Friday, May 7, 2010

Mama Gonna Knock You Out!

Don't forget it's Mother's Day on Sunday. What are you going to get your mom to let her know how much you love and appreciate her?

How about an 'Knock Out' rose?

Why a 'Knock Out' rose? First, they are so easy! You can't kill them. And they bloom and bloom and bloom. (The one planted here at the nursery was beautiful all summer long (thoroughly neglected by us) and still blooming in November last year.)

They are shade tolerant and resistant to black spot, mildew and rust. (Easy!) In late winter or early spring prune the rose plant back to about twelve to fourteen inches above the ground. The rose will bloom on the new growth. Do not fertilize in winter. A little mulch or compost in the spring is all it needs.

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