MY FRIENDS VIRGIL and Jane grow beautiful flowers, like gladioli, lilies and peonies.
I know, because I’ve seen their lovely gardens, including a field of glads. Their flowers also often grace Trinity Lutheran Church in Faribault, which the three of us attend.
Bouquets of their carefully-tended florals have also graced my home.
For the past several days, I’ve breathed in the deep perfumed scent of peony blossoms gathered into a beautiful arrangement accented by dainty corral bells. Virgil and Jane delivered them early Friday afternoon.
Always thoughtful, Virgil knew I would appreciate the peony centerpiece for my daughter’s college graduation party the next day. I did. I’m still enjoying the flowers, even as petals fall.
Many others have been the recipients of their flower garden beauties.
What a blessing to have friends like Virgil and Jane.
Copyright 2010 Audrey Kletscher Helbling