This morning, a year's patience finally paid off, as my Longiflorum-Asiatic (LA) Brindisi lily bloomed for the first time. I rescued this beautiful pink lily from a sale shelf at the back of Lowe's last summer. (You know, that shelf where the unfortunate flowers that are past bloom are doomed to a slow death from dehydration.) Now it is showing off with a mass of buds and a little plant coming along beside it.
Yesterday found me in Lowe's buying landscape fabric and cruising the sale shelves once again. I picked up two Asiatic lilies, Tiny Todd and Tiny Ghost, for a great price, and they still had the last bloom on them. Todd is another pale pink, and Ghost is a burgundy. They have already found a home in the Cottage Garden near the path, as they are small varieties.
Thanks to Skye for the picture!