Sunday, February 26, 2012

Blooming in Musashi's Garden!





According to the calendar it isn't Spring yet.
Tell that to my roses!



Double Delight Rose




They have really enjoyed the rain and the cool one day and warm the next day weather!



Double Delight Rose Mosaic


This is the hybrid tea rose Double Delight.


Double Delight Rose Mosaic


From bud to full bloom.



Double Delight Rose Mosaic




At full bloom the flower is a good 5 inches across.



Double Delight Rose


  "Lemon ice dipped in strawberry sauce" is one of the ways it has been described.
 It also has a wonderful scent.

Thank you to Mary for being our hostess for Mosaic Monday.

Wishing you WELL and a JOY filled week!


30 comments:

LDH said...

Look at those beautiful blossoms! So early and yet so lovely!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, lucky you to have blooms so early! Your roses are gorgeous. Beautiful photos and mosaic. Have a great week!

Sherry said...

"lemon ice dipped in strawberry sauce" is a perfect, beautiful description of this rose!! I can't believe that they are blooming already but given the crazy winter we've had...not too surprising I guess. No matter -- it is lovely to see roses so soon in the year!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Amazing photos...so clear and perfect! This rose is exquisite! ♥♥♥

BailiwickStudio said...

It's crazy out there, isn't it? My lavender is beginning to bloom and the trees are budding. My roses are surely next! ::Jill

Vee said...

That is one gorgeous rose. I love the lemony yellow with the strawberry glazed edges. Thank you for sharing your roses with us!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I won't tell them if you won't tell them it's only February 26! Oh, but what a blessing and eye candy to have them blooming now!

Kim, USA said...

Wow it's beautiful!

Kim,USA

Jann Olson said...

Seriously, you really have gorgeous blooms like this already? Oh am I longing to see my first rose. It will be a while yet. Daffodils are coming up. Will be happy to see them bloom.
Hugs,
Jann

The Sweetest Days said...

What a perfect description! Absolutely a beautiful rose! I keep checking mine but nothing is happening yet, thank goodness. It appears we will be getting a bit of snow later on this week : (

Betsy from Tennessee said...

As you know from visiting my blogs, Double Delight is my all-time favorite rose in the world. I can't wait 'til ours blooms here ---probably in May.. Gorgeous pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

So beautiful!
Have a wonderful week,
Markus

Denise said...

We've had a mild winter also. A lot of blooms are very confused. Love your photos of the beautiful rose, such a pretty blush of pink.

Ebie said...

Perfect description of your roses. "Lemon ice dipped in strawberry sauce" - well said.

Love the ombre combination.

Lorrie said...

What a great description - "lemon dipped in strawberry ice." Love it! And it's such a gorgeous rose. We have months yet before we see any sign of roses. I'm glad I can enjoy yours!

Janet said...

That's an amazing rose! The colors are gorgeous.

Caroline said...

What beautiful roses (despite it being a strange time of year for them to be blooming!!). Lovely!

Cezar and Léia said...

They are all wonderful roses!
Thanks for sharing these adorable pictures!
A nice week for you!
hugs
Léia and little Luna

Les Trois Jardins said...

Wow! Such beautiful pictures and roses! Now, how do you place such huge pictures on your blog? Even why select 'very big' they turn out small. Maybe you were an earlier blogger than I was (2010)and maybe something changed after that.
Vitamins for the heart, those pictures.
Happy day!
Jacoba

GrandmaK said...

Gorgeous rose! I know how confused the flowers are here...daffodils are coming up and I had a crocus bloom the other day! Have a grand week! Cathy

Tracy F. said...

"Double Delight" is the perfect name for this beautiful rose. Your photography is spectacular!

Carol said...

Stunning blooms. I love that description :)

jinxxxygirl said...

I think its just been crazy weather all over the US. I hope this does not mean an early, HOT summer! Beautiful roses! I can almost smell them!

Pondside said...

What a beautiful rose! The seasons are crazy this year and we had snow yesterday - my poor primulas!

shutterbuggbitten said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'm hoping my rose manages to live from the goat pruning last summer and weird winter weather.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

wow, this rose is a winner and a half. How lovely. xox Corrine

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Hello Snap, thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods. A beautiful rose and great photography here. You folks have sun a lot longer than we do. Our son lives near Austin and his growing season is a lot longer than ours. Love that description too.
QMM

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful rose - I also like the description.
Great photos.

Ruth Kelly said...

Lovely roses. I have a rose bush that has two colors like that but of course, it won't bloom for several months yet.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL, the roses are, as well as your wonderful images! have a great week~