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What’s happening at Knecht’s Nurseries & Landscaping?

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:46pm

Spring is in full swing at Knecht’s Nurseries & Landscaping!

Jim, putting out the open sign, 2017!

Last weekend, we officially opened for the season.  Familiar faces and new friends have been stopping in all week to get their spring projects and plans underway.  A stroll through the greenhouses treats our senses to all things green and growing!

 

This Saturday, April 8th, from 9-3, Knecht’s will be at the Northfield Home and Garden Show!  Stop at our booth for a visit, and bring your list of plant/landscape questions.  We’ll be there to answer those questions, and handing out our Knecht’s Home Show Coupons!

 

Bonus Bucks

Speaking of coupons…April and May are Knecht’s Bonus Buck season!  For every $25 you spend on merchandise in  April and May, you will receive $1 in Knecht’s Bonus Bucks!  You can spend your accumulated Bonus Bucks at the nursery in June.

And finally, last but not least, I have a feeling that our Knecht’s Facebook Giveaways will be returning soon!  Make sure you’re following us on Facebook if you want to get in on all that fun!

It’s time to get growing!

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Spring OPEN at Knecht’s!

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 9:02am
Jim, putting out the open sign, 2017!

Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscaping is open for the season! We look forward to sharing our love of plants, and landscape design with you this year!

Hours: April through Mid-November…

Monday-Friday 8-6, Saturday 8-5 and Sunday 10-4

Closed for Easter and the 4th of July.

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Helleborus, Lenten Rose

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 1:30am
Lenton Rose

Say “I do” to the Helleborus Wedding PartyTM  Series!  It’s a new collection of Helleborus at Knecht’s, and we’re honored to share it with you.  The Helleborous Wedding PartyTM Series is an selection of double flowered Hellebores, developed by hybridizer Hans Hansen of Walter’s Gardens Inc.

Hellebours ‘Flower Girl’ Wedding Party Series
Photo courtesy of Walter’s Gardens Inc.

We have two from this handsome wedding party to offer this spring.  Helleborus ‘Flower Girl’ is a lovely pink blushing beauty.  She produces 3″, double pink flowers which are shown off nicely by the thick, deep evergreen foliage beneath.   Next down the aisle is ‘True Love’.  What would a wedding be without

Helleborus ‘True Love’ Wedding Party Series
Photo courtesy of Walter’s Gardens Inc.

it?  ‘Helleborus ‘True Love’ boasts double 3.5″, deep maroon-red flowers on sturdy stems.

These amazing perennials begin to bloom in late winter, announcing springs’ return.  Their bloom coinciding with the Christian season of Lent, which has given them their more popular, common name of Lenten Rose. Helleborus thrive in moist, woodland settings where their roots can spreed out and establish extensively; making them a wonderful choice for naturalizing.  A mature clump will grow to be about two feet tall and wide.  Plant them in partial shade, average to fertile soil, and provide them with regular watering during dry spells.  These marvelous spring bloomers are deer and rabbit resistant, evergreen and zone 4 hardy.

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Gardening with Children

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:27am

I’ve been spending time out in the yard, finalizing my plan for spring 2017.  It’s spring break, so my kids are right there with me!  They point out every insect, woolly caterpillar and spider they find exploring with us. This is the first year that my oldest has shown interest in “the plan” for our yard and garden. She reminded me that last fall, I mentioned it might be nice to plant vines along the fence out back, and that she could select the varieties of tomatoes we will plant in the vegetable garden this spring. My years of planting bulbs with her each fall, devoting yard space to a sunflower fort, and growing a pizza garden in the shape of a pizza slice, seem to be paying off! She’s become comfortable and confident in the garden and looks forward to the work and the reward of it. Gardening with children doesn’t have to be as involved as my list above.  Enchanted or miniature gardens grown in containers on a porch, a strawberry pot with ever-bearing strawberries out on the deck, or a single tomato plant growing in a large pot on a sunny patio, can produce the same fun, excitement, and reward on a smaller, more manageable scale.

Each spring I organize a very special event at the nursery called, Kid’s Planting Day!  It’s an hour-long event that gets children and their parent(s) “playing” in the potting mix.  After everyone has rinsed their hands off under the hose and headed off to enjoy their afternoon, I am left with a beautiful assortment of childrens’ planters.  Each carefully filled with potting mix, blooming annuals, and a name tag.  At the nursery we care for the planters.  We pinch them back, deadhead and feed them.  We keep them warm and watered so that in two weeks, when the kiddos return to pick them up, they have a beautiful and growing gift to give to a special woman in their life on Mother’s Day weekend.  Kid’s Planting Day has become an annual tradition for some of our young families. It’s fun to see them return each spring to get their hands dirty, enjoy a spring day in the greenhouse with us, and to see the pride and joy in childrens’ faces when they stop in to pick up their full and blooming planters. I dug up some memories of Kid’s Planting Day on our Knecht’s Facebook Page, and hope they will inspire you to share the importance and fun of green and growing things with a child in your life!

Kid's Planting Day Slideshow

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The March of Spring!

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:03pm

As spring continues “Marching” in, with the vernal equinox next week, I spend time finalizing my plans for the yard and garden. Having a landscape design or a garden plan, keeps me on track, and prevents my tendency to start multiple projects all at once. The seeds I ordered have arrived.  As I slice open the tape and pull back the box flaps, I can’t help but consider all the potential those seed packets hold.  Despite the recent snow, the grip of winter has loosed these past few weeks.  This makes the waiting that much harder. Pussy willows are out, and the forsythia won’t hold back much longer. The buds on the trees are swelling, letting us know their sap is running.  Flocks of robins have returned, and according to my three-year old, the nuthatches are “acting silly” at the bird feeder. Spring is marching in.  Are you ready?  Here it comes!

Forsythia in full bloom

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