Learn about Easter lilies prevalent in the spring. Also a tip on an easy way to create a table centerpiece with them or any flowers.
Easter lilies can be seen being sold on street corners and in markets all over the place at this time of year. In reality this plant, Lilium longiflorum, normally blooms in August and September. In fact, you can plant your Easter lily after all danger of frost, and you will likely get another bloom period in late summer. Lillies a sunny location and like many other bulbs need to be planted deep, about six inches beneath the soil.
It should bloom again next year although with the harsh winters we've been having who knows. If you're worried you can treat it like other tender bulbs and dig it up and store it in a garage or basement in the fall and replant next spring.
Since I am having a small group at my house this year for Easter I though it would be fitting to make a pretty arrangement for the table showcasing the Easter Lily - a symbol of hope and life.
Bonus: They're fragrant!
Easter Lily Centerpiece
Using the white McCoy bowl I just bought I placed some chicken wire in the bottom. I also picked up a bunch of pussy willows and some pretty wax flowers for filler.
After placing the chicken wire inside your bowl fill it with water.
Then start with the lilies.
Fill in with the wax flowers.
Add the pussy willows for contrast and texture.
To top it off I add a few hellebore that have been blooming in the garden.
Safety note: Keep away from cats as lilies are extremely toxic.
Here's a picture of the arrangement on the patio. I like to work outside when possible because it's easier to clean up the mess.
In the dining room.
Another view that shows off the hellebores.
I hope you all have a very happy and blessed Easter.