Iowa Regional Lily Society     (IRLS)
Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973
IRLS members Carole and George Main created a beautiful mixed garden on the steep slope of
their back yard. Trails meander up thru a wonderful variety of Lilies and other plants. The lower
slope was planted with vegetables.  This full sun wonder is so beautiful that it has inspired
similar gardens in their neighbors' adjoining yards all up and down the street!
It's mid-June, but already the
Delphiniums are showing off!
Carol shows us how to negotiate her winding garden paths.
The lower part of the garden is dedicated to raised vegetable plots.
Climbing Clematis and Lilies make good use of the vertical garden area.
Four neighboring gardens are making good use of the hillside too!
Hmm. Looks like a strange bird is calling this garden "home"!
                   Third Annual Lily Garden Bus Tour   July  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 personal way to showcase the lilies we love!
Carole and George Main's Garden   Pleasant Hill, IA
Rain Barrels catch and store water to use
on their vegetable garden.
after the rains and makes good use of the hillside.
IRLS members & guests enjoy the variety of Lilies and
companion plants arranged on the steep hillside.
                                         Seventh Annual Lily Garden Bus Tour   July  2015
A rainy day to revisit the hillside garden with all of its changes.