Advice 1: How to plant a Lily bulb

Lily bulb better to buy in the fall and plant immediately after purchase. The petals of lilies can be any color except blue. Some types of lilies bloom for only one or two seasons, and the rest longer. Most lilies blossoms in the summer, spreading a pungent odor resistant.
Lily bulbs
You will need
  • Lily bulbs
The bulbs should be sprouted. Best before planting, keep them in a cool place in damp sawdust, moss or perlite.If you keep the Lily bulbs have quite a long time, should put them in a bag with peat with holes for ventilation. The required temperature is from 0 to 5 degrees of heat at a higher temperature to sprout buds.If the bulbs dry during storage, you should wrap them in a wet cloth or hold it in water for several hours.Before planting bulbs of lilies should be washed to remove the remaining rotten roots and treat with a solution of fundazol (or for half an hour to hold the bulbs in a solution of manganese-sour potassium).
Wild lilies grow in mountainous areas, therefore, when planting in the garden, they need Sunny areas with light shade in the afternoon. The soil should be loose and breathable.When planting bulbs in the ground make a peat, sand, humus and mineral fertilizers. Some lilies need in the ash.Lily bulbs are placed at a depth equal to three diameters of these follicles. Thus, the larger the bulb the deeper it should be planted. The distance between the bulbs when planting depends on the variety of lilies. The large lilies are planted in 20-25 cm from each other, for low enough 10-15 cm
After the traditional autumn planting bulbs sprinkled with peat and watered.The best winter protection from frost – deep snow.With the onset of warm days lilies it is recommended to create cool conditions for growth and flowering. However, in the absence of direct sunlight good lighting is important. To water lilies is gradually and gently only at the root.
Lilies grow long in one place, "used" with him. After three - and even five-year flowering without a transplant, most of the Lily forms large "nest" of onions of different age and therefore size. They should divide after cutting stems.
For the bulbs of lilies, the threat of excessive humidity. If the leaves a red-brown spots and grey mould, and the flowers are deformed, move the Lily on a dry place and treat with a fungicide.

Among the most common disease of lilies - Lily defeated by gurcanli (holes in leaves, buds and petals). The larvae of this insect can be found on the underside of leaves. Adult insects and larvae should be collected manually, then you should treat the plant insecticidal drug.
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Spring planting bulbs for lilies is also acceptable. In the spring you can dig in the ground already sprouted bulbs. Previously they can be planted in pots, and in the second half of the spring to move to the garden.

Advice 2 : When to plant tulips and lilies in the ground

Flowers is a graceful garden decoration, especially when it comes to such traditional garden crops such as Lily and Tulip. Tulips and lilies are bulbous perennials, and plant them in the fall need. Exact pick-up time will vary depending on climate zone.
Tulips and lilies are bulbous plants.

What time to plant tulips

To plant tulips in the fall should be for 6 – 8 weeks before hard frost. The soil temperature should be above 10 degrees Celsius. Planting time of tulips depends on the climate zone. For less warm climate is early autumn or even late summer. For the more southern areas it may be late autumn.

Plant tulips immediately after purchasing the bulbs. Do not over tighten, because you can store the bulbs not in the ground - against the laws of nature.
Plant Tulip bulbs deeply, not higher than 16 inches from the surface of the earth. The bigger the bulb the deeper it should be planted.

Although tulips are perennials, many gardeners treat them as annuals, and every year transplanted again. So do the growers in Holland. Tulips often do not behave as perennial flowers. Why? The matter in their origin.

Tulips come from Eastern Turkey and the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. The best climatic conditions for them cold winters and hot, dry summers. Perennial tulips are varietal and hybrids will not germinate the following year.

As soon as the tulips planted in the fall, they put down roots that continue to grow slowly under the ground all winter. Because of the cold temperatures, the tulips begin to sprout quickly and bloom in the spring, as soon as the soil warms up slightly. By the time of flowering of the mother bulb grows old and dies, there are subsidiaries of the bulb.

If you are planning to raise perennial tulips, feed them every year in the fall. The Tulip bulbs contains its own system of preservation of nutrients, but only for one year. For fertilizing, use organic fertilizer or compost.

It so happens that in the fall you do not have time to plant tulips. But you have a desire to grow them in my garden in the spring. In this case, you can buy sprouted tulips in pots. Leave them at home for spring and summer. In the fall you can plant Tulip bulbs in the ground so they bloom next spring.

The same can be done with tulips, a gift on Valentine's Day.

When to plant lilies

As well as tulips, lilies should be planted in the fall. It is better to plant them to a depth of not less than 25 centimeters. Then the stem will be firmly in the ground. If the soil does not freeze in the winter, in such climatic conditions to plant lilies is useless. These flowers need the cold period of hibernation. Fertilize the lilies better in the spring, using compost and humus.
As lilies and tulips love-ventilated, sand soil. High humidity for them is death. When planting bulbs, you can add the sand.

Lily is a perennial plant, but it is better to repot after flowering. Cut the stem to the root. Divide bulbs and transplant them tip-top. To put them need each other at a distance equal to the three sizes of follicles.
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