"...just wanted you to have the pictures... [this photo was] taken this year. Had nothing in back of house except old wood fern [three years ago]."
Sincerely, Gertude Fassett
Photo shows Asiatic lilies in a mixed planting which include Astilbes (the fluffy pink & red blooms to the right). Astilbes require much more summer time water than lily bulbs, so if together in the same bed, use a soaker hose to add supplemental water only to the Astilbe or other "thirsty" plants.