Welcome to the South Saskatchewan Lily Society Website
The Lily Leaf Beetle
As you all know the Red Lily Beetle is still an ever present threat to our garden lilies but especially our wild species L .philadelphicum (also known as the Wood Lily, Philadelphia Lily, Prairie Lily or Western Red Lily, a perennial species of lily native to North America).
We must be very vigilant to stay ahead of its progress into our province.
Nature Conservancy of Saskatchewan have officially recognized the lily beetle as being in Saskatchewan. If you wish to report a sighting please go to:
so we can begin mapping it on the provincial data management system (iMapInvasives) and tracking its spread throughout our province.
Honeywood Nursery Fall Newsletter
Labour Day weekend already….and as we look around the nursery we can see that fall is upon us. The trees are starting to turn color and leading the way, are the pear trees with their wonderful multi shades of coral, peach & gold. The Amur maples at the entrance and throughout the nursery are beginning to show their true colors…all the stunning shades of red.
This spring we managed to escape the scourge of the army worms thanks to Malcolm Jenkins from Prince Albert Canadian Tire who answered our appeal for donations to have the nursery sprayed.
After missing out on the worm infestation we were looking forward to a great season…..but July 3rd we were hit with heavy rain & hail that did a lot of damage to the main section of the nursery. Once again we were dealing with clean up but of a different kind. The main yard & orchards were hit the hardest with damage to all our potted lilies & a good portion of potted perennials. The apples & plums were damaged so bad that what little fruit remained on the trees was damaged and mostly unusable.
Despite the damage the lilies put on an amazing show for our Lilies in Bloom event on July 15th. It was a beautiful if somewhat windy day and a huge success with 440 visitors coming through the gate.
Our visitors throughout the season enjoyed the results of the hail when the potted lilies plus a number of perennials were reduced in price to compensate for their less than perfect state.
Throughout the years we have rented the 100 x 40 foot tent we use for our Lilies in Bloom event. This year it came up for sale and thanks to the Parkside Community Club we were able to purchase it. Although it is in need of a few repairs it will be a great asset to the nursery.
Honeywood has definitely blossomed with the care and attention it gets from Lorna, Mark & our great summer student, Kent. The grounds look manicured and cared for. Lorna has added color with her great selection of annuals both in the flower beds & lots of pots of various kinds throughout the yard. Mark adds his touch using whipper snipper, lawn mower & chain saw, cleaning up the main yard & areas visible to visitors. Kent proved to be an excellent choice for a student….helping with potting, sales, yard work & anything else that needed doing.
Our great friends at Little Tree Nursery in Martensville, Darryl & Dea Fehr are retiring & closing out their nursery this fall. They spent more than 35 years producing the best fruit trees, ornamental trees & shrubs for our unpredictable prairie climate. We were fortunate to receive a good selection of their apple trees before they all sold and now have them available to sell to our visitors.
With the arrival of fall comes our last event of the year….our A Touch of Autumn on September 16th - 1:00 to 4:00 pm…..see the splendor of Honeywood decked out in its fall colors. Enjoy the great apple & rhubarb pies baked by our volunteer ladies. Local Musicians will be on hand to entertain, artisans & crafts people will be on hand to display & sell their work. The last of our potted lilies & perennials will be available as well as a selection of lily bulbs.
Thank you for your support & friendship.
Honeywood Heritage Nursery Inc