It took me awhile to place what I was looking at, a Lily, but how? They've all bloomed. Then I remembered! A package of discount "everything store" bulbs I bought and planted late...Lilium 'Salmon Star'...aha! This is them! Two of the four bulbs at least. I guess I misjudged how big the Hakonechloa would get.
Not really so salmon, but then again they'd been fighting their way to the sun, in nothing but deep shade.
Figuring I'd enjoy them more inside than hidden in the garden, I cut the two stems and stuck them in the chartreuse vase on the dining table, where the Fatsia japonica 'Variegata' (Camouflage) was still looking good from a couple weeks ago. Oh and that annoyingly long bud on the far right? Cut much shorter about 3 minutes after I took this photo.
The Lily bulbs in the driveway stock-tank also held a surprise. Just when I thought they were all done blooming two Lilium Landini decided to shoot up in height and bust into flower. I am not complaining. Although I did not cut them, I just let them be.
Sun photos or cloudy day photos? The sun photo of this palm, with the back-ground blue sky, is cheerier.
The cloudy day (we actually had one of those last week) shows the surrounding plantings better.
Passiflora lutea and a Bomarea are racing up the furry Trachycarpus trunk...
All the way to the top.
Cloudy day photo shows the Passiflora foliage better.
The tip of the Bomarea twisted around the trunk and I lost sight of it, which was only a problem because the tip is where it throws out its blooms and I love those bright orange flowers.
As luck would have it a tall friend visited my garden last week and looking up at him I saw a flash of orange over his shoulder, at the tip-top of the palm.
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