Thursday, March 15, 2012

Weird Science Gardening

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Gardening is such a relatively new

obsession (4 years)

for me,

I still holler

”John!  Come look!”

when I spot something freaky.


I imagine most experienced gardeners know exactly

what the deal is.

I do NOT.


Remember this discovery?

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So what in the world happened to my

Knockout Rose??

Anyone??

15 comments:

Leslie's Garden said...

Hmmm, no idea, but it's pretty! I'm sure someone will know. Can't wait to find out!

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks like a lime! I have been gardening for 25 years and still don't know a weed from a flower. It's just all experimental, I guess!

XO,
Jane

Nell Jean said...

If it happens once it is just an anomaly. If all subsequent blooms have this discoloration it is a sport. At that point it would be worth writing to the breeder of the KO rose and asking him, if your rose bush is of consequential size.

Landscape Design By Lee said...

Very interesting...looks like a hybrid. It will be interesting to see if you get any more blooms the same.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sorry! I am of no help. I love beautiful flowers, but know very little about gardening.

Deb said...

whatever happened it is beautiful...

Pondside said...

How strange and beautiful!

Karen said...

So interesting! Think I would go with Nell Jean's comment. It would be interesting to know what the company/breeder has to say about it.
Have a great weekend!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Theresa said...

Hmmm, I don't know! I have lots of knockouts but never seen such as this! Enjoy your day dear Laura, HUGS!

Darla said...

This is one of the things that makes gardening fun to me. You just never know what mother nature will do.

Deb said...

I've got a light pink (different from the usual dark pink color) bouganvillea that has one - just one - flower that is 1/2 light pink and 1/2 regular darker pink. It's done that for 3 yrs now and I've always assumed that the "grower" altered the original plant to get the lighter pink and it was just an anomaly. It looks like yours in that it's a clear-cut 1/2 and 1/2 phenomenon. Not sure, but seems to make sense???

Nezzy said...

Your rose is beautiful...that's not a hop is it...filled with seeds???

I have 38 rose bushes in my acre yard here on the Ponderosa along with many flower gardens but I don't have a Knock~out on the place.

I'm interested to see what ya have there.

God bless and have yourself a grand weekend sweetie!!!

savvycityfarmer said...

always great seeing your name pop up!!

we need a phone chat

Bliss said...

I'm the wrong person to give any gardening advice. Sometimes I plant something, it doesn't grow, two years later it comes up and I don't even remember what I planted.

~Bliss~

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