Most of my lilies are new to my garden. That makes them especially exciting for me to watch.
The anticipation grows. What will be inside that pod? When will it pop open? This lily is quite large, larger than the palm of my hand! I am giddy with excitement.
Just beginning to open! I am thrilled beyond words. I am mesmerized by its perfection. The beauty of this lily as it begins to unveil its charms is almost miraculous. I wonder if the bees and butterflies came by to welcome it to the world.
And, yes, I realize I need to deadhead the roses in the background!
Fully opened! It's entrancing. I can't take my eyes off of it. Each time my eye scans the garden, it is caught by the loveliness of this grand bloom. It welcomes a closer encounter, as each tiny part is perfectly formed. Butterflies begin to flutter in my stomach - I have fallen in love! I can't wait until the other lilies begin to pop open. Come July I will be ordering a lot more of these beauties!
I am deep in the middle of a lily infatuation. What plant is infatuating you this year?