I have decided to join the blogging craze. I am looking forward to taking a moment to find out a little more about the plants I have been photographing. I hope to explore all aspects of plants, flowers, trees and other garden related topics. Sorry about having to watermark the photos but there are a lot of people using them without permission.
Friday, March 02, 2012
Double Delight Hybrid Tea Rose
Hybrid Tea Rose Rosa 'Double Delight'
This rose is one of my all
time favorites. I am talking stranded on desert island type of flower. The
shading and shape of the flower is almost perfect as is the fragrance and
general grace of the plant. It can get disease but for the most part it is an
easy rose to grow. Did I just say that about a Hybrid Tea rose? :lol:
Here are a few facts about
Origin: A.E. & A.W.
Ellis/ Herbert C. Swim, US, 1977
Introduction: Jackson and
Petal Count: Double. 17-25
Parentage: 'Granada' × 'Garden
All-American Rose Selection
Is anyone else happy it is
March? Spring looms off in the close shadows and is full of promise. March didn’t
really come in like a lion it kind of limped in. We are expecting 60 degrees F.
here tomorrow. With that kind of action there will be Snowdrops and Daffodils
This picture is a bit of an anomaly
here as it was shot with the D70s and the Sigma F2.8-4 DC Macro lens. The lens
is really deep back up and is probably the only lens in my bag that I don’t
really like. The other Sigma lenses (28-200, 24mm/1.8) in the bag are fine but
there is something about the 17-70 that just isn’t great. It is a lens that I regret
buying in hindsight.