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Lily Secrets

Post by Mark and Kim Smit » Fri, 18 Mar 2005 13:03:26



Any secrets or tips to get them to grow like crazy?  Last year, when
first planted, they grew fine.  I left them in the pond all winter as
winter around here was mild.   Everything else in the yard is growing
like crazy but the lilies are only producing small leaves.  Thoughts??
 
 
 

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Post by Benign Vanill » Fri, 18 Mar 2005 22:55:30




Quote:
> Any secrets or tips to get them to grow like crazy?  Last year, when
> first planted, they grew fine.  I left them in the pond all winter as
> winter around here was mild.   Everything else in the yard is growing
> like crazy but the lilies are only producing small leaves.  Thoughts??

My lillies have acted this way under two conditions...

1. First year they were root bound
2. Second year, I had planted them in rocks and not soil

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Post by Gale Pearc » Fri, 18 Mar 2005 23:00:15


Quote:
> Any secrets or tips to get them to grow like crazy?  Last year, when
> first planted, they grew fine.  I left them in the pond all winter as
> winter around here was mild.   Everything else in the yard is growing
> like crazy but the lilies are only producing small leaves.  Thoughts??

I don't have much luck with my lilies unless I put 2 pond tabs in each
container when the pond water gets up to + 50F - some here don't use
fertilizer, but when I tried skipping the tabs one year, they stayed small
with few flowers, so it's back to the pond tabs for me. My pond water is
currently ~38F now and they haven't even sprouted new leaves yet here in SW
Ont. It may be too early yet for yours
                                             Gale   :~)
 
 
 

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Post by Hal » Sat, 19 Mar 2005 00:08:04


On 17 Mar 2005 04:03:26 EST, Mark and Kim Smith

Quote:

>Any secrets or tips to get them to grow like crazy?  Last year, when
>first planted, they grew fine.  I left them in the pond all winter as
>winter around here was mild.   Everything else in the yard is growing
>like crazy but the lilies are only producing small leaves.  Thoughts??

Wait until the water warms up and use a high middle number fertilizer.
If you use a high nitrogen (first number) fertilizer you may get a lot
of leaves and few blooms.

Regards,

Hal

 
 
 

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Post by Derek Broughto » Sat, 19 Mar 2005 01:02:03


Quote:



>> Any secrets or tips to get them to grow like crazy?  Last year, when
>> first planted, they grew fine.  I left them in the pond all winter as
>> winter around here was mild.   Everything else in the yard is growing
>> like crazy but the lilies are only producing small leaves.  Thoughts??

> My lillies have acted this way under two conditions...

> 1. First year they were root bound
> 2. Second year, I had planted them in rocks and not soil

It seems my lilies would always be root bound if I didn't just weight them
down with a big rock.  Basically, I've found that a vigourous hardy lily
will usually outgrow any container in a season, and planting bare root will
guarantee the easiest access to nutrients and makes them easy to divide,
too.
--
derek
 
 
 

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Post by Reel McKo » Sat, 19 Mar 2005 01:28:58




Quote:
> Any secrets or tips to get them to grow like crazy?  Last year, when
> first planted, they grew fine.  I left them in the pond all winter as
> winter around here was mild.   Everything else in the yard is growing
> like crazy but the lilies are only producing small leaves.  Thoughts??

