On a beautiful day in June 2011, our IRLS Lily Garden Bus Tour visited IRLS
tmembers Carole and George Main's garden. They 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.
Late Spring--The first red Asiatic Lilies are blooming!
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"!
Carole and George Main's Garden   in    Pleasant Hill, Iowa
Rain Barrels catch and store water to use
on their vegetable garden.
No mowing on this hilly back yard! A steep slope drains well
after the rains and makes good use of the hillside.
foliage densely planted in the sloping garden.
Iowa Regional Lily Society     (IRLS)
           Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973