The Christmas flower show at Allan Gardens conservatory is back,

which means lots of poinsettias…  over 30 varieties in fact.

 

many poinsettia plants on display, red ones, white ones and pink poinsettias

A rare purple glitter ball tree is also in bloom.

large purple Christmas balls with glitter on them, hanging from a tree

below: He has a carrot nose and a corn cob pipe,

cactus and succulents grown on a snowman shape, with a carrot nose and a corn cob pipe in its mouth, and a clay flowerpot for a hat - close up of the head
but he doesn’t look very frosty.  Maybe it’s the red vest that’s keeping the chill away.

cactus and succulents grown on a snowman shape, with a carrot nose and a corn cob pipe in its mouth, and a clay flowerpot for a hat - a vest of red flowering plants and surrounded by a circle of red poinsettias

below:  With its silver beak and its twiggy tail, this little fluffy bird perches on a palm tree.

A white bird decoration, not a real bird, with twigs for a tail and for his feet, is perched on the branch of a tree

below: Christmas greenery – ever green baubles hang from a vine.

green Christmas balls have been hung from a vine that is growing against the walls of a greenhouse.

below:  All bundled up for a toboggan ride down a mountain of poinsettias.

topiary in the shape of a person sitting on a wood toboggan, sitting in a pile of poinsettias

below:  Flowering Christmas cacti hang from the roof.

pink flowers on a Christmas cactus in a wood basket hanging amongst other cacti

In addition to the Christmas plants like poinsettias

close up of a few petals of a white poinsettia plant

and amaryllis,

three red amaryllis blossoms on a plant, standing tall

some of the conservatory’s usual cast of floral characters are on display, such as orchids

two white orchid blossoms in the foreground, red flowers out of focus in the background

and hibiscus plants.

close up of a red hibiscus flower

close up of a red hibiscus flower

close up of the stamen of an hibiscus plant

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