Category Archives: Summer Blooming

Baptisia, False Indigo

Baptisia australis, False Indigo
Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
The baptisia, or false indigo, has come into bloom and they're stopping people in their tracks! I have to admit, baptisia has been on my list of top ten favorite perennials … Continue Reading ››

Perennial Salvia ‘Blue Marvel’

There's a new perennial salvia on the bench at Knecht's, and it came to represent!  Salvia 'Blue Marvel' is a compact selection with the classic, long lasting, bright violet-blue flower spikes. What sets Blue Marvel apart from all the rest, is its amazingly large flowers. In fact, … Continue Reading ››

When to prune?

Hydrangea pruning
Hydrangea pruning
The mild fall weather has brought an influx of pruning and trimming questions. I thought I might take a moment to share a few tips, reminders and how-to advice.  Without a doubt one of the most frequently asked pruning/trimming questions … Continue Reading ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Silver Lace Vine

silver-lace-vineIf you are in search of a fast growing, hardy vine, then look no further! Polygonum aubertii, commonly know as Silver Lace Vine, makes quick work of fences, trellises, and arbors. Their large, creamy white, fragrant flower clusters spill open in late summer and bloom … Continue Reading ››