Last summer my family and I went to the Chicago Botanic Garden for the WILS lily show. I did not participate in the competition. The reason being is I am busy and I have no time for the preparation of the lily to be entered at the show. We had a great time.
A group of Red Velvet, a classic asiatic lily. Bred in 1965 by David M. Stone and F. Henry Payne and one of NALS Hall of Famers.
Yelloween won a red ribbon while White Henryi won blue, another classic lily bred by Leslie Woodriff years and years ago. Another NALS Hall of Famers.
A NOID pink lily.
An arrangement that won a third place. Conca D'Or and Red Hot orienpets were used. I don't know the ID of the yellow spotted one.
On display in the courtyard of Burnstein Hall are Bonsai trees. They're amazing!
In one of the greenhouses, the banana trees are growing like crazy and so are the orchids.
Aechmea 'Blue Tango'.
Cimicifuga looks great in this combo.
Lastly, my DD enjoying the view.