Rosa 'Gene Boerner' is the best bloomer in the garden today. A floribunda, posthumously named for the breeder, it is one of my favs.
The Flower Brick used today is by Andrea for Sadak. I bought it in a gift shop in Thomasville. It is a blue-green rather than the true blue of most blue and white ware.
Chartreuse alternanthera is the the filler I used. The bits of alternanthera will probably be saved, as they root easily in water and last all winter, to plant out in spring. Chartreuse is the least vigorous of the alternantheras I grow, reaching the size of a dinner plate by frost, while the red grows taller and wider and the purple climbs all over the garden. Each has its place.
Loropetalum with dark purple leaves makes a good companion shrub for this rose. The rose blossoms are not large, but are prolific through all but the coldest months here. 'Gene Boerner' is the largest floribunda that I grow, similar in habit to 'Livin' Easy.'
Thank you to Julie of My English Country Garden for allowing me to tag on to her Flower Brick Friday feature. She discusses Flower Bricks and how to use them to make a beautiful arrangement.