The Black Thumb Tries Again
I have a notoriously "black thumb" when it comes to growing things in a garden. Actually, a good part of it is that I'm just too cheap to buy the plants each year, and too lazy to plant them and then care for them once they're planted. So the only things that grow and bloom around my yard are hosta, which is all-but-impossible-to-kill, and orange day-lilies, which are equally hardy.
And the bonus is that they both spread and thrive without any human intervention whatsoever!!!
Today, though, I just couldn't resist. I saw these lilies for sale. I bought three of this variation and two that are solid deep plum. Now I just have to find the perfect place to plant them and trust that they'll thrive and propagate as profusely as the hosta and day-lilies.
Of course, that still only gives me "color" in late June/early July, but what the hey! Something is better than nothing and it's all about baby steps.