Oh, ‘Casa Blanca’, What Happened To You?
I can’t deny it any further: my ‘Casa Blanca’ Oriental Lilies did not make it through the winter.
This is a bitter loss, indeed. I loved my ‘Casa Blanca’. The pure, ivory white blooms. But above all, that fragrance, a fragrance that made me want to lie down on the ground and wriggle with happiness.
I don’t understand what went wrong. They seemed to be happy. The stalks were coming up thick and healthy looking. OK, a couple had borers, but I pulled those out, bulbs and all.
The location, I thought, was good. A nice spot in the raised driveway border. Sun, good drainage. I provided them with a happy home, and yet they are gone.
Can anyone explain to me what happened to my ‘Casa Blanca’ lilies? Maybe if I understood, the pain would be a little more bearable. Perhaps, also, it will give me the courage to try again.