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Friday, February 27, 2009

Favorite 4 My Friday

My favorite flower is the Stargazer Lily

Meanings of Stargazer Lily

One of the most stunning and perhaps most celebrated lily varieties is the stargazer lily. Known for its striking blooms and heavenly scent, the stargazer is a fantastic choice for a number of occasions. Delicate, bold, and fragrant all at once, stargazers can say Congratulations, I'm Sorry, and everything in between.

The stargazer has added a new layer to the already rich legacy of lilies, which have been a significant floral symbol for centuries. In ancient mythology and in folklore from around the world, the lily has appeared as a deeply spiritual and philosophical metaphor. Developed in the latter part of the 20th century, the stargazer lily is a recent addition to the lily family, but this unique and rather exotic hybrid has rapidly risen in popularity to become one of the most adored and sought-after of all lily varieties.

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. Stargazers are floral celebrities – bold, beautiful and dramatic – and they're sure to make that statement for you, whatever the occasion may be.


Joni said...

I love your page - it's beautiful with the colors and design. It's calming, and I like that. I don't usually post anywhere on-line but I felt compelled to on this one. I also left a comment on the "wounded Marine" link. And, I, too, love Stargazer lilys. That's how I found your page. I just got two beautiful bouquets of them at Home Depot (of all places) and they consist of 14 beautiful buds and only one has opened so far, but I can tell the rest are starting to. I love the smell of these gorgeous flowers. A guy at the store told me to snip off the orangish (I forget what they're technically called) little bud things that come out the middle because not only will it avoid the mess those things can make, but also lengthens the life of the flower! So I did that with a pair of scissors with the one that opened. Anyhoo ... that's how I found you - I was going to get some information on this lovely and favorite flower of mine! It's a small world, isn't it?


~Thought's By Dena~ said...

hey Joni I tried to respond back to you but I couldnt find you on blogger so I decided to do it this way in hopes you come back over here. Thanks for the tip on how to make these last longer...I love them and I hate that once they bloom it doesnt last as long as I wish they would so if this works I will be so excited!!!!!