Colette shows off her
tall orienpet Lilies
reaching for the sun.
Hundreds of healthy registered hosta plus other
shade-loving plants line the garden paths!
Assorted garden art accents
the beautiful plantings!
A humorous showcase for a succulent garden!
One of the many handsome Gargoyles
guarding Colette's garden!
Tall White Henryi aurelian lily
Serrano orienpet lily
Garden Talk on a hot summer day
A Tiger Woods oriental lily
loves the filtered sunshine.
Iowa Regional Lily Society    (IRLS)
Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973
Collette Janisch's Garden  Cedar Rapids, Ia
Colette's shady garden is filled with old growth trees backing up to one of Cedar Rapids'  most
natural parks. Keeping the deer & raccoons from dining on her plants has been a challenge!
Tiny miniature plants are labeled in this fairy garden
in a raised bed for easy viewing.
This Fairy garden thrives in a bird bath!
Tall July Lilies everywhere
                Fourth Annual Lily Garden Bus Tour   July   2012
The 2012 Lily Garden Bus Tour included visits to four gardens from Marshalltown to Shellsburg
to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The temperature topped 100 degrees but the bus was fully air-conditioned! IRLS
members and friends visited a local nursery in Cedar Rapids plus dined in the Amanas before returning
home to the Des Moines area .
A cool shade garden to enjoy on  a hot day.
punch of hot color to the beds!