Beads of water on floaty pale pink petals.
There are so many shades of pink roses but this one, Duchesse de Brabant, is my favourite. I planted one in the garden of our first home and now one grows in this garden too.
This tea rose is old-fashioned and sweet. The pink petals that make up its cup-shaped blooms are floaty and fragrant. Its pale beauty graces our garden often as it flowers repeatedly throughout the year.
Light pink roses are said, amongst other emotions, to symbolise gentleness. A rose like this one is a perfect reminder to be gentle with oneself, with others, with the plants and animals who share our world and with our Earth.
Perhaps you have room for a rose in your garden.