August 24th, 2011 by Georgeann
I love New York, and my job at Big Apple Florist gives me the opportunity to explore every corner of this beautiful city. There are so many great interior design ideas I’ve found while on my way to floral design and plant maintenance appointments around the city. What I’ve learned: you can discover ideas for interior design even when you’re outside.
Look Outside For Great Interior Design Ideas
Last week on a visit to 35th Street and Broadway for an NYC plant maintenance appointment, I snapped these photos of a gorgeous outdoor tropical paradise created by the 34th Street Partnership.
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August 22nd, 2011 by Georgeann
Glorious, elusive blue flowers; only a few blooms naturally have the prized “true blue” color. It reminds us of clear sunny skies, cheerful breezy days, and sparkling seas. Energizing yet calming, blue is a favorite color for many brides who are cho
osing their wedding flowers.
Morning Glories from my porch in Brooklyn.
Many brides request blue wedding flowers and blue bridal bouquets in NYC in order to incorporate “something blue” into their bridal color palette – one of the traditional good-luck tokens a bride should carry on her way down the aisle that symbolizes love, modesty, and fidelity.
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe. [Read more →]
August 13th, 2011 by Georgeann
Local sunflowers are now in peak season in New York City. Deliver some confident, powerful sunshine with our “Fun in the Sun” arrangement! Saturate your senses with masses of summer sunflowers arranged in our vibrant yellow layered ceramic vase.
August 11th, 2011 by Georgeann
Who wouldn't feel good with an NYC weekly flower delivery of this sunny bouquet?
When I worked in an office, I used to visit the Farmers Market in Union Square every week and treat myself to a bouquet of flowers for my desk. In early spring, there was a farmer from New Jersey selling homegrown tulips with the most wonderful shapes and colors. As I was gazing at those gorgeous tulips one day, a little old lady walked up behind me and said “aren’t those tulips just food for the soul?” That moment stuck with me.
Here at Big Apple Florist, we harbor the philosophy that fresh flowers truly are a necessity for good health and happiness.
AND, there’s science to back us up! Scientists constantly conduct research to understand the health benefits of flowers, and it turns out, there may be a reason why humans have cultivated flowers for over 5,000 years. [Read more →]
August 5th, 2011 by Georgeann
One aspect of my job is to visit offices around New York City and troubleshoot indoor office plant problems. I’ve noticed a singular phenomenon among many office-workers: an absolute obsession with the
wellbeing of their plants! I was talking with a customer who forgot to water her office plants over the weekend. One of them looked very sad. “I sat at my desk all day Friday and drank a gallon of water, and could I remember to give that little plant one tiny cup? NO!” she said.
Lesson learned: in an office, the plants are precious babies. Unfortunately, sometimes too much love can literally drown a plant. [Read more →]