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Feeding your lily bulbs

*Easy Fertilizer - POOpeas™The new product, POOpeas™ is intended as a top dressing in fall or midsummer and as an additive when potting up bulbs. For general fertilizing, use a general vegetable or rose formula (5-10-10 or similar) when the sprouts first emerge. Use it again just as the flowers are beginning to open when the lily bulb has exhausted itself putting up a stem, and now needs a boast of nutrients. Remember that the feeder roots are just below the soil surface so simply scratching in the fertilizer or watering it in will put the food in the best place. POOpeas™ and regular granular chemical formulas are just fine used together or alone in a given year, but if you have a rainy winter/spring much of the fertilizer is leached out, so spreading out feeding over the year is a better plan.

Also please avoid potting soil and fertilizers with a high nitrogen content - lily bulbs will grow nice leaves but not good flowers and growing too fast weakens the bulb's overall health. (All candy and no protein - so to speak!)

Wild Lilies
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Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 200 genera made up of approximately 2,000 lily species. There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 120 Lilium species depending on whose classification you reference. For the full article, click Knowledge Base