If you'd asked me before this year I would have told you I hated lilies.
I'm allergic to the easter lily it's scent gives me a migrane.
2 years ago I put stella d'oro day lily in with my coral bells & other perennials. I've always felt kind of 'meh' about it. It's pretty common in gardens here & I like it when I'm the only one in the neighborhood with something (who doesn't).
In June Holland Bulb Farms had mystery grab bags for $20. I ordered one for full sun. Lo & behold lily bulbs lots of lily bulbs. So I said whatever & planted them figuring that if I hated them I could give them away & if they didn't bloom it was no big loss.
Oh my word I AM IN LOVE! I received night embers daylily, Bernini Oriental Lily, Sphinx double astic, Mero Star & Mona Lisa. I am absolutely totally in love with these plants! The mero star are blooming their heads off big beautiful blooms & aren't heavily scented so no scent sensitivity!
Now I'm no longer 'meh' and going "How do I make sure these babies come up next year. I have lily fever.
I'm going to thread daffs in with the lily bulbs this fall. Should I mulch for the winter?
Do I pull up & over winter in the plant room?
What should I fertilize with?
What suggestions does everyone have for more of these pretties?
The mero star & mona lisa are beautiful beautiful pinks & I find them enchanting but want to put some other colors in purples, blues, whites, deep reds, vibrant yellows.
Oriental vs astic which do you prefer & why?
I've been reading through the forum & really want to do some brain picking here.
Thanks for any advice you can send my way.
*edited because I cannot spell "lilies" correctly & always spell it "lillies".