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Re: Spring fever

OK, Gene,
Next qstn - does the lily bulb die off or does it reserve the balance of its
energy for a new stem next year?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 5:46 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring fever

> Kitty,
>     Any time the deer or rabbits have eaten a stem from one of my lilies,
> including the Martagons, that has been it. They do not form new stems or
> off-shoots. Do not know if this is true of *all* lilies, but it sure is on
> martagons. The very tip of the stem is where the buds form for blooms...
> once that is gone for whatever reason there is no bloom even if you get
> stem remaining.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > I was just visiting our shade garden at CES.  5 thick, beautiful
> > lilies all with their heads chewed off.  Any chance they'll put out new
> > stems?
> >
> > Kitty
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