A Random Rose Bush


This is a random rose bush I just put in the ground in a spot because I had no where left to put it (for sun). It had not grown in 3 years that I received it from a friend who thought I should try my green thumb at rosebushes (not a good idea in a yard with 60' oak trees and varying degrees and hours of sunlight). Well, It has bloomed again and has grown 2 1/2 feet since I put it here only 3 months ago~right next to a mighty oak. As my friends and neighbors say "your thumb sure is green!"
Taken July 9, 2013 (only planted here month earlier and never had in the 3 prior years)
Taken July 9, 2013 (only planted here month earlier and never had in the 3 prior years)
Less than a foot tall and had never grown.
Less than a foot tall and had never grown.
Taken September 16, 2013
Taken September 16, 2013
2 1/2-3' tall. Growing in the oddest spot.
2 1/2-3' tall. Growing in the oddest spot.

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  • Joann Muncy
    on Sep 29, 2013

    I just saw on hometalk this past week instructions on cutting back Knock Out Roses for the winter, as I am getting more forgetful--can"t remember when & how much to cut them back. Did anyone else see this?

    • @Joann Muncy Knockouts can be cut down to about 18". Or you can prune to any height where you want them to start at spring. I have seen them go "un" pruned and they get huge! Knockouts are very forgiving and so you really cannot hurt them. Good luck!

  • Update to the rose bush pic above~it is now over 4 1/2' tall

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