Friday, May 14, 2010

What was I thinking?

There are three of them. In the pot with the Lilium 'Dunyazade' and the fennel. I was wondering what on earth they were. They opened today. Not only are they red, but they are Asiatics. I don't like red lilies and I don't like Asiatics. They are brash. Loud. Contrived. Crowd pleasers. Glad handers.

What? - you say, You with the terrace painted that colour, hello?


What came over me? More troubling, when did I do it? Order them? Plant them? Not this spring, certainly. This spring I planted native Lilium superbum a (bright orange!) recurved (hence elegant) lily. Also the Formosas. White, simple, trumpet shape. Pointing forward, not up.

I am going to have to search my emails for orders, and find out what on earth was going on. Perhaps I sleep-order lilies and sleep-plant them? Is this a sign of something? Disturbance, unreconciled and suppressed personalities?
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