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I haven't won the war...

Postby Peggy2296 » Jul 20, 2012 2:58 pm

..but did win the battle this year to get 8 huge, pink/white fragrant Stargazers, my first in 15 years. They're worth the annoyance of the Battle of the Lily Beetles!

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Re: I haven't won the war...

Postby B_BQ » Jul 20, 2012 6:18 pm

Breathtakingly beautiful. They're the reason I would like to grow lilies again. The little red buggers ate mine!
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Re: I haven't won the war...

Postby Peggy2296 » Jul 20, 2012 8:22 pm

Stargazers were one of the first things I got in the spring after the total overhaul of my yard. Their fragrance and beauty makes me smile every time I go out there. These are enormous, some with a pink blush. The beetles ate a lot of the leaves and slightly mutilated some of the flower buds, but overall it's not too bad.

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Re: I haven't won the war...

Postby conniepr » Jul 21, 2012 9:10 am

Very, very beautiful!
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Re: I haven't won the war...

Postby Peggy2296 » Jul 22, 2012 10:56 am

I got those bulbs in one of those little bags at Home Depot. They looked so dried up I couldn't believe they would grow.

I find it a real miracle that such huge, waxy, perfumed flowers could possibly come from those ugly little nuggets.
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