When I planted the lemon lilies (Hemerocallis flava), I trimmed off all the buds from them except for one, because I wanted to be able to say that my lemon lilies bloomed this year. I noticed last week that the lone bud was swelling, so I crossed my fingers hoping that it might wait until today to bloom.
Unfortunately, it bloomed probably yesterday or the day before, but if the spent blossom is any indication, it is a rich yellow! I can’t wait until I have a whole clump of them blooming merrily away next spring.
But, yes!, my lemon lilies bloomed this year!