Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Beautiful peonies from my friends’ garden June 1, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Audrey Kletscher Helbling @ 9:10 AM
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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


4 Responses to “Beautiful peonies from my friends’ garden”

  1. Dawn Tietz Says:

    This looks just like the vase on my kitchen table. My mom shared some of hers with me and I added my own to it. They are truly a beautiful reminder of some of God’s beauty given to us to enjoy!

  2. Kristin Says:

    Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      Your mom has also been the recipient of beautiful peony bouquets from Virgil. I think I may just take Virgil up on his offer to give me a peony bush or two. A girl can never have too many flowers.

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