Lilies delight their flowering.
For the next year to be able to enjoy this beauty, you need to know how to prepare for the cold lily - hide and to ensure optimal conditions for wintering.
Over the lilies need to take care not only in the spring,summer, during their growth, flowering, and autumn. On how well prepared for the winter lily, depends largely on what they will form the bulb, whether there will be ill and will suffer as a frost.
Getting ready for winter in late summer
Preparation for the winter, which is a serioustest for all plants, start early - immediately after flowering lilies. It is important at this time to feed the plant, then it will be time before the frost to form large bulbs, which is greater than the small, the chance to spend the winter. In addition, because of the planting material of large flowers appear in the next year.
To buds were bulky, after Lilybloomed, in any case can not cut its stalk, especially the roots. If you do so, then the possibility of depriving a tuber to take nutrients from the stem and grow. After flowering, the leaves need to nibble from a spray Bordeaux mixture.
To Lily wintered well, it must be 2 times - at the beginning of August and beginning of September, fertilize it with fertilizers containing phosphorus and potassium. Nitric from the second half of summer lilies are not fed.
In 5 liters of hot water dissolve a teaspooncrushed superphosphate and the same amount of potassium salt. Stir the solution. When it cools down until warm, then pour back at 500 ml per plant.
The next day, after watering and fertilizing the ground must be loosened.
Shelter lilies for winter
In the southern latitudes of our country lily wonderfuloverwinter without shelter. In the middle - the feasibility of this procedure depends on the variety. Thus, Asian hybrids, Royal Class, Pennsylvania, Dahurian overwinter well and without warming.
In the northern regions of the tubers must be warm. A "gentle" hybrids: American, tubular, Eastern and insulated in the middle latitudes. To do this in the middle - the end of September should be cut off the stalk, leaving a stump that is 3-4 cm will rise from the earth.
Lilies are afraid of dampness. Therefore, the ground under them in early October cover with cellophane. Then, during the winter the soil under the plant will be dry and it will help lily good winter.
To prepare for the winter lily, in late Octoberthe place where the onion, poured peat layer of 5-7 cm and placed on top of spruce branches. He will not allow the rodents to damage the tuber. Cover with foil and press it down at the edges of stones or sticks.
Shelter is removed at the end of April. If the weather is warm, in the middle of this month. Lily is excellent and will perezimuet magnificent and long lasting bloom in summer, flashing a glossy surface of their leaves, like a diamond.