It is looking like I may not be able to plant new lily bulbs in the garden. Can I pot them up and hold over winter indoors -- in unheated garage? In house? Will they survive to be planted next spring (April)?
Yes. If you can't get them in the ground then pot them up and hold them over in a protected location. Lily bulbs never go fully dormant and will deteriorate rapidly if left long without planting.
gardengal -- thanks for replying! Do you mean to pot up and leave in outdoors protected area? Or will they be okay in garage (where I have lots of potted tulips and daffs overwinter)?
I'm in Central Massachusetts, zone 6-ish.
Need help with Lighting and Curtians, other ideas?
City says huge trees have to go. Need help with front yard.
Do you plant bulbs in your yard?
Help on this garden!
I've never potted bulbs (always wanted too!) but I would use the garage..at least animals wouldn't bother them..
Store somewhere where the pot will not freeze........the garage sounds perfect.
I've stored them in my garage in a cardboard box without problems. I planted them the following spring and they bloomed that year. I never got around to potting them up so that is probably the best advice.
Need help with an existing Houzz order? Call 1-800-368-4268