Roses are in bloom everywhere

It’s the time of year when the Knockout Roses are wildly blooming all over town. These are those disease-resistant, can’t kill them if you tried kind of roses that are as common as dirt, but they are pretty, if I do say so myself.

knockout roseWe bought this bush from one of the big-box store garden centers at the end of the season when everything was picked over and on sale for so cheap that I think if we’d asked, they’d have paid us to take it. It’s a double knock-out, meaning the blooms are fuller than the regular kind. We don’t cut it back in the spring (like they say you’re supposed to) and I wouldn’t mind if it got overly big and unruly. There’s space for it to expand a bit and I like the splash of color it provides behind the celtic circle yard art here.


About Dianna Ott

Lydia Street is about an old house, a new garden and the adventures of the lovely and talented occupants, Dianna and Christe. We love our dogs; we love to cook; we love to garden; and we have too many house projects going on at the same time. We also have plenty of stories to tell. Visit us at
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