Oriental shoot just rotted on me! Help!
I had a potted oriental stargazer lilly that flowered beautifully for me last year. I cut the yellowed foliage last fall and let it dry out in an unheated garage. Late in February, I saw a sprout commming up in the garage, so I brought it inside and put it in a bright window. I gave it a good watering, (and watered it lightly about two more times) and the shoot grew to about 3 inches above the soil, but then one day I touched it and it came right out of the soil, and had a black rotted section on it's end!
Did it rot because I watered it? should I have let it stay dry until it was warm enough to stick it outside? Should I have just left it in the garage and buried it more?
Is the fact that it lost it's shoot going to prevent it from shooting again?