Thursday, October 4, 2012
A Rose By Any Other Name
I don't know what it is about some of the flowers in our gardens, but they make me want to take out everything from the background except for the bloom.
Maybe it's the brilliant color. But probably it's the way that the light shines through the petals. It looks like they're absorbing the sun directly.
This rose looks to me as if it is made out of porcelain. Its' petals seem so delicate and fragile. Even though I know that it would take a bit of effort to tear them - and I'd probably get pricked by a thorn when I tried.
I never had much luck with roses before I found this Knockout Rose. They would get black spot or aphids would eat them to the stem. I was really good at growing rose canes, not so much at getting blooms. This one blooms from May through --- well, as long as the weather holds.
All in all, this Knockout Rose lives up to its' name. It's October and there are still a lot of blooms growing. Some parts of the bush have gotten a bit of mildew, but the overall plant is thriving. That's what I like about disease resistant rose bushes most of all.
Oh - and a Midnight Muffin Madness note. My DH is bringing pie tomorrow (pumpkin - I'll post), so the muffins will resume next week.