Friday, May 15, 2009

Favorite Things Friday: Knock Out Roses

After spending the first few years in our house focusing on the inside, we finally got serious about landscaping the outside last spring and summer. The front of our house looks terrific and Abel gets all the credit. For today's edition of Favorite Things Friday, I'm featuring our rose bush which was a gift for my birthday last year. Our yellow Knock Out rose bush is currently blooming, in what is sure to be only the first bloom of the summer.

A new breed of rose, the Knock Outs are supposed to be low maintenance and resistant to disease. In just one year, this bush has almost doubled in size. We didn't have to deadhead or prune or spray or anything and it looks amazing. I couldn't be more happy with it. If you are looking for an easy and beautiful edition to your landscape this year, I'd strongly recommend a Knock Out rose bush!


  1. Those are gorgeous! I will have to remember Knock Out Roses for when I have my own rose garden (some day)!!

  2. Love the yellow roses! I may need to consider a Knock Out bush for my yard!

  3. Those are great!

    We'll have to talk roses- my parents open their few acres of rose gardens to the public on memorial day weekend...

  4. Wow those are gorgeous! My one attempt at growing roses failed miserably and I'm definitely going to get Knock Out roses next time! Thanks for the tip!

  5. wow! how beautiful! i'm so impressed. roses are no easy feat to maintain. we (hubby) planted some azaleas over the weekend. no if we could only get the SUN to come out, spring would really be in the air!


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