‘How To Grow Great Lilies’ topic of Feb. 9 event at Klehm

Staff Report

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden will host the Wisconsin Illinois Lily Society’s “How To Grow Great Lilies in the Rockford Area,” a public slide show/lecture, from 9.30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the arboretum, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford.

Admission for the event — part of Klehm’s Spring Gardening Series — is free for arboretum members, and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration by phoning Klehm Arboretum at (815) 965-8146 is encouraged.

Lily Society President Woodruff Imberman will make the presentation. He lectures widely on lilies at garden clubs throughout the Midwest, and has talked at Klehm several times before.

Imberman is the author of numerous articles in regional and national horticultural magazines about lilies, is an amateur lily hybridizer, an accredited international lily judge and has won many awards for his lilies.

Those attending will be taught simple propagation techniques for growing lilies, learn about the variety of lilies that flourish in the area, and how to design a garden with lilies so some are in bloom all summer long.

His talk is part of the Wisconsin Illinois Lily Society’s 15th annual spring outreach/education efforts for experienced Illinois gardeners as well as wannabe gardeners. As an affiliate of the North American Lily Society, the local society’s mission is to further the knowledge and propagation of true lilies.

From the Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2013, issue

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