August 8, 2013

The Formosa Lily Project

Last spring, a friend gave me a gift of some Formosa lily bulbs, which I had Ryan McCallister, my gardener, plant in the quadrant beds of the terrace garden.  The lilies liked that location and sent up tall stalks of dramatic, lovely, and highly fragrant blooms.  Most gardeners know that the best way to grow lilies is by planting bulbs, but I heard that Formosa lilies grow quite easily from seed.  Ryan and I wanted to experiment with the process and this blog is about just that.