Sunday, October 4, 2009
Our plans of doing a bunch of breeding in the lilies never got a chance. There were a total of 8 martagon lily stems that had flowers. Most of those were distorted and did not have all the parts to do some pollen dabbing. Out of the asiatic lily patch we did try a few crosses and got a total of 1 seed pod. This seed pod is now in doors drying off for the last bit in hopes of a few good seeds.
Over the next few months we will be working on a new catalogue for next year. Also planning will be done on a possible new shade house for a seedling and propagation area. There are also a few other ideas in the works for the next year. Possibly a seed and propagation booklet that has been in the works for a while, as well as a Cd of martagon lily photos of our collection.
I hope you all have had a good growing year this year and that the winter is no too long for you. I look forward to finding afew new lilies and playing around with a few new seeds.
Here is to next spring may the weather be just the right mix of warm rains at the end a hot sunny day in the garden.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Things here at Estate Perennials have been very busy over the last few months. Getting to the computer to write up a new blog post has been a long time coming. We are now just starting to get the fall dig under way to start filling fall orders of lilies and peonies and other perennials. Over the next few weeks we will be shipping our lily bulbs across Canada, into the Unite States and a few over seas.
I would like to thank all who have ordered bulbs this season. The weather this season have been very strange around here but everything is looking good for shipping. A few Martagon lilies were dug the other day to see how they are doing. The bulbs were very large and solid.
If you are still hoping to fit one or two lilies into the garden now is the time to get you order in. AS we will soon stop taking orders for the year.
Hope everyone has had a reasonable growing season and enjoyed there gardens.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
We have added a few more shirts and things with a new design. A great line drawing of a martagon lily. These Items are a great value and you have many different size options.
There are 2 styles of ladies t shirts and 2 styles of men's shirts to choose from as well we change the look of the Tote bag. We added this image to the bag for a cleaner look.
We even added a pillow to the mix just for fun.
If there are any items you would like with this logo or a lily added to it just let me know and I will added it soon to the selection.
You can follow the link by clicking on the Title of this post or by copy and pasting this to your browser. http://cafepress.com/estateperennial
Friday, May 22, 2009
The fun part was his grand entrance. Riding on in through the big doors of the hall. He was right up front enjoying his ride in the open top car. This was great fun for all who attended to see.
This weekend should be a good weekend. The sun is out and we should be done with frost and snow until the fall.
Friday, May 15, 2009
It runs today from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm and tomorrow from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
All are welcome to wander through and take a look at all the stuff. The market was renamed and opened up to 2 days. With the opening Jim Hole of Hole's Greenhouses will be there. A special appearance of Bailey the Buffalo Jr. will also be had. Come get your photo taken with a bison.
It is at the fair grounds in Stony Plain right by the Pioneer Museum. It should be a good time.
I will be there to sell lots of potted lilies, I have just over 2500 lilies potted up to sell this year.
Hope you can make it out.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Hope you enjoy. More items ot be added soon.
Friday, May 8, 2009
As you can see from the photograph lots of leaves starting to reach out for sun light.
These scales were started on March 13, 2009 and keep on growing. They seem not to want a cold period and will hopefully continue to grow and size up. By this fall they should be a rather good size if they do not go dormant for the season.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
I am now on a hunt for effective deer repellent. I am not looking to hurt the deer, but chase them away.
In the last few fall seasons they have badly damaged and killed off many young trees. I lost a very nice 8 foot lodge pole pine that had finally taken hold and started to put on some good growth. They also seemed to like a Siberian Larch, mountain ash, a very small Burr Oak and one fruit tree a Evan's Cherry.
One jokes with what they have eaten here in my garden, how would they taste.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I have looked on line for something like this and in some of the different garden shops around my area and have not found one like it. The closest thing I could find was a circle hand hoe at Lee Valley Tools and that sells for about $18.50 each. I now have these on our main web site right on the front page. They are listed for $9.00 each and can be shipped at any time.
To get your own just pop on over to Estate Perennials .
Monday, March 30, 2009
If you would like to see how I started this project you can read the first blog post on Lily Scale Propagation.
I will be back to this with a bit more information in about 2 weeks from now. Hopefully there is enough growth showing to get a good photograph to share.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
- damp per lite or peat moss
Sunday, March 22, 2009
You will see some growth in 3 to 6 weeks depending on the variety of lily you are starting, some can take up to 10 weeks to start showing any life.
I am always interested in trying out other methods to see if I can find a better and quicker way to get more lilies started. So what kind of tricks do you use to get lilies started from seed?
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
So if March has come in like a lion here is hoping it goes out like a lamb.
Monday, March 2, 2009
I will also be working on a short wright up of one of the trials I am working on with lilies from leaf cuttings. I did a first time try last season a bit late in the year to get good results and will be trying this again earlier in the season, with hopefully more success. I will also start a online photo gallery of how it is proceeding as well as a following a bunch of martagon lily scales that are now in the cold rest period.
Hope all are having a good winter.
Monday, February 16, 2009
We are just starting out with this new world of blogging. I will be keeping you up to date on the happenings at Estate Perennials. From new lilies we are growing, to new seedlings flowering for the first time, experiments in propigation, the latest on new lilies coming from around the world and lots of pictures of lilies and peonies.
Some of the things we are working on right now are starting up new lily seed crosses from last season. many are just starting to push up their leaves from the cold stretch in a cooler. many new martagons that we got from last year were scaled to get a start on more for the future.
Our main web site has been updates with this years offerings of lilies and peonies. There are also lots of colour photograghs of these selections up and we now have pay pal working.
There are many lily shows coming up this summer both close to home and away that we will be attending. I will try and keep those up todate with when and where they are and how our lilies faired for ribbons in the judged area.
I hope I will be able to entertain you and help you out with any gardening questions you may have. Hope to see you soon.