Asiatic Lily bulbs grown in a basket. Not sure how to grow bulbs? Follow these easy instructions on how to plant yellow Asiatic Lily bulbs and make a blooming good floral gift basket for a friend.
Growing bulbs like this makes a spectacular gift basket for a friend's birthday, a thank you basket, get well gift basket......
Flowering bulbs are easy to grow and when they start to bloom they always make a pleasing gift to give and these yellow Lily flowers are no exception.
Vigorous growers, bright yellow and they only grow 16" high (40cm), so they are the perfect flower to grow in a basket.
They look good when 6 or more bulbs are planted together. It looks like a big bouquet of yellow Lilies, as you can see on the right. What do you think?
To make this floral basket I used 6 patio yellow Lilies
(Petite Brigitte) that's two packets. You can also buy different colored
Lilies and do a multicolored basket. That would be fun!!
Growing lilies in a container, or in this case a basket, makes the
perfect gift. Who wouldn't love these bright and beautiful lilies. Or
maybe you just want to make this floral basket to put in your own home.
How to Plant Yellow Asiatic Lily Bulbs
A bit of info about the bulbs. These bulbs can stay in the basket if you want a showy display year after year. The mother bulbs will produce small baby bulb-lets as the years pass, therefore producing more Lilies.
They don't like too much water and they don't like hot direct sunlight (in front of a window situations). Dining room or kitchen table away from direct sunlight is best, but anywhere with natural light would be perfect.
So let's get planting. Just follow the instruction below to create this beautiful floral gift basket.
Things You will Need:
A basket. Big enough to hold all your bulbs in.
A thick plastic sheet. To line your basket with. I am using a white garbage bag.
A small bag of potting soil. Depending on how big your basket is.
And your bulbs. I have 2 packets but you can have more or less packets.
I placed the bulbs on top of the soil but not touching each other. The tips of the bulbs should be just covered. Make sure the bulbs are the right way up: roots at the bottom and the tip at the top. Otherwise they will not grow.
Then I covered the bulbs with more soil. The basket should be full of soil, about 1" inch from the rim of the basket when finished.
I trimmed the white liner with scissors.
Then I gave the basket a good watering.
And after about 2 months they will start to come into bloom and your basket should look like this one on the right.