First Sign of Buds
Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery Blog By: Dawn O'Connor, Jenny Nguyen, & Christina Timm
The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and new buds are forming. In our last blog on Easter Lilies, we took you through the growing process leading up to Flower Bud Initiation Week. From planting our bulbs last November and placing them in our cooler, to taking them out of the cooler Early December, then discovering our 100% emergent rate, and lastly leading into the first sight of Flower Bud Initiation.
Just a few days after our last blog posting, our growers spotted the start of new root growth for the actual flower bud on January 16. This means we were right on time for stage 2: Flower Bud Initiation Week, which should occur January 10-20.
Taken at another angle, we can see 3-4 small, white roots forming, just above the soil sitting on the bulb.
With the bulb looking healthy, roots looking strong, and stem roots forming, we are headed in the right direction for healthy Easter Lily plant.
January 16, 2018
Here, Jenny is checking the health of the Easter Lily Bulb. She is also checking for stem which is a sign of bud initiation. There is a very tiny root just above the soil sitting on top of the bulb, to the right of the stem. Stem roots appear around the same time bud differentiation occurs, which is development of the flower components forming after bud initiation.
January 16, 2018
Once the stem roots were spotted, we then move to stage 3: Visible Bud. Over the next following three weeks bud initiation occurs and the flower bud forms at the base of the stem and over time pushes its way to the top.
This week was especially exciting for us because the first visible sign of flower buds were sighted! We generally like to see at least 5 flower buds on our Easter Lilies. The next and final stage of growing an Easter Lily in 4. Open Flower.
Here at Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery we are proud to say all our Easter Lilies are homegrown. As part of our growing process, we strive to produce the healthiest product possible, making it available to our customers, and help spread a little spring to our neighbors.
Easter Lilies - Locally Grown Just For You.
Also, Check out our Easter Lilies Page to see the growing progression starting November 24.