The conclusion of the story of two stargazer lily plants that should, would, could – and finally did! A lighthearted look at a small corner of my mother’s garden.
Starring: two stargazer lily plants as themselves
Featuring: a special guest star appearance by my mother. Thanks Mutti!
Disclaimer: Many apologies and a heartfelt appreciation for Charles Dickens’ 1859 novel of a similar name. Any similarity between the two works is unintentional and virtually coincidental.
By the last day of July, the lilies were putting on quite a show.
There was nothing subtle about this display.
And so, many weeks past the anticipated time, it was definitely a case of “better late than never”. It was quite a thrill to see such beautiful stargazer lilies at last.
And they bloomed, rain or shine. Even when there were some summer showers, as if they were smiling through tears, the lilies continue to bloom undeterred.
And as the lilies are blooming, they are being enjoyed by all who see them.
It is definitely the season of lilies.
This has just been the beginning. There are many more buds awaiting their turn to bloom.
And so, although it was not the worst of times, it was initially not the best of times either. But against all odds, the lilies are finally blooming – a genuine summer treasure!
~~ THE ~ END ~~
Every once in a while, it is nice to have an Epilogue. When all is as it should be, only more so. And so it is here with the tale of two lilies. A newcomer has arrived in the garden, and the family is growing, LOL!
On the second weekend August, I bought another lily plant which is only a fraction of the size of the two stargazers, making it appear like a baby! Small though it is, the blossoms are bright yellow and cheerful, with the promise of a number of new buds yet to open.
No, this is NOT a future announcement for an upcoming sequel, “Tale of 3 Lilies”, LOL! It’s not in the works. This really is ….. The End.
◆ originally published in 2008 ◆