Tuesday, October 23, 2012

YOU CAN'T KNOCK THE KNOCKOUTS

I don't care what they say you can always find room in a garden for the Knockout roses. Much as I value the antique roses for their wonderful fragrance, Knockout roses just keep on blooming.





This year I added some white ones to the English garden. They have some growing up to do before they can compete with the red ones.

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  1. I agree: the Knockouts are quite beautiful, carefree, and such performers. I just wish they had fragrance, but it seems that most people don't care about that these days. It's a bit scary.

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    1. I have the yellow one and it is fragrant.

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  2. I agree totally. They are just so showy!

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  3. Beautiful. I envy your protected sunny areas.
    My one Knockout is blooming, but it's pretty gangly. Maybe that's lack of enough sun.
    There will be some rethinking of some things around here.

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    1. They have really rebounded with the cooler nights. Wish we had more of them.

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  4. Iknow. The Knockouts just keep going. I have the Red, the Rainbow, and the Yellow. I find that the yellow ones have a slight fragrance, unlike the others. I'm so excited that there is now a White. Must have! Your English garden looks fabulous.

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    1. The white one is not a true knockout although nurseries seem to sell it as such. It behaves just the same though. I think I like it better than the yellow.

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  5. Beautiful. My Knockouts are not happy. I think I have too many trees.

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    1. Yes, they do like sun for at least 6 hours.

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  6. They are a visual delight. I stick an unobtrusive little rose like Rose de Rescht among the non-fragrant ones. Reine des Violettes sends out big fragrance too but needs something to lean on.

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    1. Good idea. I have a Felicia which would appreciate some support.

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  7. Yep, love the knockouts. I still need to put one in my new place. I miss the 6 I used to have. I love the Ruby Crystal grass in the first pic.

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  8. How right you are...the Knock-out roses are a favorite in my Florida garden. It's not easy growing roses in our humidity but they definitely thrive in our hot and humid climate. My favorite is the original but I also love the double pink. I tried the yellow once but it did not do well...and the color looked washed out. I'll be looking forward to seeing how the white ones do in your garden.

    Gardening in your area is so different from mine but I enjoy looking at your beautiful garden.

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  9. The knockout roses are new to me. I just added a white and a pink to my garden this year. I've been very happy with their performance, especially their resistance to black spot. Both bushes are small, but they haven't stopped blooming since I bought them. I didn't realize they got as big as the ones in your pictures. Is that their normal size? If so, I may be pruning frequently :)

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  10. Yes you see them everywhere, but if commercial landscapers are going to overplant something, at least these have lovely color.

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  11. I have 2 knockout roses, the red variety called Radrazz. They have been great performers all summer long.

    Love all the pink and purple flowers in your garden.

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  12. Your October garden looks fabulous! Walls and water and stone for structure, then the billowing plants with green landscape beyond it all. I wish I had your design talent. So well done.

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