Do you live in a townhouse? Where do you grow your roses? Some says in pots but I rather grow them in the ground and the roses like it better.
We bought our townhouse in 2004 and during construction, I requested roses to be planted in my yard. They did and when it first bloomed, I found out that they were all Blushing Knock Out Roses. At that time, we were still living in New York and we used the townhouse down south as a vacation home. We came down four times a year and only spent two weeks at a time so I did not care how my roses looked like.
A year ago, we moved south permanently. I noticed that they were not maintaining the roses as I would like them to do. The Blushing Knock Out Roses looked terrible. Knock Out Roses are the easy maintenance roses but they never pruned them and I didn’t think they were even fertilized so I decided to redesign the front yard. I always had a rose garden and the fact that I live in a townhouse won’t deter me from having a rose garden. The Homeowners Association was supposed to do all the outside work but since they were not doing it, I plan to do mine. I’m embarrassed of the way the front yard looks. After all, I’m a Master Rosarian and my roses do not show it. Basically, I didn’t change the layout. I just changed the plants. I dug out all the Blushing Knock Out Roses and some terrible-looking shrubs.