I always end up having a lot of flowers growing in my vegetable beds. Mostly they just decide to seed there but sometimes they are put there by me, temporarily. I start many plants from seed and usually have to leave them for a period of time in the spring. So I put them in the ground next to a drip irrigation point, meaning to move them into a permanent bed when I get back. It sometimes doesn't happen. Now they become too big to move and that is where they have to stay for the rest of the year. Such is the case with this Gaillardia 'fanfare'. This variety has tubular flowers which flare at the end, similar to a trumpet. I still have lots of the common blanket flower in flower but this one has done the best. Good soil and water.
It isn't surprising that the Knock Out roses are so popular. They are incredibly easy to propagate. Last fall I took cuttings and stuck them in the ground in a sheltered spot.
Now they are good sized plants producing many flowers. I certainly plan to try my hand at propagating the yellow Knockout I purchased in the spring.