This martagon lily is a very special plant in my garden. It was given to me by a long-time friend who has serious problems with her hands and can’t work in her garden any more. As as soon as I mentioned that I wanted lilies. she brought two types from her mom’s garden. They arrived the very next day after my casual request, dug out by her teen-aged son. It is a kindness I don’t forget. The bright, cheerful colour of this lily reflects the spirit of the gift and the long friendship.