December 10, 2014

Allan Gardens Christmas Flower Show

Ho, ho, holy poinsettias and more at the Allan Gardens Conservatory's 2014 Christmas Flower Show!


Christmas is only two weeks away and to get you really in the mood, here are some highlight's from this year's Christmas Flower Show held at Allan Gardens Conservatory. (And if Christmas isn't a big deal with you, then I can offer you some pictures of pretty flowers!)



Birch logs poinsettias Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Birch logs and poinsettias
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014


The Conservatory holds four Flower Shows annually but the Christmas edition is easily the most popular and, therefore, the hardest for me to take pictures without getting photobombed.  I entered the Conservatory right at 10:00 a.m. (opening time) with the goal of getting some "quality" pictures (i.e., with no other pesky visitors bothering me). And sure enough, after half an hour, the hordes of school children, tourists and locals descended but by then I managed to capture what follows.  

If you're in town over the next few weeks, try to visit the Conservatory. You'll be in poinsettia heaven and furthermore, none of the poinsettias have that gawd-awful glitter applied to them!

 Floral statue lady  Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
 Floral statue lady at the
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014 



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 cast iron bench by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 Christmas Flower Show 2014
cast iron bench 



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 floral statue lady by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014
floral statue lady 


Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 Helleborus niger Jacob Christmas Rose by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014
Helleborus niger "Jacob"
("Jacob" Christmas Rose) 


Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 layers red white poinsettias by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014
 layers of red and white poinsettias 




Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 layers white red poinsettias by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 Christmas Flower Show 2014
layers of white and red poinsettias 




Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 ornamental cabbage pink cyclamen by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014
ornamental cabbage and pink cyclamen 



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 pink tipped frilly white cyclamen by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 Christmas Flower Show 2014
 pink tipped frilly white cyclamen




Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 succulent Christmas wreath detail by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014
succulent Christmas wreath closeup




Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 toy train by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014
toy train track around Norfolk pine


Christmas cactus Schlumbergera Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) bloom
 Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014




Fleur En Vogue  pink cyclamen persicum Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Fleur En Vogue"  pink cyclamen persicum
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014 



Fleur En Vogue pink cyclamen persicum Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Fleur En Vogue" pink cyclamen persicum
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014




Fleur En Vogue purple cyclamen Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Fleur En Vogue" purple cyclamen
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014

Fleur En Vogue purple cyclamen persicum Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Fleur En Vogue" purple cyclamen persicum
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014




Helleborus niger Jacob Christmas Rose Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Helleborus niger "Jacob"
("Jacob" Christmas Rose) at the
 Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014 




Layers red white poinsettias Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Layers of red and white poinsettias
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014




Light pink cyclamen persicum Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Light pink Cyclamen persicum
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014




Orchid Christmas tree Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Orchid "Christmas tree"
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014

Ornamental cabbage pink cyclamen Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Ornamental cabbage and pink cyclamen
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014




Ornamental cabbage spider plants Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Ornamental cabbage and spider plants
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014 




Piano bass players Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Piano and bass "players"
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014 




Pink cream poinsettias Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pink and cream poinsettias
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014 




Pink tipped frilly white cyclamen Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pink tipped frilly white cyclamen
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014
Pink variegated poinsettias Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pink variegated poinsettias
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014

Purple ornamental cabbage Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Purple ornamental cabbage
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014

Purple white variegated ornamental cabbage Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Purple and white variegated ornamental cabbage
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
 Christmas Flower Show 2014 




Red white begonias Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Red and white begonias
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014

Red white poinsettias Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Red and white poinsettias
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
 Christmas Flower Show 2014

Statues Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Floral statues at the
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014 




Succulent Christmas wreath detail Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Succulent Christmas wreath detail
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
 Christmas Flower Show 2014




Toy train Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Toy train track around
Norfolk pine and cypress
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014




White azalea bloom Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White azalea bloom
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014

White ornamental cabbage Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White ornamental cabbage
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014




White red poinsettias Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White and red poinsettias at the
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2014