Ok, they are all my favorites, but some are more favorite than others, and this is one of my “more favorites,” with an unpronounceable name: Gruss an Aachen. I believe it is categorized as an early floribunda, bred in 1909. It tolerates some shade, which is a fortunate thing, since it certainly gets shade in my yard.
Here is the scentabulous Gertrude Jekyll. Gertrude was my first rose here at this house. She gets the credit for starting it all:
Isn’t this the kind of thing we all are thinking of when we plant a rose garden?
Here’s the front bed, dominated, currently, by the big bushy behemoth Brigadoon.
I will leave you with a serendipitous color combination. The pale purple iris and Tamora’s pale peach tones seem almost perfectly balanced to me.