Southern Gardening: Treat mom to roses
Flowers are always high on the gift list for Mother’s Day, and rose plants for the garden are a great way to remember the day year after year.
There are lots of roses from which to choose. Shrub roses are really popular and pretty easy to grow and maintain in the landscape. Knockouts may be the most well-known of this group.
Knockout roses produce flower clusters nonstop in huge numbers. Flower colors range from red to pink and yellow; blooms can be 3 1/2 inches in diameter. This plant has multiseason interest. The foliage is a dark, glossy green in the spring and summer, and it puts on a deep maroon-purple show in the fall.