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Geez Louise!  Lewisia: A Native Perennial’s Surprising Backstory

Geez Louise! Lewisia: A Native Perennial’s Surprising Backstory

Posted by John Friel on Jul 22nd 2022

In 1806, President Thomas Jefferson bought some real estate from France. The Louisiana Purchase involved a staggering 828,000 square miles – over half a billion acres, give or take.But nobody really knew what he had bought. Zillow was no help. So Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to do a two-year walk-through.Among the many marvels they found was a succulent-leaved perennial called “bitter root” by natives. A river and a mountain range bear that name still. The newcomer was named
Meet Our June 2022 Rock Star . . .Guadalupe Pérez

Meet Our June 2022 Rock Star . . .Guadalupe Pérez

Posted by John Friel on Jul 21st 2022

About the Rock Star Award Our Rock Star award honors ECG employees who demonstrate a sustained high level of performance and inspire others. Our latest honoree: Guadalupe Pérez, an important part of the production team at our Pensacola location. Guadalupe’s co-workers praise her diligence, work ethic, punctuality and reliability. Here’s what they had to say about her:“Guadalupe Pérez has wonderful character traits, which include being a reliable and great teammate. She is always willing to
Golden Garden Glory Precious!

Golden Garden Glory Precious!

Posted by John Friel on Jul 21st 2022

Duranta erecta Cuban Gold™“Dewberry” is a tender, shrubby plant, perfect for containers or border edging. Its bright golden foliage makes it a shining standout among our “soft side” selections, enriching the scene wherever it’s deployed. Clustered light blue/lavender flowers appear in late summer and continue into fall. Tooth-edged leaves emerge green and segue rapidly through chartreuse to solid gold. Native to the Americas, from Mexico south, Duranta has been selected as a Tex
Mmmmm… What’s That Smell Again? It’s lavender, of course! Chapter III

Mmmmm… What’s That Smell Again? It’s lavender, of course! Chapter III

Posted by John Friel on Jul 19th 2022

Yes, it’s Lavandula, all right. Nothing else can match the fresh, clean fragrance of this legendary herb. We know that fragrance well, since we grow 12 varieties in several species. Let’s look at more of them, shall we?Earlier, we examined L. angustifolia, a.k.a. English lavender, and L. stoechas, a.k.a. Spanish lavender. This time, let’s take a look at a hybrid: L. intermedia , a.k.a. Lavandin. This cross combines the assets of two species: L. angustifolia and L. latifolia, a.k.a. Por
Mmmmm… What’s That Smell Again? Wait, don’t tell me – it’s lavender, of course!

Mmmmm… What’s That Smell Again? Wait, don’t tell me – it’s lavender, of course!

Posted by John Friel on Jul 15th 2022

Yes, it’s Lavandula, all right. Nothing else can match the fresh, clean fragrance of this legendary herb. We know that fragrance well, since we grow 12 varieties in several species. Let’s look at more of them, shall we?Earlier, we examined some varieties of L. angustifolia. This time, let’s look at …Lavandula stoechas, a.k.a. Spanish lavender. This lovely, aromatic, useful species is less winter-hardy (Zones 7 – 9) than “English” lavender, but very heat-tolerant. All varieties feature striking

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