I finally got around to purchasing these easy to maintain Knockout Roses. They have been on my garden wish list for 3 years now, and just this year I found them for a great price with a rebate so into my cart they went.
I’m not a big fan of roses in general but I like that this variety is low maintenance, they stay compact, and don’t have leggy shoots protruding from them. They are the perfect shrub type rose that blooms all season long (I think that’s one of it’s best selling features). They can also be grown in a container if you’re lacking garden space.
My favorite food for Knockout Roses is Miracle Grow. It’s cheap and easy to use and the pay off is beautiful blooms all summer long. All my potted flowers are on a schedule of getting a good dose every two weeks. I add 1 tsp. of miracle grow to 2 gallons of water and give everything a good soaking with it. I discovered the mice like to eat miracle grow so to keep them away I store it in a mason jar, drill a hole through the scoop and attach it around the lid. The blue crystals truly are miracle food for my flowers.
And of course Pirate Morgan Moon Scar couldn’t resist nosing around the roses. I bet once she discovers they have thorns she won’t be so anxious to rub up against them.
Now the only thing on my list that hasn’t been purchased is Boxwood’s, every winter I see beautiful wreaths made from them, and every year I say I’m going to plant me some and so far that hasn’t happened. Anyone else a fan of Miracle Grow?