How to Plant Easter Lilies

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When planting Easter lilies, be sure to bury the bulb three inches under the surface of the soil, and keep the bulb dormant during the winter months. Watch an Easter lily bulb regrow every summer with helpful tips from a sustainable gardener in this free... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment I am going to talk about how to plant Easter Lily bulbs or how to plant an Easter Lily plant. Now we always get Easter Lilies at Easter time and then they die and we're like oh no what did I do? I killed it. But the bulb inside is still really good so a lot of times, you can buy the bulbs ready to grow in the Fall or the Spring and it's just like any other lily, Stargazers or Casablancas you want to plant them about three inches above the bulb either in the ground or a container and lilies are very hardy they can go to minus 30 degrees so even in really cold climates you can put them outside and if you live in a warm climate like San Diego you'd actually have to dig them up, throw them in a plastic bag with some soil and keep it on the moist side but not too wet and just throw it in the refrigerator for a couple months and then turn around and plant it in the Spring and it should come back again but just plant it about three inches deep. You are going to pat the soil down, keep it moist but make sure it's got drainage. You want to make sure and keep it on a plate or never put it around plastic because a lot of times you get them in the plastic and then they will never really drain and then it will rot. So it will come up and bloom and when it's done blooming then as soon as it turns brown this one I would top off and then just cut it to the ground as it turns brown, turn around and put it in the ground or just leave it in a pot and they'll come back for years to come. Easter lilies are beautiful and never throw them away always plant them so that you can enjoy them every Summer from here on out.