The Knockout shrub rose roared onto the horticultural scene, winning raves and awards for its continuous blooms, pest- and disease-resistance, and easy growing habits. Other good choices include Carefree Spirit, the low-growing and shade-tolerant Fairy variety and Rugosa roses, for their overall hardiness and edible hips.
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Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.