Sunday, October 18, 2009

Planting Lily Bulbs

Before I even start digging in the ground, I always make labels for my plants. Before you get the wrong idea about me, let me tell you this is the only time in my life I am organized. My plants are all labeled, but I have piles of things on my desk. I use a brother label and aluminum plant markers to label my plants. The brother labels are the TZ variety, which is weather resistant.
Here is one of the lily bulbs I am planting today. These are very nice sized. I am trying a new lily nursery this year, called B&D lilies. So far I am impressed with the size and health of the bulbs. These get planted 4-8 inches into the ground depending on the size of the bulb. Unlike what most people believe, lilies do not require full sun. I have very good luck growing them in even my partially shady yard.
This is a OT lily I planted last year. It is almost 6 feet tall. I guess that means it's happy:)


MA said...

I know the folks at B&D and I think you will love their lily bulbs. They are wonderful people and their bulbs are huge! Great fun to see your garden.

Hosta Nerd said...

They had a very good reputation!