Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Purty

I took this photo almost two weeks ago and only now are these same blooms starting to drop petals. They have been happily displaying their beauty on my deck for that long! This is a "Knockout Rose" that I purchased for less than $10 at Walmart a year ago. The plant stayed on the deck in the pot all winter, I pruned it way back in spring and it has been the most vigorous rose bush in my gardens. I struggle with my other, more expensive roses that need more attention. They grow more slowly and put out one or two or three flowers at a time. This bush is only a year old and going great guns. I suspect it is the hearty plant that is used as root stock for the hybrid roses. I'm enjoying it and it is effortlessly adding a lot of color and beauty to the view from my chair.

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  1. Those roses are all the rage around here this year. I had never noticed them in such abundance before then. They are beautiful. I mean purty.

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    1. To bad they don't come in more interesting colors. Their vigor makes up for it.

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  2. I've thought about trying Knock Out. Maybe they'd actually grow around here. Yours is gorgeous!

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    1. I think you should. They are supposed to be drought tolerant. They are cheap enough to take the risk on one or two!

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