© Canadian Prairie Lily Society (CPLS) 2017
Canadian Prairie Lily Society
Stems on display at an Annual Lily Show

Annual Shows

CPLS hosts a judged lily show every July in Saskatoon, SK.  Entries are accepted from members and non-members alike.  There is no charge to enter, we encourage you to come showcase your lilies with us.

2017 marks the 51st Annual Lily Show hosted by CPLS!

July 21 & 22

The Mall at Lawson Heights, 134 Primrose Drive

Saskatoon SK

ENTRIES ACCEPTED

Typically entries are accepted on the Thursday and Friday prior to the show.  Times may change year to year but typically from 3 to 9 PM Thursday evening and 8 AM to 9:30 AM on Friday mornings. Advance entry tags may be obtained from:

Sharon Newton

1615 Alexandra Ave.

Saskatoon, SK S7K 3C4

call (306) 653-0819

JUDGING

begins promptly at 10:00 AM on Friday.  Areas of the show will be closed to the public during judging. The official North American Lily Society (NALS) judging system is used to judge entries in our show.

AWARDS & TROPHIES

Awards in the horticulture classes include: Fred Fellner Trophy, Grand Champion lily stem drawn from all classes but excludes florets; Reserve Champion lily stem drawn from classes but excludes florets; Grand Aggregate Plaque respresents most ribbons, based on a point system for ribbons Founding Presidents' Award, best Seedling in Section C Class 39; CPLS Award, best three stem entry Class 41; T.A. (Andy) Dingwall Award, best collection of 8 Asiatic lilies, Class 42; Canadian Hybridizers Trophy, best collection of 3 Canadian hybridized, registered lilies, Class43; Junior Exhibitor Award, best stem exhibited by a Junior, Class 38 and/or 39; J.C. Ericksen Award, best pink lily, Classes 1-32,38,39,41-43; C.F. Patterson Award, best registered Patterson hybrid Classes 1- 3,38,41-43; A.J.Porter Award, best registered Canadian hybrid Section A,H,I, Class 38; Fred Tarlton Award, best martagon lily Class 4,14,24,31,32,38,39, 41,43 and Percy Wright Award, best red lily, Classes 1-32,38,39,41-43. Floral design classes which make use of the lily as the central theme: Connie Reavie Award, best vase of lilies; D. Gilmour Award, best basket of lilies; and Dianne Putland Award, best arrangement.

PUBLIC VIEWING

typically begins after lunch, at 1 PM on Friday with a 9 PM closing time.  Public viewing resumes on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 3 PM.

STEMS ON SALE

Exhibitors may pick up their entries between 3:00 and 3:15 p.m. on Saturday.  Exhibits not claimed by 3:15 p.m. will be sold with the proceeds going to CPLS for various projects.

SHOW RESULTS

Show results/winners are posted on the site and available on the resources  page as a pdf file for download.
Always something to do in setting up for a Show!

SHOWING TO WIN

by Margaret Driver from the CPLS Newsletter Culture: Fertilize as lilies are heavy feeders; Treat for botrytis before it gets going and Stake promising lilies so the stems are straight! Read the show schedule carefully and enter as many classes as possible. Check stems in the garden before cutting; use the criteria in the prize list the judges do! Cut stems in bud (buds just showing some colour) 3 to 4 days in advance of the show; and store in a cool basement or moist cooler. Add floral preservative to the water. Remove 12 hours before leaving for the show to encourage more bloom. The pre-cutting and storing allows one to exhibit stems that may otherwise be past their prime the day of the show. Transporting stems with flowers open is difficult but it can be done for our local show: (1) at one time Bert Porter suggested laying cut stems across the car seat on a foam pad, and once at the show cut a fresh portion of the stem and place the stem in water to revive; (2) another way is to place each stem in a bottle of water then place the bottles in a box; or (3) place stems in a bucket of damp sand or perlite. If transporting stems to a distant show wilt them first, then pack the stems in a modestly flat cardboard box. Cut the stems when in bud (bud just showing some colour), lay the stem on a smooth surface and let it wilt (this may take from 4 to 24 hours). They may look terrible but they are ready for packing into cartons. Insulate the carton, foam peanuts work very well, carefully lay in stems intertwining two side by side, wrap any vulnerable parts and create layers. Do not wrap the stems in polythene or waxed paper. When removing stems on arrival take care - pedicels are weak, buds are heavy and pedicels can easily break! Cut an inch off the bottom of the stem and stand the stems in containers of luke warm water. Be sure that stems of downfacing lilies stand straight up during the recovery time or the flowers will become lopsided as the stem lean on an angle. Grooming is important - cut off, remove, clean, anything that detracts from the stem. Wipe each leaf clean to remove dust and spray residue, remove spilled pollen with a dry Q-tip or camel's hair brush, trim any brown leaf edges retaining the natural shape of the leaf and remove any misplaced secondary buds. Staging properly will enhance the appearance of the stem. Trim a tall, ungainly stem; raise a short stem; and anchor stem(s) at the top of the "vase" with a piece of rhubarb; and remove leaves below the waterline in the "vase". Fill out the entry tag correctly and completely. Tools are essential for grooming! So what is in the "tool kit or bag"? Cuticle cutter for trimming leaf edges; scissors for larger reshaping jobs; camel's hair brush (equivalent) to remove pollen; knife to trim stems; Q tips; white cotton handkerchief; tweezers these are all for hard to reach places; green florists' tape, super glue, straight pins all for repairing broken parts; rubber name stamp or pre-printed name labels to save time filling out entry cards; elastic bands for tight entry cards; and a green ink marking pen. The super glue can be used to repair a broken part, the straightpins to splice a broken pedicle and green ink can in a pinch blot a small botrytis spot. Interested in floral arrangement exhibits?  Read Getting Started Arranging Lilies by Elizabeth Delahey from the CPLS Newsletter #7 1975
Items you should have in your Show tool kit

