February 2020 Rock Star Awards

February 2020 Rock Star Awards

This month, ECG would like to introduce you to two of our Rock Stars. Since our in-house voting resulted in a tie, we decided to award them both!Kim Shultz is a silent superstar and a critical part …
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A Clean Slate and a Fresh Start

A Clean Slate and a Fresh Start

It’s always a heavy lift to get new greenhouses up and running, but soooo worth it: There’s just nothing like a clean slate, a fresh start. Case in point: Two acres of new perennial propagation spac …
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Carex pensylvanica

Carex pensylvanica

This is the go-to native for attractive, low-maintenance cover in low-light situations. “Pennsylvania sedge” has rich green foliage. Slender, hair-like blades take on a graceful flowing appearance f …
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January 2020 Rock Star Award

January 2020 Rock Star Award

Emerald Coast Growers would like to introduce you to our first 'Rock Star Award' winner for 2020, Jake Verlinde - our Facilities Manager and project leader. Jake has done an outstanding job of leading …
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Great New Plants Are No Accident

Great New Plants Are No Accident

Every time consumers visit a garden center, they expect to find new and improved plants. As sure as new SUVs adorn the dealer’s showroom every fall, new and different cultivars will brighten the …
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ECG Expands Sales Team

ECG Expands Sales Team

Emerald Coast Growers has expanded its sales team with the addition of Katy Furnas, an experienced professional with more than a decade in the horticulture industry. “Katy’s experience enable …
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A Grass By Any Other Name

A Grass By Any Other Name

WHAT LOOKS LIKE A GRASS, GROWS like a grass and SELLS like a grass...... but isn’t a grass? We have the answer -- several answers, in fact. Our ornamental lineup includes some great impostors, …
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Award-Winning Natives

Award-Winning Natives

Huge potential exists from Perennial Plant Association (PPA) Perennial Plant of the Year™ winners that also happen to be natives, says John Friel, marketing manager for Emerald Coast Grow …
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Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?

Describing a color is like naming shapes in the clouds: No two viewers see exactly the same thing. A beautiful example: Living Coral, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019.Coral pink with gold undert …
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Succulents: All the Juicy Details

Succulents: All the Juicy Details

Need evidence that succulent plants are hot? Here’s some. In recent months, I was invited to speak on succulents at a fruit and vegetable convention, and to a local herb guild. Can you name two in …
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