Membership in the Canadian Prairie Lily Society is open to all, especially those interested in growing, showing and hybridizing lilies.
The Society sponsors several annual events for its members - a Fall bulb sale (Sept/Oct), a judged lily show (July), informational meetings, and an annual general meeting. Sometimes we also have a bulb sale in the spring! Members receive a 10% discount on mail order bulbs.
The Society received its charter under the provincial societies act in 1973.
The Canadian Prairie Lily Society (CPLS) was founded in 1967 by a group of individuals with a strong interest and love for the genus Lilium. The aims of the Society then and now are:
- to promote the interest of growing lilies in home gardens,
- to provide information to members and the public in matters pertaining to growing lilies in the garden,
- to sponsor a public exhibition in July each year and to make suitable awards to judged exhibits, and
- to encourage hybridizing of lilies and to make suitable recognition of outstanding achievements in this field.
CPLS is affiliated with the North American Lily Society.
Unfortunately, a member of our executive has reported that there has been a confirmed sighting of lily beetles in Saskatoon, in the East College Park area in spring 2015. For information about what the beetle looks like, it’s life cycle, and control methods, these are two websites which have good information on them.
When people are lifting and dividing their lilies in fall, they may wish to donate a few bulbs to our bulb sale. Donations of bulbs are gratefully accepted, and as you probably know, profits from our sale go towards funding scholarships in horticulture at University of Saskatchewan and Olds College (Alberta), as well as enabling us to carry on with our various events.