Advice 1: How to care for lilies

To Lily met the expectations of the florist, you need to make great efforts to care for these majestic and graceful plants. Since purchasing bulbs, proper planting, watering and fertilizing, ending with shelter for the winter holidays – all this requires careful monitoring and attention.
Queen's garden - lilies
You will need
  • - the bulbs of lilies;
  • - garden tools;
  • - peat;
  • - humus;
  • - sand;
  • - litter and twigs of coniferous trees;
  • - mineral fertilizers;
  • - water for irrigation;
  • - lutrasil.
When buying bulbs, pay attention to their condition. Quality material should not have dark spots, mold or mechanical damage. Scales are good the bulbs are firmly attached to each other, they are dense and elastic to the touch. The roots are dried, their length is at least 4-5cm.
For this plant the preferred autumn planting. Lily light, when choosing a place for lilies, consider this factor. Flower loves loamy soil and excess moisture. On the bottom of the planting hole place sand, peat and pine litter (old needles and pieces of bark) in equal proportions. The bulbs are position at a distance of 15-20 cm from each other and pour the same mixture. Planting depth bulbs should exceed its length 2-3 times.
In the first year of flowering the plants remove all the buds below the bulb is well settled and gained strength. Lilies do not like watering the leaves, make it the root of the plants in the evening. Frequent fertilizing with manure develops aboveground part of the plant, with the bulb not getting enough minerals and Lily does not bloom the following year. To avoid this, fertilize lilies only complex mineral fertilizers. Make humus as the mulch component, once per season.
In one place to the Lily can grow up to 5 years, after which require division and transplant. Dig the plant with a pitchfork to avoid damage to the bulbs, separate the young, healthy bulbs. The roots of young plants, cut to 4-5cm Bulbs treat with a weak solution of potassium permanganate and put on the new site.
Lilies are best winter in dry soil. Cut 10-15 cm above ground stems, cover with waterproof material at the end of October. Remove the material after the first frost. The ground above the bulbs cover with spruce branches or lutrasilom. In the spring, do not allow stagnation of melt water at the landing site.
Useful advice
Cut lilies in the bouquet in Bud stage, the flowers no longer wither.

Advice 2: How to care for a Lily tree

Seeing the photo of beautiful picture of a giant Lily, strewn with flowers, it's hard to resist buying a "tree-like" beauty. But to avoid becoming a victim of fraud, it is better first to ask the information about lilies in General.
How to care for a Lily tree
In the spring the market can meet the sellers of the bulbs of lilies, around which is always a crowd not only of onlookers and buyers. And those and others, as a rule, cannot take their eyes off of the photos that accompany planting material. This pyramid-shaped large Bush with flowers of white, pink, purple, orange.

The price is "exorbitant", but if you take two, then the third bulb have to offer as a gift. Well, how to resist such a tempting offer? However, when purchased lilies bloom, the hostess discovers that they are the most common, only a little bigger. Well, if the color is different, and that is that he is no different variety.

Does the nature of the tree Lily

The concept of "tree" is well known to gardeners in Association with the pion, so the "tree Lily" does not bother anyone. But the peony got its name thanks to its powerful rhizome woody, not giant size. Lily, even if very large (like a tree) is still bulbous plant.

Breeders who have knowledge about all existing in the world 6 thousands of varieties of lilies, saying that the tree the Lily is nothing but a myth invented by the scammers. And skills photoshop allow you to work wonders.

Experts explain the emergence of "new" varieties of lilies that many hybrids are "capricious" and can even get sick from too much nutrients. The disease is called fasciate – splicing of several stems in one. In this case the plant looks like a single trunk with a "cap" inflorescences on the top. This phenomenon is not the norm, but the exception to the rule, when once in a few years ' growth in one place Lily suddenly coalesced. Most likely, remembering the sight, scammers represent it in different colors under the guise of "tree" Lily.

There are a variety of giant lilies, which can be represented as a tree – kardiokrinum. Sight during flowering is really amazing, but blooms a sort of 1 time after 7 years, then dies. Therefore, information about caring for large hybrid lilies, if they are attributed to the lilies, the trees must draw from the usual sources about all kinds of Lily and lilies in particular.

Basic rules of care for lilies

All lilies tolerate partial shade, because the hot sun dries the soil quickly. However, the Asian varieties of lilies and this condition is transferred satisfactorily. Cultivation of lilies and fertile soil is much more important than frequent watering.

If the region has the danger of spring frost, plant the bulbs better to a depth of 20 cm. Then they come in later and bypassed the threat of freezing. When landing it would be good to add pine sawdust, it will affect their full development and bloom. Layered in the winter shelter is not required, except that the Eastern representatives of the hybrids do not like excessive moisture. In the fall cover them with fallen leaves, and on top of polyethylene.

In the spring, before germination, it is advisable to fertilize with nitrogen and mineral supplements. Organic Lily is also responsive. Efficient wood ash as a fertilizer and protection from pests. When the first sprouts, they are watered with a solution of Bordeaux fluid. When the buds it is recommended to make fertilizer, and the above-ground part of the processing against diseases and pests.

Many varieties require no special care and is highly resistant to disease, but the hybrids require more careful attention, especially tall. If this Lily is not transplanted 3-4 years and thoroughly take care of it, the plant will please abundant flowering, and some varieties growing up to 1.5 meters. Why not "tree" Lily!
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