After the 25 long stem roses last June, I was again the recipient of a bouquet of white lilies. At the onset, I couldn’t appreciate them because they were all buds, not yet in bloom.
It took quite sometime before the buds started to bloom. I was a bit impatient. I didn’t realize that lilies can really test ones patience.
When they finally started to bloom however, they came out one after the other. I was so thrilled, to finally see them in bloom. The scent was intoxicating. I couldn’t be more pleased.
After a couple of days however, my sinuses started to get irritated. I felt some tightening on my nasal cavities. Lo and behold my allergy was acting up. It smelled so good, I was really thrilled. But with my nasal cavities closing up, I had to make sure the lilies were out of our home pronto. My husband just wanted me to throw them away. I felt so bad. I had to quickly find someone who can potentially enjoy them. One quick phone call was all it took. My neighbor was more than thrilled to ‘adopt’ them.
In addition to sunflowers, lilies are also an irritant. What else?