Category Archives: Summer Blooming

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 ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Honeysuckle Vine

dropmore-scarlet-honeysuckle-vine-close-upHoneysuckle vine, also known as Lonicera, are a classic favorite.  Common supports for honeysuckle vine are a trellis, arbor, fence or other sturdy structure. But don’t let the word “vine” stop you from using these plants as a groundcover or for erosion control.  Stunning is the … Continue Reading ››