The surprise scape on the 2008 Red Lion is so close to blooming!
I think this is the most leaves this bulb has ever grown in one summer. There are eight! And they're sturdy and self-supporting! This bulb obviously appreciated the fresh soil and bigger pot that I gave it last spring.
(Oh, and pay no attention to that tray of succulents that I have gradually acquired over the course of the summer. I think we've already thoroughly established that I have a problem with collecting plants...)