Lily’s flowers are the highlight of the gardening season, beautiful big flowers, elegant. Just imagine your lily home garden, it has to be special and full of colour. The gardeners from all over the world just love lilies because they dress the garden for gala and don’t need so much care.
The Oriental scented lilies, as the Madonna Lily (Lilium candidum), and the Turkish Lily (Lilium martagon prefers shady places and limestone soil) are a little pretentious when it’s about growing conditions. But, for example, Black Beauty Lily is one of the most proper lily species for garden growing.
Many of lily species agree to the habitual garden soil, but it has to be well loosened and also well-drained. Don’t forget about the additional food, meaning fertiliser manure or liquid purchased fertiliser, and mulching. Also lily doesn’t bear the fog.
If you keep in mind the flowering period, you can combine lilies with other species of flowering plants, as the Aster (Aster amellus) or May night sage (Salvia nemorosa). Lily loves to be accompanied by the flowers symphony.
The Asiatic lily hybrids are in flower since June or July and Oriental Lilies flower in summer, since August till September.
Also lily feels well in a permanently moisture. Therefore plant flowers around lilies to withhold the weeds to grow and to maintain the soil humidity. Such of these are the following flowering plants: Gypsophila repens, Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum), Creeping thyme (Thymus praecox), Dalmation bellflower (Campanula portenschlagiana) etc. The Regal lily’s white flowers are so well market out by dark green of the Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus).
The optimum plantation period for lily bulbs is in spring or autumn. The majority lilies have to be planted in early spring, just after you purchase them, in a well-drained soil. We have to point out here that the deepness of plantation is about thrice of lily bulb heights. As an exception, the Madonna lily has to be planted almost on the surface, in August.
During winter, we mean frosty winter, you have to protect the lilies roots, mulching them with a generous coating of leaves and pine needles.
The most easy propagation method is the natural division of the lily bulbs, after they were taken out the soil. After 15-20 days of keeping the divided bulbs in cold, they can be planted in the garden.
Lily as a natural remedy
The lily petals are useful for invigorating the face skin that looks tired and for removing the dark circles from under the eyes. The lily bulbs have a disinfectant effect, favoring the wound healing. Also the water obtained from the lily flowers, meaning lily flower essence, is a good natural remedy against the pink eye.