The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has kicked off the holiday season in horticultural style with its third annual holiday exhibition, which runs through Jan. 17. The show features nearly 1,000 amaryllis plants in rotation over the next eight weeks.
The site’s horticulture staff curated a collection of 34 varieties of amaryllis imported from the Netherlands and South Africa for the display.
“We always aim for nontraditional,” says Kelly Norris, the garden’s director of horticulture. “We try to expose people to new plants and new possibilities, and I think we’ve accomplished that in a florally forward way in this exhibit.”