Thursday, December 19, 2013

Aunt Agnes' Lillies

My Aunt Agnes grow lilies.  She was kind enough during Thanksgiving to give me some.  I always appreciate plant gifts but I have a bad habit of not attending to them immediately.  They sat in the things they were brought in for a week.  However, they were in the greenhouse.
This is what it looked like.

The bulbs had old growth on them so I pulled them off.

Look how large the the bulbs were.  I couldn't believe how big some were.

I did the only thing I knew how to do.  Put them in a pot in dirt.

I then watered them.

Here are what the lilies are.

My mother said that she said I could go ahead and put them in the ground.  I am inclined to agree...but I needed to know more about them.  I haven't researched them yet...but I will.


Jean Campbell said...

Of course your mother is right.

When you start your search, look for Daylily rather than lily and the name of the ones you have.

What treasures your Aunt gave you!

Jean Campbell said...

I took a second look. The one where you hold a big bulb by the neck in your hand looks like a Crinum lily. It isn't a Daylily like the other photos show and it isn't a true Lilium like Stargazer and such.

Your Aunt Agnes is very generous.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

How do you mean, Jean? I believe you...I just do not know what I posess?

Jean Campbell said...

Tuscawilla Tigress, Orange Velvet and Two Part Harmony are beautiful Daylilies.

The big bulbs look like Crinums, which are of the Amaryllis Family with a beautiful bloom.

Common names are hard to sort out sometimes.
Search for Lily. Search for Daylily. Search for Crinum.

With time, you'll sort it all out. Meanwhile, plant everything and enjoy.