Thursday, July 17, 2014

Our first morning at the 2014 NALS Convention

This year we attended the North American Lily Society Convention in Bloomington, MN.  Being my second NALS convention, I was really looking forward to the exciting events and garden tours.  We arrived late on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, but made sure to get-up early for the NALS convention check-in on Thursday morning.

NALS Convention Check-in Counter
NALS Convention Registration Counter

The very friendly and helpful Jeanne Bauer was at the registration counter in the Hilton MSP Airport, Bloomington, MN and gave us our name badges, convention material and pointed us towards the Lily staging room.

In the Lily staging room, we once again 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 Minnesota we looked around the Lily Show staging room.

Lancifolium Lilium
L. lancifolium that Kim was preparing for Horticulture Exhibition



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.

Horticulture Entries for 2014 NALS Show


Horticulture Entries for 2014 NALS Show


Horticulture Entries for 2014 NALS Show


This beautiful display of gorgeous Lilium in a bucket were used to create the First Place entry for Class 4: Kansas City Royals in the Design Division.



Class 4: Kansas City Royals entry
Class 4: Kansas City Royals entry


The Design Exhibitors were working hard to create extraordinary Designs for the NALS Show.

Design exhibitors preparing for NALS Show
Design exhibitors preparing for NALS Show


We spent an amazing few hours that morning among the Lilium in the NALS staging room.

--By Lynn Slackman

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