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Summer garden full of color

The lily (Lilium) is also known as the crown jewel of your summer garden. They are majestic plants with so much personality that they always attract attention. The lily grows from a bulb and is available in beautiful colors, from delicate pastels to bright orange and deep red. There are even avialable in multi colored varieties.

Lilies in pots are a great choice to create a real summer garden. You can plant lilies in a huge pot for a bold touch or in a woven reed basket, for example. Or you can make a combination with other summer bloomers. Especially if you use different heights of plants, this gives an amazing effect. The advantage of potted lilies is that you can move them very easily if the chosen spot becomes a bit too sunny. Lilies love the sun, but prefer a shady spot if the sun is too bright. If you keep the soil moist, you can enjoy your potted bouquet for two to three weeks.

The lily can also be used perfectly among the perennials in your garden. The lily often feels at home in a perennial border. The plants around her are, especially in the higher lily varieties, not a burden and can even provide some support. It is a beautiful sight to see lilies bloom above the plant border. A lily also likes to stand with her feet in the shade. The pot lily likes a light position with at least half a day of direct sunlight. Too much shade will also cause your lily to bloom and even bloom for several years, but will grow too tall and limp with the risk of snapping during flowering. Another point to watch out for when planting your lilies is that they do not get full wind. Especially when a lily is in full bloom and at its best, wind can cause a lot of damage. The advantage of lilies grown especially for pots is that they have the property of being naturally short. Once the flowers have finished blooming, you can cut them of. Your plant will go in dormancy (dies back) in fall, grows back in spring and will flower again in summer. Then you will enjoy these fabulous flowers again next year and for many years thereafter!

In short; there is a good place for the lily in every garden.