Knock Out Heaven

Knock Out Heaven

Roses, Roses, Roses, oh how I love Roses!….

Hard to believe that we have been living here for 17 years now….(really, where have the years gone?..)

After all these years….. I finally found the perfect rose bush that will grow in this dark hard clay we call “Texas Farm Dirt”….When we first moved here, I made a little rose garden about 20 feet away from the house…..I purchased the most gorgeous roses you have ever seen…..Jackson and Perkins Roses of all colors with fancy names……(you know the ones they name after famous people….I even had one name Abe Lincoln…) I also had a couple of David Austin roses…..

Oh how I pampered those roses….no matter how much water I gave them…..no matter how much fertilizer I fed them….. ……no matter how much Cow Manure I dumped in that flower bed…..They all one by one kicked the bucket……..Within 3 years they were history….

and….. I was not a 2happy camper……

One spring day I noticed my neighbor’s back yard 2 houses down from us…..along their pool house were these bright red flowers………the bushes were huge….and solid red with blooms……

My hubby was talking to my neighbor one day and happen to ask him about those bright red flowers….the first time I have ever heard of knock out roses….. he planted them many years ago and have never  trimmed or fertilized them and they are as happy as can be….

Perfect……roses that love this hard Texas Farm Dirt!!!!

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So I purchase only 2 to start off with…..I wanted to make sure they love my yard as much as they loved my neighbors yard before I invest any more money in roses……

they both thrived so I planted some the next year by the patio…..

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 Then around the front of the house the following year…..I even have 2 growing in large pots by the front porch…..

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along the side of the house…..

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and the other side……

after many years of planting these roses…..all are still alive and doing well…..I have 28 Double Knock Out Rose bushes now and hoping to add 2 more to the back of the house….

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You can find these beauties during the spring time at  Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart or any nursery…….

Can’t go wrong with Double Knock Outs….. my mother-in-law now has them lining the front of her house….and my daughter just planted her first knock out by her kitchen window at her brand new house…..A gift from you know who…..me     🙂

I’m in Knock Out Heaven!!!

and Yes….I’m a Happy Camper now!

Knock Out Heaven

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