Drift® Groundcover Roses

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Read All About It: Recent Articles About Knock Out® and Drift® Roses

Here is some recent coverage on Knock Out® Roses and Drift® Roses that may offer you some inspiring ideas for your own garden: Tales of a Nashville Gardener takes a look at Peach Drift® Great Design Plant: Knock Out® Roses Drifts of Roses for Small Spaces Knocked Out by Knock Out® Roses Knock Out®...

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Fall is a Great Time for Planting Roses

Fall is not just a time to plant your spring bulbs and enjoy colorful foliage, it is also an excellent time to plant roses. The Knock Out® Family of Roses and Drift® Roses are perfect for fall planting. The sun is still able to nurture a newly planted rose and the cool nights are perfect for...

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Our Visit to the IGC Show

Star® Roses & Plants/Conard-Pyle exhibited at the recent Independent Garden Center (IGC) Show in Chicago. IGC is the world’s largest trade show and conference for independent garden center owners, managers and buyers. The show also offers a comprehensive educational program with dozens of...

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The Story of Drift® Roses

Timing is everything, it just takes longer with roses. The story of how the Drift® Groundcover Roses came to be is quite interesting, albeit painstakingly long, even by rose standards. It illustrates once again that rose breeding is not for the impatient and that creating a full series takes an...

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The Times They are a-Changin'

The First Time We Didn't Spray the Rose Fields It is interesting how things and perceptions change over time. I remember very clearly the first time we tried to grow our rose novelties without spraying for diseases. It was around 1992, right after I came back from the annual June meeting that...

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Kristen's Garden

April Showers bring May flowers, though it seems May was much more like April this year, with lots of rain and some not as warm temperatures as we had in April. At least we were blessed with some absolutely gorgeous weekend weather – leaving all the rain to fall during the work week. There are so...

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A Trip to Arkansas

Last week I joined my Conard-Pyle colleague and fellow blogger, Kyle McKean, for a couple of days with P. Allen Smith at an event in Little Rock. Twenty-four garden bloggers from around the country got together to tour some local gardens and to spend one day visiting Allen's stunning Garden Home...

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Drift® and Knock Out® Roses Design Contest

Have Drift® Roses helped you put the finishing touch on your garden? Are Knock Out® Roses at center stage in your garden design? If so, we’d love to see them. First, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theknockoutfamilyofroses . Then, submit a photo and a brief description of how you used...

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Popcorn Drift® Rose Introduced at California Spring Trials

It won’t be available to consumers until 2013, but the Popcorn Drift® rose is already making a great impression. The latest addition to the Drift® family recently debuted at the 2012 California Spring Trials, an annual event that brings together breeders, growers, and other horticultural...

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Drift Away with Drift® Roses

Drift® Roses have been called “the next big thing for small gardens,” and who can argue? A cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniature roses, these compact beauties liven up those hard-to-fill spots in both large and small gardens. They are also ideal for perennial beds or hillsides –...

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