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Flowers and Plants at a Christmas and Holiday Show - A Gallery

Updated on December 15, 2011
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Festive Flowers!

I love flowers anytime of the year. During the holidays, its fun to see them used as decorations. There are so many different types of decorations to make Christmas or any holiday, a more festive one. To use flowers, something from nature gives a wonderful and creative balance to things I think.

The Gardenland Express show at the Missouri Botanical Garden has so many different kinds of flowers, plants and trees. This hub is a collection of some of those flowers and plants you can find there. They also had several succulent plants as well. Some are close ups, some are farther away.

One of my very favorite things they had there, was a large poinsettia Christmas tree! I honestly don't know how they created that tree, but is beautiful and looks perfect.

There were different pines with descriptions of the trees also. The underlying focus was "trees", which is a theme the garden has carried on throughout the year. I am so thankful to see such a fun and brightly colored display of nature indoors, for people to see on a cloudy or snowy day during the colder months in the Midwest. This show runs November 23 through January 2 at Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis Missouri. The name of the show is the Gardenland Express 2011 Holiday Flower and Train Show.

The flowers I show in this hub include poinsettias in many different colors, including bright pink, white, red, bright orange begonia flowers, green mum like flowers, succulent flowers, and evergreens, and more. One of my favorite as in the first photo in the wheelbarrow, is the beautiful cyclamen flowers. They are shown at the beginning and end of the hub in bright pink and also white.

Hope you enjoy the display of of flowers here and more.

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi SanneL, thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate your visit and comments, thank you also for the votes. :)

      Anglnwu, thank you so much for stopping by. I thought those were chrysanthemums at first, but then talked myself out of it because they look so different from the other mums I have known and seen over the years. Perhaps they are just super healthy or a different variety? It helps me know I was right, and should have gone with my gut initially in thinking they were mums! So glad you stopped by and left a comment, thank you.

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      anglnwu 

      6 years ago

      Lovely--the green mums are refreshing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful collection of pictures.

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      SanneL 

      6 years ago from Sweden

      I always enjoy your hubs, and your photos are just so gorgeous!

      Thanks for sharing. Voted up and BEAUTIFUL!

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Carcro, thank you very much! Always glad to share, and thank you for voting up. :) Happy you stopped by.

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      Paul Cronin 

      6 years ago from Winnipeg

      Stunning pictures, so beautiful, thanks for sharing Oceansnsunsets! Voted uP!

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you Peggy! I really appreciate the comment and its so neat to find a fellow Botanical Garden lover, especially one that likes Missouri Botanical Garden. So happy to share these. Glad you stopped by as always. :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      The Missouri Botanical Garden is stunning and probably even more so during the Christmas season. Thanks for showing us these photos! Beautiful!

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Mary, I always enjoy you stopping by my hubs, thanks so much for your comments and visits. :) Thanks for the votes also, I always appreciate that.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Ipanfil, well I for one, would love one in my living room! That is a very neat idea. So glad you stopped by and left a comment, thank you. :)

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      lpanfil 

      6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Who wouldn’t like a poinsettia tree in their living room? Awesome!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for this lovely tour. I always enjoy your photos, and this one is no exception. The poinsettia is one of my favorite plants. I've often wondered how these trees are made with the plants. I voted you UP, etc. Regards, Mary

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Happyboomernurse, thank you so much for your comment and votes also, I really appreciate that. So glad you stopped by! :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      This hub and its stunning photos is like a bright beautiful gift for the holidays even for those of us who won't be able to see this show in person. Thanks so much for sharing it. Voted up across the board except for funny.

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