Lilies forum: Who are your favorite suppliers for asiatics?

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crittergarden
May 23, 2013 9:13 AM CST
This is my tenth season in this house and I have "turned a corner" in my garden planting!

Finally FINALLY, the deer are secured on the OUTside and I have killed all the grass and weeds (covered 'em in newspaper before they could seed this year.

ANd SO it is time for me to place my plants where I want them to stay!

I'll be buying tulips, daffodils, fritillaria, asiatic lilies, irises, and daylilies (in addition to random things that catch my eye....)

Where to shop?
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Moby
May 24, 2013 10:56 AM CST
A good place to start is your local garden center. Many places have potted lilies so you can have some instant green this season.
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crittergarden
May 24, 2013 3:11 PM CST
Yes, I already have ywo different ones - "Tiny Skyline", an orange that was in bloom one day 2 years ago at Home Depot and a NOID red one from a friend.

Am hoping someone can recommend a catalog/website where I can browse, mix and match, then order.....
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Roosterlorn
May 25, 2013 6:04 AM CST
crittergarden--Here's some for starters:

[url=www.thelilygarden.com]www.thelilygarden.com[/url]
[url=www.farawayflowers.com]www.farawayflowers.com[/url]
[url=www.bdlilies.com]www.bdlilies.com[/url]
[url=www.lilynook.mb.ca/]www.lilynook.mb.ca/[/url]
[url=www.perennialnursery.com]www.perennialnursery.com[/url]

Others on this forum will add some more, but these are all excellent places to get bulbs from. You'll have many choices. All of these have on line catalogs to view and most send out paper catalogs once you buy from them. The best time to buy and plant. is spring and fall.
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crittergarden
May 25, 2013 6:09 AM CST
Thanks Rooster!
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crittergarden
May 25, 2013 6:18 AM CST
Well, my browsing has brought a question....
My main reason for choosing asiatics is that they seem to multiply.
But also I like that the ones I'd seen so far are about knee high and the flowers point skyward (for cutting).
Now I'm seeing some candelabra shaped ones, whose flowers hang pendulously.
I don't DISlike this, but I prefer the other.
What defines an asiatic?
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Roosterlorn
May 25, 2013 6:56 AM CST
Asiatics are a single catagory of Lilium, of which there are nine or ten. They are generally shorter, the earliest to bloom, produce an abundance outward pointing and upward pointing flowers. They are the most colorfull and probably the most hardy of all the different types of lilium and usually produce lots of baby bulbs pretty fast. Other common types grown by home gardeners that you'll encounter in todays marketplace are Orientals and Trumpets. Then there are hybrid mixes of all of these three--you'll see those,too.

Most shorter, border type Asiatics are candalebra type so that when you walk past them, you're looking doward and you get the best view of the flower from that angle. There are Trumpet types also, but they are much taller and used primarily as a background or center accent/focal point in the garden.

Have fun looking. And, yes, Pittsburgh really is a beautiful 'green city within a forest' Beautifull.
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crittergarden
May 25, 2013 9:39 AM CST
Thanks for the info - I thought "candelabra" was for the drooping ones, but "chandelier" makes more sense for those. I have a couple of orientals - most notably Casa Blanca. It's the multiplying bulbs that got me excited about asiatics.

Thanks for the good words about Pittsburgh!
It's green, literally, from all the fingers of forest, AND it's green ecologically these days, too!
Have you heard about this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atCzbxUj7G0

I moved here from CA and my blood has run green since birth, although I didn't have the word for it until the 80s.
I was so THRILLED to learn that Pgh had greened up with such passion.
Although blood here actually runs black and gold of course.
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crittergarden
May 25, 2013 9:40 AM CST
Forgot to mention that having visited all the links provided by Roosterlorn, Hallston Gardens is shaping up to be a real favorite for their lilies AND the large variety of other perennials they offer.
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PollyK
May 27, 2013 10:53 AM CST
Some people don't like it because it multiplies too much, but if you want a really good multiplier try Asiatic lily Lollipop.
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Moby
May 27, 2013 12:03 PM CST
LA's are another that can really multiply ~ Suncrest is one. So prolific that I call it by a different name, but it can't be printed here. Whistling
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crittergarden
May 27, 2013 3:54 PM CST
I'm not tired of diggin and dividin yet so I say "the more the merrier!"
Actually, I often take my "extras" to sell for more garden supply money!
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crittergarden
May 27, 2013 3:58 PM CST
I looked em up but Lolipop is pink and pink is banned from my home and garden, so that one won't work.
But Suncrest is white! AND FRAGRANT!!!
I may have to have that one....
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gwhizz
May 28, 2013 3:56 AM CST
In Australia, we are a few years behind.. but heres a few sites. [url=www.gardenliliums.com.au]www.gardenliliums.com.au[/url] [url=www.vdqbulbs.com.au]www.vdqbulbs.com.au[/url] [url=www.tesselaar.net]www.tesselaar.net[/url] .au[last chance] ,this season..I hope next year to be supplying my own bulbs[to me] Thumbs up
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crittergarden
May 28, 2013 4:54 AM CST
Thanks Anthony.
Nice kitty pic, too!
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Moby
May 28, 2013 6:24 AM CST
Suncrest is actually a very pale yellow
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crittergarden
May 28, 2013 6:53 AM CST
After I posted, I searched it further and found that. But that's OK, too!
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Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Jun 9, 2013 1:20 PM CST

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I think I might die if pink and pink was banned from my garden. Pink is not my favorite color elsewhere, but in the garden it is so beautiful! Okay, okay...I won't be a pink garden cheerleader, but just one more thing, my garden would not be the same without pinks Whistling

Enjoy your selections Critter Smiling
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crittergarden
Jun 9, 2013 2:01 PM CST
We all have our favorites. I understand and I do not begrudge you your pink!
It was early on in life that I got tired of everyone assuming I liked pink just because I was a girl.
At first I just "preferred" other colors to pink.
But it kept on and on and I developed a strict NO PINK policy.
Being female, if I am seen with a scrap of it anywhere for any reason, I fear it will attract MORE!!!!
:)
If pink belongs anywhere, though, it is certainly on flowers.
So you go ahead and love your pink and I will love my deep purples and oranges!
It takes all kinds!
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magnolialover
Jun 9, 2013 5:07 PM CST

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It sure does take all kinds. And I hear you about growing up not liking pink. Me too! But when it came to the garden, well, Mother Natures pinks were all its own. In fact, I never really thought of it like you had, until you mentioned it here.

It's the same way I feel about red geraniums I guess. Lol.

To each their own garden indeed. And I am sure I would find beauty in your garden, just as I do my own. Smiling
Tracey

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