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Meet our September Rock Star...Juan Dominguez

Meet our September Rock Star...Juan Dominguez

Posted by John Friel on Oct 13th 2021

About the Rock Star AwardOur Rock Star award honors ECG employees who demonstrate a sustained high level of performance and inspire others. Juan Dominguez is this month's award recipient. Juan was praised by his peers for his ability to tackle tough jobs and work well under pressure. “Juan is a key essential part of the grass production team. He can follow instructions, lead groups, stick, cut, drive equipment, gather stock, and the list goes on. Juan brings a sense of relief to everyone wh
There IS a Cure For The Summertime Blues! (Ornamental Grasses)

There IS a Cure For The Summertime Blues! (Ornamental Grasses)

Posted by John Friel on Sep 3rd 2021

What gives a grower the blues? Small plants and disappointed customers.Forget what the song says. There IS a cure: Plant this fall instead of waiting until spring. It’s not just for trees!It’s a simple equation: Build a firm foundation under that crown. When your plants go into winter with a bulked-up root mass, they’ll do three things quicker in spring: Fill out, look gorgeous – and sell. The principle applies to many genera, but we particularly recommend it for these four grass families; 
Big Bluestem: Where Pretty Meets Tough

Big Bluestem: Where Pretty Meets Tough

Posted by John Friel on Aug 19th 2021

Andropogon gerardii, the North American native grass known as “big bluestem” is about as tough a plant as you can grow. But there’s a lot more to its story.For centuries, this genus dominated the tallgrass prairie. It’s been largely replaced there by other grasses like Zeamays and Triticumaestivum, a.k.a. corn and wheat.Andropogon has found new homes. A go-to plant for reclaiming damaged soils, it helps keep out exotic invasives. But thanks to modern breeding and selection, it’s increasingly wel
Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All...Pennisetum ‘Yellow Ribbons’

Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All...Pennisetum ‘Yellow Ribbons’

Posted by John Friel on Jul 28th 2021

The genus known as “Fountain grass” is large and multifaceted. We grow over two dozen varieties, covering a wide spectrum of looks, hues and uses.Our Pennisetum offerings range from sturdy little cuties less than a foot tall, up to soaring six-footers. Most are hardy, but some of our most popular cultivars are annuals. With so much variety, you’d think we had all the bases covered. But the plant breeders of the world always have something unexpected up their sleeves.Brent Horvath with ‘Yell
Catch a Shining Star™! Schizachyrium scoparium Shining Star™

Catch a Shining Star™! Schizachyrium scoparium Shining Star™

Posted by John Friel on Jul 13th 2021

Exclusively from Emerald Coast Growers: A gleaming new look for “Little bluestem!” Little bluestem grass is a rising star in the native plant palette. Multicolored Shining Star™ is the hottest, brightest new addition to growers’ choices!Key Features● Unique green and creamy-white variegated basal foliage.● Blades blush pale pink with cooler temps in spring and fall.● Winter color darkens to burgundy with deep green stripes.● Inflorescences are held upright – no lodging!Little bluestem

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