Our spring weather alternated bursts of heat with a lot of cool, cloudy and rainy days. But just as the Martagon lilies were getting ready to bloom, the sun and high temperatures returned. Thus the lilies expolded into full bloom overnight. A short season of beauty. Luckily they have great seedpods so I can expect a second season of good looks. The peachy lily is 'Mrs. R.O. Backhouse' and the lacquered red variety is 'Claude Shride.'