ripening lily seeds

Kathleen Sayce
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:19:04 PDT
The growing season is winding down here on the PNW coast, and I have two lilies with ripening pods that I've been watching for weeks. 

Both stems with pods are still mostly green, or greenish yellow. Some leaves are starting to yellow on both stalks, from the top down. I'm near salt water, so my yard rarely frosts, but I'm wondering about the cool damp promoting fungi. And the occasional windstorm, frost, etc. 

When are pods far enough along that I can cut the stalk (upper 1/3) and bring it indoors to continue to ripen pods in a warm dry place?

PNW coast, zone 8, with a mild wet winter arriving soon

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