I'm joining in for this week's MsGreen Thumb Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday, although there aren't many blooms left in our October flower gardens. I wanted to follow through and post a photo of the completed Knockout Rose bed that I wrote about earlier this summer here and here.
The design is slightly different from the P.Allen Smith proposed garden plan, but that's because the nursery had six five-gallon boxwoods in stock instead of nine three-gallon ones needed. So we went with two on the left, two in the middle and two on the right instead of three in each of those spots.
The roses actually have looked better in previous weeks than in today's photo...I'm not sure if I over-fertilized or if pests are eating them. The bush closest to her left is completely void of blooms and most of its leaves and looks to be dying, as do two others. I thought Knockout Roses were supposed to be free of any diseases!
I'll definitely have to check into this in order to protect my (free) investment. Any gardeners out there have any experiences with Knockouts and/or rose problems? What should I do?
The new grass that Tom planted has mostly come up, and all that needs doing is another round of stones to make a higher edging.
I think Granny is pleased with her "Welcome Home" Knockout Rose bed.
To see other participants' gardens all over the country, check in over at MsGreen Thumb Jean's place.