Blooming in California

Jim McKenney
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 16:47:58 PDT
Mary Sue wrote: "Something else is taking a nip at the buds of the Liliums
I'm growing in the ground and in pots. Even though the flower is small I'm
very pleased that Lilium parvum is blooming for the first time from seed
sown October 2007 thanks to advice about how to get them to bloom sooner
provided on this list from John Grimshaw."

Mary Sue, can you tell us a bit more about what exactly you did with these
lilies? For instance, did you keep them growing throughout the year by
continually advancing them to bigger pots?  

In particular, you mention that you sowed the seed in October; were the
plants kept moist from then until they bloomed, or did you allow them to
become dry and dormant at any time - for instance, during the summer? 
Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone
7, where the solstitial garden is glorious with lilies now. 
My Virtual Maryland Garden
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Editor PVC Bulletin 
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