2017 Show

Schedule

Coming

Soon!

A new Show Schedule is prepared unique to each show since the themes change from year to year.  The Show Schedule contains the rules, judging methods and various classes of stem and design entries, so it is important to review this document before entering. If you are a first time exhibitor you will have plenty of guidance available to you from knowledgable and experienced members in the staging area!

JUDGING

SYSTEMS

The Scale of Points is used to judge Horticulture Sections A,B,E,H, I and Class 38:     Condition -30 points     Vigour - 20 points     Placement on stem - 20 points     Flower substance - 10 points     Form of flowers - 10 points     Colour of flowers - 10 points The Lightly System is used to judge Sections C,D,F and Classes 39 and 40:     Vigour -20 points     Placement on stem -20 points     Flower(s) substance - 20 points     Form of flower(s) - 20 points     Colour of flower(s) - 20 points A first place entry must score high in at least two of the attributes listed above.
© Canadian Prairie Lily Society (CPLS) 2017
Canadian Prairie Lily Society

Annual Shows

CPLS hosts a judged lily show every July in Saskatoon, SK.  Entries are accepted from members and non-members alike.  There is no charge to enter, we encourage you to come showcase your lilies with us.

2017 marks the 51st

Annual Lily Show

hosted by CPLS!

July 21 & 22

The Mall at

Lawson Heights,

134 Primrose

Drive

Saskatoon SK

ENTRIES ACCEPTED

Typically entries are accepted on the Thursday and Friday prior to the show.  Times may change year to year but typically from 3 to 9 PM Thursday evening and 8 AM to 9:30 AM on Friday mornings. Advance entry tags may be obtained from:

Sharon Newton

1615 Alexandra Ave.

Saskatoon, SK S7K 3C4

call (306) 653-0819

JUDGING

begins promptly at 10:00 AM on Friday.  Areas of the show will be closed to the public during judging. The official North American Lily Society (NALS) judging system is used to judge entries in our show.

AWARDS & TROPHIES

Awards in the horticulture classes include: Fred Fellner Trophy, Grand Champion lily stem drawn from all classes but excludes florets; Reserve Champion lily stem drawn from classes but excludes florets; Grand Aggregate Plaque respresents most ribbons, based on a point system for ribbons Founding Presidents' Award, best Seedling in Section C Class 39; CPLS Award, best three stem entry Class 41; T.A. (Andy) Dingwall Award, best collection of 8 Asiatic lilies, Class 42; Canadian Hybridizers Trophy, best collection of 3 Canadian hybridized, registered lilies, Class43; Junior Exhibitor Award, best stem exhibited by a Junior, Class 38 and/or 39; J.C. Ericksen Award, best pink lily, Classes 1- 32,38,39,41-43; C.F. Patterson Award, best registered Patterson hybrid Classes 1-3,38,41-43; A.J.Porter Award, best registered Canadian hybrid Section A,H,I, Class 38; Fred Tarlton Award, best martagon lily Class 4,14,24,31,32,38,39, 41,43 and Percy Wright Award, best red lily, Classes 1- 32,38,39,41-43. Floral design classes which make use of the lily as the central theme: Connie Reavie Award, best vase of lilies; D. Gilmour Award, best basket of lilies; and Dianne Putland Award, best arrangement.

