Lilies are often called the backbone of the garden, reliable and hardy in our northern climate. Lilies are also sometimes referred to as jewels in our northern gardens, providing a pop of brilliant color. Come to the April and October bulb sales to select a wide range of healthy bulbs. Learn more about lilies at the free educational sessions in March and November. Invite the NSLS Speakers Bureau to your group. In 2014, North Star Lily Society is hosting the North American Lily Society convention and show July 9-13, 2014 at the Hilton MSP/ Mall of America 3800 American Blvd. East, Bloomington, MN. The show floor is open to the public from Friday at 1:30 PM to 12 Noon on Sunday. See hundreds of lily stems and floral designs based on the theme of baseball, vote on your favorite lily photographs, shop in the vendor area. For more information go to http://allstarlilies.org/ or, click on the link at the top of the page.
Bloomington, Minn. -- Spectacular lilies, fabulous floral designs and stunning lily photos will be the highlights of the North American Lily Society’s 2014 show and convention.
The lily show floor is open to the public at the Hilton Airport/Mall of America at 3800 American Blvd. East in Bloomington on July 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., July 12 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and July 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. In attendance at the show are lily growers from North America, New Zealand, Britain and the Netherlands. See Asiatic, Martagon, Oriental, trumpet, species and interdivisional lilies exhibited by lily growers from the U.S. and Canada. New hybrid seedlings, the results of hybridizing efforts by lily growers from all over North America, offer never-before-seen lilies.
Seminars for registered attendees include presentations by a modern-day lily hunter, an internationally renowned floral designer and educator, a lily grower from the Northwest Territories of Canada, and a successful hybridizer from St. Paul. Members of a hybridizer panel will discuss directions in developing new hybrid lilies. A bus tour on July 12 will take guests for a visit to five outstanding lily gardens in St. Louis Park, Edina, Savage, Minneapolis and Hanover. A stop at Arneson Acres in Edina for lunch provides an opportunity to view the collection of lilies hybridized by Minnesotans.
For more information about the convention, call Peggy Nerdahl at (952) 479-7478 or e-mail email@example.com. The show Web site is www.allstarlilies.org. The North Star Lily Society’s Web site is www.northstarlilysociety.com.