July 27, 2008

My Favorite... Stargazer Lily

The lily family has traditionally represented innocence and purity. These motifs appeared as far back as ancient Greek and Roman civilizations and reappeared in biblical traditions. Stargazer lilies have come to be associated with these meanings, but they've taken on additional meanings as well. White stargazer lilies, in particular, have come to characterize a sense of purity and are often used as an expression of sympathy. The pink varieties are also considered symbolic of wealth and prosperity, as well being as a sign of aspiration.
Of the many different lilies that are available today, the stargazer lily is one of the true stand-outs. Its spectacular blooms, which can range in color from pure white to the more familiar shades of deep pink, can make a definite impression. Its dazzling appearance and seductive scent has resulted in a flower that can really make an entrance
I live across from the US Post Office and have heard more than once, what is that wonderful smell from your flower bed? I can easily see why this was one of mom's favorites as well.

wooden crow stake we used to make for craft shows

And here is birdhouse builder, Bob

( hates picture taking time, can you tell?)

Some lilies I got from mom's house

Double lily


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