Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A Gentle Rose

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. 



  1. What a gorgeous rose. Thank you for sharing. xo

    1. It is lovely and it's hardy too. A real joy in the garden.

  2. A beautiful rose and beautiful heartfelt words Meg.

    1. Thanks, Linda. I've not long come in from the garden (it's hot out there already) and the rose bush is covered with these blooms. They are a delight and their scent is heavenly!