As I reflect on the garden of 2009, I have realized, OK-wow…I had lilies.
They are so random and scattered and were absolutely planted here or there with no expectations. And every single lily, whether the extremely drought resistant mini-daylilies or the exotic Easter and Asian lilies, were purchased on clearance by bulb. In fact, I got them so cheap they were pretty much purchased with a whatever-happens-happens attitude because I didn’t even know if they’d grow.
But now, a few years later, I am glad I took the risk and I have throughly enjoyed, considered even, the lilies.
“My lover has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to browse in the gardens and to gather lilies.” Solomon in the Song of Songs 6.2
“Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” Jesus in Luke 12.27