These hot sunny days have been just what the water lilies and garden lilies need. The water lilies will keep going for another month but this is the end of the ones growing in the garden.
This one (first two images below) is Lilium oriental 'Time Out' from Brent & Becky's Bulbs.
The next four images are Lilium henryi or Henry's lily. According to Old House Gardens (where I bought this lily), it is a wild Chinese lily and takes sun to light shade.
These are reaching for more sun but still fully blooming. I kind of like the curving stems so I may leave them where they are.
I planted these lilies in memory of my late father-in-law whose name was Henry. He's also represented in the spring garden with Iris ensata 'Henry's White."
I've looked at my plant I.D. cards and assorted garden journal entries from 2008, which is when I received these beautiful red speckled lilies from Brent & Becky as trial plants. At the time, I marked them in B&B's catalog so I would remember the name. But the catalog, along with the name, is long gone.
The coloration is reminiscent of the famed 'Stargazer' lily, but the flowers are more recurved than the typical Oriental lily. Any guesses?