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How to Propagate Lilies – 5 Methods

How to Propagate Lilies – 5 Methods

There are many fascinating things about lilies, such as the number of ways you can propagate them. You can increase the number of lilies in your garden in a variety of ways without purchasing anything or involving yourself in a complex process. Today, I discuss the simple ways I have propagated lilies from sowing seed I collected in the fall to dividing bulbs and a method known as scaling. Growing lilies using seeds Lily seeds are easily accessible and are…

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How to grow lilies from seed

How to grow lilies from seed

Growing your own lilies is an experience in itself, especially with so many hybrids available offering various colours and flower sizes. It may take a while for the plant to mature, but once it matures, you get to relish the beauty of lilies through the seasons. Are you curious about how you can grow lilies from seeds? Take a few minutes, and read through this article to find out how I this: Firstly, I always recommend trying to grow lilies…

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How to Grow Lilies in Pots

How to Grow Lilies in Pots

Last updated on April 8th, 2022 Growing lilies in pots is the easiest way to control the soil environment and make them easier to move indoors for winter such as into a cold greenhouse or cold frame. Lilies are normally easy plants to grow, especially while using bulbs compared to seeds that take longer. Growing them in pots also makes them suitable for ornamental purposes around your property depending on the style of pots you choose. Those interested in growing…

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How to Grow Calla Lilies from Seeds

How to Grow Calla Lilies from Seeds

Calla lilies, while not considered real lilies, measure up to the beauty that the lily family is known for. Growing these beautiful flowers will enhance your space for many years as long as they are well tended to. Among the ways of growing calla lilies apart from the division of the bulbs is using the seeds. Growing lilies through this process takes a while, but it is still worthwhile once the plant matures. If you are curious about growing lilies…

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Why are My Calla Lilies Drooping?

Why are My Calla Lilies Drooping?

Their long stems and differently coloured blooms fill indoor and outdoor spaces with understated elegance, I am of course talking about one of my favourite plants, Calla lilies. Sometimes, these usually upright plants may become droopy, and this may be caused by several factors that I will talk about below starting with the most common, not enough water, the obvious one but also too much water can also cause wilting: How much water is in the soil? Plants usually have…

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How to Get Lily Pollen Out of Clothes

How to Get Lily Pollen Out of Clothes

Lilies have a reputation for their beautiful blooms; however, these beautiful blooms produce pollen that stains fabrics. Lily pollen is notoriously challenging to get off fabrics because it latches onto the fabric the more you try to wipe it off. If you find yourself struggling with the orange/yellow pollen on your clothes, follow the tips supplied in this article to remove the stain. Why are lily stains challenging to remove? Lily pollen stains clothes easily due to its physical attributes….

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How to Deadhead Oriental Lilies

How to Deadhead Oriental Lilies

Last updated on April 8th, 2022 Plants that fall under the lily banner all have different visual advantages to offer, and the oriental lily is definitely among the showy members because of its vibrantly coloured blooms. Not only are the blooms blessed with lavish colours, but their size and fragrance are unforgettable. If you have been wondering whether it is necessary to deadhead oriental lilies, this is the article you should read. First things first, let’s clear some confusion between…

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What Is Eating My Lilies and How To Prevent It

What Is Eating My Lilies and How To Prevent It

Flourishing lilies are very visually satisfying, especially in full bloom; however, what do you do when you notice something is eating your lilies? Lilies are poisonous to cats and dogs, but other animals like deer, rabbits, and more importantly, the dreaded lily beetles with the bright red shells are fond of lilies. To avoid further damage to your lilies, it is vital to know the culprits behind the destruction so below I’ve included some of the most common culprits. Red…

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How to keep calla lily bulbs over winter

How to keep calla lily bulbs over winter

Last updated on April 6th, 2022 Calla lilies and freezing temperatures do not go well together, in as much as they are considered hardy plants they are really tropical plants so do need some help to survive cold winters which usually means lifting them from the ground. First thing first, if you live in the UK, you will need to dig them up for winter. If you live in the USA and are within zone 8 or higher in the…

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What to Do With Alliums after Flowering

What to Do With Alliums after Flowering

Last updated on March 29th, 2022 Alliums have a distinct look, taste and smell. They are typically used for decorative purposes and depending on the species, they can be used as food crops but I’ve always grown ornamental alliums and really enjoy the larger flowered varieties although I do have a selection of smaller growing varieties too.   Do you enjoy the sight of alliums? If you already have them in your garden they are magnificent, but what do you…

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