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Moving & want to take some lilies

Posted by vignewood z6 CT (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 3, 09 at 20:05

Hi Lily lovers, I am moving and I wonder if I can dig up some lily bulbs now (CT) and overwinter them to plant in the spring when I will be in my new house? Is there any way to do this or do I have to find a friend that will let me plant them in her yard? I would appreciate any advice. Vignewood

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RE: Moving & want to take some lilies

I think fall is the best time to dig them up. I will be digging some of mine up in the next week or two to thin out.

RE: Moving & want to take some lilies

Lily bulbs must not be allowed to dry up until planting time.
I know that some suppliers keep them on cold storage, but I don't know how them are kept moist throughout the storage time. Probably the same way Dhalia tubers are overwintered, I suppose.

Good luck.

RE: Moving & want to take some lilies

I would wait as long as I could before the move and dig them and replant them as soon as I got moved. You can always heel them in just to keep them alive and moist until you get settled and then move them to their permanent home.

Happy moving!

RE: Moving & want to take some lilies

When exactly is your move? When will you be able to plant the bulbs at the new house? Beds ready, etc.

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