Sunday, May 10, 2020

Yellow roses in my garden, and poem My Neighbor's Roses

My Floribunda rose is in its full glory now in May. It is Julia Child floribunda planted in 2018.
I like the tight buds before they open.
The full size watering can shows the size of the bush which is about five feet all and five feet wide. It was small when planted two years ago.
Are you like me in that you greatly enjoy all the flowers and gardens that your neighbors grow?
Bounce gets me to take two walks a day and I love seeing the beauty neighbors provide. A jacaranda tree. California poppies. A stand of sunflowers each summer.

My Neighbor's Roses
The roses red upon my neighbor's vine
Are owned by him, but they are also mine,
His was the cost, and his the labor, too,
But mine as well as his the joy, the loveliness to view.

They bloom for me, and are for me as fair
As for the man who gives them all his care.
Thus I am rich, because a good man grew
A rose-clad vine for all his neighbors' view.

I know from that that others plant for me,
And what they own, my joy may also be;
So why be selfish, when so much that's fine
Is grown for you, upon your neighbor's vine?
                    written by Abraham Gruber. I haven't found out more about this poet, except some sources say he was a 19th century poet and that his middle initial is L.



39 comments:

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

There is a difficult to read obituary for him in this 1915 NY Times.
https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1915/12/11/issue.html

Henny Penny said...

I love the poem, it's so true. Your yellow rose is absolutely beautiful! I just wrote in my last post that my next purchase would be a yellow rose. I've never grown a yellow rose. My mother loved yellow roses.

Linda Reeder said...

Perfect poetry to go with that glorious rose.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful rose. I haven't come across this poem (or poet) before.

Olga said...

You have beautiful roses and thanks for sharing so that we can take some of the joy for ourselves. The poem is a good reminder about generosity.

Kathy G said...

What a great poem!

Betsy said...

Those roses are gorgeous and I enjoyed the photos. I enjoy taking walks and seeing what people have planted and have blooming. Happy Mother's Day!
Blessings,
Betsy

Jennifer said...

I LOVE that poem! My 81 year old neighbor has the most gorgeous roses that are blooming right now. Her late husband planted them for her decades ago. I sent her a text the other day telling her how much I enjoy seeing them blooming and how pretty they are!

Your roses are gorgeous, too! I love the color.

Happy Mother's Day to you, my dear friend!

Marcia said...

Spectacular rose bush.

Marie Smith said...

The roses are gorgeous. The poem is timeless. Just perfect!

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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

gorgeous and belated birthday wishes.

Mevely317 said...

Beautiful! And my favorite color, too. The roses at the back of our property grow wild and seemingly, thrive on neglect. (*smile*)
Thank you for sharing these images and that poem to brighten my day. :)

Arkansas Patti said...

The yellow roses are beautiful. Enjoyed the poem and totally agree. I really enjoy my neighbor's flower garden but also his veggie garden which he eagerly shares. All the pleasure and none of the labor.

Laurie said...

Your roses are so beautiful, I've never seen a rose bush that big. It must be even more stunning in person! The poem comes from an angle I had never thought of before. I hope people look at my flower beds the same way. Have a wonderful Mothers Day, and God Bless.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your roses are beautiful!!! Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Susan Zarzycki said...

Your roses are gorgeous! And I love the poem.💖

LC said...

Love the roses, and I find great joy in seeing the flowers of others. The poem is spot on!

Mari said...

They are sooo pretty! I like them when they are tight before they open too.

Inger said...

Yellow roses are one of my most favorite flowers. It's difficult to have just one favorite, don't you think? Hope you are doing well and had a great Mother's Day.

Laurie said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing!

Buttercup said...

So pretty! We've had gorgeous tulips this year and I am so grateful for neighbors who did so much planting in the fall. Take care!

Granny Marigold said...

Nice poem and beautiful yellow rose. I don't think I've ever seen quite as full of blooms as yours.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

They are lovely. Such a vivid yellow

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Terra - your roses/ their roses are quite glorious ... the bushes, plants and clambering ones are so gorgeous at this time year. That poem is a delight isn't it ... so true too. Take care - Hilary

Margaret D said...

Beautiful rose you have there in your garden.
Nice poem too.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

What a great poem! I love that! Perfect. And those yellow roses are gorgeous!! They certainly are abundant! I hope you had a blessed Mother's Day.

Ann said...

The roses are so pretty. I like the poem. I've never thought of it that way that my neighbors flowers are also mine :)

Ramana Rajgopaul said...

Our seasons are different. My garden is full of hibiscus flowere of six different colours.

The flower invites the butterfly with no-mind;
The butterfly visits the flower with no-mind.
The flower opens, the butterfly comes;
The butterfly comes, the flower opens.
I don't know others,
Others don't know me.
By not-knowing we follow nature's course.

- Ryokan, Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf,
Translated by John Stevens



Vee said...

I once had a gigantic yellow rose bush. Yours is scrumptious. Yellow roses are my favorites.

Jeanie said...

Oh my! This is spectacular. And i love that brilliant yellow. It must smell glorious when you pass by it!

Wanda said...

That's lovely. We had a neighbor years ago that had a flowering cactus and the blooms would only last a day, but they were beautiful...we got to enjoy them.

I love yellow roses...and of course my nick name is "Rose" haha.

Carola Bartz said...

Such a beautiful rose bush! I am always amazed how quickly roses can grow.

Stay safe and healthy!

Lark said...

Your roses are gorgeous! And I love that poem. Thanks for sharing. :)

Ginny Hartzler said...

They are gorgeous! Are they some kind of rose? I love the poem, it is just perfect for this post.

Margaret D said...

The poem is a really nice one.
The rose is beautiful and it's sometimes called 'Soul Mate' here in Australia.
Take care.

Susan said...

Oh Terra, the yellow roses are so beautiful. The poem was lovely, too. Mother Nature is such a giver, isn't she? Such profound loveliness is ours without even asking. Hope you have a blessed week. Susan p.s. Thanks so much for all the visits.

Bijoux said...

What a lovely rose bush. Yellow roses were in my wedding bouquet.

Liz Hinds said...

What a beautiful rose and what a wonderful birthday celebration you had!

amontanalife.blogspot.com said...

I just love yellow roses! This Bush looks wonderful. Take care. Kit