The lily: a natural, unassuming beauty

If you are looking for versatility in flowers, lilies fit the bill. However you want to use them, they always have that wow factor – without being pretentious.


Lilies are flowers with large calyces in a whole spectrum of sizes, colours and colour combinations. Some of these beauties are delightfully scented, others boast stunning pollen on their stamens and some have neither scent nor pollen. And did you know that some lilies are even double-flowered? What they all have in common, however, is that they immediately sparkle at the spot where you want them to shine.


Although lilies have an enormous wow effect, they are symbolic of quite the opposite. In fact, they stand for innocence, in the sense of ‘naive’. How modest is that? They have a genuine natural beauty but are unaware of the heads they turn! Flowers purely for your enjoyment!


Have you bought some lilies? Then you will certainly want to enjoy them for as long as you can. Remove any leaves low down on the stems that would otherwise be under the surface of the water in your vase. Use a sharp knife to trim the stems as diagonally as possible and put your lilies in a clean vase with lukewarm water and cut flower food straight away. Make sure that you change the water regularly so that it remains fresh and clear.