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"I discovered the joy of growing lilies rather late in my life. I paged through your catalogue hundreds of times longing for lilies but afraid to order them because the delivery time seemed risky for Minnesota where it often snows in late October and sometimes doesn't thaw until April. Then I read the advice you printed from a St. Paul, Minnesota man about having the holes dug, and filled with baggies containing the soil. I tried it... it worked splendidly.
Now I have lily mania ... I can't get enough. I'm 73 and have lots of pesky ailments, but each winter I am so filled with excitement and enthusiasm for life, as I wait for spring and summer..."
Sincerely, Ravina Gelfand, Minneapolis, MN
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