Three years ago Kristi and Bernie Evans rescued historic asiatic lily bulbs   from the garden of long-time IRLS member Chuck Fuson. Chuck assisted in
identification of the lilies plus some of his own seedlings in following summers. The Evans have also added hundreds of modern lily cultivars to their
collection. EVERYTHING was in The NALS and IRLS guests were all offered a lovely Continental breakfast as part of their visit to the Evans Garden.
Iowa Regional Lily Society     (IRLS)
Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973
As part of our 2013 NALS Lily Show and Symposium, our 2013 July  Lily
Garden Bus Tour took us to three IRLS Iowa member gardens filled with True
Lilies, Daylilies, Hostas, Trees and other beautiful blooming plants.
Kristi and Bernie Evans' Garden    Johnston, Iowa
Kristi shows off her extraordinary lily collection to
NALS & IRLS visitors to her gardens .
Hundreds of Asiatic  lilies in full bloom!
Spring was late in 2015, so the lilies waited until the
last moment to open for the garden tour!
Hybriduzing NALS members lined up to gather  pollen from Kristi & Bernie's historic Asiatic lilies.
Kristi and Wanda enjoy a
moment of rest  in the lilies.
Francine Nelson checks out the blooms!
NALS visitors in Kristi's pink and blue bed
Brian Bergman looks at a patch of asiatic lilies.
Wanda and Kristi take a moment to
enjoy the garden on a very busy day.