Tips and Tricks
Tips and tricks to growing, showing and enjoying lilies, including some handy recipes for home made bug sprays, fungicides and more.
This article has been written to address one of the most asked questions we received by phone last year (2008). That question was "are there really LILY TREES?" It arises from a Canadian mail order firm using the term LILY TREES in their advertising and catalogs. This article is relevant for those gardening in Zone 3 on the Canadian Prairies or anywhere else where winters reach - 30 Celcius or colder.
Basic Fungicide Recipe
1 ts baking soda
1 litre water
1 ts dish soap or safer's soap
Mix together, spray on. Be sure to cover the complete plant, including stems, leaves and top of soil. Also be sure to spray both sides of leaves. Spray every 3-5 days to control the problem, especially while weather conditions favor fungal diseases. Use preventatively every 2 weeks.