Okay…so as I’ve said in other threads, I have a very shady yard http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/karlen1956/detail?.dir=7d04re2&.dnm=f38a.jpg.
The shady area in the upper center of the picture is pretty much as sunny as it gets.
I just purchased two yellow lilies that are pretty much done blooming for the year. I also have a Mystery Plant that is a clump of very thin stems that stand about 8 in. tall and have a dime-sized purple-and-white flower on the end. There are probably 20 little blooms on this.
The tags said “partial sun” but I don’t think any of the spots I have available will get enough sun to sustain them. I set the original pots inside decorative pots and put the lilies on the deck and the Mystery Plant in near-full sun in the birdbath in the middle of my yard. It appears to be doing well.
My SIL says if I leave them in the pots they came in, they’ll completely die off. Is this true? Can I plant them in that shady area in the picture? Can I stick them in the cellar and let them go completely dry over the winter and then bring them out again in the spring, water them, and let them spring back to life? I don’t know anything about this whole perennial business. Can anyone tell me what my options are? Thanks!