I grew something inedible

5 Jan

Oriental Lillies - Sumo 'Rialto'

Aren’t they pretty?

And I really can’t believe how easy it was.

They are Oriental Lillies from Tesselaar bulbs. The 10 bulbs cost me $30 (probably less than the cost of a bunch).

And the best thing is that I’ll get another bunch next year, and the year after that – for free!

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7 Responses to “I grew something inedible”

  1. Sarah January 5, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Are you *sure* you don’t want some frangipani sticks? The poor little things are trying to grow and they’re not even in the ground!

  2. Sara January 5, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Yes, but they make you sneeze!!

  3. Leanne Cole January 5, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    I had to laugh when I read this. I grow so much more inedible stuff, I seem to have no trouble with that stuff, it is the stuff I want to eat that I have so much more trouble with.

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney January 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

      I honestly haven’t even tried anything else ornamental apart from the roses, and I’ve only kept those to avoid a neighbourhood revolt. Their days are numbered, but the neighbours don’t know it yet.

  4. Maggie Walters January 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Beauty in all it’s forms! it’s should all be enjoyed! i know we’ll have heaps of wildflowers at our place! i think what you have done is grand.

  5. Asydfoodie January 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Actually, the Chinese put something in soups that they call ‘lily’, and looks like a long skinny dried out lily flower. If we worked out what they really were, you could grow it and eat it too. 🙂 wouldn’t be half as nice as fresh flowers from the garden though.

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