Spider Lilies are Up

Hello All,

Just a quick note to let you all know that we have posted two different selections for spider lily sales this year. Please see these links and enjoy! We’ll be sending out the full newsletter this Friday.

 

As a pack of 3 jumbo bulbs for $12

As a pack of 3 regular bulbs for $9

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3 Responses to “Spider Lilies are Up”

  1. Amanda Beyer 29. Jul, 2018 at 3:56 am #

    Purchased approximately 10 of both white and red spider lilies from you & I finally had one red flower come up last fall. Very disappointing after 3 years of waiting.

    • chriswiesinger 31. Jul, 2018 at 3:03 pm #

      Hi Amanda! Thanks for your comment and you shed an important light on the Lycoris genus. They can take a while to become established and happy in their new spot, but once they are settled in they begin to bloom regularly (and should continue to bloom and multiply for as long as you live at your current spot!) In that sense, they will continue to delight (and not disappoint) for many years to come. In many regards, they act directly opposite of most modern hybrid bulbs, which have nice large blooms the first year, and then diminishing blooms until nothing at all after 3-5 years of growth.

      But, it is good to check to make sure they are healthy if there is no bloom this year. Wait until the end of October and if you haven’t had more blooms, dig around the bulbs to make sure they look healthy (white roots, solid bulbs). Also, make sure the foliage has plenty of winter sun (southern side of the house so not to block the sun in the winter, under deciduous trees that lose their leaves in the winter and allow the sun to come in, etc.)

      This is our first year to sell the white lycoris, so you are probably referring to the yellow lycoris (Lycoris aurea). As long as their winter foliage isn’t hit by a freeze, they should be reliable bloomers. Keep us posted and if the bulbs for some reason rotted or are unhealthy, we’ll gladly replace! Just shoot us an e-mail.

      Hoping the best for you and that you fall in love with Lycoris, but definitely keep us posted please!

  2. Julie Reeve 31. Jul, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

    Hi Chris:
    I know you mentioned in one of your messages that you might offer a tour of the farm maybe next spring. I just wanted to say that I would like to be on the list when you let people know of the details. I would definitely like to be in on a farm tour if you offer them. I think that would be awesome!
    We love seeing the pictures of you and Rebecca and your girls! They are both precious!
    of course we love seeing the photos of all your flowers too. I think I am going to order some of the bulbs. So glad that you are all doing well and hope that business is good. We know that you are all very busy digging bulbs and taking care of business. Take care! We love reading your blogs and hearing all the bulb news!

    Sincerely,

    Julie & Dave Reeve

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