Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Surprise! Surprise!

Several years ago I spotted this pink lily blooming in the wetlands near the bottom of our driveway.  I made a point of noting the location and when the green leaves showed the next year I dug it up and moved it to our sign at the end of the driveway.

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.