Identify lilies? Lily questions.

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Identify lilies? Lily questions.

Post by Brya » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 15:25:59



Ok, I'm really getting into this now, so your all gonna see a lot more posts
from me!

Ok, last year I just bought some plants, tossed 'em in  the water and called
it a pond. This year I want to do better, and start knowing what I'm tossing
in the water!
I'm so proud of my lilies I bought yesterday, one was labeled red flare,
beautiful large red pads, in a 1gal pot it was $34. This thing nearly covers
1/3 of my big pond alone. next to it was a liliy with the same fringe type
pads, but it's green on top and a beautiful red vainy bottom, 1/4gal pot,
and also has huge leaves for $20, but no name.
I also have 3 $15 "hardy lilies" from Lowes, and I think 2-3 lilies from
Wal-Marts water bulb baskets. Some of my pads are tiger stripped. I have no
idea what any of these are. if they're tropical/hardy. If they bloom (which
i just found out last week, they do not like being disturbed, no bubbler,
spitting frog etc).
How do you know when they are ready to divide?
I've never fertilized my plants last year, but i do have some "Pondtabbs"
aquatic plant food. How much/often shold they be fed?

I have shrunk the size of the pictures on:
http://www.safetybaby.com/Yard3.htm to make them a little speedier on
d/l'ing

Thanks for all the help so far everyone!

Bryan

 
 
 

Identify lilies? Lily questions.

Post by mad » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 22:38:48


your little boy in the first pic is a cutie.
mad
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> Organization: Starband Communications
> Newsgroups: rec.ponds
> Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 06:25:59 GMT
> Subject: Identify lilies? Lily questions.

> Ok, I'm really getting into this now, so your all gonna see a lot more posts
> from me!

> Ok, last year I just bought some plants, tossed 'em in  the water and called
> it a pond. This year I want to do better, and start knowing what I'm tossing
> in the water!
> I'm so proud of my lilies I bought yesterday, one was labeled red flare,
> beautiful large red pads, in a 1gal pot it was $34. This thing nearly covers
> 1/3 of my big pond alone. next to it was a liliy with the same fringe type
> pads, but it's green on top and a beautiful red vainy bottom, 1/4gal pot,
> and also has huge leaves for $20, but no name.
> I also have 3 $15 "hardy lilies" from Lowes, and I think 2-3 lilies from
> Wal-Marts water bulb baskets. Some of my pads are tiger stripped. I have no
> idea what any of these are. if they're tropical/hardy. If they bloom (which
> i just found out last week, they do not like being disturbed, no bubbler,
> spitting frog etc).
> How do you know when they are ready to divide?
> I've never fertilized my plants last year, but i do have some "Pondtabbs"
> aquatic plant food. How much/often shold they be fed?

> I have shrunk the size of the pictures on:
> http://www.safetybaby.com/Yard3.htm to make them a little speedier on
> d/l'ing

> Thanks for all the help so far everyone!

> Bryan

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Identify lilies? Lily questions.

Post by Wendy Kelly Bud » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 22:43:27


Your Red Flare is one I have always wanted to try.  Beautiful flower.
http://lilyblooms.com/PRENHT2.html
It's a tropical lily, meaning it will not make it through the winter if you
are in a cold area, unless you bring it indoors.  It's also a night bloomer,
meaning the bloom will open about 4pm and stay open until about 11am the
next day.  Closing during the day.  Very nice if you work away from home
during the day.

The other lily, it have a feeling it's a tropical also.  Can't say I
remember a frilly edged pad that's not a tropical.  Can you call the nursery
and ask what it might be?  It would be fun to see the photo of the bloom.

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--Wendy*  in N California, zone 9a


Quote:
> Ok, I'm really getting into this now, so your all gonna see a lot more
posts
> from me!

> Ok, last year I just bought some plants, tossed 'em in  the water and
called
> it a pond. This year I want to do better, and start knowing what I'm
tossing
> in the water!
> I'm so proud of my lilies I bought yesterday, one was labeled red flare,
> beautiful large red pads, in a 1gal pot it was $34. This thing nearly
covers
> 1/3 of my big pond alone. next to it was a liliy with the same fringe type
> pads, but it's green on top and a beautiful red vainy bottom, 1/4gal pot,
> and also has huge leaves for $20, but no name.
> I also have 3 $15 "hardy lilies" from Lowes, and I think 2-3 lilies from
> Wal-Marts water bulb baskets. Some of my pads are tiger stripped. I have
no
> idea what any of these are. if they're tropical/hardy. If they bloom
(which
> i just found out last week, they do not like being disturbed, no bubbler,
> spitting frog etc).
> How do you know when they are ready to divide?
> I've never fertilized my plants last year, but i do have some "Pondtabbs"
> aquatic plant food. How much/often shold they be fed?

> I have shrunk the size of the pictures on:
> http://www.safetybaby.com/Yard3.htm to make them a little speedier on
> d/l'ing

> Thanks for all the help so far everyone!

> Bryan