Empress Josephine, an antique Gallica rose that bloomed in Empress Josephine's garden. Because the leaves have a slight blue-gray tint, rosarians theorize that this rose is also related to the Alba category of antique roses. Photo by Lynn Franklin
Perennial Lady's Mantle (alchemilla) can add a lovely green addition to your garden. Friends just gave me some for my new gardens.
'Blush Damask' Bred by Unknown (1759) simolanrosario.com
"Heritage"—a wonderful David Austin rose that is incredibly fragrant, low maintenance and tolerant of harsh Midwestern winters. Bountiful pink flowers, too.