The last of my lilies have bloomed…so sad. To me that means summer is almost over. Weirdly, we have had a cold front come through so it really does feel like fall this week.
Lilies are very hardy, they are super easy to plant (4-6 inches into the ground) and take care of and they grow in abundance. Generally, the best time to plant them is in the fall before the ground becomes too hard. If they’re planted then, they should bloom the very next spring to summer. After a few years they need to be broken up and the easiest way to do that is wait until the ground is fairly moist and carefully use a hand shovel to split them. The splits can be replanted in your own yard or make a friend happy and share them!! ♥
The botanical name for these is Lycoris squamigera,. But, I call them “Resurrection Lilies”. They’re also called “surprise lilies”, “magic lilies” or “naked ladies”. They’re called this because in early spring the leaves come up but the flower doesn’t bloom until after the leaves have died off, usually several weeks later. Around mid-summer these beautifully fragrant delicate flowers just pop up. No leaves to hide their beauty, they show off all of their glory alone, and they smell divine. Mine are a pale pink but they do come in white also.
Plant some bulbs this fall…~Bam