PUBLIC VIEWING

typically begins after lunch, at 1 PM on Friday with a 9 PM closing time.  Public viewing resumes on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 3 PM.

STEMS ON SALE

Exhibitors may pick up their entries between 3:00 and 3:15 p.m. on Saturday.  Exhibits not claimed by 3:15 p.m. will be sold with the proceeds going to CPLS for various projects.

SHOW RESULTS

Show results/winners are posted on the site and available on the resources page as a pdf file for download.

SHOWING TO WIN

by Margaret Driver from the CPLS Newsletter Culture: Fertilize as lilies are heavy feeders; Treat for botrytis before it gets going and Stake promising lilies so the stems are straight! Read the show schedule carefully and enter as many classes as possible. Check stems in the garden before cutting; use the criteria in the prize list the judges do! Cut stems in bud (buds just showing some colour) 3 to 4 days in advance of the show; and store in a cool basement or moist cooler. Add floral preservative to the water. Remove 12 hours before leaving for the show to encourage more bloom. The pre-cutting and storing allows one to exhibit stems that may otherwise be past their prime the day of the show. Transporting stems with flowers open is difficult but it can be done for our local show: (1) at one time Bert Porter suggested laying cut stems across the car seat on a foam pad, and once at the show cut a fresh portion of the stem and place the stem in water to revive; (2) another way is to place each stem in a bottle of water then place the bottles in a box; or (3) place stems in a bucket of damp sand or perlite. If transporting stems to a distant show wilt them first, then pack the stems in a modestly flat cardboard box. Cut the stems when in bud (bud just showing some colour), lay the stem on a smooth surface and let it wilt (this may take from 4 to 24 hours). They may look terrible but they are ready for packing into cartons. Insulate the carton, foam peanuts work very well, carefully lay in stems intertwining two side by side, wrap any vulnerable parts and create layers. Do not wrap the stems in polythene or waxed paper. When removing stems on arrival take care - pedicels are weak, buds are heavy and pedicels can easily break! Cut an inch off the bottom of the stem and stand the stems in containers of luke warm water. Be sure that stems of downfacing lilies stand straight up during the recovery time or the flowers will become lopsided as the stem lean on an angle. Grooming is important - cut off, remove, clean, anything that detracts from the stem. Wipe each leaf clean to remove dust and spray residue, remove spilled pollen with a dry Q-tip or camel's hair brush, trim any brown leaf edges retaining the natural shape of the leaf and remove any misplaced secondary buds. Staging properly will enhance the appearance of the stem. Trim a tall, ungainly stem; raise a short stem; and anchor stem(s) at the top of the "vase" with a piece of rhubarb; and remove leaves below the waterline in the "vase". Fill out the entry tag correctly and completely. Tools are essential for grooming! So what is in the "tool kit or bag"? Cuticle cutter for trimming leaf edges; scissors for larger reshaping jobs; camel's hair brush (equivalent) to remove pollen; knife to trim stems; Q tips; white cotton handkerchief; tweezers these are all for hard to reach places; green florists' tape, super glue, straight pins all for repairing broken parts; rubber name stamp or pre-printed name labels to save time filling out entry cards; elastic bands for tight entry cards; and a green ink marking pen. The super glue can be used to repair a broken part, the straightpins to splice a broken pedicle and green ink can in a pinch blot a small botrytis spot. Interested in floral arrangement exhibits?  Read Getting Started Arranging Lilies by Elizabeth Delahey from the CPLS Newsletter #7 1975

JUDGING SYSTEMS

The Scale of Points is used to judge Horticulture Sections A,B,E,H, I and Class 38:     Condition -30 points     Vigour - 20 points     Placement on stem - 20 points     Flower substance - 10 points     Form of flowers - 10 points     Colour of flowers - 10 points The Lightly System is used to judge Sections C,D,F and Classes 39 and 40:     Vigour -20 points     Placement on stem -20 points     Flower(s) substance - 20 points     Form of flower(s) - 20 points     Colour of flower(s) - 20 points A first place entry must score high in at least two of the attributes listed above.

2017 Show Schedule

Coming Soon!

A new Show Schedule is prepared unique to each show since the themes change from year to year.  The Show Schedule contains the rules, judging methods and various classes of stem and design entries, so it is important to review this document before entering. If you are a first time exhibitor you will have plenty of guidance available to you from knowledgable and experienced members in the staging area!