Growing lilies in the garden and on the balcony

Lily is a beautiful garden flower, and if you plant it in a nice large pot in the courtyard or on the terrace, this will create a magnificent colorful image. In combination with other plants in the flowerbed, in a flower pot or in the form of a bouquet on the table, it can decorate any garden or room. Taking care of the lilies is easy, and if you give them a little attention, in return you will get the most beautiful flowers.

Planting Lily Bulbs

Lily care begins with their planting. Bulbs can be planted both in autumn and spring, and in summer they will already begin to bloom. In autumn, you can plant bulbs from September to December (before frost) in the garden or in flower pots. In spring, it is better to wait for the onset of April. Bulbs are planted to a depth that exceeds 2-3 times its size (measured from root to tip). After planting, plentiful watering is required.

Watering lilies

It is important to continue watering the bulbs after planting. This will help them develop their root system faster. The sooner they develop a strong root system, the better they will be protected from cold and humid weather when planting in the fall. Keep the soil moist even in spring, but don't overdo it.

Lilies have exposed bulbs, so they are more sensitive to dry or wet soils, so water them only when the soil is dry. Watering increases during flowering.


It is better to use organic fertilizers that contain the necessary amount of appropriate nutrients to stimulate the bulbs and provide abundant flowering.

Flower Pot Lily Care

Lilies will grow beautifully in large pots in the patio or on the balcony. Always use quality, fresh compost for planting. This is important because it is a combination of natural raw materials and provides oxygen to the soil and also retains moisture, which makes it ideal for growing lilies in pots.

Watering lilies in flower pots should be more common than those that grow in the garden.

A vase full of lilies

Lilies bloom profusely, and you can easily cut several flowers to enjoy them at home. They look fantastic in a vase and combine with other flowers and ornamental plants.

If you don’t like the smell of lilies, choose Asian varieties because their aroma is much weaker. Trim the base of the stem at an angle and place it in a clean vase of tap water. Caring for lilies in a vase comes down to changing the water once a week if it becomes cloudy.

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