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Give Green with Knecht’s Gift Certificates!

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:11pm
Knecht’s Gift Certificate

With our first taste of winter fast approaching our inventory is just as quickly being tucked away for its long winters’ nap. But here at Knecht’s, we aren’t finished yet! Knecht’s gift certificates make sensational stocking-stuffers, heartfelt hostess gifts, and they’re great for gardeners. They’re kid friendly, earth friendly and full of flower power! Knecht’s gift certificates are locally grown, made in the USA and printed on green paper.  They are the gifts that will keep growing. The gift of shade, every color of the rainbow, and all kinds of yummy fruits, vegetables and herbs! When you give someone a Knecht’s gift certificate, I assure you they will dream about how they’re going to grow with it all winter long! You can stop in at the office to purchase Knecht’s gift certificates, or take a moment to call in your gift certificate order. We can mail them to you, or directly to your recipient. If we aren’t near the phone when you call, leave us a message with your contact information. We will get back to you as soon as possible to complete your order. Thank you for your patronage over the 2016 season! We’re still growing, and it’s all thanks to you!

November office hours:  Monday-Friday – 8 am to 4:30 pm,

Closed weekends and Thursday & Friday Thanksgiving week.

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Crabapples for winter interest

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 12:46am
Sugar Tyme Ornamental Crabapple
Pale pink buds in spring open to pure white flowers. Bright, red fruit is persistent. Disease resistant. 15′ Tall and 18′ Wide Adirondack Crabapple
Showy red flower buds in spring open to snowy white flowers edged in pink. Reddish orange fruits persist into December. A wonderful choice for small spaces and borders. 15-18′ Tall and 12-16′ Wide. Zone 4-8

I always enjoy the emergence of the ornamental crabapples in fall. I know, they were there all summer; but it’s not until the leaves make their annual decent that their fruit can be truly appreciated. We humans aren’t the only ones interested in these colorful berry sized ornaments. Wildlife such as deer, song birds, and turkeys enjoy crabapples very much. So much, that I was surprised to find nine turkeys feeding up in the branches of a Sugar Tyme Crabapple a few winters back.

Red Jewel Ornamental Crabapple
This small ornamental tree provides year round interest. Brilliant white flowers in spring turn to bright red, persistent fruit in fall. An excellent selection. 15′ Tall and 12′ Wide. Zone 4-8.

At Knecht’s we know that not all crabapples are created equal. Varieties such as Sugar Tyme, Adirondack and Red Jewel have what is known as persistent fruit. This means that they hold onto their fruit into winter, rather then letting it drop to the ground as it ripens. It is this feature along with disease resistance, and growth habit that we use to select the varieties we offer at our nursery. It’s not too late to add one of these gems to you wildlife planting or landscape. Fall, after all, is for planting!

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