2.12.13

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013

Get your poinsettia fix in downtown Toronto


Poinsettias seem to me the ultimate decoration plant: you buy one or several for a month or so and then chuck them out soon after December 25. I suppose one could nurse them along the rest of the year (I've seen a few very forlorn-looking examples occasionally behind the windows of barber shops, convenience stores, etc.) but the logic escapes me.

Better to enjoy them, en masse, within the cozy confines of the Allan Gardens Conservatory during its seasonal Christmas Flower Show.

I made a visit just after the place opened at 10 this morning. Nice and quiet, as usual.

Here are some highlights if you can't make the trek downtown to Jarvis and Carlton (poor excuse if you live in Toronto!)



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 piano by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 piano





Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 topiary by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 tree topiary

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 green piano by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 green piano

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 Leda Swan Fountain by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 Leda and Zeus Fountain

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 paperwhites by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 paperwhites

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 people topiary by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 people topiary

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 pink cyclamen
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 pink cyclamen

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 red cyclamen by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 red cyclamen

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 pink red poinsettias by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 pink and red poinsettias

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 poinsettias tropical plants by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 poinsettias and tropical plants

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 red cyclamen by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 red cyclamen

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 red poinsettias by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 red poinsettias

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 red white poinsettias tropical plants by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 red white poinsettias tropical plants

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 red white poinsettias by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 red and white poinsettias

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 seasonal container by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2013 seasonal container


[Update: Even more and better pictures of the Christmas Flower Show can be seen on these posts created by fellow Toronto gardening bloggers Helen and Sarah Battersby, respectively:


Exposure Therapy for the Poinsettia Phobic

Allan Gardens Christmas Flower Show 2013

Enjoy!]



By Paul Jung, author of "garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog"
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