While I think roses are absolutely gorgeous and I love the ones that smell, I’m not a fan of growing them. When I’ve seen what I considered amazing rose gardens, they were spaced perfectly apart, kept perfectly trimmed and not a weed in sight. I’m not that kind of gardener. I’m aware of knockout roses and with my very limited knowledge, I can’t even tell a knockout rose from a regular rose.
We have this one rose growing in our yard. It could be a knockout rose for all I know. It doesn’t have much fragrance and I think that’s typical for most all knockout roses. It’s blooming nicely with little care, which makes me think it could be a knockout rose. It’s so nice, bright and colorful.
At one of my houses in Louisiana, I had planted a climbing rose on a fence probably 30 years ago. I had ordered it from the Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, Texas. It took over the fence and was just gorgeous. For many years, my dad would send me a picture or tell me he had passed by and it was still growing and blooming. I need to ask him how it did after the hurricane. A lot of fences were knocked over, uprooting anything growing on them.
Vince wants to put some lattice under a side of the deck and if he does, a climbing rose might do well there – something I can plant and forget about.