Martagon Lily


When we moved into our house five summers ago, I found some creepy looking lilies in a shady corner along a fence. Their foliage drooped down like spider’s legs. I was about to toss them but, at the last moment, decided to give them a chance in a sunny area. The next spring they grew… and grew… to over four feet. Finally they bloomed in a mass of salmon coloured flowers. They now grace our house as a feature plant at a time when the garden is mostly green. There is a lesson in there somewhere about not discounting ugly duckings.

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