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The Lily: Introducing the Summer Bulb of the Year

The Lily_ Introducing the Summer Bulb of the Year
The Lily_ Introducing the Summer Bulb of the Year

Dazzling lilies set off colorful fireworks in the garden. Garden? Yes, the garden!

Many people are familiar with lilies as cut flowers but don’t know that they can also add sparkle to the garden or when planted in a container.

With all their beauty, symbolism and history, it’s no wonder that lilies were named the Summer Bulb of the Year.

Symbolism
Native to the Northern Hemisphere, lilies have been seen as a flower of significance for thousands of years because of the extensive symbolism that surrounds them.

The lily represents femininity, love, purity and a sense of transience. But lilies also have a wonderful history. In 1150, King Louis of France used an image of a lily on his shield as a symbol of his name, Louis or Loys, and power. The lily is also portrayed as a focal point in many historical paintings.

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