It’s that time of year again! The best known meteor shower, the Perseids, are streaking our night skies with falling stars. Somewhere, an upturned face gazes into the darkness in hopes of catching sight of one in its decent. The Perseid meteor shower lasts from July 13th to August 26th this year, peaking around August 12th-13th, which happens to coincide with another best known phenomenon: the Stargazer Lilies are in bloom. They were given the name Stargazer for their upward facing flowers. These beautiful hot pink blossoms are so heavily fragrant that you can often smell their wonderful scent before you see them. Here are a few growing tips for Stargazer Lilies: Because they don’t require a lot of real estate they are ideal tucked in between established perennials. Stargazer plants thrive in full sun however, their bulbs and roots prefer to be shaded and cool. Planting among established perennials can provide a shaded root zone. Mulch will also help keep their “feet” cool. You can grow them in just about any well drained soil from zone 3 to 9. The 28-36” sturdy stems and those spectacularly fragrant and showy hot pink flowers make them an excellent addition to any cutting garden.