Easter Lilies

Happy Valentine's Day

For the Love of Plants!!!!

By Christina Timm

Every season has its own unique qualities that makes them stand out from each other! Spring’s unique quality is giving us a taste into spring before it happens. We can all use a taste of green, especially this time of the year. It’s important to find love and happiness in every situation. Today, we want to help add to your love and happiness with a taste of what is growing in our greenhouse and spread the love of plants.

Easter Lily

Easter Lily

Plants are amazing creatures that bring us joy and companionship. Much like a pet they provide a sense of responsibility. When they are doing well we thrive on the happiness of our success and when they are struggling we research and do everything we can to make them feel better.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Plants make life possible. Period. Besides providing mental and physical happiness they also make it possible for us to survive on earth. Houseplants help improve the air quality by absorbing toxins, producing oxygen for us to breathe, and increasing humidity.

Ranunculus

Ranunculus

Plants help us see things differently. They help us recognize that the world is full of new possibilities that are much bigger than we are. They fill us with love, providing us with partnership. Plants let us know what they need and in turn we adapt putting their needs before our own.

From one plant friend to another, Happy Heart Day!

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Enter Our Greenhouse

By Christina Timm

2019

2019

Come on in and beat the brutality of winter. We want to share what we have growing for you in our greenhouse! This time of the year can be hard for plant people, not having the ability to get outside and dig in the dirt. So, we want to share some green with you.

2019

2019

The Easter Lily is the ultimate Spring plant. Every year we grow this beautiful plant as a reminder of a new year and a new start. It symbolizes the start of something new. Change can be scary, but as they look so fresh and green you can’t help but smile and feel good!

2019

2019

The Ranunculus is a newer plant to us. This will be our third year growing them and each year they get even more beautiful. If you are familiar with this plant, we are sure you have admired their stunning, bold color. Even though there is no color yet, just you wait. Soon they will be bursting with color.

P.S. Can you smell the fresh soil??

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2018

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2019

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2018

The Hydrangea is known for its vibrant pink blooms. ‘Pretty in Pink’ is putting it lightly don’t you think? This plant has it all: volume, color, and structure. Built on sturdy stems the Hydrangea produces big flower heads of many shades of pink. It makes for the perfect gift for any spring plant lover.

2019

2019

2019

2019

When everyone works together it’s amazing what can get accomplished. When you look down a bench full of plant material in our greenhouse you would never realize how many people it took to make that happen. Our production and growing crews work together as a team to make all this possible.

Go Team! Go Green! Don’t mind us as we continue to plant happiness!

Happy Planting!

Think Spring

Get through the cold and think spring!!

By Christina Timm

On these brutally cold days it’s fun to image being somewhere warm and tropical. But for us Minnesotans that can be hard with single digit temperatures on the horizon. Our Northside greenhouse may not be tropical, but it is definitely warm; warm enough to grow Easter Lilies!! What a difference a couple of weeks make! You can see the astounding growth from Jan. 9 - 21.

We start off our Easter Lilies from bulb. Our growers then have the control to change things like temperature and sunlight helping each Easter Lily reach it’s full potential in time for spring.

The difference of a week and a half

The difference of a week and a half

Easter lilies are grown in 4 stages. 1. Emergence, 2. Flower Bud Initiation, 3. Visible Bud, and 4. Open Flower. We are now headed into stage 2. Flower Bud Initiation. This is when the plant develops stem roots, the first sign of bud initiation. These roots then help the development of bud growth.

North Greenhouse - January 21

North Greenhouse - January 21

Fun Fact: The first visible flower buds are so small you need a magnifying glass to look for them.

North Greenhouse - Grower Dylan

North Greenhouse - Grower Dylan

The flower bud that is developed with the help of stem roots form at the base of the stem and over time pushes its way to the top creating a visible flower bud, which is stage 3. Spring is one of four seasons that brings new growth and green to our greenhouse. We hope this article warmed you up a little.

Easter Lily Buds, Here We Go

First Sign of Buds

Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery Blog By: Dawn O'Connor, Jenny Nguyen, & Christina Timm

February 5, 2018 - Jenny watering our Easter Lilies in Northside

February 5, 2018 - Jenny watering our Easter Lilies in Northside

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.

January 15, 2018 - Northside

January 15, 2018 - Northside

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.


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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

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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.

February 6, 2018 - New Buds

February 6, 2018 - New Buds

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.

The Easter Lily

Flower Bud Initiation Week

Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery Blog By: Christina Timm

Easter Lilies on January 8

Easter Lilies on January 8

With the increase in temperature this week let’s hope we can steer clear of the below 0 temps. Now is the time of the year we start wishing for warmer weather and hope that spring comes sooner than later. With the coming of spring the ever-traditional Easter Lily is right around the corner and we are excited to share the growing process with you.

 

December 5 - Easter Lilies in Northside

December 5 - Easter Lilies in Northside

Because Easter is much earlier this year then it was last year, the time it takes for the Easter Lilies to grow needs to be taken into consideration. On December 5 we took our Easter Lilies out of the cooler. From there we moved them to Northside, one of our growing greenhouses, to allow them growing time before Easter. Timing and precision is key when growing a plant for a specific holiday. 

December 21 - 100% Emergence

December 21 - 100% Emergence

The Easter Lily grows in four stages: 1. Emergence, 2. Flower Bud Initiation, 3. Visible Bud, and 4. Open Flower.

1. Emergence. Our Easter Lilies emerged around December 20th, 2017 and later found out we had a 100% emergent rate. This is when new growth emerges above the soil with bright green foliage. Seeing the emergence happen before Christmas was really exciting. In the growing world it is very likely to be one or even two seasons ahead of the game. Just to give you an idea of how far ahead it can be, we start planning for our Easter Lilies in June and make sure we have them ordered by July for the following Easter. 

January 8 - Week of flower bud initiation

January 8 - Week of flower bud initiation

2. Flower Bud Initiation. We are now in the week of flower bud initiation. Flower bud initiation takes place approximately between January 10-20. This is when the flower buds are first visible, but are so small you need a magnifying glass to look for them.  This is what we are looking forward to this week.

As our Easter Lilies continue to grow we will keep you posted on bud sightings soon. For more Lily action don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.