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Where Have All The Good Thymes Gone?

Where Have All The Good Thymes Gone?

Posted by John Friel on Sep 29th 2022

Stop looking. They’re right here!Are your customers pleading, “Give Me Just A Little More Thyme?” You can satisfy them, Thyme After Thyme, with two highly ornamental, fragrant choices.  Love Me Two ThymesThymus praecox ‘Highland Cream’ Aromatic carpets of tiny green leaves, generously splashed with creamy white accents. Very pale pink/lavender flowers appear from late spring to midsummer. Height: 2 – 4”  Hardy in USDA Zones 3 - 8Thymus vulgaris ‘Hi Ho Silver’ A brightly varie
Mmmmmm! What IS that wonderful aroma? Wait, wait, don’t tell me... it’s lavender, right?

Mmmmmm! What IS that wonderful aroma? Wait, wait, don’t tell me... it’s lavender, right?

Posted by John Friel on Sep 27th 2022

Well, of course it’s lavender – or more accurately, Lavandula.Nothing else in the world smells like lavender. Savvy designers know to plant it where it will be brushed against in passing, releasing that inimitable scent.We grow a dozen varieties of this classic Mediterranean-born beauty. We can’t do justice to them all, so here’s a snapshot of three favorite modern introductions. They all perform best in full sun, and are hardy in USDA Zones 5 – 9.Lavandula angustifolia Big Time Blue PP24827&nb
STARS OF THE PERENNIAL BORDER - A Galaxy of Nifty Natives, Chapter 2

STARS OF THE PERENNIAL BORDER - A Galaxy of Nifty Natives, Chapter 2

Posted by John Friel on Sep 23rd 2022

Looking to add some stellar selections to your perennial lineup? You’re in the right place. These proven all-stars always come shining through. Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Little Goldstar’ PP22397 You’re probably thinking, “How does it compare to the gold standard, ‘Goldsturm’?” Right? A fair question. The short answer: it’s a lot like ‘Goldsturm’, only less so – and more so. The long answer: This German-bred variety packs even more flowers onto a shorter, more compact, better-proportioned ch
Meet Our August 2022 Rock Star . . . Miranda Vidak

Meet Our August 2022 Rock Star . . . Miranda Vidak

Posted by John Friel on Sep 22nd 2022

About the Rock Star AwardOur Rock Star award honors ECG employees who demonstrate a sustained high level of performance and inspire others. This month’s honors go to Miranda Vidak, who joined the ECG team in the summer of 2015.Miranda originally started with ECG as an intern through George Stone's Horticultural Program, then worked part-time as a student through University of Florida's Environmental Sciences. She is now in a full-time capacity as our Logistics and Inventory Coordinator at Pensa
Begonia T-REX™ Made for the Shade

Begonia T-REX™ Made for the Shade

Posted by John Friel on Sep 21st 2022

We’re best known for our vast selection of hardy plants – perennials, ornamental grasses, even a few shrubs. But we have a soft spot for tender plants, too. The T-REX™ series, from the world-class breeders at Terra Nova Nurseries, is like nothing else you can pot up. They’re guaranteed to turn heads wherever their bold leaves and cool flowers are deployed. They make gorgeous containers, indoors or out, and are equally at home in full shade in the border.T-REX™ varieties provide

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