This week has been filled with much sadness. A father, of a friend of mine, died after a tough battle with Cancer on Monday. On Tuesday, a friend from high school succumbed to cancer as well, leaving behind a wife and 2 young children. It has been heavy on my heart. I am bringing dinner to the one family tonight- its one thing they wont have to think about. I live too far away from the other family. Everyone feels so helpless- because we cant erase or take it away ourselves. What can I really do to ease their pain?? I know my prayers for comfort, strength and peace, hugs and kind words are helpful and appreciated. But I have also decided to send White Stargazer Oriental Lilies for them to plant as a remembrance year after year. I am hoping it will be able to bring comfort each time they bloom. (They are all white, have such a beautiful scent and can also be appreciated as a cut flower.)<img class="alignright size-large wp-image-184" title="” src=”http://flowerbulbcrazy.com/files/2011/03/2051978850101004059nqYLsI_fs-1-1024×766.jpg” alt=”” width=”640″ height=”478″ />
Death is a part of life that is always difficult. Funerals are often a focus on what you enjoyed or loved about that special individual. It often is a celebration of that person’s life. That celebration/remembrance can take on many forms.
Some ways are bringing flowers to a grave site, planting a tree, planting flowers or even a garden to celebrate/remember that person’s life. This soothing act may be done by as private memorial garden, or can be shared by a larger group of friends, with each adding a memorial plant to their own landscape.
If your the one planning the memorial, you can give every memorial service attendee a flower bulb to plant in the deceased’s honor. It will also remind them of that individual with a smile on their face every year.
There are a number of bulbs that thrive in most US climates and growing conditions (coming back year after year); some examples include alliums, daffodils, gladiolus, lilies, irises, and tulips. An Amaryllis would be a great indoor selection.
Flowers can be enjoyed for their beauty, smell, what they attract, what or who they remind us of or just for decoration. Thank you God, for flowers!