Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The Bold and the Beautiful

Oh, YES, the orginal Knock-out Roses 'Radrazz' are BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL! And, I can't stop looking at them...admiring them and loving them...especially in spring.

After a later winter haircut...a tasty organic cocktail and lots of Florida sunshine...six weeks later they are showering me with an abundance of flowers that are simply...knocking me out!
Love their bold red color with yellow flowers...simply stunning!

And, now another fantastic rose from the same maker of the Knock-out line. These miniature...yes, they're small little bushes (12" x 12") are small but mighty. This orange variety looks nice paired up with the Florida-Friendly sedum that's blooming in the background.

And, for a few other blooming beauties in the garden. The amaryllis are just now coming into bloom. I'm trying to stay ahead of the little lubbers that love to devour their foliage. Periwinkles are reseeding throughout the garden. They reseed as freely as impatiens. Once you buy one you'll never need to purchase another.

Lastly, my bi-color African Iris are blooming early this year thanks to a mild winter. In fact, even the caladiums are waking up early.


Sandy said...

Susan, your Roses are stunning. And, your entire garden is taking off beautifully... We have had hot days here in Clewarwater and my whole yard is in bloom. I bought a climbing rose and put it in a huge pot to climb up the trellis and it has grown about 24" so far,, but last night a critter got into the pot and broke the first buds.. hope he got the thorns in his patootie!!...lol
Lovely photos

FlowerLady said...

Dear Susan ~ What lovely blooms growing there in your gardens. Your knock out rose is fantastic.

Have a wonderful Easter ~ FlowerLady

daisy said...

What gorgeous color in your garden! The past winter was such a nice change from the past few years. Enjoy your blooms!

Susan said...

Hi Sandy...I hope he did, too. Guess he was just trying to smell the roses. :)

Hi Flowerlady...You have a fantastic Easter, too.

Hi Daisy...Amen to mild winters in the future.

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

So beautiful Susan!! Love them all, especially the African violet.

NanaK said...

Your knock-outs really do live up to their name. I have some growing at the church garden that don't get irrigation like they would really like to have, but when the summer rains come they knock themselves out too. Lots of bright and bold color in your garden this spring. Love it!

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