Lilies forum: Potting Lilies and keeping them Year-to-Year . . .

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Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 5, 2015 8:34 AM CST
I grow my Lilies in pots each Summer. I would love to be able to keep them from year to year in their pots. But I don't know how you would do that. Do I keep them planted in their pots and just store them in my shed? Can anyone help with this one ?
It will prevent me from having to purchase new Lily bulbs every year.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 5, 2015 9:33 AM CST

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I do that and keep each variety packed in a bag of peat moss, then stored in a box, packed tightly.I closed the box up and after frost sets in, I wrap the box up in a towel and place it in my attached garage until early spring when I take them out and repot them up. I've done that now for several years with success. Your zone is warmer, so I would think that would work. Or storing in a refrigerator crisper drawer, you'd just have less room for food.
Tracey
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 5, 2015 9:48 AM CST
Ok, thanks. So you have to un-pot the bulbs in order to store them I would assume. Ok. I don't want to discard them. It's to expensive to buy new bulbs every year. Thanks for the information !
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 5, 2015 10:05 AM CST

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I take each one out of the pot and repack in peat moss in individual bags with the lily name labeled on each bag.
Tracey
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 5, 2015 10:06 AM CST
Terrific! Thank you, Tracey for the information. That helps me a lot ! Smiling
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 5, 2015 11:26 AM CST

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You're welcome.
Tracey

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