Double Delight Roses!

I have to say, the hands-down winner of “best blooms of the season” goes to all four of my “Double Delight” roses.   Wow!   Not only do these guys require very little maintenance, but they produce a ton of blooms, each of which is beautiful, smells amazing, and is a little bit different than the one that came before it.   I have so many, I keep giving them away to anyone and everyone who comes by my house.

I have taken a zillion photos of all of the double delights this season, and here are some of my favorites–

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“Blue Girl” Roses

No exclamation point today, although I was pretty excited when this one decided to come back to life and bloom finally.   This is a “Blue Girl” rose, and it is much fussier than it’s direct neighbor the “Double Delight.”   I have probably gotten a total of 5 full-size blooms off of this one this whole season, as compared to the five zillion I’ve gotten from the double delight (photos to follow).

Yes, I know– I should have cut this one before, but did I mention how fussy these plants are?   Wait one day too long and they start to wilt!  Over-water and they don’t like that!  Under-water and they don’t like that either!   I’m going to have to read up on what they DO like so I can do a better job with them next season.   I don’t think I would fill a whole garden with these, but I love the color and I’m glad to have the variety in the garden.



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Double Knock Out Roses!

My roses are going crazy this year!   I’m getting new blooms almost every day, so you’ll have to bear with me as I post up a zillion photos.  Being that I’m a beginning gardener, I’m super excited and proud every single time I see a new bloom!

In case you’re curious, these are “Double Knock Out” roses from Star Roses & Plants, and I got the plant on super-discount sale at Lowe’s after most of it had dried up.   I love rehabilitating almost-dead plants, and it makes me even more excited when I see them come back to life like this!


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