I notice a tall plant growing in m little flower garden the other day, and also some small stalky things. The tall plant turned into this beautiful lily, which I did not plant and the stalky things turned into these little blue star shaped things. I have no names for them and no idea whence they came. The little blur things, the color of a June sky, grow as a single blossom on each stalk. I think they are from a bulb, since I did notice the stalks last year, but no flowers. The lily is a complete mystery and I'm happy to have it. I have a batch of stella d'oro lilies in the same patch, but I don't think they could have given birth to this different sort of lily. I know that seed plants can spring up because birds intestinal functions act as seed sowers - bur bulb plants? Not unless an emu happened to have wandered through my yard. Down in Holmes County, the Amish have taken to raising emus, rheas and ostriches, but they are flightless and it's a long walk from Sugarcreek to Kent. Perhaps a passing stranger, strolling by last fall, planted a surprise for me. I like it.