Nature's surprise, consider the lily

Written by Doug Oster on .

Nothing beats the fragrance of a lily. To smell it in fall is a real treat. Photo by Doug Oster

One of the things I love about gardening are the surprises. They can be good or bad, but this one is wonderful.

This pretty, fragrant white lily popped up a few months late. Usually they bloom in July, but it's a welcome sight to see this summer flower.

The sweet, intoxicating aroma takes me back to the hot, dry days at mid-season.

When all the amazing lilies blooming during the summer, this one would of been overlooked.

This flower is the star of the bed for fall.

I could use more surprises like this one in the garden.

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