First garden explorers off the bus....
The double campanulas were stunning in this side bed.
Florence and a new Lily fan-Mindy!
Florence grows multiples of each Lily to
enter stems and Lily Designs in Shows.
Colorful lilies wherever  you look!
Lilies mixed into a perennial bed.
Our annual IRLS Lily Garden Bus Tour took us south to Florence and Gerrit's  garden in 2011 and
2016. They showed us the complexities of a self-sufficent real Dutch garden. They not only grow
lilies and other flowers, but vegetables, nut trees and fruit trees on their country acreage. Florence
adds new Lilies to her gardens each year as well as growing many historic asiatic lilies.
Florence is a Head Lily Judge and a very  experienced Floral Design Judge.
Florence and Gerrit Vander Meiden's Garden  in   Pella, IA
A huge variety of flowers can be found in
sunny and shady areas of the garden.
Cherries ripening for homemade pies!
A clematis growing up the side of a garden shed.
Delicate double poppies!
Mary captures lily photos.
Exotic Crinium
Vintage lilies caught our eyes!
Iowa Regional Lily Society     (IRLS)
            Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973