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Today’s Common Gardening Question: How much water do lilies need?

The Answer: Lilies generally don’t need a lot of moisture, so only water them when they are totally dry. Asiatic lilies, Trumpets, and Orienpets flourish in hot, dry climates, as long as they have enough water up until it’s time for them to bloom. Orientals need watering during the summer, as they do not blossom until August. During active growth, water freely—especially if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Keep lilies mulched so that their roots are cool. The mulch should feel moist, but not wet.

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How Do You Water Your Lilies?

Exactly how much water and how often do you give your flowers? Let us know, we’d love to hear from you in the comments! Make sure to let us know whether your lilies are growing indoor or outdoor as well!

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