In the spring of 2005, I planted five Blushing Pink Knockout roses to edge the flower bed by the front walk. I was underwhelmed by them last year, too few blooms and scrawny bushes. But they were only settling in for this year's show. They have been beautiful all season, setting off the white columbine in spring, the blue salvia and yellow lillums in the summer and now picking up the color of the dusty rose sedum. Most of the blooms are breathtakingly beautiful; however, to be fully truthful, I included a second picture.