About Us

Our Humble Beginnings

1987: The nursery's first few trees were planted in the field.

1989: Landscaping services began with installing trees and small shrubs for residential customers.

Fall 1991: The first retail tree sale from the nursery occurred when the demand for trees seemed to persist. This proved to be very successful.

Spring 1992:  The retail garden center opened, offering plants and some supplies in a small area in front of the building.

1992-1996: The growing nursery increased in size from .5 acres to 10 acres.

Landscaping services increased. We began to offer the construction of patios, retaining walls, and flower beds.

The retail garden center added 1.5 acres to its sales area and expanded the product line to include more nursery stock, perennials, annuals, garden accessories, and much more.

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1996-2004: Landscaping became a much larger part of the business. We expanded our services and began offering installations of water gardens, waterfalls, and ponds. Our staff and equipment increased significantly to meet the demand that our new services brought on.

The garden center staff increased as well, in order to better serve our customers. Our nursery stock, and our in-store product selection expanded in order to keep pace with current trends and preferences.

The growing nursery continued to grow quality specimen trees, shrubs and ornamentals by adding more acreage into production.

2005-2007: A front patio, raised planter, and koi pond were installed to improve our shopper’s experience. The sales yard was also improved to better display our plants and other products.

 

2008: The production of the growing nursery began to slow as it became easier and faster to purchase larger product from other local growers.

2014: A patio was added to the sales yard along with a table and chairs to further improve our garden center.

2023: It is a big year for us. Ekana has taken new ownership and big plans are in store! This spring marked the first year with Juan as our owner. In addition, Danielle is added to the design staff. Both Juan and Danielle have extensive backgrounds in landscape design/build, they will be managing the landscape division. Familiar faces still grace the garden center. Lorraine continues to manage the garden center and our retail employees have remained at Ekana as well. We plan to continue to provide our customers with the the same level of customer service and amazing products that Ekana is known for in the community for over 30 years!

2024: As many of you have noticed, the garden center is undergoing some changes. The existing display beds have been cleared and renovated, to add new and improved plants and designs to the garden center. The retail areas are being overhauled to give you a prime shopping experience. Watch all summer as we transform these areas and make sure to take a stroll through the display beds as they start to fill in this summer. Thanks for pardoning our dust as we embark on this renovation!

 

 

 

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A Few Of Our Customer’s Comments

I would like to thank you for your donation towards my Eagle Scout Project. I have finished the project with the help of my family, my fellow scouts and with donations towards my project from your and others. I had over 200 hours of time donated; food and plants donated; two statues from family members donated and money from family members, friends and business. This project could not have been completed without help from all of you. I have received many compliments and thanks for the project from the parish members.

D. B.

Randy and Kim –

Thank you so much for the amazing opportunity you provided to our Relay for Life Team with hosting the cookout at our 25th Anniversary Celebration. You truly went out of your way to make the day so wonderful. We cannot thank you enough for your kindness in helping us raise $174.00 for our team. We have submitted the donation in Ekana Nursery’s name to the American Cancer Society, and just want you to know how much we truly appreciate your generosity and compassion for the community

The First State Bank Relay Team

Randy & Sue,

Just a note to thank-you for a great job on our patio. We are VERY pleased with the way it turned out. We can’t thank you enough for listening to what we wanted and helping us get the design that fit our needs and wants.

G. H.

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