I received many comments on the 'Easter Basket' rose bloom that I posted last week and thought is was only fitting to show it in its glory. It is a floribunda rose, hybridized by Meilland and introduced in 2007. I have to admit that the first year I was not too crazy about it, but as roses often do with time, it has come into its own.
The soft pale pink blooms go especially well with the 'Beverly Sills' iris that I love, as well as nearby shrubs with soft gray foliage. I have purple lantana as a ground cover at its feet that adds to the soft color scheme. I do not spray my roses at all and this one has been disease free so far. Hmmm... maybe I'll put in a few more!