Thursday, September 01, 2005

Stargazer Lily

I have one pot of this color and then two of the whites.
I purchased 3 pots of Stargazer Lillies today at Lowe's. Each pot has three lillies in it so after they are done blooming I will have 9 bulbs I can put in the ground for next Spring. These are forced nursery blooms as they don't usually bloom this time of year but they had them on sale and the smell alone was too much to pass up.

Usually when I am buying fresh flowers for our house, I stick with carnations or other blooms that last a long time just to get my money's worth. It is sad because I can always smell the lillies when I am shopping but have to look the other way because they don't last long once cut and they are usually much more expensive than the carnations.

These were cheaper than if I had just purchased the bulbs alone and I'll have the fragrance for 3 weeks or so (until the blooms are done). I have one in my office and it is just lovely. I am such a sucker for a good smell....

2 comments:

P'nut said...

Oooo... Stargazers are my absolute favourite. Their scent is intoxicating.

Mishka said...

Aren't they awesome? I just love the smell too. Although I think my nose is getting used to it because today it doesn't seem as strong...