Sea of Crimson Poinsettia Display

A sea of crimson filled Cantigny Park’s greenhouse for a special one-day only event.

The horticulture staff displayed more than 3,000 bright poinsettias for the public to browse through just in time for the holidays.

“In the winter time, we no we’re going to get shorter daylight. We know we’re going to get that long, cold, grey winter. This is really a wonderful opportunity to allow your eyes to feast on a beautiful color in the garden and in the greenhouse,” said Joy Kaminsky, Director of Horticulture at Cantigny Park.

Poinsettias are tropical plants native to Mexico but have been cultivated in the U.S. and have blossomed into a popular decoration for the holidays.

After seeing the Cantigny’s display, guests could purchase a poinsettia to take home.

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