That lily stalk looks familiar! I had to smile when I saw
this image (taken by Chrys Gardener) from one of the Ithaca-area Open Days
gardens I am to visit Saturday with Kathy/Cold
Climate Gardening. Unlike the manicured images from Raleigh—at least, according
to the pictures we saw—this somewhat less tidy image reminds me of what is
going on right here in Buffalo. Every year, the lily stalks reach for the
heavens, bending and swaying all over the place in the process. I have already
snapped off 2 buds brushing past them as I go about my garden chores—which need
to include securely staking about 30 of these.
This garden is in Ithaca; we will also be viewing 2 others
in Danby and Trumansberg. Look for a report Sunday or Tuesday. Sadly, there are
Days in my part of New York state. That doesn’t seem right.