My girlfriend's birthday is approaching soon (Thanksgiving) and i've been pondering over what to get her. At first I thought of buying her some cut flowers
(she loves lilies) but it's disappointing what a short time they last. I thought about planting a few in a pot in hopes that they would bloom around b'day time.
The problem is...I am utterly clueless about plants
. Sure, i've dinked around in the back yard with the weeds
, I know how to water my mothers roses
...but not much beyond that. First thing's first, if you plant
lilies this time of year, will they even grow within the next century? If not, any tricks to force them to come up early? Secondly, even if they will come up this time of year, is appx 3 months too short a time?
She has told me Tiger lilies are her favorite. Where would be my best bet for finding some not outrageously priced, but decent quality bulbs if I go this route? Will wal-mart/lowes bulbs be the same quality as a gardening store or an online store?
Anything else I need to know? Is this a hopeless task?