Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lilium "Stargazer".................................


A hybrid lily of the Oriental group, known for its fragrant perfume, blooming mid to late Summer............but unusually early this year, due I'm sure to our hot, dry weather.

Mine began opening their blooms this week.  I cut a few to bring indoors although I find their perfume far too heavy.  I always clip off the pollen laden anthers because they can stain fabrics and your skin, and these stains are hard to remove.


Stargazer lilies - Summer garden beauty.

17 comments:

  1. I have planted a few of these and can't wait for them to bloom.....thanks to the deer fence!

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  2. One of my favourite lilies - it grows well over here and smells divine.

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  3. Mary what beautiful lilies!! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  4. They're gorgeous dear... Hope you are having a nice day today! I happy with all that rain from yesterday... love, Vanessa

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  5. Possibly the most fragrant flower ever. I wanted to carry these lilies when I got married, but my florist said the stamens would stain my dress. Anyway, I can smell them from here! ~Delores

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  6. I had stargazers in MN and miss them so. My favorite of all.

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  7. Doing that also makes them last longer!

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    Celtic Lady - Julie

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  8. I have these lilies, too, Martha and they opened this week as well. I like to cut them because they tend to fall over. They ARE beautiful!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. They are lovely, but like you, they are too fragrant for me.

    Someone once sent me an arrangement containing them to congratulate me on a promotion. Our whole department was reeking, and my boss told me I had the place smelling like a funeral home. Ha! A funny memory.

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  10. I adore the fragrance of stargazer lilies! And they always remind me of our first day in Paris when my husband and I visited there in 2011....we entered the apartment that would be our home base for two weeks and there on the table was a glorious bouquet of stargazer lilies...so fragrant and lovely! That is probably the first time I actually noticed stargazers in particular.

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  11. Beautiful lilies - I noticed that my neighbour has a huge pot of fabulous white liles in full flower at the moment and they look just gorgeous.

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  12. How special that these are from your garden. Have to buy mine at the market, but they are a favorite. Love the Oriental Whites too. ~ sarah

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  13. Thanks!!
    Lovely and beautiful Flowers!!
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