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Letters from our Customers

I purchased a number of lilies from your company. I am very pleased with the bulbs and delighted with the flowers." L.G., Gillett, WI

"The lily bulbs I received from B&D in the fall are growing beautifully -- my garden of lilies and irises are admired by folks all around." P.B., Parsippany, NJ

"I especially congratulate you on keeping the Strahm lilies available to the public. I’m also glad to see you have ‘Gold Eagle’ [Clone]. I’ve purchased it 3 times now, elsewhere, and each time got an ordinary yellow trumpet - not ‘Gold Eagle’. -J. W., Faribault, MN

"Dear B&D Friends, My lily bulbs arrived in "Top Shape". I’m sending this note of thanks for your "Planting Guide" which came with the bulbs. It is so convenient to have all this needed information in one small booklet. Many thanks and happy days!" L.S., La Mesa, CA

"I have long appreciated your comments about lily culture throughout your catalog. This year, thanks for your comments about soaker hoses... and of course, thanks for the pictures." D.M., Tacoma, WA

"Dear Gibson Family & Crew, It seems your lilies love it here in Maine. They are even taller and more beautiful than the ones I’ve ordered from you for my garden in Switzerland. The Asiatics are especially gorgeous, with as many as a dozen flowers in bloom on the stem all at one time. Many thanks for all your healthy bulbs; they have given me, and everyone who sees my gardens, many summers of pleasure. Best Regards," B. S., New York, NY

"Your Daylilies are the best. Everyone is envious!" V.R., Sauk Village, IL

"The daylilies I ordered last autumn were great. I have never received more than one fan at an expensive price. B&D sent two of each with 2-3 fans. Thanks." D.C., ELIZABETHTON, TN

"Beautiful & very informative catalog. Very good selection. I especially like the daylilies!" K.K., Seattle, WA

"Your lilies are doing well. We had some extreme thunderstorms this summer, and the large hail and high winds did little damage - lilies are tough! I’d never have guessed this to be true... Also, with alkaline soil lilies seem to thrive here, especially with our prolonged "dormant season". Thanks for your catalog, it was very insightful." A.M., Winthrop, WA

"Your catalog is addictive." -M. G., Brooklyn, NY

"Hello Ladies and Gents! After dabbling in lilies from the major perennial catalogs, I decided to come to the experts to have the selection only a specialist can offer. When my first order from Fall ‘95 bloomed in Spring ‘96, my choice of B&D was beautifully reinforced. I especially appreciate the accuracy of your photos AND descriptions. Color reproduction can be tricky and translating color into words is certainly subjective, but you have managed to achieve both. Thank you! I’m VERY particular about color and have been disappointed so many times [by others], I’ve got a growing collection of "Not As Described" plants way out in my backyard! (Too healthy to discard, but just didn’t look right in their garden spots!) Keep up the good work on this detail!" A.L.S., Elmira, NY

"This is my third year of doing business with your company. The integrity and quality of your catalog, shipping, and varieties listed is extraordinary." "The L. regale album has been our favorite to date. My wife preferred their fragrance over all Orientals... Thank you!" R.D.K., Twin Brooks, SD

"About three years ago I first tried lilies from several sources – the quality of B&D bulbs were the best – such great blooms, even the first year. I’m hooked on lilies." P.G., Tulsa, OK

"Over the last four years I have received the most colorful and healthy daylilies from your company. Thanks again." - A.A., Andreas, PA

"Thank you so much for the years of excellent service and much needed help you’ve all given me. Also without having known you my life would not be so enriched by the several hundred beautiful lilies that seem to enjoy it here." - C.F.P., Rio, IL

"Your daylilies are the best. Everyone is envious!" -K.K., Seattle, WA

"... Lilies have been my favorite flower for many years... the bulbs I received from you have always been top notch, arrived in good condition and grew well for me." - W.R., Franklin, IN

"I think you outdid yourself this year. The catalog is lovely and the varieties are spectacular." - D.C., Rockwood, Ontario

