Who would not rank the tiger lily L. lancifolium
as a favorite ? With the tiger comes the wistful realization that it's one of the last flowers to bloom for the season,certainly my last lily. Some grow to about 7 feet high up front, but aren't photogenic as of now due to damage done by a tree crew working on a maple. Tomorrow ,or the day after, this and other plants should be ready to pollinate (the stigma becomes sticky) with pollen from the martagon and "Citronella" I had put by for the purpose.. The lily family figures largely throughout the growing season in my little paradise, starting with the erythroniums in early spring.
My attachment to the tiger lily goes back to the time I first saw it in the wild at Chitose Air Base in Hokkaido, where there was a considerably large woodland . A very long time ago,mind you. I hope some of you out there enjoyed seeing the pictures as much as I had showing them.
Happy gardening, all.