==============================
I repot mine every year or every other year and use Jobes rose Spikes cut in
3 pieces.  I add more around the middle of summer, depending on how the
plant is growing and flowering.
--
McKoi.... the frugal ponder...
"To persevere in one's duty and
be silent, is the best answer to calumny."
~~~  }<((((o>  ~~~   }<{{{{o>   ~~~   }<(((((o>
 
 
 

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Post by Hal » Sun, 20 Mar 2005 01:18:46


On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 12:02:03 -0400, Derek Broughton

Quote:

>> 1. First year they were root bound
>> 2. Second year, I had planted them in rocks and not soil

>It seems my lilies would always be root bound if I didn't just weight them
>down with a big rock.  Basically, I've found that a vigourous hardy lily
>will usually outgrow any container in a season, and planting bare root will
>guarantee the easiest access to nutrients and makes them easy to divide,
>too.

I tried weighting mine down one year, but it didn't work well for me.
The fish ate the young shoots and the lilies seemed to want more
nutrients.  

The best results I've seen was with Garden soil and 6-12-6 garden
stakes applied every two weeks, but that is a lot of work so I'm
trying Once A Year 12-20-8 Aquatic Spikes this year.

Regards,

Hal

 
 
 

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Post by kath » Sun, 20 Mar 2005 01:25:18


I would like to announce I have one lily pad
up on the surface.
:-)))))))

kathy

 
 
 

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Post by ~Roy » Sun, 20 Mar 2005 01:41:29


Hmmmmm...I just came in from my pond and I have 18 lillys with leaves
at the surface that are new growth this year and 6 that has leaves
still from last year..........others I have are starting to push out
growth after being transplanted.......everything else is either
pushing new growth, in bud or fully leaved out, even the  two cypress
trees which are usually late compared to oaks etc.


Quote:
>===<>I would like to announce I have one lily pad
>===<>up on the surface.
>===<>:-)))))))
>===<>
>===<>kathy

==============================================
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Post by Reel McKo » Sun, 20 Mar 2005 02:33:46



Quote:
> I would like to announce I have one lily pad
> up on the surface.
> :-)))))))

> kathy

=======================
You're lilies are way ahead of mine.  Mine have some reddish new leaves but
most are well under the surface.   One lily behind the house has leaves just
under the surface all winter.  I wish I knew the names of these plants.
Some bloom so much better than others.

Even when the days are warmer our nights are still getting pretty darn cold.
--
McKoi.... the frugal ponder...
~~~  }<((((o>  ~~~   }<{{{{o>   ~~~   }<(((((o>

 
 
 

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Post by Emily & Craig Cagl » Sun, 20 Mar 2005 07:53:41


After pulling it out to divide, I found my Jack Wood has 5 buds coming to
the surface.  Of course, here in south Texas we don't really have winter
so...

Craig


Quote:
>I would like to announce I have one lily pad
> up on the surface.
> :-)))))))

> kathy

 
 
 

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Post by Crash » Fri, 25 Mar 2005 15:20:26


On or about Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:33:46 -0600, "Reel McKoi"

Quote:



>> I would like to announce I have one lily pad
>> up on the surface.
>> :-)))))))

>> kathy
>=======================
>You're lilies are way ahead of mine.  Mine have some reddish new leaves but
>most are well under the surface.   One lily behind the house has leaves just
>under the surface all winter.  I wish I knew the names of these plants.
>Some bloom so much better than others.

>Even when the days are warmer our nights are still getting pretty darn cold

In the spirit of all that ascii, my lily looks like this

===============

 ()
  |
  |
  |
\__/

where == is what little ice is left on top.

--
Crashj

 
 
 

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Post by Reel McKo » Fri, 25 Mar 2005 17:46:19



Quote:
> On or about Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:33:46 -0600, "Reel McKoi"

> >You're lilies are way ahead of mine.  Mine have some reddish new leaves
but
> >most are well under the surface.   One lily behind the house has leaves
just
> >under the surface all winter.  I wish I knew the names of these plants.
> >Some bloom so much better than others.

> >Even when the days are warmer our nights are still getting pretty darn
cold

> In the spirit of all that ascii, my lily looks like this

> ===============

>  ()
>   |
>   |
>   |
> \__/

> where == is what little ice is left on top.

================================
I checked the lilies out behind the house today and some have leaves on the
surface now!  I can't believe how fast they grow this time of year.  I just
bought Jobe's Rose Spikes and will soon be fertilizing them.  :-)  I break
each spike in 3 pieces - works great and a lot cheaper than pond plant tabs.
--
McKoi.... the frugal ponder...
~~~  }<((((o>  ~~~   }<{{{{o>   ~~~   }<(((((o>