All about Lilies
The rich colors of lilies are what make them such a beautiful type of flower in the eyes of many people. The fact that they are so different from the standard design of other flowers gives the a unique quality that many people have come to admire. They are a warm flower that most people associate with happiness and warm feelings. People of all ages really enjoy looking at the different types of lilies so they make a great gift for younger people as well.
Lilies make a beautiful addition to any type of floral arrangement or centerpiece. You will also find that fresh cut lilies last several days longer than many other types of fresh flowers. If you are using them for a special occasion you can be assured they will look gorgeous for your event. The most common color for lilies is a lovely shade of purple. They are also available in an assortment of other colors so make sure you check with your florist if you want a less traditional color.
Planting lilies in your garden can add some beauty that is very simple yet elegant. It doesn't matter what type of other landscaping you have in place because lilies seem to match well with anything. Take a close look at the type of lilies you want to buy as well as the perfect location in your yard for them. Many lilies of the species do grow to be quite tall so you don't want to plant them where they will block the view of another focal point in your yard.
It can be fund to mix and match the different species of lilies for your garden. The amazing color combinations this will provide you will are sure to get you plenty of compliments by all who happen to see your lilies. It is a good idea to try to mix and match lilies that will all grow to be about the same height though in the same area to give your garden of lilies a more uniform look.
Some of the different types are early bloomers so you can add a combination of early and late bloomers if you want to extend the period of time that you will be able to enjoy lilies in your garden. For the most part you will find the different species of lilies do well growing in almost any type of climate. Make sure you read the information about which ones will grow best in your area so that you can help ensure the success of the lilies you grow in your garden.
Since lilies can grow to be so tall and the blossoms are quite wide you really need to have plenty of space to grow them. Don't crowd them together or the blossoms won't fill out to their full potential. You should space lilies out at least eight inches but go with twelve if you have the room. Your bulbs for planting the lilies should be approximately six feet deep for the best results.
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