Lilies Can Make an Extravagant Gift for Everyday Occasions
With intriguing names like Oriental, Stargazer, Peruvian and Royal, you will be convinced of the versatility of lilies when you view what FlowerDelivery.org.uk has to offer when it comes to taking care of these bursting bouquets.
The unique thing about lilies are the variegated colours that make them so interesting to gaze at.
This also means that they can be paired with almost any other type and colour of blossom for some truly elegant and exciting bouquets and arrangements.
There are lovely lilies with large, star-shaped blossoms that burst from the stem and fill the bouquet with colour. But there are also smaller, more petite and more delicate varieties of lily whose shapes and colours will surprise you and your loved one.
When to plant lilies
Lilies should be planted in fall or early spring and at least a month prior to winter, which usually happens to be October.
Planting later on, when degrees fall down, the soil freezes when the growing process stops. It is not advisable to plant or grow lilies after October.
Why is it important to plant your Lilies when the soil is still workable?
It is easy. You can easily dig and fertilize your soil and plant your Lily bulbs 8 inches apart and 6 - 10 inches down the ground depending on the species.
When the soil is still warm and the PH is around 6 or 6.5, then the bulbs and your future Lilies can grow strong roots into the ground and get ready for blooming in Spring. Choose a place where there is a mixed shade or sunlight at least 4 hours a day.
Planting and taking care of lilies in Spring will help you grow and enjoy your Lilies and their blooms in late Summer. Many gardeners refer to Lilies being planted in late October as the best time for doing it.
Are lilies suitable to buy as a gift
Lilies are more extravagant in terms of presentation than, say, tulips. They simply demand attention when a bouquet includes them.
There is so much to take in when gazing at lilies – the different colours that appear towards the middle, the buds that have not yet opened but are already showing signs of colour despite being swathed in green, and the smooth stem and the leaves that alternate with the blooms, providing the perfect balance of green to the colour of the blossom.
Each lily stem has more than one flower and they often open at different times, making these blossoms the perfect choice for a long-lasting gift. Your loved one will enjoy watching the lilies change each day and the anticipation of when the next bud will open to reveal another huge bloom is part of the gift you give.
How to take care of them
There are several things you need to look after and always make sure you have done while taking care of Lilies, in order to grow strong and beautiful flowers.
Take care list:
Provide flowers food;
Fertilize the soil;
Ensure drainage - Lilies HATE a lot of water;
Provide flower vitamins: potassium, mycorrhizae, humic acid;
You should trim your Lilies, if necessary and spray for bugs and other diseases, so they can grow;
Keeping the soil moist, but not overwatered
Ensure you keep the soil of your Lilies just a little moist, but not wet, never overwater them!
If you feel that the surface is dry, but the next layer of soil is wet, do not add water and wait another day or two. Lilies can rot fast and die from overwatering them.
To make sure how much water goes in and how much out, dig small channels where water will be draining down from the roots and bulbs of your Lilies.
How to care for lilies indoors
If you have potted your Lilies in a pot that is big enough and drains out, with an enriched and fertilized soil, then you have done half of your job. Read below to know how to take care and grow your Lilies indoors:
Keep the soil evenly moisturized, especially, if you keep the flowers in warm room;
Provide plant food at least twice a month;
Look for pests and diseases, while treating the soil against them regularly;
Remove unwanted growths or dead leaves;
Provide direct sunlights;
Ensure indoor temperature is around 18 to 22 Celcius;
You will need to provide higher qualities of flower food for your type of Lily, if you grow it in a pot with the same soil, without having the chance to enjoy ground soil. Both have their pros and cons, but until your Lily has not spread enough for you to repot or plant in the ground, then you should continue with the care so she could grow and spread their blooms.
How to stop lilies smelling
The answer is simple - remove the stamen! Use special, little scissors and absolutely always use flower gloves, so you do not contaminate yourself, transfer the pollen to your face, clothes or animals.
Then, cut out the stamen, gently, and throw it in a container. This is all you really have to do.
How long do lilies last
When you take care properly, Lilies last up to two weeks (14 days) and then it is time for you to trim them diagonally.
As expected with almost any flower - the colder the weather, the more time your bouquet of Lilies will last, probably, more than 14 days.
