I like to call the rose bushes planted in our front yard my Muhammed Ali rose bushes, or otherwise known as "knock-out" rose bushes that I planted several years ago. They are in full bloom this week, but the best thing about the M. Ali's is that they bloom somewhat continuously throughout the spring and summer months, much to my delight. When I bought them, they were quite little, and nothing was budding out at the time, so not sure what color of rose I was actually getting, and don't remember if the containers revealed the colors (I bet they did, right?) But every single bush has those deep pink petals that sometimes look red in different light of the day.
I would love other colors too, but a yellow or light pink never made it back to the yard for planting that year. Maybe next year I'll mix it up a bit!
BSoleille! The bright side of: "taking time to smell the roses." And one more: A rose only becomes beautiful when if opens up and blooms. Its greatest tragedy is to stay in a tight-closed but, never fulfilling its potential. Author Unknown