Anticipating, Waiting, Hoping, Planning June 19, 2011 Anticipating... a fabulous candelabra of blooms on this lily, any day now. Waiting... for a thunderstorm to roll through, any time now. Hoping... that the lily withstands the wind and rain and stays upright when it blooms. Planning... to prop it back up if it doesn't stay upright. perennials Comments Mr. McGregor's DaughterSun Jun 19, 09:40:00 AM 2011My motto with lilies is "Stake early, stake often." They seem to suddenly start leaning when they start blooming. Hopefully, yours will be fine as it is not quite in bloom yet.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyWyattSun Jun 19, 10:15:00 AM 2011Paws crossed....looks like it's going to be worth the wait!!Wyatt and StanzieReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLee@A Guide to Northeastern GardeningSun Jun 19, 10:25:00 AM 2011Oh the anticipation! Any day now. Isn't gardening wonderful! Hope the blooms last a long time for you!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplydezignladySun Jun 19, 01:50:00 PM 2011Just walked around the marsh that is my backyard after the deluge we received up here last night, even my nine foot Rose of Sharon looks like it was hit with the backside of an elephant. The report was that the airport received less than an inch of rain, however my blue trug that was left sitting in the middle of the deck has six inches of water and the rain gauge had five. I am glad my two tall lilies were staked. That is a very handsome lily btw.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymousSun Jun 19, 03:04:00 PM 2011Stake it before it rains. If the stem breaks, you can't just prop it back up.DeirdreReplyDeleteRepliesReplygreggoSun Jun 19, 06:23:00 PM 2011Sounds like you have everything in place.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyRock rose Sun Jun 19, 06:45:00 PM 2011I'm holding my breath for further developments. for further developments.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPam's English GardenSun Jun 19, 10:56:00 PM 2011Dear Carol, Can't wait to see your photograph of this magnificent lily in bloom! P. xReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLINDAMon Jun 20, 12:58:00 AM 2011Oh, those words could have been mine right now :) I'm waiting for my lillies too. And, thankfully, yeasterdays rainstorm didn't do any damage. Good luck!!!//LindaReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment Comments are to a blog what flowers are to a garden. Sow your thoughts here and may all your comments multiply as blooms in your garden. Though there is never enough time to respond to each comment individually these days, please know that I do read and love each one and will try to reciprocate on your blog.By the way, if you are leaving a comment just so you can include a link to your business site, the garden fairies will find it and compost it!