May 21, 2010
Ecke Ranch Brings Spring Trials to YouSource: Ecke Ranch

If you weren’t able to attend Spring Trials this year, Ecke Ranch is bringing their show to a destination near you on their “Road to Success” summer tour.

If you weren’t able to attend Spring Trials this year, Ecke Ranch is bringing their show to a destination near you on their “Road to Success” summer tour.

Some of the highlights will include : new varieties for 2011, technical seminars, geographic specific varieties and combos, the latest trends from the Ecke Design Center and a sneak peek at Ecke’s future breeding. Lunch and refreshments will be provided as well.

Appearing this summer at the following locations:

June 29, 2010 – University of Georgia, Horticulture Farm, Athens, Ga.

July 29, 2010 – Penn State, SE Research Center, Landisville, Pa.

Aug. 3, 2010 – Duwayne’s Greenhouses, Hudsonville, Mich.

Aug. 5 – Plantpeddler Young Plants, Cresco, Iowa

Aug. 10, 2010, Botany Lane Greenhouse, Lafayette, Colo.

You can register by visiting www.ecke.com/roadshow. For more information, contact Snow Maestas at smaestas@eckeranch.com or 760.944.4031.

Ecke Ranch also recently announced that they helped raise funding for the Community Resource Center (CRC) through the sale of its Spring Trials plants. CRC raised a much-needed $24,000 at its Annual Garden Tour & Plant Sale on April 24, 2010. The popular tour, characterized by its five residential stops plus exclusive admission to Ecke Ranch for a private plant sale, now attracts gardening aficionados from all over Southern California.

Paul Ecke III, owner and CEO of Ecke Ranch, along with his staff, family and friends, worked a volunteer shift at the plant sale.

Last week, Ecke Ranch announced the winners of their “Adopt a Polar Bear” raffle. In lieu of a promotional giveaway at this year’s trials, Ecke Ranch made a $5,000 donation to Polar Bears International on behalf of an in appreciation of all their valued customers and guests during 2010 Spring Trials.

Ecke raffled off one “Adopt a Polar Bear” gift at the end of each day. Guests were asked to recycle their name badges at the end of their visit, which entered them into that day’s drawing. Winners will each receive an “Adopt a Polar Bear” kit that includes a framed certificate and photo, plus a cuddly 150inch polar bear and recycled shopping bag. During the upcoming holiday season, Ecke will also deliver a fully-dressed ‘Polar Bear’ poinsettia to each winner.

For more information, to go www.eckeranch.com.




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