Saturday, September 13, 2008
Double Pink Knockout Rose
This is my favorite Knockout Rose, so far. The flowers seem to have a little more body and the color is a perfect pink for a rose. Knockout Roses seems to becoming more and more popular and after growing them for awhile I can see why. They have an interesting story and their own website. Here is a quote from the breeder. I like his line of thinking.
"Despite the great possibilities for failure, the burdensome work, and the lack of glamour, my hobby became a passion. Even with successes, it didn't take me long to realize that growing roses would be more fun if it entailed less work."
knockout rose dot com
There is also a Knockout Rose Photo Contest that runs through October 31st. With a look at some of the entries I don’t think I will be entering.
Yesterday I was doing some pruning and clean up at a house in Pound Ridge. It is a nice garden but had a few open spaces. The owner decided he wanted to plant a few things and I suggested Double Pink Knockout Roses for one area. When I got to the nursery they had them and they looked great so I got 8 and planted them then the rain came. It really poured here in the late afternoon. We got three quarters of inch fairly fast.
This is a Tuberous Begonia called ‘Lancelot’ from White Flower Farm.
I am off to the ferry to Long Island to buy some perennials at the huge nursery on the North Fork. I would post the details but they are strictly to the trade only. Of course there are plenty of retail places out on the North Fork with a good selection of plants and reasonable prices.