When I taught him in Grade 7, Leslie Champ gave me a small lily plant in a small pot. That summer I planted the wee thing in my garden. I’ve moved that plant three different times, because I wouldn’t think to leave it behind. Now, it is massive and beautiful! Every summer, I think of my students because Leslie gave me that lily.
The plant featured in this photograph, the one yet to bloom, was given to me for my 51st birthday. It is a gorgeous white and pink, Asiatic variety. I will post photos later in the season, as the plant blooms. Lilies are early bloomers and really add colour to the garden. I think of the kindness of a student and a friend when I look at the lilies in my garden!