Tropical Gardening: Easter lilies may be saved for next year

What do you do with your Easter lily after Easter? Even though they were not in abundance this year, you may have been fortunate to receive one and you can save it for 2025 if you follow some easy steps suggested in this week’s garden column. (Voltaire Moise/Courtesy photo)

Easter 2024 has passed but like the Easter lily you received, it may be resurrected after appearing dead. Easter reminds us that life is a cycle of what appears to be death and rebirth. In cooler climates, it is what we learn by observing plants that go dormant in the winter only to sprout anew in the spring. Bulbs like crocus and daffodils are examples.