Roses have always been one of my garden favorites.
Though finicky and magnets for pests and disease...there is just no other flower quite like the rose.
As years pass,
our property becomes more shaded,
so there are fewer roses in my garden,
but oh how they steal the show.
In this bed there are azaleas, Camellia, amaryllis, Chinese snowball viburnum, butterfly bush, autumn joy sedum, and lots of red and pink knock out roses.
Knock out roses are known to be more resistant to disease and pests,
but they are still roses and need a little TLC.
I didn't either until cropping it for this post.
Look close, just above the bud and you'll see two antennas...those pesky garden pests!
From bud to full bloom knock outs are beautiful!
The New Dawn climbs along the fence in the courtyard.
Out front is a red climbing rose, though she has nothing to climb on.
Reaching out long and graceful, she is allowed to grow as she wills, only pruning to keep her off the ground.
there is no flower quite like the rose!
Do you love roses too?
Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments, they make my day!
There's much more to see in the garden here: