|Iowa Regional Lily Society (IRLS)
Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973
Iowa Regional Lily Society Activities
|Come & see the exotic Lilies we grow in Iowa!
|Join us for our IRLS Spring Lily Bulb Sale March 2018
Iowa Flower, Lawn & Garden Show at the Iowa State Fairgrounds
Pick up your pre-ordered bulbs + add a few more!!!
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 who 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!
|Iowa Regional Lily Society Lily Show
Reiman Gardens in Ames, IA
Saturday, June 24, 2017
We hold Lily Shows to educate gardeners about the many
wonderful Lilies we grow in Iowa.
Come see the exotic colors, shapes and fragrance of
Lillium you can grow too. They are exquisite!
Enter Designs into the show and win ribbons!
Click here to see our recent IRLS Lily Shows !
Our Lily Bus Garden Tour visited six beautiful
private gardens in South Eastern Iowa around Cedar
Rapids area plus a huge plant nursery.
Several IRLS members from the Cedar Rapids are
joined us for the tour. Beautiful day with lots of lily
talk--- Lunch was outside in Wanda Lunn's garden.
Would you like to peek into some of the gardens we
have seen in the past 7 years on our Bus Tours?
Come and browse thru Our Lily Gardens!
|Lily Symposium Saturday, November 4, 2017
9 am to 3 pm
@ New Hope 4525 Beaver Ave Des Moines, IA 50310
Dig a few lily bulbs to trade ....
Pick up your Fall Lily Bulb Order...
Free Door prizes!
Four speakers will be sharing growing ideas and knowledge.
Bring a friend & spend a day laughing & talking about your
favorite garden lilies! FREE lectures!
Only $5.00 for lunch ---- Don't miss out!
|Setting up the Lily Show
|Win Rosettes for Best in Class!
| Spring and Fall Lily Bulb Packing Parties
| IRLS Spring Lily Bulb Sales
| IRLS Fall Lily Symposium--Bulb Sale--Bulb Swap
| IRLS Lily Garden Bus Tours
|Our Iowa Regional Lily Society has won awards for
our friendly and informative Lily Booth at the
DSM Flower, Lawn and Garden Show!
|Every year hundreds of lilies bulbs are sorted, packed
and labeled by a dedicated group of Cedar Rapids
area IRLS members for the Spring and Fall Lily Bulb
Sales. Lots of garden talk and laughter!
|Lots of food to munch after our hard work.
It is truly a party!
|Pack your own pre-ordered
bulbs plus add a few more!
|Bulb orders packed up & ready to go.
|A full load of 2000 lily bulbs including
some of the member orders!
|Colorful lily photos help tempt gardeners into
our booth. IRLS members & general public
come back year after year to pick out more
Lilies for their gardens!
|Young IRLS members are welcome too!
|IRLS Members came from all
over SE Iowa plus a special visit
by a Knoxville, IA member!
|Seasoned gardeners are always
welcome--they have so much to teach
us. In Spring 2017 our bulb packers
ranged from 3 to 82 years old!
|Carol and Roger Main's Garden 2010
|Nan Ripley's Garden 2013
|Jackie Westoff's Garden 2012
|Florence and Gerrit Vandermeiden's Garden 2011
|Calories don't count if you are
laughing with lily friends!
|Experienced crews from all over Eastern Iowa to talk about gardens as
they individually bag 1400 to 2000 lily bulbs for each sale.