...and aren't they beautiful?
I love these lilies that are also known as Magic Lilies, Surprise Lilies and probably several other names.
The leaves come up thick in the Spring, then die away. At the end of July, bare stalks emerge from the ground overnight, and are in full bloom in a day or so. It is pure magic.
This year's lilies are the most beautiful they have ever been. They are over two feet tall and full of blooms, creating a froth of pink at the edge of the garden. I planted these years ago (at least 10 and probably more like 15 years back) and ground moles almost did them in a few years ago. The attack seems to have strengthened them and the bulbs are evidently multiplying in the dark under ground. To my great joy.