Last year I bought 20 Lilium candidum bulbs wholesale out of Holland. I planted them in groups of 5 here and there around the garden. Some are in more sun, others in more shade. Since I had a bag of crushed oyster shell from the local feed and grain store on hand (it is a supplement to give chicken eggs strong shells) I dug some into the soil, both for drainage and to raise the pH. Winter was cold this year, so I allowed oak leaves that blew in and drifted over them to remain in two of the sites. They all came up, all are budded, and I'm still waiting for the flowers to open. This has been a rather wet spring and early summer, but so far (touch wood) no sign of botrytis. I have been doing my usual periodic scattering of Milorganite (a granular processed sewerage sludge sold as a fertilizer) as a deer repellant. Lilium martagon 'Album' flowered very nicely. L. martagon itself is still in bud. And the weeds this year, with cool wet weather and a busy schedule on my part, are phenomenal - big enough to enter in the county fair. Impatiens capensis is not really a problem - no matter how big it gets it is easily yanked out and rots down to nothing. Does anyone else have a "favorite" weed? Judy in New Jersey where we're segueing between humid summer heat and coolish spring-like weather, both with rain.