A Breath Of The Old Life

A Breath Of The Old Life


Garden Poem of the Day

Rose-Geranium
By Margaret Widdemer

A pungent spray of rose-geranium —
A breath of the old life.

It brings up the little five-room cottage where I was born,
And where I grew through a smiling childhood.

The white-bearded grandfather sits in his mended rocking-chair,
His eyes far off, crooning "The Sweet By and By,"
Marked with the tapping of his toe upon the weathered porch-floor,
While the sunshine drizzles through the great oaks.

And there is my grandmother's kneeling figure,
Turning over the rich black earth with her trowel;
And the kind wrinkles on her face, as she says:
"Didn't the pansies do finely this year, Clem?
And the scarlet verbenas, and the larkspurs,
And the row of flaming salvia. . . .
Those roses . . . they're Maréchal Niels ... my favorites.
And little grandson, smell this spray of rose-geranium —
Just think, when grandmother was a little tiny girl
Her grandmother grew them in her yard!"

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Do you guys have any quick and simple tips on how to dry rose petals? Share your tips below 🌱😊 . Here's @busybeefarmandflorals drying some David Austin rose petals 💛🌹 . . . 🔸️Garden Poem of the Day🔸️ . "Rose-Geranium" By Margaret Widdemer . A pungent spray of rose-geranium — A breath of the old life. . It brings up the little five-room cottage where I was born, And where I grew through a smiling childhood. . The white-bearded grandfather sits in his mended rocking-chair, His eyes far off, crooning "The Sweet By and By," Marked with the tapping of his toe upon the weathered porch-floor, While the sunshine drizzles through the great oaks. And there is my grandmother's kneeling figure, Turning over the rich black earth with her trowel; And the kind wrinkles on her face, as she says: "Didn't the pansies do finely this year, Clem? And the scarlet verbenas, and the larkspurs, And the row of flaming salvia. . . . Those roses . . . they're Maréchal Niels ... my favorites. And little grandson, smell this spray of rose-geranium — Just think, when grandmother was a little tiny girl Her grandmother grew them in her yard!" . ______________________________________________________________ . Want to be featured on our page? Use #thehappygardeninglife in your posts! 🌱 . . . . . #happygardening #happygardener #happygardeners #gardening #garden #gardener #organicgardening #urbangardening #greenthumb #growforit #growyourown #growyourownfood #homegrown #homestead #urbangarden #plant #plants #roses #roses #davidaustinroses #rosegarden #yellowrose #poems #gardenpoems #poemoftheday

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Gardener's Quote of the Day

"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit."

— Khalil Gibran

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Beautiful yellow rose grown by @nannynoo92 🌹💛 DOUBLE TAP if you love yellow roses 💛🌱 . . . 🔸️Garden Quote of the Day🔸️ . "Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit." - Khalil Gibran . ______________________________________________________________ . Want to be featured on our page? Use #thehappygardeninglife in your posts! 🌱 . . . . . #happygardening #happygardener #happygardeners #gardening #garden #gardener #organicgardening #urbangardening #greenthumb #growforit #growyourown #growyourownfood #homegrown #homestead #urbangarden #plant #plants #plantbased #vegetables #rose #yellowrose #roses #flowers #flowergarden #quotes #gardenquotes #quoteoftheday

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Gardening Question of the Day

What gardening chores do you love and why?

 

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