Thursday, May 19, 2011

First Rose of the Season

 KO_Sunny

Sunny Knockout

Rhoddy_PJM 

 

Rhoddy_Fountain

 

 Iris_Old

 Happy Gardening,
Lona

26 comments:

Patricia Tryon said...

My gosh -- that really _is_ a knockout! I love the depth of color.

FlowerLady said...

What a sweet rose. I love your rhodies too and your iris.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

Bonnie said...

Wow, I'm still enjoying tulips here. Lilacs just opened up.

ONG said...

Phenomenal pics, especially that rose!

Grace said...

Hi Lona~~ You've got me beat. I've got lots of buds on my red Knock Out but no blossoms yet. What a beautiful Rhododendron! Isn't it nice to see flowers?

Sunray Gardening said...

Looks lovely. I really like the Sunny and had thought to get one but don't really have the space now. In fact just moved both my red Double's a week or so ago, so sure I lost blooms on them for the year. One looks decent the other took it a little harder but thought I should move them before they outgrew where I had them. Beautiful blooms you have going on there.
Cher

Becca's Dirt said...

Love it Lona. The trickling water is nice. Would love to pull up a chair and sit a spell.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

So fresh and lovely. V

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lona,

I know you are in a warmer zone but it is always wonderful to see the first rose of summer. Some of my red knockouts look almost ready but my new Sunny Knockout is still just pushing leaves. I can't wait because I hear it has a fragrance.

Eileen

Jim Groble said...

Your flowers look great. Is raining by you? I'm building an ark up here.

A Garden of Threads said...

What a fabulous yellow colour, I do not have any buds on the roses yet, some are just starting to bud.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Wow! I'm lovin' that yellow rose! What a gorgeous picture. :))

debsgarden said...

The old fashioned iris looks like the kind that grew in my grandmother's garden! I like the Sunny knockout. I wonder if it will perform as well as the original knockouts do.

Stephanie said...

I thought that was a giant azalea. And when I read later it is rhododendron. I was right! Very pretty shrub with so many flowers. Congrats on the yellow rose. It's pretty rose!!

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Still waiting on that first rose here, iris too for that matter. Good to have your pretty images for the wait and preview to come. We just have to wait for the sun to return also. How is Ohio, stormy? Your rose looks like it weathered a rain.

Darla said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

Balisha said...

Leave it to the Knockouts to be the first to bloom. I wanted to try this rose, but the people at the nursery said that they weren't as hardy as the red. What a pretty rose..Have a great weekend...Balisha

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Isn't it exciting to see the first bloom of the season? Your Sunny knockout has a great color... Happy Friday!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Such a beauty also. Love the soft shades.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Zindagi said...

Such a beauty!!!
I also bought one yellow rose this year, I just love yellow rose

Jeannie B. said...

love your sunny yellow rose. And the Rhododendron!! Oh that we could have them here.

Jeri Landers said...

This is my first year with roses and the knockouts are doing well.The knockout "drift" has been splendid. Gosh, why didn't I plant roses before?!

Msrobin said...

My first rose arrived too, only mine is Funny Face. It always wins the race! But my Sunny Knockout won't be far behind. It's one of my faves, because it smells like heaven. I can't count my new Knockout rose tree as first, because it came already in bloom! Those sunny pix you mentioned were snuck in at sunset on the one day it briefly stopped raining! Wasn't this weekend heavenly though? We worked ourselves non-stop!

Lynn said...

Does Sunny have a strong scent? That's what's missing with the pink and red knockouts I have. Pretty flowers but no lovely fragrance.

sweetbay said...

Great picture of the Sunny Knockout! It looks like a lovely rose.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Gorgeous Lona! Love your choice of pictures. :)