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Between Naps on the Porch is a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on Decorating, Tablescaping, Before and Afters, Thrify Finds, and Gardening.

May 7, 2010

Knock-out Roses, Just in Time for Mother's Day

I've planted pink Knock-out Roses in tall urns on my deck. I've been using hibiscus here for the past two summers, but the squirrels tip-toe onto the deck...yes, they tip-toe, they know they are doing a bad thing...and they completely strip off all the leaves on my hibiscus. After two summers in a row of that nonsense, it was time to try something new.

So, this year, it's Knock-out Roses...and these babies have thorns! Haven't seen any squirrels!  For BNOTP Facebook fans...yep, I had Mandevilla here a week or so ago, but I was missing the topiary/tree shape. So I transplanted the Mandevilla to a different location. You'll be seeing those later in a future tablescape.

Oh, I should have put the cushions in the chairs before I took this pic. Imagine pretty, dark green cushions with little stripes in the chairs.

I took "blue hour" pics this evening. This Monday, for Met Monday, I will share my new blue hour pics along with blue hour pics you've sent in. You guys have been having fun capturing the Blue Hour! If you aren't sure what I'm talking about, click HERE to read last week's MM post.

To see when the "blue hour" arrives in your area of the country/world, click HERE.

If you would like to share your Blue Hour pics with BNOTP visitors/fans, send them to me at, tonight or tomorrow, and I'll publish them in my Met Monday post, giving you credit, of course. You can even take some tomorrow night and send them tomorrow evening and I'll include them in the MM post that will go up Sunday evening.

Have a blessed Mother's Day! See you on Sunday evening for Met Monday!

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At Friday, May 07, 2010 , Blogger Kathysue said...

Hi Susan, I love these rose trees. That bright pink is a favorite of mine when I purchase cut roses. It just works in my house and makes me smile. Thank you again for the sweetest comments on my porch. I had to laugh when I read about Big Lots. I can just see them hiring me to re-design all their furniture. You are a sweet,sweet lady, Hugs Kathysue

At Friday, May 07, 2010 , Blogger Mary said...

I love your roses and I know you are going to enjoy them looking out onto the deck area from your kitchen! Just beautiful!

From Virginia

At Friday, May 07, 2010 , Blogger Nancy said...

Susan, Your pink rose trees are a perfect touch of color to the deck. I have always loved the rose trees and the topiary shape they offer.


At Friday, May 07, 2010 , Blogger Chatty Crone said...

Love the 'pink' on your beautiful porch. Happy Mother's Day...


At Friday, May 07, 2010 , Blogger Annesphamily said...

Pretty pretty roses. I love this picture. Those orney squirrels are smart aren't they! I bet they leave those roses alone! Happy Mother's Day to you! Anne

At Friday, May 07, 2010 , Blogger Glenda said...

don't know a lot about you purchase the knock-out rose in a tree form, or do you prune the regular knock out rose to the desired shape?

At Friday, May 07, 2010 , Blogger Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Glenda,
Ummm, well, normally I see Knock-out Roses in bush form. These came from The Home Depot and they came this way. Hopefully, I can sort of keep them in a tree/topiary shape. I hope to even winter them nice if I could use them again next year. Will have to research how exactly to do that.

At Friday, May 07, 2010 , Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Just gorgeous. I love tree roses, in fact I love all roses. These are such a beautiful color. They look fabulous on the deck. Hugs, Marty

At Friday, May 07, 2010 , Blogger Lori E said...

I can just see it with the cushions. Nice. I have been explaining the blue hour to my husband. I hope he gets it.

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger bj said...

These look fantastic, Susan.
I have Knock Outs but not shaped like these little trees. How do you do that??
Happiest Mother's Day..
xo bj

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Lauralee said...

Hi! Those are such pretty pictures.

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

beautiful roses and beautiful view!

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, Happy Mother's Day!

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Tracy F. said...

Love the topiaries! Happy Mother's Day!

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Sailing Simply said...

Your knock out roses are beautiful! I have the shrub form doing beautifully right now too! Your porch is fantastic even without the cushions! Love it! Thanks for all the leads on the blue hour. Looking forward to capturing that!

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Bonnie said...

Those roses are just gorgeous!! I am new to your blog and just love it!! You have a new follower for sure! I was inspired to start my own blog from so many others like you!!

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Jacalyn @ said...

Love your Roses! Your deck looks like a very inviting place!

Happy PS,

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Tennis Girl said...

I love your pretty tree roses. I planted a weeping tree rose this spring. Can hardly wait to see the result!

