The Knock Out® Family of Roses

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Planting Knock Out® Roses

Follow these simple steps to plant your Knock Out® Rose Step 1: Decide Where to Plant Your rose bush will need at least 6-8 hours of sun each day, so choose a sunny spot to plant. Step 2: Dig Hole Dig a hole that is about twice as wide and as deep as the container. Work the soil at the bottom of...

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Roses for Small Gardens

Is there anything more extravagant than a big, lush rose garden? If only we all had the room to plant one! But fear not, rose lovers – you can still have roses in a small garden (or even in NO garden …but more on that later.) For starters, be realistic about the size and quality of your space...

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Gardening for Curb Appeal

If you’re thinking of selling your home, chances are you’re already aware of the importance of curb appeal. A house that appears well-maintained and updated from the outside can lead to more showings, and possibly a higher selling price. Now that you’ve power washed your home’s exterior, repaired...

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Robots in Horticulture

I was visiting growers in the South a few weeks ago, and I had the opportunity to see robots at work spacing plants in the nursery. Yes robots! It may sound unbelievable, but there are in fact quite a few of them now in operation all over the US. They are the next big thing in automation in...

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A Garden Celebration

By Allison Hess On September 10, 2014 a very special event took place at Star® Roses and Plants – the unveiling of a project that has been over a year in the making. Earlier in 2013, artists Greg and Tiana Leavitt were commissioned by Steve Hutton, President and CEO of Star® Roses and Plants, to...

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The 411 on Drift® Roses

Certified Landscaper, James Wilhite stopped by KETK NBC News to chat with Bob Brackeen and Jen Jacobson about -- you guessed it -- Drift® Roses . Many novice gardeners still operate under the belief that roses are high-maintenance and need frequent sprays and trimming to really thrive in their...

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Propagation and Mutations

Have you ever wondered why The Knock Out® Rose in your yard is perfectly identical to your neighbors? Or why the ones you see in stores all look the same? The answer is that they are all clones. They are exact replicates of each other which originated from a single plant like the original Knock Out...

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What do breeders do in winter?

The advantage of breeding in the North Eastern United States is that we can be certain that the plants we create are able to survive the cold, heat, humidity and disease pressure that nature throws at us each year. This winter has been an exceptionally tough winter. We’ve had more than 5 feet of...

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The Original Knock Out® Rose

Recently, a group of us from Star® Roses and Plants traveled to the IGC Show in Chicago. We took advantage of the geographical proximity to arrive one day earlier and visit William Radler, the hybridizer of The Knock Out® Family of Roses . Will still lives in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin,...

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Everywhere You Look...

By Allison Hess When I first started working at Star® Roses and Plants in Chester County, Pennsylvania , I must admit that I had never heard of The Knock Out® Rose . Having been here nearly a year now, I’m astounded by my ignorance. Knock Out® Roses are EVERYWHERE! It’s rare to even leave my house...

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