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Old 06-15-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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My husband made me a spot for a flower bed. Its round, about 7ft. x 7ft.
Any suggestions as to what to put in it? I was thinking of rose bushes, but what could I plant with it, to make it look right? Thanks!
Or would it look ok to just plant a few rose bushes there?
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Spring/The Woodlands area
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If you have the right type of roses, you could put probably 4 bushes there and then plant some smaller ground hugging color around the edge underneath
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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Well, where is the flowerbed located? is it in a lot of sun? A lot of shade? or does it get both?

What types of rose bushes are thinking about planting? What kind of a look are you wanting in your flower bed? A rock garden look, a cottage look a multi color scheme, a single color scheme? Do you want mixtures of heights throughout or do you want tall in the middle and going down to low around the outside edges? Do you want a low maintance or lots of various plants for color and drama?
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Red knockouts with spanish lavender and Anise Hyssop "Golden Jubilee". It's got pink, red, bright green, purple, and toss in some cosmos for the orange.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:42 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I wouldn't do knock outs. Not a fan. Most rose growers don't consider them "roses"

This is my old garden



The pink rose is a David Austin, think it's Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I then have peony, iris; the red is Geum. I also love to plant purple cone flower and a small Loosestrife. I then edge the beds with mums.

Do you have a picture of the bed? Is it square or oval?

This was the opposite side of that bed



Link to another album
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Spring/The Woodlands area
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I love that Iris! Very pretty. Im not a fan of knock out roses either...they look good from a distance, but close up, I think they are ugly...just look like dying roses to me. But, thats just my opinion!
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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What a gorgeous garden Roselvr! The flowers you've planted are beautiful together.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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That is an awesome garden! Darn! Too late. I bought three double knock out red rose bushes today after work! Well, maybe I can work with it somehow.??
I did also buy two french lavender perennials, that the lady from Lowes suggested.
Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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I wouldn't do knock outs. Not a fan. Most rose growers don't consider them "roses"

This is my old garden



The pink rose is a David Austin, think it's Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I then have peony, iris; the red is Geum. I also love to plant purple cone flower and a small Loosestrife. I then edge the beds with mums.

Do you have a picture of the bed? Is it square or oval?

This was the opposite side of that bed



Link to another album
Gorgeous! Is the iris called Edith Wolford? I saw one the other day on ebay that was called that and it looks very similar. What are the orange looking roses?
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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I grow all sorts of roses. For newbies and those that aren't into taking care of their plants, knockouts can't really be beat. I have a Mr Lincoln that is about to enter his second flush. Two Lagerfelds in the back yard, and just received cuttings of Celine Forestier and Francis Dubreuil. The FD is supposed to have the most intoxicating aroma. Mr. Lincoln ain't half bad, I have to say.

I also grow knockouts because they're easy.
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