Tips and Tricks

Tips and tricks to growing, showing and enjoying lilies, including some handy recipes for home made bug sprays, fungicides and more.

Tool Tips - Getting Ready for Spring


Tools for the Garden

glovesA good pair of gloves are essential!Are you tired of winter and can't wait to get into the garden?  In just a few short weeks (hopefully!) the snow will be gone, the ground unthawed and your garden will come alive, woohoo!

Lily Tree Nonsense


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.

Recipes for the Gardener - Fungicides


recipesGarden Recipes


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.


Recipes for the Gardener - Weed Killer



  • 1 lb salt
  • 1 gallon boiling water

Mix together, use hot by pouring over weeds.

Recipes for the Gardener - Pesticides


homeRecipes for the garden utilizing common ingredients found in many kitchens.