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Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
Helepolis
Feb 2, 2014 12:36 PM CST
Hi Everyone,
I'm completely new to this site, I think HankZ got me hooked though!

I just figured I'd share some pictures of the lilies I've been working with. I started some seeds about 4 months ago, but these are some pictures of asiatics I bought at Home Depot.

I'm hoping to start making my own crosses, but right now I'm just getting started on getting my first flowers from seed. I'm looking to buy a ton of asiatic seed so if you know where I can find some, let me know!

Anyway, I thought a thread where everyone could share their lily pictures would be great inspiration for us newbies. Honestly, HankZ's are the reason I registered. :)
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-Helepolis
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Feb 2, 2014 3:26 PM CST
Welcome!
Helepolis said:Anyway, I thought a thread where everyone could share their lily pictures would be great inspiration for us newbies.

Are you sure you know what you're asking for?? Rolling on the floor laughing You might be sorry.

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Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Feb 2, 2014 3:32 PM CST
Welcome! @Helepolis Welcome!
Susan

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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Feb 2, 2014 5:27 PM CST
Welcome, Helepolis.

You've chosen a rather ...umm ...unusual username.
(I suppose one could same the same for myself!)
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Feb 2, 2014 6:51 PM CST
LOL, Leftwood.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Feb 2, 2014 7:38 PM CST
Hi Helepolis! I like the artistic effect you're getting with your pictures.

Moby - what is the lily on the far right of your second row? Lovey dubby
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Feb 2, 2014 9:12 PM CST
That's Satin Slippers, Della.
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Feb 2, 2014 9:25 PM CST
Moby, what is the far right of the bottom row?
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Feb 2, 2014 10:04 PM CST
Pandora, an oriental.
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
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virginiarose
Feb 2, 2014 10:42 PM CST
Ooooooooooooooo.. Thank you!
Susan

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central Illinois
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jmorth
Feb 3, 2014 2:06 AM CST
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Asiatics, Orientals, Trumpet, and species

Welcome Helepolis.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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Alya
Feb 3, 2014 5:14 AM CST
Here are the ones I propagated from one bulb. They all live in the pot. When they finished flowering I put the pot away and get the other potted lilies to the front. This way in one spot I get about 100 days of lily display. Also It is easier to keep the lily Beatles under control. The Asiatic lilies go into the ground as they seem to be more resilient to the Beatles.

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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
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virginiarose
Feb 3, 2014 10:00 AM CST
Beautiful Lilies everyone!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

@Alya, that is a great idea with the pot. Do you leave them in there year round or take them out for winter? Do you know the name of those pink lilies in the pot, they are so beautiful, also the white ones.
What does a lily beetle look like? Where do you live? Sorry for all the questions. *Blush*

susan
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 3, 2014 5:18 PM CST
Welcome Heleoplis.The lily lovers here will corrupt you beyond all. Enabling is the main activity,but you will become an addict.
Here are some of my lily pix

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Name: Hank Z
WNY state (Zone 6a)
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hankz
Feb 3, 2014 6:58 PM CST
Welcome Helepolis,

It all starts with "just a few lilies from the store". Next thing you know its a "ton of lily seeds". Addiction, no way !

BTW, a ton would only be 1999.99999...... lbs more lily seed than I have ever planted.

Great start with the pix.

Pic attached is Satin Slippers in early morning light. I have seedlings growing from it right now. A few of these should flower this year.


Hank Z
WNY near the Falls
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Name: della
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dellac
Feb 4, 2014 1:35 AM CST
Well, Satin Slippers goes on the want list!

Enjoying all the pics Smiling
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Feb 4, 2014 4:55 AM CST
I agree Drooling Drooling
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood

Alya
Feb 4, 2014 8:52 PM CST
Hi Susan Hi everyone and welcome Helepolis,

What does "Helepolis" mean? What's it's story?

I have been away from my PC for 2 days working in the garden almost 8 hours.….have been very busy planting 350 roses and 500 oriental lily bulbs and ..and…and... Tiny muscles I did not know I have are a bit stiff. Busy to create similar effects in Moby’s and Jmorth’s and gel1836’ pictures.

Thanks for the comments.

I leave the lilies in the pots all year round. I make sure I cover the top soil with gravel/shingles to stop the grey squirrels from digging up the soil and damaging the bulbs. I water the pots regularly when the lilies are in buds and in flower. After they finished flowering I put the pots behind the Oak trees and big bushes away from the eyesight. I then gradually reduce the watering and forget about watering one month after they finished flowering. Then I let the nature take its course.

The lilies seem to flower in shaded areas in my garden as well and the flowers last longer and stay un-faded. I have my “Black Night” lily in the same pot in the same shady spot under the canopy of two Oak trees for about 10 years now. It has been doing very well. The lily is getting morning sun only. Every year the flowers come in this shiny leathery texture spotless almost black color.

The idea of a pot is to fight off the beetles indeed.

I am afraid I do not know the name of the pink-purple lily in the pot. I bought the lily as mixed ornamental lilies bag. The white ones live in the ground.

I can’t believe you are asking what a lily beetle looks like. I envy you because you do not know what it is and I hope you won’t have any experience of the beasts. You are one of the luckiest persons on this earth for not having any experience with these monsters. You are not winding me up are you? Lucky you. WOW. Perhaps I should emigrate to your area and enjoy my lilies without the lily beetles!!! . Have a look at the pictures. It is a horrible horrible beast.



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and a bit of serious info from Wikipedia:

According to the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_lily_beetle:

“The lily leaf beetle is indigenous to parts of Europe and Asia. It is thought to have been introduced to North America through the importation of plant bulbs around 1945. First spotted in Montreal, it spread throughout Canada and the eastern United States within decades.[3] It has also become established as an invasive species in the United Kingdom since its introduction in 1943. It has spread from Surrey to as far north as Fort William.



Coming to where I live: I sincerely hope that this is not going to put you off in any way: I live in the UK. The hardiness zone where I live is equal to America’s 5 to 7 hardiness zone. I know UK and America are seperate continents but a plant is a plant and a lily is a lily where ever you are in the world. It is all the same TLC and looking after and the same beautiful flowers. I find it the most interesting thing to see and read about the same plant behaving and adapting to different environments. I learned the propagation technique from one American web site and now I have lovely pot of lilies… All day for two days I have been digging the soil and tucking my lilies into the ground. I also planted more into 4 more 40lt pots aaannnddd covered the top of the pots soil with some shingles.


What else I forgot to answer... next time round.... Pictures ....please keep coming..

Another one from the front garden:


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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 5, 2014 4:07 AM CST
Alya. Your pink lily is a beauty and the beetle is herein the US. I control with pesticides.I know those are damning words to some but an early spring drench around the emerging plants seems to keep the beetles under control.
I have too many lilies to hand pick and kill the red devils.
Word has it there is a wasp introduced to eradicate the beetle, it likes the beetle larva.This means we will have a wasp pest in a few years.
Seems it never ends.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Feb 5, 2014 4:53 AM CST
Thanks Alya!! They are sure ugly and they give me the creeps. Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood

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