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Easter Lily

The white, trumpet-shaped flowers of the Easter lily symbolize the new life of spring.

When purchasing an Easter lily, choose a plant that looks attractive from all angles. The rich, green leaves should be dense and plentiful for the entire height of the plant. Look for a lily with one or two open or partly open flowers and three or more unopened buds.

In your home, place the lily near a window that receives bright, indirect natural light, and out of direct sunlight. To prolong the life of each flower, remove the yellow anthers before they begin to shed pollen.

When the last danger of frost has passed, you can plant your Easter lily in a well-drained, sunny location in your yard.

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