didn't know I'd be doing an Instructable. The photos are only to aid in the
Lilies are perennials that grow from a bulb. But you can force a lily to grow a
seed pod filled with up to 100 seeds you can plant and have a whole bed of
beautiful lilies. It's really not a difficult thing to accomplish. So let's help
out the bees and start pollinating!
First, you need to know the anatomy of a lily. You can see all the reproductive
parts of the flower in the picture. The main parts you need to recognize for this
is the anthers which hold the pollen, and the stigma which is where you're going
to put the pollen.
Step 1: Tools
already be established and disease free. Also a pair of regular old tweezers, a
butter knife or similar, a pencil, a 1" square of tin foil, some vermiculite (can
be purchased at Home Depot, Lowes, Garden Center, Walmart etc.) and a plastic zip
Step 2: Decide Who's Who
the pollen from the anthers on the daddy to pollenate the stigma of the mommy.
Hopefully it will catch and you will grow a seed pod!
Step 3: Pollination
Scrape off some of the pollen onto the stigma. The stigma should have some sticky
clear nectar coming out of it to help the pollen stick.