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Will the Real Lily Please Stand Up

Lilies are elegant plants that command attention wherever they are planted. They are equally at home in both formal and naturalistic settings, and most take readily to containers. With 8,000 or so varieties, lilies parade an endless range of colors, shapes and heights. By carefully blending early, mid-season and late varieties into your garden, you will enjoy their captivating blooms and enticing scents from spring until frost. The name “lily” can be misleading because lots of other plants use it besides true lilies. Daylilies and water lilies aren’t lilies at all, and neither are lilies of the valley or lilyturf. Join Whiteside County Master Gardeners and discover the true “Real Lilies.” Will the Real Lily Please Stand Up! Will take place on July 16, 2022 at the Whiteside County Extension Office, 12923 Lawrence Rd., Sterling from 10a.m – Noon. You must be registered to attend, register online at:, or by calling Mary Nelson at (815 632-3611. Registration is limited to 25 participants.