Fall is a great time for planting lilies. "Lily bulbs" are actually tubers
composed of fleshy scales and lack a protective
covering. Unlike true bulb flowers, they never go completely dormant and
should be handled carefully since they loose moisture very quickly.
Essentially, you can
plant your new lilies anytime before the ground freezes. The most natural
location for lilies is on sloping ground with excellent drainage. It's a
good idea to place
them with other low plants which can provide shade for the bulb and root
system. Prepare the soil with large amounts of organic matter such as leaf
mold or compost.
Plant with the roots downward and the scales upward. After planting, water
well two or three times before freezing. Lilies are most effective when
planted in groups
of three or more. Space them about a foot apart - they will spread and
fill this space in no time!
Versatile Asiatic Lilies are great
for beds and borders, planted among shrubs, along walls, or in containers.
incredibly easy to grow and few garden pests trouble them. For best
results, plant your lilies where they will have good drainage and mix some
leaf mold or compost
into the soil. Lilies prefer
to have their blooms in the sun and their roots in the shade. Try
planting them among annuals or perennials that will keep their roots cool.
Always allow the leaves on the stalk to turn yellow and fall off as part
of the lily's
natural growth process. This ensures that the bulbous underground part of
the plant has gotten enough nourishment and will mean greater growth next
year. Each year
watch their beauty increase as they multiply!
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