This year the green leaves came up just fine and then died down but I let the bed there get very weed-filled and the mower guys whacked the weeds back so I thought any chance of having lily blooms this month was unlikely. I did pull the weeds and heavily mulch the bed and I was rewarded last week with the shoot coming up. I'd seen others in the neighborhood blooming so I knew it was time. And now mine is in full bloom.
Can you spot the pink in the woods below?
The original is still sending up blooms.
I may just have to dig it up next spring and move it somewhere it can be seen better.
It is a surprise every year.