Bob welcomed us to his lovely compact garden in
Pella, IA. This garden is a good example of using both
horizontal and vertical design in a limited space.
  Bob has clever garden ideas to inspire us all!
Bob Bokhoven's Garden   Pella, IA
A stone walk led visitors around to the side yard pond.
Bob's hosta collection enjoyed the shade of the tree in the
front yard. Lilies bloomed in the sunny side and backyards
Calla Lilies are not lilium--but
very welcome in any garden.
Plenty to see and photograph
in this garden!
August Emperor loves a damp spot.  This is a large
Japanese Iris that blooms in late June/early July.
A lovely Clematis climbing up.
A compact pond with live cattails and a fun water feature!
Lily Society members step off the bus to enjoy Bob's garden.
Iowa Regional Lily Society     (IRLS)
Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973
Karmin inspects two clematis vines on
one trellis to use more vertical space.
                   Third Annual Lily Garden Bus Tour     June 2011
The IRLS Bus Tour headed south to visit IRLS member gardens in southern
Iowa  from Pleasant Hill to Pella to Humeston, IA. The gardens were all very
different and colorful with a different way to showcase the lilies we love!
Randy and Mary note the clever
use of space in Bob's garden