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Fall 2015 / Spring 2016

The Lily Garden Fall 2015 Spring 2016

Welcome to
The Lily Garden!

One last printed catalog....

Every year an increasing number of customers reach us on the website; and the time, cost and complexity of printing a color catalog make it harder to justify. We expect that this will be our last printed catalog, but The Lily Garden will continue to grow and bloom online.

We want to be able to reach our wonderful customers with updated information and special offers in the future, so please email us at orders@thelilygarden.com so we can make sure you are included!

I’m so appreciative that my daughter Catherine van der Salm is willing to translate my photos, field notes, and descriptions into this new catalog, her nineteenth! In the final step in printing the catalog, Catherine oversees the press check for the subtle color corrections that assure our photos are true to life. It takes something more than a technician to do this: it requires someone who knows each variety, under field and garden summertime conditions. Can’t you tell, better than any outside photographer, if a picture really looks like your child?

Oriental lily 'Chill Out'
New! Oriental lily 'Chill Out'

We want to express our enthusiastic thanks to Sherry Wills, who creates our beautiful website. Sherry is a long-time plant and garden enthusiast, and her expertise shows in the way she translates our printed catalog into a true-to-life screen presence each season! Thank you, Sherry!

We are delighted to share both the new catalog and the updated website with you! Here you will find lilies to please every palate, including many of our own hybrids that span the spectrum of flower size, color, plant height, shape, and form.

Our own unique Lily Garden creations are marked (Lily Garden bred), born and bred on our farm! All our lilies have been tested and selected specifically with the garden in mind—to be strong, persistent, disease-resistant, and above all, beautiful!

Our lilies are arranged in the website by color groupings and genetic types, in sequence of bloom. The Asiatics begin the season, followed by the Trumpet and Aurelian hybrids, then come the “Orienpets,” and the Orientals provide the grand finale. Each year you can expect more flowers to grace your garden with color, fragrance, longevity and beautiful form.

Be sure to return to thelilygarden.com for updates, after-harvest additions, web-only varieties, and the latest treasures for connoisseurs!
Enjoy the lilies!

Enjoy the lilies!

Catherine at press fine-tuning colors.

Because we grow them all ourselves, here on our own farm, we photograph all our lilies in the field to show you how they really look.  For more than 30 years, we’ve made it our mission to provide you with beautiful, reliable garden lilies, and we absolutely guarantee every bulb to grow and bloom. 
Asiatic lily 'Tasmania'
New! Asiatic lily 'Tasmania'
Trip to Lake Louise with
Dear Friends,

I began working as a geneticist at Oregon Bulb Farms in September 1971 and created this business in 1979. Breeding the best in garden lilies continues to delight me; and I continue to breed and grow my own crop, to ensure that our customers enjoy bulbs that are true to name, the right size, and harvested and stored to give good garden results.

In 2015 I rediscovered what a pleasure it is to visit new places, meet new people, and enjoy new lilies! In January I visited Paul and Bron Roberts-Thomson of Van Diemen Quality Bulbs in Tasmania, Australia. They are propagating many of my lilies, and I was impressed with their lab and fields...and lilies! I visited two lily shows there, too, and was thrilled by the work of many hybridizers! On the return I visited Lane Spence in New Zealand, seeing his amazing hybrids and species.

In July I attended the North American Lily Society’s convention in Calgary, Alberta. After the show, I went on the road trip to end them all, traveling with a cohort of hybridizers starting in Detroit (seeing lilies from Warren Summers and Rimmer de Vries), seeing Jim Ault’s lilies in Chicago, and ending with a visit with Dr. Bob Griesbach in Wisconsin. It was a pilgrimage to see the work of a master!

Judith Freeman

Monday & Thursday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST
(Pacific Standard Time) as available.
Phone (360) 253-6273

Crocosmia full palatte collection

New! Croscosmia Full Palatte Collection


Our friend Niels van Noort began growing and hybridizing crocosmias about 10 years ago. We’ve been fascinated by his progress creating new forms in a wider range of colors, heights, flowering time, and hardiness.
We offer some of our favorite crocosmias, including new and exclusive van Noort originations!

Annelies and Juliana making paper chromatograms of lily and crocosmia flowers and pollens.
Orienpet hybrid lily 'Flavia'
New! Orienpet hybrid lily 'Flavia'
Judith on red tractor
Judith is very fond of her red tractor and digger, which lifts and loosen the bulbs for fall harvest. Our wonderful crew takes care that every bulb is separated, picked up, graded, sized, picked, labeled, and bagged by hand.
Asiatic lilies: pink, white, peach, yellow, orange & red
Trumpet & Aurelian lilies | Connoisseur's Garden
Orienpet hybrid lilies | Oriental lilies
Lily seeds | Special collections
Free gift bulb | Lily index | Growing lilies
HOW TO ORDER | About The Lily Garden | Gift certificates
Contact The Lily Garden:
Phone: 360-253-6273, 24 hour fax: 360-253-2512
Telephone hours:
Monday & Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST
as available.

Email: thelilygarden@aol.com
Note: Columbia-Platte indicates our own unique Lily Garden creations,
born and bred on our farm.
Copyright © The Lily Garden 2015