The last of the season

6/2/2006 White LilyThis is the bloom of that withered-looking stalk in the flower bed that I almost cut down. Instead, I let it continue it to grow even though the foliage looked so hideous compared to all the other lilies. It surprised me with the only true cream-white flower out of all of last year’s plantings. It bore three good-sized flowers. No detectable fragrance so I can only assume it is an Asiatic hybrid. I’m not sure if the reflexed petals are due to the condition of the plant or if it has some Oriental or Trumpet in it.