If you love roses but thought they were too much work this is the rose for you. Knockout roses have been around since about 2000 and definitely won’t disappoint.
Not only does it look beautiful, it smells great too. Don’t you love the scent of roses? My pink Knockout has the appearance of an old rose with it’s flat flowered look. The double Knockouts have more petals and a classic rose shape.
from conrad pyle.com I’m loving this yellow one.
This is my red Double Knockout. What a pop of color, it’s a stunner!
You can see that the flowers have more petals but there is no scent with this one. If you have space for a new plant, try a Knockout rose. You’ll get bloom after beautiful bloom and they’re disease resistant and carefree. What more could you ask for in a rose?
Ladies Mantle is another of my favorite plants. I bought these plants from a catalog about 12 years ago and got the tiniest little sprigs that I thought would never make it, but boy did they ever and they keep going year after year. They drop seeds too so I get lots of new plants to share. The leaves resemble a woman’s clock or mantle and are waterproof and covered with a furry coat which catches drops of water after a rain or a heavy dew.
This little drop of water was thought to be magical and hold properties capable of causing fertility or restoring one’s virginity.
Red double Knockout, pink Knockout and the lime shade of Ladies Mantle make a beautiful display. This one’s a little droopy from being on the patio in the heat all day, but still so pretty!
How does your garden grow? Everything is green and growing so fast, I love this time of year. What are your favorite plants?
The patio is almost all decorated and ready to be revealed….soon. There’s a little giveaway coming up AND I’ve got too many projects going all at the same time….what else is new?!