|NALS Convention Check-in at The Sheraton West Des Moines, IA|
The very friendly people at the registration desk gave us our name badges, goody bags and pointed us towards the Lily staging room.
In the Lily staging room we found our Mid America Regional Lily Society member, Kim Peterson, working hard to prepare her flowers for display in the Horticulture Division at the Lily Show. As Kim's flowers soaked-up water from the long ride to Iowa, we volunteered to help her prepare and groom her flowers for the Show.
|Kim's preliminary lilies for Horticulture display|
|Kim's lilies for her Design entries|
As we looked around the room, we found an amazing assortment of Lilium soaking-up water and in various stages of preparation for the Horticulture Division at the NALS Lily Show.
There was an entire table full of gorgeous Lilium that people had brought for design exhibitors to use while preparing entries for the Design Division.
We found this gorgeous Martagon Lilium soaking-up water and refreshing in the cool staging room. I had only seen these amazing Lilium in photographs and seeing them in person...I was in awe of it's structure and substance.
|A Martagon we found in the NALS staging room|
We spent an amazing morning among the Lilium in the NALS staging room.
--By Lynn Slackman