Well it is that time of year again. Digging, washing and bagging up lily bulbs has started. This part of the season is always interesting. It gives me a chance to see how the bulbs grew and sized up over the last summer.
This past season was very good for rain fall and this should help the lilies for next year. last year was very dry and it did not help the plants put on good growth for the fall. They went into last winter a bit too dry. This was evident in the height of the plants and the lack of blooms.
But as you can see in the photo, the first few bulbs drying off after washing, there is good growth to each bulb over last year. These are bulbs of a martagon hybrid just before they get bagged up. Next step is into the cooler till I have at hand a large mix of bulbs. Then they start getting boxed up and sent off to their new homes.
Estate Perennials is a small grenhouse and mail order company that grows lilies, peonies, daylilies and a few other odd perennials. We have been growing lilies on the prairies of Alberta, Canada for about 10 years. We took over the operation from a friend, Marvin Joslin who had been growing lilies for about 20 years. Our passion is lilies and more specifically martagon lilies. We have around 400 varieties of lilies growing on 10 acres of land, and have close to 150 varieties of martagon lilies with many new seedlings waiting to be named and tested. Our main catalogue can be found here at www.estateperennials.com
Thank you for stopping by to take a look at the lilies.