Lillies are my favourite Cut Flowers. The only minus is ------if you dont remove (cut) the ends of the stamens off they tend to mark the Polished surface with the Pollen that drops off but still worth doing for the perfume of these lovely flowers.
Beautiful pic Suse! I love lilies but they dont like me - I'm allergic to the pollen - can sneeze for Britain if I'm anywhere near them!
It's me Jenny Wrenn not Suse that what posted them lilies Shrub
Apparently people with cats shouldnt put lilies in their homes cos there is a poison that can kill them - these in partic didnt shed any pollen - a special bunch I think ;D
It's the stamens that can harm them if they brush against them and get the pollen on them. As they are opening, I remove the inside bits and throw them away. So far have not had any problems with my cats ... and lilies are my favourites and I nearly always have them in the house.
There are always flowers in the house, they usually come from the GH. Lisianthus, anenomes, crysanths, lilies and freesias at the moment supplemented with glads from outside - not all in same vase I should add