"Your catalog is beautiful and it gives many helpful gardening tips. I look through it frequently during the year just for pure enjoyment." - S.J., Pittsburgh, PA

"Your lilies over the years have brought me great pleasure & comments from friends and relatives." - V.M., Poulsbo, WA

"The lily bulbs I received from B&D in the fall are growing beautifully -- my garden of lilies and irises are admired by folks all around." - P.B., Parsippany, NJ

"It’s great to do business with trustworthy people. I certainly enjoy your lilies!" - A.B., Stillwater, OK

"Thank you for the very high quality lilies that you ship." - M.J., Portland, OR

"Thank you for the lovely bulbs, good service and the catalog you sent us...We really are pleased with your product and service." - E.P., Sutton, NE

"I’ve long been impressed with B&D as I have a number of your lily progeny coloring and perfuming my own garden ". B.A. (Landscaper), Seattle, WA

"The lilies came yesterday and are already in the special area of my garden…I can’t wait ‘til Spring!!" H. H., Seattle, WA

"Every one of the bulbs in my previous order came up and bloomed. …my yard is too small for everything I would like! Thank you." B. K., Ft. Collins, CO

"You should be very happy to know that I found out about your company from a book I have about Tasha Tudor’s incredible garden. She stated that she gets all her lilies from you-and being that I deeply admire this woman, I followed suit…Last year I ordered "Esperanto" oriental lilies, and they were magnificent! Even my husband, who doesn’t usually get too excited about all my flowers, went crazy over those lilies. To quote him, "Gosh, those lilies are as big as pizza pies’! They were huge and very sturdy and just plain lovely". "I look forward to the arrival of all my bulbs – it won’t be long! I think the most rewarding thing about these lilies is that you can get then in spring, plant then, and be enjoying them a couple of months later!" M. S., Lake Zurich, IL

"My 10 fat beautiful Oriental lily bulbs arrived in great shape yesterday and are in ground properly planted (per your EXCELLENT information). Thank you for such an informative catalogue…" N. K. D., Huntington Station, NY

"Congratulations on another superb catalog & it’s nice to see Anne Marie becoming a young lady." J. B., Sylvania, OH

"After struggling with lilies for years, my neighbor convinced me it was the bulbs I was buying and not my garden. He gave me a couple of B&D Lilies and I was amazed at the difference. My bulbs purchased just last fall are already up! No sign of those yet from (an importer)…I’m impressed!" Mrs. E. K., Kansas City, MO

"Beautiful bulbs arrived. We planted Tuesday and watered Wednesday. Great timing. Thank you." Mr. & Mrs. D. T., Denver, CO

"Love your lilies and your catalogue. This year have ordered a few to give to a friend also…Thanks. Dr. J. F., Baltimore, MD

"I got your beautiful catalogue today – what a treat for the eyes!" M. T., Whitevale, Ontario

"Thank you for the fine service that you have given me through the years. It is so nice to do business with such people. I am also impressed that you are closed on Sundays. Too many businesses treat Sundays just as they do any other day." K. S., Boone, NC

"Got spring fever and your listing made it worse!" J. R., LaVista, NE (Internet)

"Enclosed is my lily bulb order and I want you to know how much I enjoy the pictures each year of your pretty daughter among the lilies! It is almost as much fun watching her grow up as it is to see the beautiful lily bulbs you offer each year. Thanks." J. C., Olympia, WA

"Thank you so much for the years of excellent service and much needed help you’ve all given me. Also, without having known you, my life would not be so enriched by the several hundred beautiful lilies that seem to enjoy it here." C. F. P., Rio, IL

"I think you outdid yourself this year. The catalog is lovely and the varieties are spectacular." D. C., Rockwood, Ontario

"I purchased a number of lilies from your company. I am pleased with the bulbs and delighted with the flowers." L. G., Gillett, WI




Wild Lilies
Timely Tips!
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