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Laura PARING DOWN said...

Gorgeous roses. I love knock outs - they'll live through just about anything.


At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger The Quintessential Magpie said...

Susan, that looks beautiful! I've enjoyed our knock-out roses, and right now, they are loving something because they are blooming in profusion. I don't spray them (allergic to spray), but they don't seem to mind. What mine did seem to mind (and I had to replace them) was too much rain and hot weather. We have that in abundance. ;-)

Sending you big hugs and hoping I might get to meet you at the GA blogger's lunch in June. I got an invitation to join y'all and become an honorary peach (my GA ancestors would be smiling), so I'm hoping it will be possible. I love my Georgia friends!

Happy PS...


Sheila :-)

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Sarah said...

Susan, you'll love the knockout roses. I've had great luck with them and just added more to our landscape. Love the idea of the knockout as a standard. I've not seen any of those here, but will look for some. I could use some of those on our porch. :-)

The squirrels totally destroyed our outdoor cushions this winter. They literally dug holes in them. So we are waiting on new cushions to arrive. If they hurry and get them to use it's going to be too hot to use them. LOL

Enjoy the weekend!

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Aprons Gone Wild said... are amazing. I learn so much from you! Today's post led me to the 'blue hour' post where I learned something fascinating! I can't wait to try it out tonight. You are so good to share all of your knowledge with us.
Thank you.

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Toni said...

Those rose trees are beautiful! I hope your squirrels aren't climbers. We have squirrels that eat my Joseph's Coat rose that climbs on our fence. Also.....I truly enjoyed the post about the "blue hour"....can't wait to try to see if I can capture that! Toni

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Tammy@InStitches said...

I've been seeing knockout roses everywhere, they are so pretty. I'm going to try to get some blue hour pics tonight !

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I just love these!! I wonder how they would do in the Northeastern region!! I would love to have these on my patio!!

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger SPLENDEROSA said...

Beautiful roses on a beautiful porch. Happy Mother's Day, Susan

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger YourTeaLife said...

Love those roses! My Knock Out Roses aren't blooming yet-only tightly closed buds so far. I enjoyed looking at yours!

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day, Susan.

Your knockout roses look great. I am going to be showing yours to my husband because he has been talking about tree roses all morning.

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Kathleen said...

It looks so pretty, Susan! You have so many outdoor spaces!
My tree rose died...:( I saw them yesterday but they were 50 dollars!!
I am looking for New Dawn rose..let me know if you see it somewhere!

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Cottage Rose said...

Hi Susan.... OH how gorgeous they are,,, love the deep pink color,,, Happy Pink Saturday

Happy Mother's Day


At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Marie said...

Hello sweet Susan - oh how pretty those roses are! I can't believe how vibrant the color is. I love the view of them out of your window! Fabulous.


At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Kdottie Designs said...

Love your tree roses. I used to put hibiscus on my deck too but had the same problem with the darn squirrels. Funny that you mentioned your mandevilla - that's what my post is about today. Happy PS and Mother's Day!

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Susan
Your standard rose bushes look great in the containers. The squirrels might not be so bold now.
Happy Mother's Day.

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh...I am intrigued...I have to see if this "blue" you speak of, can be seen through the smog! ;}

m ^..^

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Shirley said...

Well, the knock-out roses look very good as topiaries. I can just see that table is looking for a tablescape!!

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love the tall rose trees in the pots. So pretty!!! Happy Mother's Day! Love & blessings from NC!

At Saturday, May 08, 2010 , Blogger Lana K. W. Austin said...

Those roses are so vivid!!!!! And I love all the info on the blue light hour....I'm not going to make any Kmart jokes here.....

I haven't done a link with you in a while but am still stopping by to see everyone and I'm always so glad I do!


At Sunday, May 09, 2010 , Blogger Donna said...

I am new to your blog and have really enjoyed stopping by to see what you've been up to. I'm a Georgia girl too!(Athens) Your roses look amazing on your porch! Thanks for sharing all your amazing photos!

At Sunday, May 09, 2010 , Blogger Susie Jefferson said...

How I love roses - lovely pix, thanks for sharing!

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day (sorry to be late - Himself whisked off for a day out yesterday, which ended up with dinner, so I'm doing my visiting today).

At Sunday, May 09, 2010 , Blogger CC said...

Loved your pretty flowers..and in the post above, Congratulations to your son and his sweet girl. I hope they share many happy years together. Happy Pinks and Happy Mothers Day..


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