...this last fall, winter, spring has been so much rainier than years past, even for us. We unfortunately have lost a lot of our garden plants. Most of my bulbs are gone, I think they just may have become water-logged, our Rhododendrons look pitiful and only one of our many rose bushes survived.
We had a small garden of roses along the back of the house, all but one being planted in honor of or in memory of a special person or horrific event. None of them made it through to bloom so we, meaning the hubs, dug them all out and this became my cutting garden, which remains a work in progress.
I was a little saddened that so many roses were lost especially since they held a special place in my heart. So recently, while perusing blogs, I came across several people who were crazy over the Knockout Roses. I did a little research on them and found that they are a hardy shrub rose that can be grown in a pot. I mentioned that we should keep an eye out for them next time we were in the store and lo and behold we came across two last week. One of them jumped right into my cart~~right there on top of all my groceries and such. I couldn't get it back out as it insisted on coming to live with us...
As directed I planted the little
from the tag:
The Knock Out® Family of Roses are easy to grow and do not require special care. They are the most disease resistant rose on the market. They have stunning flower power with a generous bloom cycle (about every 5-6 weeks) that will continue until the first hard frost. All of the Knock Out® Roses are self-cleaning so there is no need to deadhead