One of my on-line friends from Dogster recently started her own blog. She has been asking when I was going to create a blog, so here goes! My birthday was last week, and one of my friends took me out to lunch today. Her gift to me was this beautiful pink Knock Out rose bush. I've always loved roses, but I have found them difficult to grow. This variety claims to require no special care and is blackspot resistant, mildew tolerant, self-cleaning, and drought tolerant. My husband, Ted, planted it tonight in the spot where I had previously attempted to grow a rose bush. We'll see how this one does!