The photos and comments about the Knockout rose prompts me to ask: why is mine looking so lousy? (I would post a photo but right now my driveway's being repaved--no place to stand and take a picture!) It's still puny after 2 years in that location--about a foot tall--the leaves that didn't get eaten by rose slugs are yellowing and/or spotty, and it only put out one or two blooms. It's in a relatively sunny spot (though shaded late in the afternoon by trees a hundred feet away), sandy soil, but near the spot where a peony thrived for many years. (The soil did get disrupted a few years ago when a sewer line was put in, so the richer layers may have been dispersed.) I'm sure I need to improve that soil now, and attempt to deal (organically) with the insects and/or disease; perhaps it needs to be moved to an even sunnier place. Are any of these factors more important than others, in people's experience? I'd like to hear what has worked for others--thanks!