Sunday, 15 July 2007

GREEN THUMB SUNDAY

One of our favourite lilies is in bloom.....the Stargazer.....beautiful flowers and the most heavenly perfume. The lily family has traditionally represented innocence and purity. Stargazer lilies have come to be associated with these meanings, but they've taken on additional meanings as well. The pink variety is considered symbolic of wealth and prosperity, as well being as a sign of aspiration.


17 comments:

dot said...

My thumb is not green. Maybe that is why I admire your photos so much.

MrBrownThumb said...

That's a nice flower and the supporting cast behind it is equally nice. You're a little early for GTS for me but I'll be putting mine up in a couple of hours.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.

www.iRent2u.com said...

well written and structured article :)

flower is cool and trust me you take fantastic photos

Mark said...

Hi Ruth, Lovely colour to the lily, oh and by the way can you lend me a fiver.....Lol
How is Rod Hull this morning, i hope emu hasn't damaged any of your plants..

Cheers Mark

RUTH said...

Rod Hulls little friend is safely tucked up in the Zoo Mark; wish I could say the same of the slugs, snails and Lily Beetles! Still waiting for the wealth and prosperity so you may have to wait for that loan! :o)

farmingfriends said...

Hi Ruth,
Your lily is just lovely. I love drawing and painting lilies. I have even got the children in my class to draw lilies and then name the parts of the flower. We had great fun doing this.
Sara from farmingfriends

Drew said...

That is a very nice photo of a lily. I posted a passionflower and learned that you had written a post about the passionflower. I was unable to find the link could you send it to me or leave a link to your post in my Green Thumb Sunday comments at www.benspark.com I would love to read what you posted since I know nothing of the flower except it was interesting to photograph.

Mary said...

I love lillies and they are no trouble at all to grow. I've had some in pots for approx 6 years, they come up every year as good as ever. However, the ones in the borders only survive if I don't accidentally chop them to bits when I'm having a good dig in the spring - I must remember to mark the spots this year!

captain lifecruiser said...

Oh, that is a lovely photo composition, I love that the Lily has company of other flowers too! Lily's always are such a delight to see :-)

Come on over and see my flower that rock(s) *giggles*

Tricia said...

Lovely flower. Beautiful photo. We grow stargazers as well as the common tiger lily. I find that the star gazers flower about two weeks or so later than the tiger liles. At least it spreads out the flowering time. :)

No Rain said...

Hi Ruth,
Lovely photo. I recently read an article about growing lilies in the desert, so this fall, I'm going to try it for the first time ever! Hope they turn out as nice as yours.

Laurie & Chris said...

Great lily picture. Laurie can't be to close to stargazer lilies. (allergies)

Have a great Sunday.

Annie said...

Those stargazers live up to their names, don't they. They look like stars and they keep the viewer gazing at them in awe.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful flower, and I love the blue flowers blooming next to it! Very nice color combination! Your gardens are always so lovely! Happy GTS! :)

Mauigirl said...

Hi Ruth! Just wanted to tell you I've nominated you for an award on my blog! Come and get it! ;-) It's the Power of Schmooze Award - for those who build communities in the blog world.

Gorgeous lily!

Beverly said...

Beautiful lily one of my grandmothers favorites:)

CG said...

My favourite lily! Sadly I can't grow or buy them anymore because of my cat. So I just admire them on your blog!

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