>Blushing "Knockout"

>If I had to pick a favorite Knockout rose, I think it would be Blushing Knockout. “Radyod” forms a very nice shrub and always has a bloom. The first year in my garden, this rose grew in a pot on my patio. The second year, it has grown in the “pink” rose bed beside the driveway. It has outshone the rainbow knockouts in color and bloom. The light pink coloring of this rose fades to almost white within a few days of blooming, but is not unpleasant to look at.

Lovely color and stamens on the first day of bloom.
Subsequent days show fading blooms and some new ones as well!

About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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2 Responses to >Blushing "Knockout"

  1. >Stopped in to say 'hello' and so glad I did !What splendid Roses you grow, lots of hard work, especially in these HOT summer months, but obviously you've mastered the art…Such gorgeous pictures, I hope to visit with you often !Jo


  2. Louise says:

    >Thanks for leaving a message on my blog, Chris. I'm glad that you did, I like to get to know the people who read my blog.I envy you your roses. I can't grow them here. Too many deer, who think of rose buds as the finest delicacy. I'll be stopping by often, to enjoy your lovely pictures.


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