Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Roses are a "Knock Out"

We have several kinds of roses at Linderhof but the line of roses that separate the patio from the herb garden are "Knock Outs". They bloomed their heart out this spring and were absolutely beautiful.

And then the heat of July and August hit and the roses just sat there . . . and sat there.

But come Mid September, rain and not cold but definitely cooler temperatures than July and August and once again . . .
They burst forth in bloom! They are as stunning in October as they were in May . . . and we dread the night that the killing frost comes.
The roses are a pinkish red -- they're not really red but they're not pink either.

It's Saturday and what better way to celebrate Pink Saturday than with pink roses. Please join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see other Pink Saturday posts.


Lottie said...

Your roses are absolutely beautiful!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Enjoy the roses!!

On Crooked Creek said...

The photo of the garden cherub overlooking the knockout roses is divine and mischevious at the same time.What a lovely sight to behold at season's end!

Unknown said...

So lovely garden! Happy Pink Saturday!

Julie said...

HI! I saw your comment on One Perfect Bite about Topsy's in KC. I grew up in KC and enjoyed many a topsy's Cinnamon Apple. Your house looks amazing! I 've so enjoyed my visit here. I will be back. Have a great day and Happy Pink Saturday!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

My knock outs are in full bloom right now too! Even though we have had cold nights I was still able to pick them for my tablescapes this week! Yours are gorgeous. Have a great day. Linda

Erica (Irene) said...

Martha....Wow!! What gorgeous roses at this time of year. Just beautiful!!!!!

Pondside said...

Too lovely!
We've been away this week - imagine my surprise this morning, on opening the curtains, to see roses blooming beside the back pond. We'd already had a hard frost, so I thought they were finished.

Savannah Granny said...

Martha, your roses are beautiful. I think the rose is one of nature's most wonderful creations. Looks and fragrance, could we ask for more. You have the touch.

Am I the only person on earth who KILLS beautiful Knock Out roses. Seems that I am.
I am so envious. All the beautiful roses. I have a brown with roses anyway. I thought when these beauties came I was redeemed. NOT. Ginger

Dan said...

Your roses are so lovely Martha, I hope the frosts hold off to give you a little more pleasure from them. We've already had our first frosts in North Wales.

Ben said...

Martha, they're beautiful! I've never had much luck with roses. It's great to see what you were able to do.


Amy said...

I love my 'knock outs' and I love yours. They're beautiful!

Pam Kessler said...

This is my first year for a knockout bush and I was surprised that they came back so well in October. I have mine in a large planter, so I am hoping it will make it through the winter OK.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Martha.

Your knock out roses are so pretty. We just planted two last week. I am anxious to see how the do.