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August 10, 2009


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Beautiful and they smell delicious, too! Fantastic photos Kathleen! Another plant that blooms and fades too quickly, but oh while they are here...the garden lights up! gail


I get startled too. It is something to come upon new blooms. Black beauty is very pretty.


I've had black beauty on my wish list for a while. How tall have yours gotten? Perhaps this is the year I'll find some bulbs locally.

Thanks for the info on bronze fennel. I really like it altho it isn't as tall as I'd expected. Mine is only 24-30 inches. Hoping to get lots of seedlings next spring to use as fillers.


Stunning lilies. It is hard to decide which ones to buy and plant, as they are all so lovely.


Great image of a great flower! Bravo Kathleen!


As always your photos are dreamy, Kathleen. We have Black Beauty also, don't really know where the black part is, or the trumpet, LOL. This is the second year for ours and the height is about seven feet, as advertised. Last year they were more like five feet tall. I agree, Stargazers are welcome anywhere.

Robin Leja

Your lilies are gorgeous, and I really need to plant more for myself. All I have are Dizzy lilies, they were lovely and fragrant. But maybe I need some of those recurved petals!

Nancy Bond

Kathleen, those are all spectacular -- such rich colour! I, too, love the curved petals -- they add another interesting element to the blooms.


They are all so pretty. I just love catching the scent of the lilies while I'm out in the yard. I don't think it's possible to have too many Stargazers. I need to plan more next spring. Every spring I'm surprised by several plants that I forgot I had.


You've really captured the alluring beauty of this one, Kathleen. Isn't that shape and color wonderful?
Moles (or voles?) ate my Stargazer and I need to replace it. Hungry little beasts!
The first bloom opened on my orange tiger Oriental lily yesterday. I'd better get out there with my camera today :)


I like our Black Beauty lilies, but I swear, every year Kim says, "They're NOT black!"


Just beautiful! These have been on my wish list for some time. Maybe next year?

Sweet Bay

Black Beauty is indeed a beauty! Love the coloring and elegant form.

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