Potted Calla Lily – dividing

A year ago I was given a calla lily. In the fall I cut it down and put it in the cool, dark basement and just left it until spring. Brought it out in the spring and it was beautiful.…

Propagating Oriental Tree Lilies

My Lily Tree was going to die. I took the upper part into the house, put it in a clear vase, left it on the window ledge. It now has fibrous roots as well as what appears to be 2…

Calla Lily

I’m pretty new at gardening, I bought “Akela” Calla Lily Bulbs from Canadian Tire…I LOVE the colour…I planted them and totally ruined the bulbs within a couple of days. There are no more left at Canadian Tire and I really…

Canna Lilies

Hello, I purchased some planters this summer that contained some canna lilies (I think that is what they are called). Please see attached photo. I would like to know the following: 1. When the flowers die, should I deadhead them?…

Alstroemeria

Hi there, I am confused about the flower called Alstroemeria – I often see it called Astrolmaria as well. However, when I try to find out more I am unable to determine if the second name is referring to exactly…

Growing agapanthus

Is it practical to grow agapanthus in Toronto area, either using a hardy species or by wintering it indoors?…

Spongy Bulbs

I stored some lily bulbs and dahlia tubers over the winter. Some feel reasonably firm, others feel spongy. Should I assume the spongy ones are dead and just plant the firm ones?  …