Summer Entertaining: Knockout Roses

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Knockout Roses

Roses are one of the most beloved flowering plants grown in the South & in many ways, Knockout Roses are much like an old friend as you can count on them time & time again. They are one of the most readily available of all rose varieties providing beautiful blooms from the spring through the fall. If cared for properly by fertilizing, watering & trimming them, these beautiful roses will not disappoint. Although these factors are a must in order for the deciduous shrubs to thrive, the time investment is rather minimal for what you receive in return. A quick feeding in early spring before growth will get them off to a good start. One of their most prized features are the continuous blooms throughout the growing season coupled with lush greenery compared to many other varieties. Knockout Roses are quite versatile as they can be kept trimmed low in the garden or left to grow as they please into beautiful hedges. Learn how to use these reliable flowers when entertaining.

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How To Navigate Knockout Roses

Beautiful flower arrangements should change with the seasons so begin by choosing items currently in bloom. Savvy southerners know to have distinctive garden varieties planted around their outdoor space that can be used for a number of occasions. Creating arrangements from these flower picks are designed to be effortless & fast to prepare since entertaining involves many fine details as the event draws closer. Knockout Roses offer an effortless, sophisticated look. Several blooms are all that is necessary to make an elegant impact & elevate casual outdoor spaces when entertaining.

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The Technique

Once you are familiar with several blooming plant & shrub varieties, making your own flower arrangements can be fun & fulfilling. If you don’t have these garden staples growing in your green space, pick them up from local nurseries & plant them either in pots or in your yard as they can be used in a number of lovely ways.

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The Profile 

Sunny Knockout Rose

Sunny Knockout Rose is a low maintenance variety featuring sweetly scented fragrance with pale yellow blooms that turn creamy in color over time. Although they are bushy plants, the stems tend to grow upright & offer loads of buds on each one. The vibrant semi-glossy greenery accents them well in flower arrangements as just a little makes a nice impact by highlighting petals without flaw. They make a lovely statement in the garden when five to seven plants are grouped together. Keep them trimmed & enjoy as a sweep of blooms in the middle of a garden bed or use them as a back row planting & let them grow as they so please. Either way, the flowers can be used to spruce indoor & outdoor spaces particularly in the hot summer months with a showing every 5 to 6 weeks during growth.

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The Yard Arrangement

 Rustic pottery makes beautiful containers for creating flower arrangements particularly when elevated, casual gatherings are in order. Use several medium & small pots that can be featured in the center of long tables or scattered throughout entertaining spaces for a cohesive look. Start a collection by picking up several from garden centers & choose a neutral palate in the same color family.

Create an arrangement ideal for barbecue socials by placing a small glass container in the bottom of each pot. Be certain it’s lower than the top of the pot then add a bit of water. Snip several Knockout Rose stems & begin filling the vessel with blooms. Nestle enough in them so the blooms pop over the lip of the pot to cover the interior. Tuck a little greenery throughout them to complete the look. Place the flowers on side tables & kitchen islands indoors then distribute them to outdoor spaces by placing on cocktail bars & dining tables for an inviting, lively feel.

The Tune
“Pennies From Heaven” Billie Holiday 

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Southern College Football Fanatic * SEC Tailgate Strategist * Southern Recipe Writer & Sometimes Novelist * Half-Hour Hostess * Media Personality * Houndstooth Hound Owner * Small Town Dreamer * Big Idea Doer * 3rd Generation Pimiento Cheese Fixer * Casserole Maker * Budweiser Drinker * Bourbon Cocktail Sipper * Peanut Butter Love Affair * Cookie Monster * Calorie Burner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer but doesn't care * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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