Entries Tagged as 'Knock Out Roses'

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Double Knock Out Rose Problems

Nice & Easy Double Knock Outs by perennialpal TheGardenLady received this question from Wendy. I live in eastern North Carolina and I have several double knockout rose bushes and they have been beautiful. This year I pruned them back in early spring and had a magnificent show – we have had several hard storms lately […]

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Roses in TheGardenLady’s Garden

Welcome to TheGardenLady’s garden. I will be posting some photos of plants in my garden. I had hoped to send you photos as each plant flowered. But the season is passing quickly and so many of the flowers, like my Jacob’s Ladder-Polemonium and bleeding hearts-dicentra have already finished blooming in my yard. So I am […]

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Do You Dead-Head Encore Roses?

Gotta love those knock-outs!!! by perennialpal TheGardenLady received this question from John. Are you supposed to cut spent flowers on Encore Roses? Some say you are and others say don’t. Which is correct? Cutting spent flowers is referred to as dead heading. Dead heading is like a minor form of pruning. People do it to […]

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Getting Pricked by a Rose Thorn

Serious rose thorns by Martin LaBar TheGardenLady received this question from Donna: My sister-in-law was stuck by a thorn from a Knock Out Rose. The area is very red and swollen. Are the thorns poisonous? What to do? When gardening, it is always advisable to USE gloves. One can get an infection from any cut. […]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

More Questions About Knockout Roses

TheGardenLady recevied these additional questions about Knockout roses. I just heard about the knockout rose and think it will be perfect for my side patio. Two questions: The above picture? are those purple or pink? How does the Knockout do in partial shade? There is no purple Knockout rose. They have single and double pink, […]

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Blooming Problems With Knock Out Roses

TheGardenLady received these two questions about Knock Out roses from Mary and Diane respectively. I planted eight knock out roses in the sun last year and they bloomed. After blooming the first year I put mulch on the base of the rose bush and the ground was not frozen. This spring I cut them back […]

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Soil for Knockout Roses

TheGardenLady received this question from Pat: I am getting ready to plant Knockout Roses in my garden in northern South Carolina, and wonder how to best prepare the soil? We have very dense red clay mixed with some sand. Any recommendations on how to get these roses off to their best start in this type […]

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Pruning Knock Out Roses

  TheGardenLady received the following question from Pat: I have Knockout Roses that are not yet a year old – They were planted last April – They grew very fast and produced beautiful flowers all summer long and into winter – I want to know do I cut them back and if so, when, and […]