Tricounty News

Topic of free seminar is lilies

There are more than 200 species of lilies and countless numbers of hybrids. Therefore, it is little wonder that we become confused when we are trying to select from Asiatics, trumpets, Orientals, martagons, tigers and then add crosses between two of the types like orienpets. It is important to distinguish between them because each type of lily may require slightly different care. By planting a wide variety of lilies, you can have a long season of bloom.

To help you distinguish the differences between the types of lilies and to provide you with information on how to grow lilies, the Benton County Master Gardeners are sponsoring a free seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Community Room of Sauk Rapids City Hall, 115 Second Avenue North, Sauk Rapids.

The presenter will be Diane Hansgen, Stearns County Master Gardener and Perennial Specialist at Thomsen Greenhouses. Diane has a passion for perennials and is a collector of many plant varieties. She enjoys passing her knowledge and her secrets of success to everyone.

Attend this free seminar Feb. 23 to learn more about these very beautiful, easy-to-grow perennials that have become very popular among gardeners.