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Land yields floral surprise in the dreary winter

PLANO — Art Hrvatin and Trish Price do all they can to live off the land. And sometimes, the land surprises them.

A couple of years ago, they purchased about 150 Asiatic lily bulbs and planted them at different depths in one area of their property.

“Once the flowers die and the leaves turn yellow, the bulbs usually get thrown out. So we bought about 150 of them for 50 cents apiece,” Hrvatin said. They proceeded to plant a dozen at a depth of 2 inches, a dozen at 3 inches and so on.

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