A Knockout Fence.

A Knockout Fence

These roses have doubled in size since 6/10
These roses have doubled in size since 6/10 | Source
These roses were planted a few feet from our property line.
These roses were planted a few feet from our property line. | Source
These roses will eventually grow 6 feet high.
These roses will eventually grow 6 feet high. | Source

A Friendly and Beautiful Fence...

When we bought this property back in 2004. There was one fence near our driveway. Which meant that we needed to do something about the other three sides of the property.

We quickly planted Cypress trees at the back of the property. We bought 8 trees at around $7.00 a piece, and they were about 1 Foot high. It only took 5 years for them to reach 10 Feet High! My husband keeps them trimmed to 7 Feet and likes to square off the tops. They grew together and meshed nicely as a natural Green Fence!

Now what to do about our friendly neighbors side of the property... Knockout Roses! They will reach about 6 feet high in our part of the country. We planted them in June of 2010 and they have now doubled in size. The blooms are a few lovely shades of pink (I think they are called "Rainbow Pink" Knockout Roses,) and stick around for most of the season! We didn't know if they would make it last year because we had a drought. The woman who sold them to us said that they were drought resistant... and they are.

I never heard of them until my neighbor across from our backyard planted them. Her father passed away about 5 years ago and someone gave her a gift certificate to a nursery. So she planted them in memory of her father. When I saw them, 6 feet high, last year, I just had to get them for our property border. She has Red Knockouts. I saw them in Red, Yellow and Pink. (See our Pink Knockouts.) Maybe the next Knockout fence will be Yellow.

Until we meet again... Francesca27

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chonett 5 years ago

Very beautiful and a unique way to plant a fence thats practical also. Chonett

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The Dirt Farmer 5 years ago from United States

Good idea! I wish knockouts grew that tall in MD. Enjoyed the hub. Vote up!

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Francesca27 5 years ago from Hub Page Author

Hello My Dirt Farmer! I live in Maryland! On the Eastern Shore. Did you try to grow any Knockouts? My neighbor planted them in good soil... me, not so much good soil as I would have wanted. However, the Knockouts are even taller now. I'll post new pictures at the end of the season. Thanks for stopping by. Francesca27

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jbhearn95 5 years ago

We have red knockout roses and they have grown very tall.

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WandasHomePlace 5 years ago

Just beautiful! Thanks.

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gidget911 5 years ago

I absolutely love pink miniature roses.

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ajthesmeagol 5 years ago

Nice idea.

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phpnayeem 5 years ago from 260, South Goran, Shantipur, Khilgaon, Dhaka-1219


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

It's so good to read of your success with knockout roses even in the drought. Thanks!

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