Swiss Army Knives of the Garden

Swiss Army Knives of the Garden

We’re not talking about edged implements here. We mean plants that, like the famous multi-function pocket knives, can be deployed in a multitude of situations. Gardeners sometimes need a plant that w …
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May 2020 Rock Star Award

May 2020 Rock Star Award

Our Rock Star award honors ECG employees who demonstrate a sustained high level of performance and inspire others. Let’s hear it for our latest recipient, Dina Johnson!Dina’s main duties are to manage …
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CAN’T WIN IF YOU DON’T PLAY

CAN’T WIN IF YOU DON’T PLAY

CAN’T WIN IF YOU DON’T PLAYFavorites and ChallengersIn uncertain times, it’s natural (and smart) to gravitate to what works, what you know you can sell. But it’s also smart to inch out a little far …
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​GARDEN GETAWAY GATEWAY

​GARDEN GETAWAY GATEWAY

Rosmarinus officinalis (Syn. Salvia rosmarinus)Nothing evokes dreams of a sun-soaked Mediterranean sojourn like rosemary.One look at that familiar glaucous pine-needly foliage, one whiff of its ini …
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​POP THIS BUBBLE IN YOUR GARDEN

​POP THIS BUBBLE IN YOUR GARDEN

Veronica spicata Bubblegum Candles (‘Verspi’) PP29780The name says it all: Pink like bubblegum, upright and bright like a candle!Bubblegum Candles brings a sweet POP! of color to the sunny garden. …
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April 2020 Rock Star Award

April 2020 Rock Star Award

Meet our April Rock Star!Shain Kimmons has become an invaluable member, and often leader, of our maintenance and operations teams. Co-workers and managers say his ingenuity and initiative are mak …
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​TWO FESCUES: THE ROOTS OF THE BLUES

​TWO FESCUES: THE ROOTS OF THE BLUES

Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ and Beyond Blue (PP23307)Two of our (and your) favorite small grasses have a connection that spans an ocean. ‘Elijah Blue’ was selected at The Plantage, a nursery locat …
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March 2020 Rock Star Award

March 2020 Rock Star Award

Meet our March Rock Star! Amanda Black has been an integral part of our perennial team for years. More recently, she has risen to the challenge of supervising both the Grass and Perennial picking …
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Something screwy...

Something screwy...

The shortest distance between two points isn’t necessarily the most fun route. Sometimes the long and winding road is the way to go.Here are two options for containers or pondside plantings that alway …
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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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