Not quite sure where I was going with this.
I have this pot of lillies outside my front door. I planted them years ago and, despite being right up against the wall and in a rain shadow, they come good every year. Usually being so tall and fabulous that they collapse under the weight of their flowers.
This is their shadow against the wall. They'll be quite a sight when they come out (they've grown about 10 inches in the last few weeks) but I'll be away when they're out so will miss them this year.