I stopped at Bachmans early on Saturday morning to get a few tomato cages, in a hopefully not vain effort to keep Guinevere out of my lily garden. It took me quite some time to find a parking spot; it was amazing to me that so many people were there with so many uncertain weather weeks ahead of us. I made an offhand remark about how crowded it was when I was checking out. The cashier nodded and said “People were lined up outside this morning when we opened. It’s the Lily Society weekend.”
I purposed don’t keep track of this weekend because goodness knows I have enough lilies. In the looks department, irises are my favorite but in all the other departments (sturdiness, variety of color, quickness to spread), lilies take the cake. And I have plenty. Last summer my neighbor said “it looks like the lilies are having a color war in your yard”.
I almost turned back twice before I got to my car, thinking of the varieties, the colors, the low price. Bachmans was in my rear-view mirror before long and I breathed a sigh of relief.
But I still have to get through Sunday!
What tempts you?