Lilies forum: Broken stalks????

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Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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kimkats
Apr 29, 2012 7:41 PM CST
Hi!
I'm kimkats and I can usually be found over on the daylily forum.
I have a question reguarding broken Lily stalks. If a stalk gets broken off by fat birds resting on it will the bulb send up another stalk and bloom this year? or am I out of luck for bloom this Year? I had two beautiful thick tall (3'already)bloom stalks on Lillium commander and both have been broken off within the past week by fat crows sitting on them Grumbling Crying I don't have many true lilies since I'm deathly allergic to the fragrance or pollen. Yet I love them. I'm so mad I may not see these this year Angry Sad Thanx for any and all help reguarding this post.

Kim
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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Apr 29, 2012 11:06 PM CST
You will have to wait another year,..,[unless a freak of nature steps in].. Sorry Sad
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 30, 2012 3:04 AM CST
No blooms this year ,sorry. If there isnt much stalk left, say only less than a foot,you might loose the lily. I broke one the other day. Mine arent up very far so I;m not sure if the lily will make it.
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Moby
Apr 30, 2012 2:46 PM CST
Completely broken off or badly bent? Even if it's badly bent or cracked, use floral tape to go around the break and then add chop stick and more tape to make a splint. Or masking tape and a dowel. Or a stick. I've used any combination of the above in moments of desperation. Your lily just might be OK. Smiling

If completely broken, then give what is left a clean cut and rub the cut with Ajax or Comet (perferably something with bleach) Any foliage that can be left on the remaining stalk will feed the bulb for next year.

I feel your pain ~ I'm off to do something drastic to the bunnies....
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 30, 2012 4:14 PM CST
Pffernuuse for dinner?
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Apr 30, 2012 11:20 PM CST
Nothing that kindly ~ I like to call my brew 'castor bean soup'.
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ge1836
May 1, 2012 1:52 AM CST
Nice soup but watch where it splashes.
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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
May 1, 2012 4:02 AM CST
From 'the bunnies ' to Moby.,.,.,''please dont pour that sulphuric acid down our bunny hole, Mr Moby'' Rolling on the floor laughing
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Lincoln, NE
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Moby
May 1, 2012 11:57 AM CST
>;)
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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
May 2, 2012 9:29 AM CST
Ah, Mary Mobilina, picking on those poor bunnies again? Smiling LOL
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Moby
May 3, 2012 7:41 AM CST
Only when they pick on me. nodding
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Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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kimkats
May 21, 2012 5:09 PM CST
Thanks all, for answering. I started back to work 6 days a week for the summer pool season madness. This is the first chance I had to check back. I thought I was outta luck. Sad At least they were nice & tall so there is loads of foliage to make energy for next year. I may move it further away from My mom's bird-feeder it must be too close. Moby, the bunnies & I have a long chat each spring about the dangers of eating my daylily seedlings. I tell them they are more than welcome to eat all the weeds and the neighbors veggies, but touch those seedlings & it's war! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Whistling Last year I had 4 baby bunnies that spent the summer weed-eating in the seedling bed! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Really. No Lie. They never touched a seedling. This year I have bigger fish to fry. The deer have been spotted strolling threw the abandoned yard next door very close to our 4' fence and about 200 of my best daylilies Blinking Crying Blinking
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Lincoln, NE
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Moby
May 21, 2012 11:48 PM CST
Your sweet talk must be the difference. Perhaps they're punishing me for all the foul language I throw their way. Whistling
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