A Pollinators Dream Plant If you’re looking to attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden with a consistent blooming plant then look no further than the butterfly bush! The lovely butterfly bush is a genus of woody flowering perennial that grow appealing fragrant flower spikes that are known to attract pollinators from late spring… Read more »

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Check out these fun Mother’s Day gift ideas from The Good Earth Gift Shop, from gardening tools to fundraising drinkware.

Top 10 Spring Landscaping Tips for Arkansas…plus a few more!

1.    Spring is a great time to plant all the things! Trees, shrubs, sod, perennials, veggies, herbs and annuals…all of it! The soil temperatures are warm, which encourages root development. 2.    Look at the area before planting to learn how many hours of sun the area gets and whether it is afternoon or morning sun. … Read more »

Top 5 Reasons to Plant Perennials This Spring!

A perennial can be described as an herbaceous plant whose leaves and flowers die back to the ground every year and come back the next from the root system. However, there are even some evergreen and semi-evergreen perennials! Generally speaking, perennials are desired plants because they produce flowers, seed heads or leaves that add wonderful… Read more »

5 Ways to Add Some Spring to Your Step

1    Time to get the pots and beds all ready for spring color! Pansies, violas and ornamental greens had a hard winter. The warm winter transitioned fast into a brutally cold one, without providing cool season annuals a chance to acclimate, resulting in some rough looking pansies around town!  If your pansies aren’t giving off… Read more »

Good Earth Soil Test Kits

Healthy plants, properly planted in the right place (sun requirements), and appropriately watered will always grow well… right? Not necessarily!  Soil health and composition are key to long term plant success.  How do you know how ‘good’ your soil is?  A soil test is the best way to find out, and we are very excited… Read more »