Simple Lily Growing Tips: Lily beetle protection?

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Simple Lily Growing Tips

By Trish
July 17, 2013

Growing lilies isn't very complicated. Follow a few easy tips and watch these beauties grow!

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Jun 24, 2015 5:43 AM CST
In Calgary there is a Lily Beetle problem.
I am inspecting the lilies everyday because a neighbour found them on her lilies.
When I planted the lilies last fall, I also planted alliums in hopes that would confuse the beetles. I also shook talc baby powder over the bulbs and planting area. A good layer of bark mulch was also placed over the plantings. So far, so good, but I keep checking.
An entomologist at the Agriculture College is experimenting with a parasitic wasp to see if that will eradicate the pests.

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