Christmas Preparations in Full Swing

Floral designer Carylon Hawkins assembles Top Hat Tulips for the holiday season at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flowers for the holidays are big sellers in St. Louis
Floral designer Carylon Hawkins assembles Top Hat Tulips for the holiday season at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Floral designer Carylon Hawkins assembles Top Hat Tulips for the holiday season at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Floral designer Carylon Hawkins wraps vases with Christmas decorations at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flowers for the holidays are big sellers in St. Louis
Floral designer Carylon Hawkins wraps vases with Christmas decorations at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Floral designer Carylon Hawkins wraps vases with Christmas decorations at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Master designer Scott Hepper inspects the leaves of a poinsettia in the green house at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. Hepper says thousands of the red poinsettia will be sold for the holiday season.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flowers for the holidays are big sellers in St. Louis
Master designer Scott Hepper inspects the leaves of a poinsettia in the green house at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. Hepper says thousands of the red poinsettia will be sold for the holiday season. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Master designer Scott Hepper inspects the leaves of a poinsettia in the green house at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. Hepper says thousands of the red poinsettia will be sold for the holiday season. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Master designer Scott Hepper inspects the leaves of a Jingle Bells poinsettia in the green house at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. Hepper says the plant was created by cross pollinations of a red poinsettia and a white poinsettia.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flowers for the holidays are big sellers in St. Louis
Master designer Scott Hepper inspects the leaves of a Jingle Bells poinsettia in the green house at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. Hepper says the plant was created by cross pollinations of a red poinsettia and a white poinsettia. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Master designer Scott Hepper inspects the leaves of a Jingle Bells poinsettia in the green house at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. Hepper says the plant was created by cross pollinations of a red poinsettia and a white poinsettia. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Master designer Scott Hepper reaches for poinsettias in the green house at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. Hepper says thousands of the red poinsettia will be sold for the holiday season.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flowers for the holidays are big sellers in St. Louis
Master designer Scott Hepper reaches for poinsettias in the green house at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. Hepper says thousands of the red poinsettia will be sold for the holiday season. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Master designer Scott Hepper reaches for poinsettias in the green house at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. Hepper says thousands of the red poinsettia will be sold for the holiday season. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Master designer Scott Hepper inspects the leaves of Marble Star poinsettias in the green house at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. Hepper says thousands of the poinsettias of all colors will be sold for the holiday season by his company.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flowers for the holidays are big sellers in St. Louis
Master designer Scott Hepper inspects the leaves of Marble Star poinsettias in the green house at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. Hepper says thousands of the poinsettias of all colors will be sold for the holiday season by his company. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Master designer Scott Hepper inspects the leaves of Marble Star poinsettias in the green house at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. Hepper says thousands of the poinsettias of all colors will be sold for the holiday season by his company. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Master designer Scott Hepper assembles a flower arrangement that will be used on many dining room tables as a centerpiece duirng the holiday season, at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flowers for the holidays are big sellers in St. Louis
Master designer Scott Hepper assembles a flower arrangement that will be used on many dining room tables as a centerpiece duirng the holiday season, at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Master designer Scott Hepper assembles a flower arrangement that will be used on many dining room tables as a centerpiece duirng the holiday season, at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Master designer Scott Hepper inspects the finished sled centerpiece that he has created at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flowers for the holidays are big sellers in St. Louis
Master designer Scott Hepper inspects the finished sled centerpiece that he has created at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Master designer Scott Hepper inspects the finished sled centerpiece that he has created at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Metal elves stand ready to go at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flowers for the holidays are big sellers in St. Louis
Metal elves stand ready to go at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. Flowers and home accessories are big sales items this holiday season. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Metal elves stand ready to go at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
A large, life-like Santa head sits on the floor with other Christman decorations at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flowers for the holidays are big sellers in St. Louis
A large, life-like Santa head sits on the floor with other Christman decorations at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
A large, life-like Santa head sits on the floor with other Christman decorations at Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis on December 6, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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