Iowa Regional Lily Society (IRLS)
Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973
| October 2013 LILY SYMPOSIUM + BULB SALE + BULB TRADES
It was a great day of sharing Lily knowledge and bulbs. Now it's time to get
your lily bulbs planted and well mulched for the winter. Thank you all for coming!
Iowa Regional Lily Society
Come & see the exotic Lilies we grow in Iowa!
IRLS Spring Lily Bulb Sale March 14-16, 2014
Iowa Flower, Lawn & Garden Show at the Iowa State Fairgrounds
In addition to having plenty of information on growing and caring for Lilies, we will
have a nice selection of plump, healthy lily bulbs for sale at our Award-Winning booth.
We have very successful sales in part due to the enthusiastic and knowledgeable
volunteers that come and share themselves and their "Lily Knowledge" with the
purchasing public. If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer a few hours with
your Lily Society, this is a fun place to do it!
See our Lily Society volunteers get ready for a Spring Lily Bulb Sale with a Bulb
Packing Party : Spring Lily Bulb Packing Party & Lily Bulb Sale!
40th Annual Iowa Regional Lily Show
was combined with the
North American Lily Society (NALS)
Lily Show and Conference
June 28-30, 2013
"Celebrating Lilies in the Heartland"
at the West Des Moines Sheraton
in West Des Moines, Iowa
The IRLS Lily Show is always held in a
public place to expose and educate the
general public about the various exotic
colors, shapes and fragrance of lilies.
Visitors saw hundreds of stems from all
over North America!
ALL gardeners are welcome to enter lily
stems. In 2014, Bring your favorite Lily
stems and win a ribbon at our fabulous
Iowa Regional Lily Show!
Our Fifth Annual Lily Garden Bus Tour
was held on Saturday, June 29, 2013
Our Lily Bus Garden Tour was part of the
week long NALS Conference. Riders from
Iowa joined Conference attendees from all
over North America as all 112 of us spent
the day touring Iowa lily gardens .
Beautiful weather & bright lilies greeted us
in two outstanding Johnston , IA gardens.
We ate lunch at the Garden Room during
our visit to Reiman Gardens in Ames .
A final diverse garden near Nevada, IA
filled out the tour.
The day ended with a visit to our
FABULOUS North American Lily Society
LILY SHOW in Wes Des Moines, IA.
Randy & Deb Hull Garden 2010 Bus Tour
Carol &Roger Main Garden 2010 Bus Tour
2013 Fall Lily Bulb Sale and Lily Symposium
Waukee Public Library
On October 26, 2013 over 40 IRLS members plus new lily enthusiasts joined
us to celebrate lily planting season. Members drove in from all over Iowa and
even Minnesota! We picked up our pre-ordered lily bulbs and added a few
more. Generous members brought bulbs dug from their own garden to share.
Florence vandermeiden even brought Historic Lilies to share!
We listened to Four IRLS speakers plus shared our own experiences
growing our favorite cultivars. We even shared lunch!
Be sure to put the Lily Symposium on your schedule October 25, 2014.
Don't miss out!
Peggy and David Moody Garden 2010 Bus Tour
John and Diane Mihalovich Garden
2010 Bus Tour
Nan and Rip Ripley Garden Bus Tour 2010
|IOWA REGIONAL LILY SOCIETY WINTER MEETING
Saturday, January 11, 2014 12:30 pm
at the Waukee Library at 950 Warrior Ave Waukee ,IA Please join us!
Speaker: Rita Minard "Growing Clematis"