Its getting warmer!!
Spring is steadily creeping into summer and New York City is blooming with sunshine and humidity. On Laura’s street the trees are full and green, giving shade and showering down flowers. Serena’s office is near the flower district in Chelsea. Each little store pours out onto the sidewalk so that the streets are littered with foliage. Tiny passageways are carved out in the vegetation.
There are flowers and trees and plants everywhere! Sometimes we forget about nature living in the concrete jungle. Whether it is for sale or rooted to the ground it’s all free to look at. It makes the city seem like happier place.
The displays outside decorate the city but the stores inside have a whole world of their own … There are treasures upon treasures in these stores…
So say you aren’t just some casual stroller doing flower gawking. You want to bring something home with you, but you don’t want to enjoy it for a week before you sadly have to pitch the wilted greens. If you want what Serena likes to call the ‘real goods’ in the flower district you’ve got to peek inside the tiny florist supply stores that line 28th Street (between 6th and 7th). They have little baskets or boxed to decorate your home, some are prime for a little DIY sprucing up.
Their ‘spring collections’ are bright and colorful buckets and watering cans, perfect for your balcony, deck or back porch. If you don’t have any of these, like most New Yorkers, you could use the buckets for plants on your fire escape or in your kitchen as trashcans, or to bring a little color to your livingroom. They have tons of ribbon and paper too. It’s the best. Laura personally wants to buy that wooden hedgehog as a “new friend” for the cat. We’d bet she’d love it.
After seeing all of the amazing pots and baskets we both want to fill our apartments with plants! Even just a small plant nestled in the corner of a room can make you feel like you’ve given your apartment a fresh coat of paint. Next time you are looking to spruce up your home or apartment check out the flower district. You might have to scour through piles of lawn ornaments but we promise you’ll find some must have treasures! If you don’t feel like shopping then just take a walk and enjoy the May Flowers out on display. Just be careful when you stop to smell them you don’t get bowled over by another pedestrian!