Every person has it's favorite flower. The one that they would pick out from millions of other flowers. The one that makes them shiver when they see it and it's smell brings smile on their face.
For me that flower is lily. I love their smell, colors and delicate flowers. I love how they color your nose in yellow when you try to smell them. For me lilies are even more elegant flowers than roses.
I still remember the first lily I got 10 years ago. My own Stargazer lily. And I still have it.It blooms every year, giving me 3 beautiful gorgeous smelling flowers.
My lily was blooming this year too.
This year it had only 2 flowers, one got damaged from the wind. Still they managed to produce enough aroma to fill my room every morning with gorgeous scent.
Over the years I bought or got many lilies and none of them survived. They just disappear. Still I'm happy for every new bulb I buy.
It was the same thing this spring. I got 2 new red lilies. I was so happy about them. Until it was time to see the flower. Only one of them bloomed, and it wasn't what I expected.
I still don't know what to think.
The flower I got doesn't even look like lily. It's small, with 6 normal petals. There is no stigma or stamens. It's doesn't smell. Nothing.
My lily is just not a lily. So I'm back to my only fateful Stargazer lily. At least he never fails me.
- Vegetable Encyclopedia