When we moved from our last house, I swore I would never put roses in my yard. I blame it partially on the poor placement on roses by an elderly neighbor, an incident of a rose thorn in my knuckle and my stubborn nature. But as we go into our fourth summer at this home – I broke that rule early this spring by adding six rose bushes I found cheap into our vegetable patch for a splash of color.
Earlier this week, Proven Winners Direct sent me a package filled with 4 of their brand new At Last Roses. These compact rose bushes are disease resistant, fill the area with a luscious smell and only get to be about 3 feet tall and wide. The colors range from a light peach to a yellow and are a soft addition to any garden. The colors aren’t ones I would normally lean towards, but are a beautiful contrast to the purples and pinks that seem dominate my front garden.
All four 1 gallon containers came in one package and were overnighted to me. Inside each container each rose bush is wrapped in a plastic bag to keep moisture at the roots and everything fresh. The rose bushes were beautiful on first sight, with a few blooms that had already broken. The At Last Roses don’t need to be dead headed, but you can easily remove or snip off any of the past blooms to keep your rose bush looking it’s best. I did this before planting them in the garden to make sure they were beautiful before the holiday weekend. Deadheading any plant is a good practice when you first plant them to give them the head start they need.
The At Last Roses take direct sun, and can easily be planted in any zone from 5a to 9a. Their compact size means they also can grow perfectly in a container if you prefer. For me, I figured the best place for the roses was in our front garden in a few places that don’t have flowers yet. The spots actually lined up almost perfectly for the 3 foot spacing and the color contrast I was looking for. Planting the roses was extremely easy, because of that bag the rose bushes are planted in. Once the holes were dug in the garden, I removed the bushes from the pot easily with the bag in my hands. I was able to slide the rose bushes out of the bag and not worry about the thorns getting me at all.
It didn’t take long to get the roses in place in the garden and because of the blooms on them currently they look like they’ve been there all along. The At Last Roses will bloom all summer and continue to bloom until the first front, adding color and a beautiful fragrance to the front garden space. They fit right in to our space, and look amazing.
Proven Winners will be selling the At Last Roses in 2018, so adding these beautiful plants to our garden now is a real treat. I can’t wait to see how they do in our garden and as they fill in the area with bright colors and fragrance. They are a no fuss, no muss plant without needing spraying or pruning at a regular basis.
Even though the At Last Roses aren’t available for sale yet, Proven Winners Direct is giving one of my readers four one gallon At Last Rose Bushes. Read how you can win below!
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Enter to win with the form below. What is your favorite thing about the Proven Winners Direct At Last Ross? Or Where would you put these rose bushes? If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form below!