Lilies forum: Mushy lilies?

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Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Apr 30, 2012 4:13 PM CST
I've read a couple of posts where folks talk about their lilies being mushy from the unsettled weather some of us are experiencing.
I don't see any of that or maybe I'm not realizing what exactly everyone is talking about (newbie here). *Blush*
Anyone have pics of the damage they have?

Mine aren't very high yet - just a couple of inches and could this be the reason why?
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 1, 2012 6:13 AM CST
That is probably the reason why, Julia. The ground is warm and if they are low to the ground it could keep them from freezing.

I'll take a picture later, so you can see some mush. It's just on the top of mine, looks like frozen lettuce, if you've ever had lettuce freeze.
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
May 1, 2012 12:12 PM CST
PollyK said:That is probably the reason why, Julia. The ground is warm and if they are low to the ground it could keep them from freezing.

I'll take a picture later, so you can see some mush. It's just on the top of mine, looks like frozen lettuce, if you've ever had lettuce freeze.


Thanks Polly. No frozen lettuce here. Some of the newly planted lilies are starting to poke through as well. Getting rain here and temps are on the rise again. Maybe this month, May, will be easier on all of us in the northern states.
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 3, 2012 12:02 PM CST
Julia, my lilies have gone from wilted lettuce to brown, but here's what they look like after a freeze.


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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
May 3, 2012 1:12 PM CST
Oh, that's a good picture,Polly! You wouldn't know it from looking at any picture, but its mushy/juicy for sure! I had a few in the corners that 'got it'. A couple of them survived and continued to grow right on up and thru that mushy top but are deformed.

I overlooked my Crocosmia 'lucifer' and it got 'bit' also but it continued to spiral up and looks good now; didn't know they were so sensitive as well.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 3, 2012 1:38 PM CST
Hmmm, I didn't either. I will have to go check out my crocosmias.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 4, 2012 6:46 AM CST
Thats the saddest sight Polly.
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
May 4, 2012 7:19 AM CST
Thank you Polly for the picture. Thumbs up Now I know what to look for. So far I'm okay with my lilies but sorry to see the damage on yours.

I have Lucifer also, and noticed after we had the snow/sleet storm, several of the emerging leaves had browned. Hopefully I won't lose all of it this year. I also planted some orange colored ones this year so maybe I might see something from those too. No names as I bought them off an Ebay seller.

Since we got those thunderstorms last night into early this morning, how did those of you north of me make out? I guess it was our first real thunderstorm of the season and it came here with big bang and lots of rain.Power kept going out and coming back on. No wonder with the high temps and humidity yesterday. I'm not complaining as it is better than snow and sleet.

Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 4, 2012 7:38 AM CST
Lots of loud lightning and rapid fire.
Everything that was just barely showing has popped up and bigger. Nothing like humidity and rain for plants.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
May 4, 2012 10:42 AM CST
Apparently the frozen brown stems on crocosmia don't stop the growth. Mine pointed right up thru the brown and kept right on growing. The leaf tips are dried brown a couple inches, but that can easily be cut after they get full size. All's well--as they say.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
May 4, 2012 4:37 PM CST
You're welcome, Julia. Hope you never see it. I very seldom do.

We got what Jo Ann got, lots of rapid fire. Hard rain off and on. Yes, luckily no hail.

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