Irene Virag's Garden Party

I'm Irene Virag -- a writer, a gardener, a cancer survivor. I think ideas are like plants. They need nurturing to grow. And gardeners share both. So welcome to my blog. It’s all about what’s happening in my garden and beyond.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Going for a Knock Out

So many of you wrote me asking where you could find Knock Out roses after I did a column about these disease-resistant, low-maintenance beauties and Bill Radler, the man who created them.

Whether you're looking for the original red Knock Out (pictured here) that was an All-America Rose Selections winner in 2000 or any of its pretty siblings -- Double Knock Out, Pink Knock Out, Pink Double Knock Out, Blushing Knock Out and Rainbow Knock Out -- just click here to find a nursery in your area.

photo courtesy of AARS


Blogger Susan said...

Well I did it! I treated myself to one Rainbow Knock Out and one Pink Knock Out. Besides my beautiful New Dawn climber and two little Fairies, I haven't had much luck with roses. My garden forum friends have encouraged me to give these "carefree" roses a try. Supposedly as long as you can dig a hole, you can grow Knock Outs. I might sneak a little triple super phosphate in the holes for a little added insurance. Now if only the deer leave my bushes alone they should be fine.

5/02/2007 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Steve Nowotarski said...

How many of you can remember your New Years resoluations? Very few of us I am sure, but Irene did. "to grow more dahlias" as I remember it. Well today was the first big step. I visited Irenes and Harvey's home and we planned out a new dahlia garden. We will include just about every color, size and form of dahlias. We will include some other plant material and I am willing to bet that the garden will be beautiful come late August just when all others are tired. This display will also be a "Knock Out" Stay tuned.
Steve Nowotarski

5/19/2007 5:44 PM  

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