Two years ago - the first year of the knockout roses.Last year's knockout roses:
And this is the display we are getting this spring!
Update 2013: They still grow big and beautiful; however, #2 from the left has died. Don't know why but it's possible that it accidently got hit with Round-Up. Mike still prunes them regularly. They are prettiest in spring and fall. They seem to be impervious to most diseases; planting is easy; they do not like shade but are happiest in full sun. They are prettiest in spring and fall. And I think that we have the prettiest of the colors!!