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How to Plant a B&B Tree or Shrub

Let’s start at the beginning; what is a B&B anyway?  When you shop for trees or shrubs, you might have an opportunity to choose between one in a container or a B&B.  B&B stands for ball and burlap; this is when a plant has been grown in the ground.  Once a field grown plant is… Read more »

Cultivate Knowledge

SASCU Providence Farm 2021 Update

2021 Update from Byaruhanga Innocent (on site Executive Director): Greetings from Providence Farm in Uganda! It’s coming to close to two years since the world was hit by COVID 19 and as you know, ministries like ours which thoroughly depends on donations, were struck hard by the pandemic because most of the people that used… 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 »

Philodendron Fun

Philodendron fun; learn all about philodendrons and other Arum family plants including Monsteras and Pothos, inlcuding how to care for them.

Fair Trade and Gifts That Give Back

Learn more about the fair trade gifts in The Good Earth Gift Shop, as well as gifts that give back!

Fall Vegetable Gardening

It’s time to plant a fall vegetable garden! Do you know what to plant, where to plant and how to care for a fall vegetable garden? Read this post for tips from Good Earth’s gardening experts.

Sedum Plum Dazzled

Tough, Sun Loving Sedums

Perennial sedums have so much to offer! Yes, they are tough, sun loving perennials but that isn’t the end of their great garden characteristics. These plants are succulents, which means they have leaves and other plant structures that hold water. The stored water can be utilized when the plants are in need and not receiving… Read more »

Hummingbird Mint; A Perfect Perennial for Pollinators

Yes, another article about perennials because June is Perennial Gardening Month!  As temperatures have warmed, we are seeing more and more pollinators out and about.  Keep reading for details on one of our favorite perennials for pollinators, hummingbird mint. Agastache (Common names include Hummingbird Mint and Hyssop) Ever heard of this perennial?  It’s well loved… Read more »