Lily Enthusiasts and Gardening Friends:
Welcome to our 2014 lily bulb catalogue. This
year marks our 20th anniversary! A special thank you to our many loyal
customers who have supported us over the last 20 years. We put together
our first mail order catalogue back in 1995 listing many heritage lilies
that my father Barrie had collected over the years because of his love
We dedicate our 20th anniversary catalogue to
the many pioneer lily hybridizers, 'our lily friends' who have passed
away in the last 20 years but whose legacies lives on in the many lilies
you may grow in your gardens.
In the asiatic listing, for those who like cut
flowers you will find many new exciting pollenless lilies, some you can
find in our 'Cut Flower collection' pictured on page 3. Also check out
the three new doubles in the asiatic pot or border section, as well the
many other new listings throughout the catalogue. Listed in our martagon
section you will find cultivars not previously listed as well as a new
introduction from the hybridizing work of Dr. Ieaun Evans, a stunning
pollenless white martagon named 'Megan Evans'.
In the past twenty years we have seen many
changes in lilium breeding. Interdivisional barriers which seemed
impossible to break have been combined giving us unique lilies for our
gardens. 'Kushi Maya' listed on page 32 is a unique 'nepalense x
oriental' hybrid. You will find three new 'oriental x asiatic' hybrids
on page 31, 'Kaveri', 'Red Power' and 'Yellow Power' to add exotic
blooms with improved hardiness for northern gardens. You also will find
six new orienpet lilies in Division VIII.
In our first catalogue in 1995 we listed two
of what we termed 'Orienpets', 'oriental x trumpet' crosses. One of the
first orienpets marketed, 'Starburst Sensation' we featured on our front
cover from the hybridizing efforts of Dr. Wilbert Ronald. Twenty years
later we are excited to feature another new interdivisional hybrid on
our cover from the continued breeding program of Dr. Wilbert Ronald,
named 'Evening Glow'.
We invite you to visit us at the Lily Nook to
stroll though our show gardens from July 1st to July 31st to view over
1500 named varieties in various stages of bloom. Over 150 varieties of
potted lilies are available for sale at our Lily Gift Shoppe. We are
located in beautiful farm land, 4 km south of Neepawa on highway #5.
Happy Gardening with Lilies!!