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Seasonal Tips

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 »

Bringing Your Outdoor Plants In This Fall

As the heat of summer starts to wind down and autumn cool sets in, it’s time we begin prepping houseplants for their return to the climate controlled indoors as they bid adieu to their outdoor summer vacation. We’ve put together some tips and tricks below to help your plants thrive better when adjusting to the… Read more »

Pumpkin and Gourd Recipes from The Good Earth Team!

  Another fall, another round of pumpkin and gourd recipes!  Our team loves cooking and baking, especially with these fall favorites.  Here are the recipes behind these delicious creations… THANKSGIVING PUMPKIN CAKE A pumpkin cake that’s shaped like a pumpkin! The pumpkin cake is rich with brown butter, perfectly spiced, and covered in cream cheese… Read more »

Pansy Palooza! Pansy Recipes from The Good Earth Team!

Much like the pumpkins recipes, this is a collection of fun recipes utilizing our favorite fall/ winter annuals, the pansy.  Pansy and viola flowers are edible, both the sepals and the flower petals as well as the pistils and stamens, unlike many edible flowers, in which only the flower petals themselves are edible.  A quick… Read more »

Beyond the Mum!

Don’t worry; we still have TONS of mums! But if you are looking for something a little different, we have some great options, including marigolds, rudbeckia and crotons!  Each of these plants provide tons of bright, big color to fall displays. Keep reading for details about each. We also have fun mixed planters, ready to… Read more »