Lily (Unscented) Care
Care of Lilies: (Un-Scented Variety: Orange Tiger lilies, yellow lilies, soft pink, and more)
Lilies in the “Asiatic” family of lilies are typically unscented. The most common description of these lilies would be reference to those grown in our Canadian gardens – tiger lilies. Asiatic lilies are available year round and come in a variety of colours.
(If you prefer scented lilies, head back to the blog menu and pick that category!)
Care of Lilies
Start your lilies off on the right foot with a quick trim! Find a pair of scissors, kitchen shears or even a sharp kitchen knife and trim at least 1/2" off each stem. Pro Tip: aim for a 45° angle. This provides more surface area for the flowers to drink from and prevents the stems from sitting flush to the bottom of the vase (where bacteria can build up). Daily stem trims (or as often as you can remember) will also help to ensure your stems can get a fresh drink as they age! Pro Tip: change the water daily (or as often as you can possibly remember!) This helps reduce the growth of bacteria in the vase water which will help you to get more bloom life from your bouquet.
Help your flowers live their best life by keeping them out of direct sunlight and extreme heat. Unlike in the field, cut flowers don't love sunshine or heat. In fact, both can dramatically shorten their lifespan in the vase. That means sunny windowsills are off limits, but three feet (or so!) away is a prime location!
Attention pet parents!
While there are no good flowers for your furry friends to eat, lilies are known to be especially toxic to pets. If you’re sending lilies to, or keeping lilies in, a household with canines or kitties please take care to keep these well out of their reach!