Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Patience is, indeed, a virtue

"Good things come to those who wait."

Is that a phrase from the Bible? (Bible scholars out there, can you tell us if that's in the Bible? Is it a proverb?)

Even if it's not in the Bible, it's true. At least it became true for me.

For a couple of years now,  hubs has wanted a rose arbor for the backyard.

I've wanted one, too,  and yearned to buy one for hubs last year for Father's Day.

However, when I checked garden centers to find out how much they cost, I was floored.

The cheapest was about $400 and the most expensive around $800.

Bye bye rose arbor.
This year, the wish resurfaced in my heart. 

 After all, my garden scrapbook includes several pictures of the wanted white arbor!

Then, one day this past spring, the BJ's catalog came in the mail. (BJ's, for those who are unfamiliar, is a big warehouse store for paid members.)

There, right before my very eyes, was a gorgeous white vinyl arbor for $199 in BJ's online!

Thankfully,  my daughter and son-in-law chipped in and we got the arbor. They even set it up for hubs!

What a Father's  Day gift that was. yah hoo!

He constructed a brick half moon and the arbor sits at the edge of it.

He even planted red roses on either side so maybe next year, they'll climb aboard.

My froggie-on-a-swing hangs from its rafters!

"All good things come to those who wait."



Linda O'Connell said...

You are really spiffing up the place. My daughter has a beautiful rose arbor. I can't seem to grown one measely rose bush.

diane.stetson said...

I only have one rose bush in my backyard...yellow...and some mini roses. I can't wait to see the roses climb on your arbor...they will be so beautiful and spiff up the backyard even more for you and your hubs.

Rada Sanjanka said...

I like your blog very interesting and creative. Greeting.

Susan said...

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

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Sending warm wishes for a beautiful day for all! Susan

Nellie said...

I yearn for something like this, Susan, but don't have it due to the cost involved!:-( Perhaps patience will have positive results for me.:-)

Ruth Kelly said...

It is nice to have those dreams come true.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Susan I do love Rose Arbors and that is a great one! I do believe that things come to those who wait! Hugs, Linda

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Totally love it! I know you will enjoy it for years to come.

The little quote, "Good things come to those who wait," is not in the Bible, but the Bible certainly teaches patience and it's listed in Galatians 5:22-23 as one of the fruits of the Spirit. I'm no Bible scholar, though. :)

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: you're right. I really like your gazebo. I'm glad you have the garden of your dreams. Keep in touch

marianne said...

Your rose arbor was a great find and hubs must have been very surprised on Father's Day. I hope the roses grow fast and furious and cover the arbor with color and fragrance.

I don't have an arbor, but my son built a trellis for me and bought me a climbing clematis(blue) that is quite pretty in the early summer.

I do think good things come to those who wait. Patience is a virtue.

Karen Lange said...

What a wonderful gift! So glad you found one that fit in your budget. :) Hoping you'll share pictures as the roses come along.

Have a great week,

Terri Tiffany said...

You are the sweetest person to write such nice comments on my blog. You get what I've been through and understand. Just wanted to say how much it means to me when you comment and understand. Thank you!!

Merlesworld said...

Yes I do like them but no room in my garden at the moment.

Chatty Crone said...

Your husband is a lucky man and his luck spilled over on you - a gift to share. I love rose arbors but to be honest there would be no good place in my yard so I will enjoy yours. sandie

Debora said...

How beautiful! I had an arbor at one of our previous houses, but somehow the new owners objected to us taking it when we moved! :/
And no, that saying is not in the Bible, but there are verses that speak of giving us the desires of our heart. Looks like your desire was manifested quite beautifully!

Dee said...

It will be beautiful with roses covering it next Spring...a nice a thoughtful gift for all to enjoy.

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