|2011 Iowa Regional Lily Society Lily Show
"Lilies : Overwhelming Beauty"
June 25 & 26, 2011 Des Moines, Iowa
At 7:30 am eager IRLS members gathered at the Des Moines Botanical Center
to groom lilies, create artistic lily designs and set up our 38th Annual Lily
Show. Lilies were sorted into their proper classifications and set up in long
rows on tables. The Lily Judges worked from 10 am to Noon to get all the
award-winning stems onto the Head Table. And then we all spent the day
answering questions form the public about our lilies!
|The Des Moines Botanical Center is an ideal spot for
people who love plants to discover the beauty of Lilies!
|Buckets, boxes & tubs of lily
stems show up for the Lily
Show. Care must be taken so
no buds break on the trip or
pollen dusting ruin the blooms!
|Aladdin's Sun Asiatic-outfacing
|Dancing Eyes Asiatic-upfacing
|Ariadne Asiatic -downfacing
|Iowa Rose Asiatic-outfacing
|Honey Bee Dwarf Asiatic -upfacing
Three matching Lily Stems of one cultivar
|Asiatic -Three orientations
Upfacing (1a) Outfacing (1b) Downfacing (1c)
|Iowa Regional Lily Society (IRLS)
Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973