A-to-Z Challenge, garden, roses

It’s a Knockout! (Rose, that is)

Knockout roses.  I have always wondered what that meant.  I don’t have any roses in my garden, even though I have tried.

For some reason, I always thought that Knockout Roses were really knock-off roses.


Knockout Roses were introduced in 2000.  Many people assume that Knockout Roses need absolutely no care at all – no water, no fertilizer, no pruning.  That’s really not true.


container knockout

They do require water and always benefit from from occasional fertilizer.  And like any other plant, an occasional manicure keeps the shrub in shape.

Perhaps not a rose for cutting, these roses look spectacular in containers and in borders.  Definitely going to add some color, by way of the Knockout, to my garden this year!


Moving right through this alphabet challenge!  



8 thoughts on “It’s a Knockout! (Rose, that is)”

  1. It’s strange, but I’m not a rose fan! I take care of the old lilac one that was here when I moved in, and I planted three climbers to cover a trellis/arbor sort of thing, but they just don’t do anything for me as far as garden plants. I grew up with them, my mother had a “rose garden” area called the “sun trap,” and they smelled so nice. Many of the newer ones have no aroma.


    1. It does look like there are many pinks and reds. That coral is lovely, and I will be on the lookout for yellow! Do you use them in your arrangements? It looks like they don’t have much of a stem, but are lovely on the vine!



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