Friday, March 25, 2005
| For the longest possible period of enjoyment from your Easter lily, follow these simple guidelines when purchasing the holiday plant: |
´ Choose a lily with one or two open or partly open blooms and three or more "puffy" unopened buds of different sizes.
´ Make sure the foliage is a dark, rich green color, indicating a healthy plant. The foliage should appear dense and plentiful all the way down to the soil line.
´ Remove the yellow anthers inside the bloom before the pollen starts to shed. This gives longer flower life and prevents pollen from staining the white flowers, or worse, your carpet.
´ When mature blooms begin to whither, cut them off to make the plant more attractive.
´ Never over water; water your Easter lily at similar intervals to other house plants about every 5 to 7 days.
-- Shelley Grieshop
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