Flower child: Craig’s Phyllis Virden honored for floral work at Yampa Valley Golf Course | CraigDailyPress.com

Flower child: Craig’s Phyllis Virden honored for floral work at Yampa Valley Golf Course

Phyllis Virden displays the flower arrangements at Yampa Valley Golf Course's sign. Virden was recently honored for her work providing flowers around the course.

Green is a prominent color on any golf course, but when it comes to red, pink, purple and more, that's where Phyllis Virden comes in for Yampa Valley Golf Course.

On Wednesday, Virden was honored for her work with YVGC's flowers, adding a little extra visual flair to the property.

Virden originally provided the pretty plants as a member of Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association — with which she has been involved for 40 years and is currently the organization's secretary — and was brought on in a more official capacity about eight years ago.

"I retired twice, and then I came back, so I'm working on another retirement one of these days," she joked.

It's a general love for gardening that makes the job easier, she added, though it's an ongoing project.

"It's hard work, but you just need somebody that enjoys that kind of work," she said.

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Virden has a love for the property even when it's affected by dry spells or high winds during the summer months.

"It's just Colorado and Mother Nature, it's what we get," she said.

Virden received acknowledgment from the women's club, as well as the men's club and the YVGC board.

"We're very lucky to have a person like Phyllis that adds to why our course is so beautiful," said Jim Loughran, YVGC board president.