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Decking the Halls with Holiday Boughs!

  ‘Tis the season to drink hot cocoa, wear cute scarves and of course, deck the halls!  This time of year, you can find various evergreen boughs, perfect for decorating in all kinds of fun and unique ways.  Holiday boughs are pacific coast greens, sold in bundles. Necessary tools?  Get out your hand pruners since… Read more »

Arkansas Made Gift Ideas at The Good Earth

  Did you know that we have a 5,000 square foot Gift Shop, filled with all kinds of lovely gifts, including many locally made items?  Check these out! We are very excited to share with you about this fragrant castile soap from Cadron Creek Soapworks! These have been made at a farm in Mount Vernon… Read more »

Poinsettia Care

History Here are a few interesting tidbits about poinsettias; they are named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico.  He introduced the plant to the US in 1825.  Poinsettias are widely considered and most popularly sold as a Christmas plant.  As legends tell it, in 16th century Mexico, a poor girl… 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 »

Growing Limelight Hydrangeas in Arkansas

What is a paniculata hydrangea? This post is really about growing tips for all panicle (Hydrangea paniculata) hydrangeas but we thought this title would catch your attention since Limelight is the most popular one right now! These hydrangeas have blooms in panicles, which means a branched indeterminate inflorescence, which forms a cone shaped flower head.… 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 »

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 »

Jump Start Your Next Planting!

What is Jump Start? Jump Start is a nutrient rich, super plant food, in granular form, that we recommend to every customer for almost every plant! If you’ve shopped with us over the past few years, you’ve likely seen this item close to the register or heard us mention it in videos and other blog… Read more »