Lilies forum: newbie

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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Apr 29, 2016 7:27 PM CST
Hey everyone. I'm new to this site, and fairly new to gardening. Lilies are my favorite though. Trying to meet new people and share ideas. The last few years I have planted quite a few lilies. It all started with a couple asiatics by my mail box. Last year I added a few more, orientals and orienpets. Including a tom pouce, and a casa Blanca, and hot line. This spring I built a 36'×3'×8" flower bed just for lilies. With bulbs planted from B&d lilies, the lily garden, lily pad bulbs, and a couple other placed.

As I am new to planting bulbs, how long after planting bilbs, until I should see stalks?
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
Apr 29, 2016 8:45 PM CST
Hi Nhra_20. Welcome!

You will see some little noses peeking up in 3 or 4 weeks. Not everything will nose up at once. It may take up to 6 weeks for some. Sounds like you will have a nice lily patch! Thumbs up
Minnesota and Alaska (Zone 3a)
freezengirl
Apr 29, 2016 11:28 PM CST
Welcome to the Lilies forum! It sounds like you have a great start on your lily gardens and you know enough to buy quality bulbs. This is a great group of enablers! Big Grin Enjoy reading through the sticky threads and older posts too. You will learn a lot and get your curiosity going for exploring the wonderful world of lilies. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Apr 30, 2016 2:11 AM CST
Welcome to the forum Dave, and to a very pleasurable addiction! Welcome!
Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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William
Apr 30, 2016 3:52 AM CST
Welcome! Dave! Wishing you much success with your new flower bed!
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Apr 30, 2016 7:10 AM CST
Thank you everyone! I can't wait to see the new bulbs pop up this season. I ordered so many different colors and styles. And knowing next season will be even better with them! I added organic bone meal in each spot I planted a bulb, along with a manure/humus mixture. My lilies from last year are already popping up with the mild winter we had here in southern Wisconsin. In the nights it got chilly I put out extra mulch. Yesterday i found two bulbs that had come close to the surface so i dug them down deeper. But i have found a few other stalks I'll need to get deeper in the fall after the growing season is done.

Also looks like almost every Lilly i planted last year has either split or made bulblets or had bulblets when i bought them as i have a lot more stalks coming up on each one!
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Apr 30, 2016 7:19 AM CST
This picture is of my lilies coming up this year. Picture was taken April 19
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The new lily bed
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Some asiatic bulblets i found a few weeks ago that i potted
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My favorite lily i have so far. 'Tom Pouce'


My hotline lily



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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Apr 30, 2016 7:28 AM CST

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Your pictures are really nice, Dave. Welcome to the land of lily! You have chosen quite a variety too, that look to be doing quite well.
If the weather warms up, you will see those noses peek through within the week I bet. They come boxed, ready to grow Thumbs up

Do share your pictures. We love to see members' lilies progress throughout the season.
Tracey
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Apr 30, 2016 6:34 PM CST
Nicely grown, all of them. And very smart making a curve by your mailbox for easy mowing. Welcome!
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Apr 30, 2016 6:57 PM CST
Thank You! Rick. I'm just hoping that all this rain we have gotten the last few days doesn't damage the bulbs i have planted this year. Probably have close to $400 in bulbs this year!
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Apr 30, 2016 8:04 PM CST
Crossing Fingers!
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
Apr 30, 2016 8:31 PM CST
Awe heck, they'll be just fine. Newly acquired bulbs purchased in the Spring have been in a cooler all winter and are always a little dehydrated. They could use a little rehydration.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Apr 30, 2016 8:44 PM CST
Lorn, I read in another thread you are in or near kenosha? I'm in the rock county area so I'm sure you have gotten the same rain as I
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
Apr 30, 2016 8:59 PM CST
Yeppers.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
May 1, 2016 8:39 PM CST
Looking forward to the nice weather we are suppose to have this week. Enough rain. Want that sun to bring my bulbs up

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