Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Double Delight Rose

(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.  Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

We have 57 different hybrid tea and grandiflora roses in our yard, and there is something we like about each and every one of them.  But if I had to pick one all-time favorite rose (I'm glad I really don't have to do that) I would pick Double Delight.  It's a delight both for its beautiful color and delightful fragrance.

This picture was taken last week.

39 comments:

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely... You capture very nice colors...

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous. you all must really enjoy your yard so ... all those colors. so lovely. ( :

Linda said...

I'm sure Betsy is delighted with this rose too! Gorgeous shading on the petals.

Maple Lane said...

It truly is lovely and I can only imagine how wonderful it smells. I know you invest a lot of labor and love into your yard. Thank you for sharing it with us.

KathyA said...

Double Delight is so beautiful and your shot of these two buds is particularly good!

EG CameraGirl said...

You take such good care of your beautiful roses!

Sandra said...

so it is not a double delight it is a 57 delight... wow... that is a lot of different types. that rose with the water droplets is fantastic.

Indrani said...

This looks so delicious to me. Beautiful!

Amelia said...

Hi George, Oh my... you sure good at gardening. All your roses are really gorgeous and unique. Love the elegant colour.

Have a nice day.

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is so beautiful! Picking your favorite rose would be like picking your favorite child. Right??? Ok, maybe not so much.
Have a great day!

LV said...

When it comes to roses you definitely have a 'rose' thumb. This one is truly stunning.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is gorgeous. For me to choose a favourite of the roses you show would be impossible.

Marie said...

You live in Alice in Wonderland's dream!

Jorge said...

Fotos maravilhosas de rosas que tão bem retratadas para nós apreciarmos. É didicil a escolha, tais são as cambiantes da sua beleza. Parabéns George!
Um abraço,
J

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello GREGORE!
Your rose is a real masterpiece of nature.
It's beautiful.
Regards:)
lucia

Fred Alton said...

Hi George! That's a fantastic picture. I saw your post on fb but didn't have time to comment as the wifi here is sketchy from G-burg. Beautiful - but makes me tired to think of having to tend to them all right now. smile. You and Betsy do a great job making the glade a prettier place.

Ginny said...

Your yard must smell amazing. My fave today is the header!!

Ms. A said...

Ooooooh... another one that looks like it's lit from the inside!

Small City Scenes said...

I'm with you on double delight. We were just looking at Roses at a fabulous Nursery and I was telling Bob about Double delight---yum yum it smells so good.. MB

Craver Vii said...

I've always enjoyed things that smell nice. If this flower smells as good as it looks, it is very appropriately named!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous rose, your photo is lovely!

A Lady's Life said...

It sure is a beauty! That's a lot of roses George.I wouldn't be able to decide which one was my favorite either.

Lisa Buben said...

That is a breathtaking flower. Love the vividness of the colors George.

Linda said...

Wow, that's an exceptional rose!

Do you really have 57 varieties or is that your Heinz-variety estimate? ;-)

Susannah said...

Hi George, What a beauty! We used to have a big bed of hybrid teas and grandiflora roses and Double Delight was one of my all time favorites. We miss our roses. I am so glad that you enjoy them so much. It is so nice to be able to see photos of some of our favorites. Thank you!

Susannah

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

beautiful flowers with nice colors

thanks

Jyoti Mishra said...

Double Delight it is..
it's beauty- one of its kind :)

Crimson is looking fabulous

imac said...

Youre a proper Harry Wheatcroft.

Lynda said...

It is sheer perfection to look at - - now if we could figure a way to send the fragrance over the blog . . .

DeniseinVA said...

Outstanding photo George! What a gorgeous rose! Your garden must look heavenly when the roses bloom, but I have a feeling with all the other beautiful flowers you and Betsy tend to, your garden would look that way at any time of the growing season. Have a great day :)

Denise
An English Girl Rambles

Rajesh said...

Very pretty rose.

Giga said...

Śliczna róża i równie piękne zdjęcie. Pozdrawiam.
ovely rose and equally beautiful picture. Yours.

rainfield61 said...

I am waiting for the 58th...

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the colours of this rose too. What a pity I cannot smell its aroma. :)

Janie said...

The picture is so good I can almost savor the scent. Lovely, George!

Betty Manousos said...

such a beautiful rose photo!
and i really like your header, too.

Jeevan said...

Absolutely delightful and splendid capture George! Have a great week ahead

Lorri said...

Ahhhh, delightful and beautiful, both in tones and capture.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Loving all your roses, we have posted our first bloom in your honour!!