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New website

The Lily Garden continues to grow and bloom online. Welcome to our new website! We would appreciate input from our treasured customers as we make changes. (Please use the form on this page.) We have a new FAQ page and a new section: "Adventures". Expect web specials, news, more photos, and links to articles by Judith on hybridizing and microtechnique.

I expected the Fall 2015 catalog to be our last printed book, but from your mail box you may hold in your hands the proof that the lilies are still growing and blooming at The Lily Garden! I heard from so many of you who share my love of printed catalogs and garden worthy plants that I decided it was time for one more.

I’m so appreciative that my daughter Catherine van der Salm is willing to translate my photos, field notes, and descriptions into each new catalog; and this is her 20th! 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.

The Lily Garden continues to grow and bloom online, too, as we expand our web specials, photos, and links to Judith’s articles on hybridizing and microtechnique. We want 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 (LG), 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 printed catalog 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 check our website, thelilygarden.com for updates, afterharvest additions, web-only varieties, and the latest treasures for connoisseurs!

Enjoy the lilies!

Orienpet hybrid lily 'Anastasia' (LG) is fragrant and carries secondary buds on its 4 to 6 foot long stems to extend the blooming season. CLICK image to SHOP.

Orienpet hybrid lily 'Anastasia' (LG) is fragrant and carries secondary buds on its 4 to 6 foot long stems to extend the blooming season. CLICK image to SHOP.

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Crocosmia 'Clivie'™ (van Noort) is 3 to 4 feet tall and has very long-lasting flowers. CLICK image to SHOP.

Crocosmia 'Clivie'™ (van Noort) is 3 to 4 feet tall and has very long-lasting flowers. CLICK image to SHOP.

 
Asiatic lily 'Antique Lace' (LG) is the very best white clone from our 'Heirloom Lace' strain. CLICK image to SHOP.

Asiatic lily 'Antique Lace' (LG) is the very best white clone from our 'Heirloom Lace' strain. CLICK image to SHOP.