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Old 02-05-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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I live in central indiana, and winter hasnt hit yet. Last year we got a bunch of tiger lilies, to save them from drought i stuck them below our front porch and covered them with compost and of course forgot about them. now its in the 40's and they have green tips starting to sprout. how do i deal with this???
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I live in central indiana, and winter hasnt hit yet. Last year we got a bunch of tiger lilies, to save them from drought i stuck them below our front porch and covered them with compost and of course forgot about them. now its in the 40's and they have green tips starting to sprout. how do i deal with this???
I see the sap dripping from my maple trees in PA. While an early spring can be a blessing to gardeners; it can also be a curse. If our plants go into bud early and then winter finally catches up with us; we could loose plants and many of our fruits. I am not familiar with how cold is too cold for your tiger lilies? I worry about my apple and pear trees. I remember several years without fruit; because of premature warm weather and a following cold snap.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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im not risking it. ill get some pots today and have some inside tiger lilies. if it gets cold and some die, ill still have some to make my wife happy.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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im not risking it. ill get some pots today and have some inside tiger lilies. if it gets cold and some die, ill still have some to make my wife happy.
It is hard to get my 20 - 30 foot fruit trees inside the pots!
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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My crocuses are blooming, about five or six weeks early, and the daffodils are budding. Oy.

You could rake up some dead leaves and mulch the lilies well; that will insulate them from any cold snap (aka normal winter weather) and protect them if it snows without suffocating them.

Heaven knows there have been abnormally mild winters before, and plants have survived.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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my hardy mums are already coming up. no sign of daffodills
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I live in central indiana, and winter hasnt hit yet. Last year we got a bunch of tiger lilies, to save them from drought i stuck them below our front porch and covered them with compost and of course forgot about them. now its in the 40's and they have green tips starting to sprout. how do i deal with this???
Hello, fellow Hoosier.

I wouldn't worry about your lily corms. They'll probably be okay. I've left corms out before which started to grow when there was a wave of warm weather, and then they just stopped growing when it got below freezing again. Come spring, they started growing again, I stuck them in the ground, and they did fine!

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Old 02-08-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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My crocuses are blooming, about five or six weeks early, and the daffodils are budding. Oy.

You could rake up some dead leaves and mulch the lilies well; that will insulate them from any cold snap (aka normal winter weather) and protect them if it snows without suffocating them.

Heaven knows there have been abnormally mild winters before, and plants have survived.
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my hardy mums are already coming up. no sign of daffodills
My snowdrops started blooming last week, which is normal. They'll bloom even if it's 10 degrees outside. Harbingers of spring!

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Old 02-09-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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My daffodils have been in bloom for about a week now. My old pear and plum trees are also in full bloom. I'm even seeing the red flowers on the maple trees.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:28 AM
 
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I have a tiger lilly outside. It usually blooms very nicely, last year it was near dead and didn't even start to bloom. Does anyone know how I could bring it back?
Sure, is pretty when in bloom, I used plant bloom and still nothing. I'm also thinking the voles have invaded it.
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