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What is a Lily
Lily Culture
Lily Propagation
Lily Hybridization
Lily Diseases
Lily Pests
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Lily Calendar Hi! Welcome to my backyard garden. I created this web page to share with fellow gardeners my efforts and my passion for gardening. As you will see, I have a passion for Lilies and have recently become interested in the Hemerocallis or Daylilies. I have been a graduate Horticulturist since 1982 and had the privilege of studying at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada. While growing plants has been a life-long interest, the knowledge I gained from my courses has been totally invaluable. A couple of years ago I was bitten by the Lily bug. Not the red beetle that is now a common pest of Lily plants, but the bug that causes an over- whelming fascination and desire for collecting true Lilies. I bought my first Lily in the Spring of 2000.
Since then I have collected over 67 varieties of Orientals, 251 varieties of Asiatics and 154 mixed varieties from Trumpets, Species, Orientpets and more. I recently started to try a few cross-pollinations of my own and am very excited to see the first Asiatic seedlings flower in a couple of years. My newest fascination is with a related genus to the Lilies; namely the Daylilies or Hemerocallis. These amazing plants have been called the perfect perennial. The Fall of 2003 saw my first real large purchase of Daylilies, and now in 2006 I have 240 in my collection. As of the summer of 2006, I have begun my attempts at hybridization of 2006 Lily Bed 1Hemerocallis. I can't wait to see the first results and share them with all of you!
To all experienced and novice gardeners: I hope you enjoy my galleries of garden flowers. I will update the pictures with the new varieties when they come into bloom each summer. But for now I wish you all great success in your own gardening efforts and I hope you use this web site as a reference guide to some truly spectacular fowers that can be grown with great success in the Ottawa Region. To all of you: Happy Gardening!

To all of you: Happy Gardening! Feel free to contact me with questions or pictures of your own gardening efforts using the e-mail link at the bottom of the page.

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