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sprig to twig » Blog Archive » lily chronicles, part II

lily chronicles, part II

Back in August, when it was too hot to even think about excavation projects, I opined here about the need to divide my lilies.

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So hi-ho, hi-ho…with fall it’s off to work I go, mining the lily beds for a gardener’s stand-in for gold. The Casa Blancas had been perfectly happy in the original bed, but were beginning to crowd and push. After amending the soil with compost and bone meal, I put a third of them back, adding stakes as I went.

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Here they are, all tucked in and staked in a new spot. The Muscadets and Stargazers were puny by comparison. I’m hoping they will be happier in new spots with less competition and careful soil preparation The red border lilies had produced a whole gang of new bulbs and bulblets, so I spread them around to a number of beds, just to see how they might like different conditions. It will be fun to see what next summer will bring.

3 Responses to “lily chronicles, part II”

  1. Loree/danger garden Says:

    I LOVE the scent of the Casablanca’s, and actually the look too, why haven’t I planted any???!!! I need to take care of that oversight!

  2. ricki Says:

    Loree: You won’t be sorry!

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