A Tutorial on Growing Lilies: Lily tutorial - perhaps a comment on soil acidity might be added

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A Tutorial on Growing Lilies

By magnolialover
July 19, 2013

You have decided you need liliums in your garden. It has happened to many of us! Lily growing is not difficult and is very rewarding.

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Cantillon
Jul 22, 2013 7:26 AM CST


Some lilies, Orientals for example, thrive in a more acid soil mix.

If they are in the wrong soil they will die out over a couple of years, and since high quality bulbs are expensive it will disappoint and put off some less experienced gardeners, who will blame themselves.
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magnolialover
Jul 22, 2013 8:05 AM CST
I did a very basic tutorial on growing lilies. There are lots of factors and climates that can be detrimental to a lily surviving longevity. Adding non manure compost can add in reducing soil pH and can add years to lilies.
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Name: Peter
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Cantillon
Jul 22, 2013 4:36 PM CST

Thanks magnolialover, I agree, lilies may die of many causes, just trying to help reduce the toll. I have to say I knocked a few on the head with the soil ph problem before it dawned on me.

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