One of my first blog followers soon became a dear friend.
We have shared our hearts, prayed for and encouraged one another though we have never met in person.
Last summer I mentioned that I really liked a photo she posted of a Mildred daylily that bears her name.
And this sweet friend separated one of her daylilies and sent me a piece.
I carefully planted it, surrounded it with chicken wire to prevent our critters from reaching it and watched the little cutting through the autumn leaves and winter snow.
What a joy to see it sending up green shoots this spring and grow taller and form buds. The first blossoms have opened to reveal the lovely pink, green and chartreuse colors as it blooms in my front garden and reminds me of her thoughtfulness and our friendship each time I see it.
Mildred has blessed us many times over and I am so thankful for her friendship!
The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.
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Lisa RedWillow says
Just a little something from Judy says
One of the prettiest, most creative mosaics that I have ever seen in blogland! I just sat and stared at it.
once in a blue moon says
beautiful images of friendship~
gnee @ Singing With Birds says
I've never seen such a glorious lily. The fact that you received it from a dear friend makes it that much more beautiful. We are lucky girls, blessed with loving family and sweet friends. Thanks for being one to nurture those that love you.
That is one gorgeous lily and the friendship that came along with it makes it even more special. Lovely mosaic too
What a sweet friend! You flowers and garden are gorgeous!…Christine
I know Mildred is happy to see her flowers in our gardens now that she had to leave them all with the move. I love daylilies, did you see the blackberry lily she gave me?I think it was on Mondays post.
What a beautiful tribute to your friendship! Lovely photos.
That is the prettiest daylily I have ever seen. What a wonderful gift and I hope it grows and multiplies just like a wonderful friendship!
What a wonderful way to "share" a friendship!
That lily is lovely, and I know Mildred is pleased by your nice post!
She's been pretty good to me, too!
What a beautiful flower and even more beautiful friendship story behind it.
Love your garden mosaic too.
Maggie Ann says
Friendship is so beautiful! and your new daylily is too. I wish their blooms lasted longer though.
I must get off line soon but I'm having such fun. Well, except for using shabby blogs background and it doesn't quite cover my whole blog, and I'm clueless. Do you have any ideas about how I could fix this ? Wishing you a nice day!
Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook says
It's beautiful! What a sweet post to a sweet friend!
Your Mildred daylily is stunning, don't we meet the nicest people here in blogland?
Love your flowers mosaic, each shot is a delight.
Gardening in a Sandbox says
What a lovely daylily it is. What a lovely friendship. V
Ingmarie We says
How kind of your friend. Such a lovely daylily. I like your mosaic very much too.
You have lovely things planted in your garden, including sweet memories of a special friend.
That day lily is amazing…I've never seen the color combination before.
This post and the comment Mildred left for you are such beautiful reflections on a very special friendship!
your garden looks so magical! what a great reminder of friendship each time you see the daylilies! blogging def allowed me to meet some like-minded friends as well like you 🙂
What a beautiful lily! I absolutely love that color!!
Your pictures are always an inspiration to me. I have lots of liles in my backyard, but most of them are yellow and orange. I will search for one this color!
Have a great week! Thanks for your wonderful blog!
Art of RetroCollage says
What beautiful flowers!
We never know where we're going to find a friend – and you've found a very good friend through blogging. I love that the visible evidence of your friendship blooms in your garden.
A Garden of Threads says
How wonderful, a friendship garden. They are the best. Her daylily bloom is gorgeous.
How wonderful this is…what was blooming and bringing her pleasure at her home, now blooms and brings pleasure at yours…I LOVE it. The flower is gorgeous btw! How I love Lily's…Have a good week!
That is the sweetest.
I'm so happy you are enjoying the daylily! You and John have been such faithful prayer warriors and loving, compassionate Christian friends to us. We thank God for meeting you through blogging.
I love the mosaic and only wish I could sit on the porch with you for a cup of coffee and enjoy the flowers and birds!