When you plant lily bulbs you should pay strict attention to the package instructions on how deep to plant them and how far apart to space them. Get a professional explanation in this free video on growing and storing plant bulbs.
I'm Donna Emery from Glover Nursery in West Jordan, Utah. We're going to talk, today, about planting lily bulbs. True lilies come in many different varieties. The ones I'm planting now, are Asiatic lilies, which have upturned flowers in many colors. Almost any color, except the blue or purple family. You can buy these in early spring in packages, or in bags. These have already started to sprout, because it's late spring right now. So, they look a little limp, but they will recover. The package will tell you how deep and how far apart to plant them. This package says, six inches deep, six inches apart. Luckily my trowel is six inches long, so I go in the dept of the trowel, place the plant in the hole. And keeping the little bud straight, I fill it in. This soil has been amended and fertilized, so this is all ready to plant. If the little growth tip is not quite this long, it's o.k. to bury it. After you've finished planting, water it well and wait for warm, sunny weather, and you'll have beautiful flowers. Lilies will return in your garden, year after year, dividing as they mature. So, soon this whole area will be a cluster of lilies. I'm Donna Emery from Glover Nursery in West Jordan, Utah, we've been talking about lily bulbs.