I still can’t believe how much she’s perked up in the last week. Plants are so resilient! I still think yellow roses are one of the uglier colors, but I’m always happy to see a new yellow bud on this gal.
For reference, you can see just how beat up she was at the end of last year. Her leaves are mottled and nasty, she had aphids, and there wasn’t a single stalk on her that was fully green. She needed help, poor thing.
Brace yourself for a lot of pictures of Lily in the coming days. She’s budding like mad and I don’t have to go on a venture to photograph her, so she’ll be my biggest subject for a while.