Saturday, June 04, 2011

Knocked Out By Roses ...

Imagine a typical Cape Cod cottage and what comes to mind? A half Cape, perhaps, with pink roses cascading from a trellis or over a picket fence. Roses start blooming in June and signal summer. So, what plant could be more appropriate for Chez Sven? The problem is I have never been able to grow roses successfully.

Sven has always wanted rose bushes.

When we decided what to put at the bottom of the lawn, we opted for a split-rail fence (less upkeep than picket) and Knock-Outs. These roses do not need as much care as other varieties. They bloom non-stop and make quite a show. What do you think? Have you had any luck with growing roses? If so, what’s the secret?