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Old 10-03-2013, 09:00 PM   #21
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Tiger lilies ha? I've a boatload of plants I could have shared with you but....
My tiger lilies (In their first years growth) aren't large enough to divide just yet.
Ok load up that boatload! A boatload of plants. I wish I lived closer!
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:04 AM   #22
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You can't imagine the amount of divisions I GIVE away each year. I don't know what it is, but whatever I plant grows. I can literally rip stuff out by giving it a yank and tuck it elsewhere and they take off. Often too much so....I pass them on to friends, strangers, postal workers, joggers and anyone....that arrives at my doorstep.

Friends plant them, and lots of them end up shriveling and die.
HEY, You have to shade them for a bit, I tell them to trim off some of their tops. Ah YES...Those big beautiful flowers. Give it a whack and set them into a vase in the house to enjoy! Since part of their root system has been destroyed or removed when uprooting you MUST or SHOULD remove part of their tops to balance the plant. If you think about it...A shrunken army can't feed a giant. LESS roots can't draw what's needed to keep the FULL size plant in great shape anymore.

You should baby them a bit as well as in..................WATER them! Not just the one time when you first plant them but KEEP on watering them in for a few weeks or so remembering to allow them to dry out between the waterings! Plants, like all living things, MUST come up for air or they WILL drown. They can end up with root or crown rot...All done dancing, pushing up daisies.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:06 AM   #23
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You can't imagine the amount of divisions I GIVE away each year. I don't know what it is, but whatever I plant grows. I can literally rip stuff out by giving it a yank and tuck it elsewhere and they take off. Often too much so....I pass them on to friends, strangers, postal workers, joggers and anyone....that arrives at my doorstep.

Friends plant them, and lots of them end up shriveling and die.
HEY, You have to shade them for a bit, I tell them to trim off some of their tops. Ah YES...Those big beautiful flowers. Give it a whack and set them into a vase in the house to enjoy! Since part of their root system has been destroyed or removed when uprooting you MUST or SHOULD remove part of their tops to balance the plant. If you think about it...A shrunken army can't feed a giant. LESS roots can't draw what's needed to keep the FULL size plant in great shape anymore.

You should baby them a bit as well as in..................WATER them! Not just the one time when you first plant them but KEEP on watering them in for a few weeks or so remembering to allow them to dry out between the waterings! Plants, like all living things, MUST come up for air or they WILL drown. They can end up with root or crown rot...All done dancing, pushing up daisies.
It makes me so angry when I give people plants and they don't take care of them. My plants are my babies. I can only think of one person who has told me with joy about how beautiful the blooms are and wants to show me. I love that. That makes me so happy to hear people are enjoying the plants I give them. One time I potted a dogwood for someone. All she had to do was carefully remove it from the pot soil and all and plant it. She said I am going to bare root it and see what I've got......WHAT!? I treasure the plants people give me. I have to be careful not to water them too much. One friend dug up all these bulbs for someone. The person never planted them.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:13 AM   #24
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I do too, that's why I give them to people hoping they live on and bring joy. I just can't toss anything over the hill or into the compost.
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What are tiger lilies? Non-native ornamentals, I'm guessing.
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I do too, that's why I give them to people hoping they live on and bring joy. I just can't toss anything over the hill or into the compost.
My concern is tossing things over the hill will get non-native species spread into the wild.

I'd rather share natives to spread...but I know you love your ornamentals too.
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What are tiger lilies? Non-native ornamentals, I'm guessing.
according to what I read they are native. They look like fancy day lilies.
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according to what I read they are native. They look like fancy day lilies.
Do you know the botanical name?
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Do you know the botanical name?
Lilium superbum


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