Pollinator gardens are all the rage, and we hope this isn't a passing trend! In addition to providing much needed habitat and food for these essential creatures, there is another extremely important reason to plant for pollinators: to watch bees stuff themselves into flowers.
If you haven't witnessed this phenomenon, you will not regret … Continue Reading ››
Growing cool weather greens is a great way to maximize the short Minnesota growing season and enjoy fresh produce sooner. Many leafy greens prefer cooler weather, so late April to mid May is a great time to plant them.
Cool weather greens like lettuce and spinach can be interplanted with warm season crops. As … Continue Reading ››
Oft overlooked, never disappointing, Norway spruce is an old standby. A reliable, large evergreen that thrives in our cold climate. What the humble Norway lacks in high ornamental value, it makes up for in easy care and a fast growth rate.
One of the fastest growing spruce we carry, Norway spruce is an excellent … Continue Reading ››
Signs of spring are all around us. The birds are chirping, crocus are popping, and Minnesotans are wearing shorts. Unusually early spring weather, pandemic blues, and the usual itch to get outside after a cold winter has us all wondering what we can do in our spring garden. Have patience, dear gardeners! It’s … Continue Reading ››
Knecht’s is thrilled to announce we have two more certified professionals on our staff this year! Taylor Rasmussen and Simone Schneegans share in our passion and curiosity for all things plant related. They worked hard to pass a rigorous test qualifying them as a Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Certified Professional with an … Continue Reading ››