Save that Easter lily for years of flowers

Easter lilies are in full bloom now but may be resurrected to flower for many years to come. (Courtesy of Voltaire Moise/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Easter is about new life and resurrection. Many types of bulbs are popular this time of year, but the Easter lily is by far the most popular. The lesson taught by the Easter lily is that it will soon begin to fade after we celebrate the holiday, only to come back to life next season. These beautiful flowers give us pleasure, but we often don’t realize how much effort goes into producing that flower right at Easter.