A Gardening Year

The adventures and misadventures of an heirloom gardener

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Star Gazing

Lillium ‘Stargazer’

A second lily has opened in the Entry Garden, the incomparable Stargazer lily. Unfortunately, there will only be one of these. The squirrels destroyed the second bulb. I’m wondering if these multiply or if I should splurge and buy more? They are definitely worth the price.

Notice the rudbeckia in the background? It’s everywhere!


At 6:24 AM, Blogger Digital Flower Pictures said...

Go ahead and splurge! The Stargazers sure light up the garden this time of year. If the varmints are digging up your bulbs try putting some sharp gravel (not pebbles) in with the backfill soil for the holes. I have found this to be good deterrent.

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Marie said...

I have problems with stargazers too. I think I'll take the advice of digital flower pictures.
I have an overabundance of rudbeckias. I have to pull them like weeds. It makes me feel bad to throw them out, but you can only give so many away.

At 1:23 PM, Blogger Dirty Fingernails said...

I absolutely love Star GAzers.. Mine are long gone.. But you sure get bang for your buck.. I have branched out with different Oriental lilies this year.. It has been fun. I feel your Black Eyed Susan's all over the place.. It happenes at my house too..

At 6:33 PM, Blogger Bev said...

Is there any other flower that is more dramatic than a StarGazer? I don't think so. Mine do not multiply and need to be replaced after a couple of years.

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Planting the bulbs in the sharp gravel sounds easier than shaping chicken wire around the bulbs when putting them in the ground, OldRoses, which was going to be my advice. I like DFP's idea, too.
[If I were living where lilies grow, I'd splurge on Casa Blancas instead of Stargazers, but you might think white is too bland.]

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

At 7:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE stargazers are very pretty and a very colorful flower.....but do you bring them inside for the winter? Janet from Kingston,Nova Scotia


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