Grow and keep them in temperatures colder than 18 degrees Celsius, but no less than 12. Look at what happens to them, while they keep on blooming. Ensure fresh water every day and direct sunlights, if looked after at home. Trim the stable every 5 days with no more than 2 cm and clean every leaf under the water level.
What to do when lilies have finished flowering
You should deadhead their blooms and continue looking after them as usual.
There are several thoughts on what to do with Lilies while they have finished flowering. If you have a bouquet at home you can put the leaves between paper with something hard on top until the bloom dries out. Then you will have herbalism.
How to deadhead lilies
It is important to know that you have to cut the blooms diagonally ONLY when they start to fade out or you can just snap the bloom off with your hands.
Be careful with the leaves. They do provide nutrients and important flower food to Lily. When they become yellow and start to fade, then you should remove the leaves. Never stop feeding the flower and fertilizing the soil. A week prior to winter, cut the main stem to the ground and wait for Spring to come.
Types of lilies
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Choose a simple arrangement of just a few stalks to add a burst of colour to a room and a smile to anyone’s face. Or opt for a more lavish bouquet arranged with many lilies of different colours and other flowers to complement the starry blossoms.
You will be totally satisfied with the lilies that arrive on your doorstep or that of your friend or loved one. Not all the buds will have opened yet, meaning that you will get the most enjoyment for your money. The longer your bouquet grows and lasts, the more fondly you will be remembered for giving the bouquet in the first place.
Imagine your partner, friend or mum starting each day with the sweet scent and picture-perfect arrangement of lilies that you have chosen specially for him or her. You will feel good knowing how good lilies can make others feel, so call us today on 020 3900 2443 to place an order or ask a question about lilies. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to help.
Here are the main types of lilies:
Turk’s Cap lilies;
Legend of Lilies, meaning and symbolism
Lilies have been around for centuries and white ones are closely associated with virtue and chastity; they even signify the purity of the Virgin Mary as the Queen of the Angels. If you have a friend, spouse, mum, daughter, aunt or special someone whose birthday is in May, a bouquet of lilies will be a welcome gift, as they are the birth flowers for the month.
They are also the gift to give for a 30th anniversary. If you are celebrating a marriage that has lasted so many years, you will certainly want to decorate your time together with these extravagant blossoms. The longevity of a 30-year marriage is definitely something to be praised with a special flower delivery.
But since there are so many varieties of lilies you can grow, it can be hard to choose which ones to include in your garden or your gift. Not all of them have the recognizable oversized blossoms, either. There are delicate, smaller blossoms that are sweeter than you can imagine.
Are lilies a nice gift
Lilies and their bright colours and varieties can be sent to a friend or loved one with many other meanings as well. Their delicacy can connote tenderness and the bright hues can be associated with different feelings, such as happiness and sincerity. The large blossoms that most people think of when they hear the word “lily”, are the perfect way to show that you are bursting with love for the object of your affection.
Consider sending lilies for any occasion, though they are often associated with sympathy because they can symbolize the departure of the soul and its restoration to innocence. This lovely sentiment makes them the perfect gift for bereavement, a calming bouquet for the senses.
Combine lilies with tulips and you have the picture of spring; add Stargazer lilies to any bouquet and it instantly becomes eye-popping. There are so many choices when it comes to lilies that it may be hard to know where to begin. Start by browsing our beautiful images and see what you like. You are sure to find something that is fitting for the occasion, no matter what it is.
Even if there is no occasion and you just want to add some colour and elegance to your home or to brighten a friend’s day, lilies will do the trick. These long-stemmed beauties are often best displayed in a tall vase with a complimentary colour or one made of glass. But you won’t need to worry about any of that when you order from our website – we have done all the work; all you need to do is place the order.
Do lilies come back every year?
Yes, they do come back each year and are also known as perennials flowers.
What do you do with lily bulbs after they bloom?
Wait until the weather has cooled off and Lilies have started dying out. Cut the stems to the ground level and stop watering. Wait until foliage is already dead and dig up the bulbs. Check, if they need repotting of offset separation. Cover the new bulbs and take care of them during winter prior to next blooming season.
Where is the best place to plant lilies?
Rich soil with the right PH is a must. The other condition of choosing a place where to plant Lilies is having them receive a lot of Sun or minimum of 6 hours a day.
Is it hard to grow lilies?
Lilies are easy to grow. They only need a good flower food, proper PH and enough Sun.