OPENING DAY FOR THE SEASON- MAY 1ST!!! Mark those calendars and get those green thumbs ready!
At Eckert’s, we strive to deliver the best products and services to our customers while keeping up with the current trends and plant introductions. Our commitment is to provide every gardener with the highest quality and selection of plants possible, from the rare and unusual to the preferred and popular.
Bring Back the Monarchs!
Eckert's Greenhouse and Perennials became a certified Monarch Waystation #3795 on May 21, 2010 as a conservational and educational contribution to monarch preservation and the community.
Monarch Waystation are places that provide resources necessary for monarch butterflies to produce and sustain their migrations. The USDA had assessed that 140 million acres of milkweed has been lost over the last 16 years, roughly 3X the size of Illinois! To offset the loss of milkweeds (Asclepias) and nectar sources Monarch Watch (University of Kansas) has created the "monarch waystation" program.
You can help by creating your own monarch habitat. Our staff will help you to select the right plants for your home, school, or business. We will have a variety of milkweeds and nectar plants available for you to choose from as well as a sample garden plan and the waystation guidelines.
More information available on www.MonarchWatch.org