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!
I love the colors and would plant them in front of my house.
I have never seen rose bushes this beautiful before! Big and oh so beautiful!
In my backyard beside the garage where it’s empty amd needs color!
We had to replace our front porch which means I had to redo my entire front flower bed. I wasnt sure what I wanted to plant but seeing these inspired me. These rose bushes would be perfect!
I would put these rose bushes on the hill in front of my house.
I love that the Proven Winner Roses are Compact and disease resistant and I would place them under the window in the front corner of my yard where they will be seen by everyone in the neighborhood!
I’ve got a ton of new garden space that needs plants 😀
I would put it out front in my flower bed in Bear’s memory.
I think the rose bushes would look great on the back side of my house!
I have been looking for a fragrant, low maintenace rose to plant around a small garden pond. Having fish and frogs, has to be no spray.
These would be beautiful next to our barn.
I would put them where ever Chris would like them to go because he is the resident gardener. 😉
We just moved into a new house and the flower bed in front of the house is just a patch of weeds. I would put these there.
id put them in my yard by my house right on the side so when the wind blew i could smell them while sitting under the porch
WE have several places where these could go, but we would likely put them in front of our house.
I’d put them in my back yard!
With four plants, I think I could probably put them in two locations.
These would be nice in the grassy area between our sidewalk and street.
I would put them in the front yard
i like the colors very vibrant and id put them where i could see them when i was on my porch swing
I love roses. They look so pretty. I like that they are disease free and easy to plant.
I would put these in the flower beds in front of our house
I would put them next to my porch.
These would also be a nice addition to the grassy area between our sidewalk and street.
The side of our ho,me, in between my home and my neighbor, is a part I never even consider doing anything with, but some rose bushes would liven it up.
i would put the bushes in my front yard, it is very bland right now
They would look perfect on the side of our house.
I’d gift them to a friend for her front yard….she’d be thrilled!
I’ve been researching this new rose and happened upon your giveaway! Submitting my entry just under the wire and keeping my fingers crossed. I have a lovely sunny spot with coneflowers, catmint, and hydrangea that would make a pretty home for these beautiful roses. Their addition to my garden would create an eye-catching view for my neighbors. Thank you for writing about this exciting new rose.
I would put them in my front yard
I would put them in the backyard