Whenever people bring me potted flowers I plant them in the garden. In our climate there is not much chance that they will grow but it’s feels right to give them a chance. I tossed this vibrantly exotic lily in a dry and bare spot in the garden thinking that it could not possibly survive. Well, two years later here it is. It’s the brightest spot in the garden and seems more like Hawaii than our sepia toned prairies. I guess everything and everyone needs a second chance.