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Old 09-07-2013, 08:33 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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My late dad had a Green thumb when it came to Roses.

He had all kinds and they were always in the sun.

A little suggestion here. Dad was a mechanic and owned his own shop. When turning brake drums he would save the shavings and spread them around the outer perimeter for the rust to replenish the soil and thus gave the flowers a Deeper color. I did the same for my Rose trees and the color was always a deeper tone.......just a thought for some.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:55 AM
 
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My late dad had a Green thumb when it came to Roses.

He had all kinds and they were always in the sun.

A little suggestion here. Dad was a mechanic and owned his own shop. When turning brake drums he would save the shavings and spread them around the outer perimeter for the rust to replenish the soil and thus gave the flowers a Deeper color. I did the same for my Rose trees and the color was always a deeper tone.......just a thought for some.
I love this kind of tip! There's a whole boat load of information on plants from experts on what to do, what not to do, how to feed, mulch, etc. But it's so nice to see down-to-earth tips handed down through the years! Reminds me of the valuable tips I learned from my Amish up-bringing. Thank you!
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:21 AM
 
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What are knock out roses? I have a few rose trees that have been in the sun but aren't doing well at all. I want to move them as they are in the garden. I'm thinking of moving them to a shadier area. The leaves are always yellow, even after spraying them, removing the old leaves. They rarely grow at all. They don't even give any flowers. I moved one rose from the ground and it died, when I tried to potted it so I won't do that again. Anyone have any ideas as to what would be the best way to tackle this?
Knock out roses are a new-ish breed of roses that are fairly hardy and easy to grow. You can get them at every nursery around here (not sure where you're from.) My roses seem to like the sun, although if it gets really hot, they don't do particularly well for a time. Then they perk back up when the weather is more moderate.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:25 PM
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Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I've had a few Rose of Sharon at both my houses. They can look beautiful, but unless you have a sterile cultivar, they'll make a TON of weed seedlings. I pulled some out because of this. I hate river rock, but the two I have left here are in river rock, and I put some extra last year which kept it down pretty well. Or if it was out in the lawn where the seedlings would get mowed down, that would be OK.
Edited to add: You said you wanted some screening from the neighbor. A Rose of Sharon forest would probably do the trick!
Well, someone resurrected this thread, so I'm going to join the WBW party. I too have a ton a TON of rose of sharon that came with my house (yeah, I know...but rose is in the thread title ). At this point I can't believe people buy them. I've given many away and pulled up a lot because they've invaded the woods.

My mom tried to give me a cutting of her knockout rose, but I killed it. I swear not on purpose!

Knockout roses are probably awesome for privacy, though. They're covered in sharp thorns and get really big. I am not a "rosarian," but I'm too much of a rose snob to put one in the yard. I'd probably just leave the knockouts around the fence where passersby can see them.

I prefer the ones close to the house to have fragrance, or have a million petals or something. Hybridizers are apparently getting better at making other roses resistant to fungal diseases, so you can get something like a knockout, but that smells nice or has a different flower form.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:33 PM
 
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Well, someone resurrected this thread, so I'm going to join the WBW party. I too have a ton a TON of rose of sharon that came with my house (yeah, I know...but rose is in the thread title ). At this point I can't believe people buy them. I've given many away and pulled up a lot because they've invaded the woods.

My mom tried to give me a cutting of her knockout rose, but I killed it. I swear not on purpose!

Knockout roses are probably awesome for privacy, though. They're covered in sharp thorns and get really big. I am not a "rosarian," but I'm too much of a rose snob to put one in the yard. I'd probably just leave the knockouts around the fence where passersby can see them.

I prefer the ones close to the house to have fragrance, or have a million petals or something. Hybridizers are apparently getting better at making other roses resistant to fungal diseases, so you can get something like a knockout, but that smells nice or has a different flower form.
I agree with you on all points, kinkytoes!
Rose of Sharon grows wild here, and are difficult to stomp out. When I see one sprouting in my yard, I get rid of it.

About Knockouts - Here on the Delmarva Peninsula they look great around McDonald's, Burger Kings, and Casinos - in hedges. I have 3 in a grouping and am not crazy about them. But as is such with those I'm not crazy about, they are happy as larks and are blooming away.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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Also agree about the Knockout roses but in the right place they're fine. Rose of Sharon as an invasive? Too funny! Here in Colorado they are very well-behaved and wouldn't think of spreading. The only thing I don't like about them is that they don't leaf out for ages in the spring. They look dead when everything else has greened up. But the blooms in late summer are pretty fabulous.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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Also agree about the Knockout roses but in the right place they're fine. Rose of Sharon as an invasive? Too funny! Here in Colorado they are very well-behaved and wouldn't think of spreading. The only thing I don't like about them is that they don't leaf out for ages in the spring. They look dead when everything else has greened up. But the blooms in late summer are pretty fabulous.
My Knockout roses are not a favorite thing for me, although they are a reliable show all summer.

I wouldn't say our Rose of Sharon are totally invasive. They do grow along ditches here on the Delmarva Peninsula, and sprout up here and there in yards. But they are not a big problem. They are a late bloomer here, too, and you're correct. It takes awhile to appreciate their blooms. Rose of Sharon is a favorite of our Amish Community here, and they have many near their barns/sheds.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:30 AM
 
Location: CO
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Rdlr, I admit I had to Google Delmarva Peninsula and actually had no idea that it's shared by three states! Pardon my Western-centric lack of knowledge about the East Coast. I would imagine you deal with very sandy soil in your gardening but even here in hard clay we have Rose of Sharon and Knockout Roses in common. Very interesting, thanks for your post.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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Rdlr, I admit I had to Google Delmarva Peninsula and actually had no idea that it's shared by three states! Pardon my Western-centric lack of knowledge about the East Coast. I would imagine you deal with very sandy soil in your gardening but even here in hard clay we have Rose of Sharon and Knockout Roses in common. Very interesting, thanks for your post.
Oh, you're welcome. I think most gardeners have a lot in common.
We have various soils, and where I am is mostly Sassafras, with just a tad of Piedmont. But, the soil contents change dramatically, towards the low lying areas. We are not much above sea level here.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:15 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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My knockouts did great the first year (I fertilize regularly). Last year two of them died, and now the remaining ones look a bit sick and tired. The only thing different about this year is we've had a lot more rain.
My plan this fall is to cut them drastically back to about 2', and see if this refreshes them.
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