Lilies are my thing. The first time I went on Garden Walk, I noticed them in many of the gardens. They were usually Casa Blanca or Stargazers. Oriental lilies are so extravagant in both scent and appearance they seem too exotic to survive in a cold climate—and in fact I have been asked if mine live through the winter every year during the Walk.
Over the years, I’ve collected many of the species types—smaller, not so extravagant, but interesting. Here are the first of the summer, Lilium Regale:
And Lilium Martagon: