If roses are America's favorite flower, Knock Out Roses must be our favorite rose plant! This not stop blooming machine out sells all other flowering shrubs, not just other roses. It's disease resistant, drought tolerant and begs to be left alone. And this year, Knock Out turns 10 years old.
So to celebrate National Rose Month, plant a Knock Out either in your own yard or somewhere in your town. Conard-Pyle recently donated 150 Knock Out Roses and Drift Roses to an America In Bloom project in the making. Gorgeous!
Here's another great idea from the American Rose Society: Since it is also National Library Month, ARS suggests sharing the gift of roses with your local library! The ARS offers libraries a discount subscription to American Rose magazine for just $25. Purchase a library subscription for your local library, and ARS will send a FREE copy of Modern Roses 12, a $100+ value (S&H additional $15).
Plus donate a Knock Out Rose bush or two to yiour local library to brighten up the garden.
And take time in your busy day to "stop and smell the roses!"
Garden Media Group