Saturday’s are a Knockout!




Our ‘Blushing Knockout’ is in its glory this week. By far it is our best performing of the 12  knockout shrubs we have. This rose has formed a very round and disease free shrub now standing almost 5 ft tall!  


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 and on his popular website;, 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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4 Responses to Saturday’s are a Knockout!

  1. Dear Chris, I love my Knockouts. They are so reliable, and easy for amateurs like me. But I feel guilty that somehow they are not ‘real’ roses. I feel better knowing that a rosarian like you grows them. ‘Blushing’ is beautiful. Pamela


  2. Holleygarden says:

    This pink variety looks gorgeous. My (red) Knock Outs did not appreciate the heat and drought we had this year. Yours looks very happy.


  3. debsgarden says:

    Gorgeous photos. I was trying to take photos of my knockouts today, but I was disappointed with the results. I love how the knockouts keep on blooming, till hard frost puts them temporarily to sleep.


  4. Lona says:

    Those Knockouts are winners for blooms. I do not have the Blushing Knockout. Yours looks loaded with blooms yet. So pretty.


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