Sweet sixteen
Sunday June 03rd 2012, 11:24 pm
Filed under: Lupus,My Garden

Richard bought me a large pot of my favorite lilies last year that quickly became an explosion of blooms.

Come fall, their leaves fell off for the winter and they looked dead like any self-respecting deciduous plant should. New shoots came up in the spring. Why a part of me was surprised I don’t know.

And then I caught the squirrels chewing off the tops. NO!

And so the not-yet-transplanted pot came inside, behind the windows that cut out 97% of the UV those lilies so much need but I with my lupus so much do not. It amazes me that despite being blocked to that degree they’re still just quietly doing their thing just the same. The leaves and buds and flowers are a bit smaller. I’m counting sixteen instead of last year’s nineteen on the bud count. Hey. But oh, the sweet, sweet scent with just the first two open.

And a certain someone gets credit for giving me flowers all over again.

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My favorite flower. Bravo on gifts that re-gift!! (Maybe I’ll email a link to this post to the Knight. He hates to give me flowers, even though he knows I love them, because cut flowers just don’t last…)

Comment by Channon 06.04.12 @ 7:15 am

beautiful — a gift that keeps on giving!!

Comment by Bev 06.04.12 @ 8:33 am

Gee, I wonder who the certain someone is? Obviously someone who knows you love flowers.

Comment by Don Meyer 06.04.12 @ 8:42 am

What a wonderful gift that was! Sixteen buds is nothing to sneeze at, unless you’re allergic. hihihi

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 06.04.12 @ 12:13 pm

Hooray for flowers and the ones who give them.


Comment by RobinM 06.04.12 @ 3:31 pm

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