December 15, 2015

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show for 2015

Floating away on waves of poinsettias


Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. (Oscar Wilde)

Oscar was on to something, I reminded myself, as I visited this year's Christmas Flower Show the other day. Flower shows need to be excessively elaborate and a little over-the-top to create memories from something as mundane as a poinsettia. I've talked about "disposable plants" before and Euphorbia pulcherrima certainly fits the description. You buy one or few to decorate your place in early December and if you're wise, toss them out on January 2. Seeing a leggy and scrawny poinsettia in March makes me instinctively reach for it and aim for the nearest composter. So, my garden muses readers, you can enjoy the poinsettia experience guilt-free by reading this post.

What follows is excessive poinsettia content,with a few tropical hibiscus thrown in!



Layers of poinsettias Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Layers of poinsettias Allan Gardens Conservatory
 Christmas Flower Show 2015 




Floral tobogganer at Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Floral tobogganer at Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
Helleborus niger HGC Jacob Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Helleborus niger "HGC Jacob"
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015



Layers of poinsettias Allan Gardens Conservatory  2015 Christmas Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Layers of poinsettias at the
Allan Gardens Conservatory
2015 Christmas Flower Show

Layers poinsettias Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Layers of poinsettias
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015



Massed poinsettias Allan Gardens Conservatory  2015 Christmas Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Massed poinsettias
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 2015 Christmas Flower Show



Massed poinsettias at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Christmas Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Massed poinsettias at the
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 2015 Christmas Flower Show



Poinsettias massed at Allan Gardens Conservatory  2015 Christmas Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Poinsettias massed at the
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 2015 Christmas Flower Show
White cyclamen at the Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White cyclamen at the
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 Christmas Flower Show 2015 



Poinsettias tropical plants at Allan Gardens Conservatory  2015 Christmas Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Poinsettias tropical plants at the
Allan Gardens Conservatory
2015 Christmas Flower Show



Red tropical hibiscus rosa-sinensis Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015  by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Red tropical hibiscus rosa-sinensis
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015 



Floral skater at Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Floral skater at the
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 Christmas Flower Show 2015



Floral skater at the Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Floral skater at the
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015 



2015 Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show layers red pink while poinsettias by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
2015 Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show
layers of red and pink while poinsettias



2015 Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show layers red pink white  poinsettias by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
2015 Allan Gardens
Conservatory Christmas Flower Show
layers of red, pink, white poinsettias 



Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Christmas Flower Show layers of poinsettias by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015
Christmas Flower Show
layers of poinsettias
Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Christmas Flower Show layers red pink white poinsettias by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015
Christmas Flower Show
layers of red, pink and white poinsettias
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 amaryllis and bromeliads by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
Amaryllis and bromeliads

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 layers of poinsettias by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
 layers of poinsettias
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 layers red pink white poinsettias by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
 layers of red, pink and white poinsettias



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 massed poinsettias by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
massed poinsettias

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 mountain topiary by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
"mountain" topiary 



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 mountain topiary toy train by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
"mountain" topiary with toy train 



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 pink cyclamen by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
pink cyclamen

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 pink double tropical hibiscus by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
pink double tropical hibiscus
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 pink poinsettia by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
pink poinsettia 



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 pink poinsettia closeup by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
pink poinsettia closeup 



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 pink variegated poinsettia closeup by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
 pink variegated poinsettia closeup 



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 poinsettias by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015 poinsettias 



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 poinsettias crotons by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
 poinsettias and crotons 

Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 red speckled poinsettia by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
 red speckled poinsettia
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 red tropical hibiscus by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
red tropical hibiscus



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 red white cyclamen by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
 red and white cyclamen 



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 topiary by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015 topiary 



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 tropical hibiscus rosa-sinensis by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
tropical Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

 
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 white cyclamen by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
white cyclamen 



Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 white ornamental cabbage by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
white ornamental cabbage
Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015 white poinsettia by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015
 white poinsettia 



Amaryllis and bromeliads Allan Gardens Conservatory Christmas Flower Show 2015  by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Amaryllis and bromeliads at the
 Allan Gardens Conservatory
Christmas Flower Show 2015 



Whew! You've made it to the end which is fitting. This is my last post for the year and I thank you for reading my blog in 2015. I hope you've enjoyed reading my "muses" (missives?) as much as I've enjoyed writing them.

Regards,

Paul