When do you ship bulbs?
We begin fall shipping in early October, via U.S. Priority Mail (unless another method is requested).
Spring shipments begin in February (or the appropriate time for outdoor planting in your area), and we ship until May 10.
(NOTE: Crocosmias ship only in spring.)
Because we grow them all ourselves, here on our own farm, we absolutely guarantee every bulb to grow and bloom.
We photograph all our lilies in the field to show you how they really look.
What does (LG) after the variety name signify?
Our own unique Lily Garden creations are marked (LG), born and bred on our farm! All our offerings have been tested and selected specifically with the garden in mind–our lilies are strong, persistent, disease-resistant, and above all, beautiful! And because we grow them all ourselves, here on our own farm, we absolutely guarantee every bulb to grow and bloom. We photograph all our lilies in the field to show you how they really look.
THE BEST TIME TO CUT BACK THE STEMS?
My lilies are almost done flowering. I have all this greenery without flowers. My question is, "When is the best time to cut off the stems and how low to the ground?"
You can cut off (deadhead) each spent bloom at the base of the flower to tidy up the plant and to prevent any seed pods from developing. This will ensure that all the plant's growth energy will go toward making a big, healthy bulb for next season.
You can also clip the stem of the plant just below the flowering head, leaving all of the leafy part of the stem. It's vital to leave as much green material as possible, since the plant is still growing actively after flowering and needs its green leaves to grow a strong bulb.
In later autumn, once the stem has turned yellow or brown and died back, it is fine to clip it off at soil level.
What is the sequence of bloom for the various lilies?
The Asiatics bloom the earliest, beginning in early June with a vast array of colors; the Trumpets and Aurelians come next, perfuming the garden in July; “Orienpet” hybrids blossom through July and into August; and the Orientals provide a grand finale in late July and August with their large, fragrant blooms.