Bulbs forum: Easter lily bulbs - HELP please!

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 21, 2014 5:53 PM CST
I am sending these to someone & I need to know how to treat them please. I know nothing. Act like I'm a baby learning to walk. Do I leave these to dry? Do I put them in the fridge? It will be a couple/few days before I send them. Do I wrap them in moist paper towel?

There were 2 of these & this is what came out when I dug them up. Do I throw away the stalks with the roots on them or will they live? I assume I take the remaining bulb off the one stalk.

To mail them, do I wrap them in dry shredded newspaper?

Thanks in advance!

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MotherRaphaela
Sep 21, 2014 7:03 PM CST
Dear Ann,

Just throw away what seems dead (stalks and old leaves, but go easy on any roots). Wrapping them in newspaper seems fine -- damp won't hurt as long as they don't stay in that long enough to mold. Ours start putting out roots this time of year, and then just sit there through the winter, but you don't have winter, so probably they will start growing and keep growing (I should probably just let someone from Florida answer you that part!) But the bulbs look fine -- they do die down after they bloom in the spring/early summer.

Go with God.
Mother Raphaela
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 21, 2014 7:30 PM CST
Thank you so much! They are going to Pittsburg so they will dwell in the cold. No more sissy Fl. weather for them. Hilarious!
They did die down & I did at least know that much about them although nothing else. That's why I waited till now to dig them up.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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