Final Rose of Summer
I mowed the yard recently and then decided to photograph a few of the final summer blooms in the planters. This is a variety of knockout rose and while it is supposed to bloom for a few more weeks, I believe these will be some of the final attractive blossoms of the season. I love roses, but they are usually pretty high maintenance. Knockout roses are easy to care for. The really just require that you prune them a couple of times during the growing season. They are relatively insect and disease free, tolerate full sun, and will even tolerate my inconsistent watering habits.