Big Apple Florist is so excited about our NEW Summer Collection that it is about to go up this weekend!!! We have some really fun summer arrangements that you can send to a friend to brighten up their week, or to a girlfriend just to say “I am so lu
I spent last weekend climbing in and out of windows to prune and weed an almost inaccessible terrace for one of our corporate clients – it was hard work and not particularly stimulating, but I do take away with me a real appreciation of hardy evergreen shrubbery and its strength, beauty, and adaptability.
I came home bone tired with icky, scratched up hands, but woke up with a burning desire to visit a botanical garden. And what better way to celebrate Earth Day 2012 in NYC than by visiting the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens?
My Earth Day Visit to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
I dragged two buddies today to the Gardens for a celebration of the wonders of nature. Every year I just miss the blue bells and the lilacs. This year was going to be different! [Read more →]
At Big Apple Florist, we like to think we’re in the business of delivering smiles (and flowers, too!). We love to hear from our happy customers, and this sweet thank you note from a client of ours touched us so much, we asked her if we could share!
Big Apple Florists,
Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers. They exceeded every expectation I had. I always knew you did beautiful work based on the weekly arrangements delivered at ESB, but to see a more personal touch – was just amazing. You guys went above and beyond your call of duty.
…I could go on and on, but I have to get back to work.
Again, thank you.
You guys are the Best!
P.S. I hope you and your staff enjoy the tasty treats as a token of my appreciation.
Thank you so much, Julie! We hope your beautiful flower arrangement lasted longer than those delicious treats did in our shop!
Check out our lovely flower arrangements on the set of Anderson Cooper’s new daytime talk show, Anderson! Our floral designer Georgeanne created the flower decor using inspiration from Judy Collins’ 1967 album Wildflowers. We think they’re a perfect background setting for Judy Collins’ performance of “Amazing Grace” for Gloria Vanderbilt, if we do say so ourselves:
We love being a part of New York City events like this, and are happy to provide event flowers and floral decor for all occasions! Give us a call (212) 687-3434 for a consultation of your own.
Dive in, get your hands dirty, and learn something new with one of our first-ever floral design classes! This class is your opportunity to spend an evening surrounding yourself with gorgeous fresh flowers, opening your mind, and feeding your soul wit
Flower Arranging Classes for Designers With a Taste for Flair
Hosting a last minute dinner and need the perfect floral table centerpiece? Need a gift that stands apart for a friend’s housewarming dinner? Like to spruce up your apartment every now and then? Learn how to arrange your own stunning arrangements in our professional floral design class, a 2 hour class that will give you a sneak peek into the exciting world of professional floral design.
Our flower arranging class will teach you basic floral design techniques such as cleaning and cutting flowers, greening vases, and modern-compact design. We’ll fill you in on how to make our signature green looping (a Big Apple Florist specialty), and we’ll also share some our favorite professional floral design resources for purchasing fresh flowers, vases and greens in the city.
By the end of our professional floral design class, you’ll be able to go home and create your very own unique floral arrangements, sure to dazzle any Manhattan apartment. [Read more →]
Because the Big Apple Florist design studio is located a few blocks from the United Nations on 45th Street, every year during the third week of September we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the hubbub that accompanies the arrival
of world leaders and their delegations. Over the next few weeks in September, we are usually busy assisting the Missions and Embassies with event flowers, welcoming gifts, and floral décor for special events in addition to our everyday NYC flower deliveries.
Creating Event Flowers for NYC’s United Nations Summits
On Monday we got an exciting opportunity to provide floral décor for a special UN Summit Side Event sponsored by the United Republic of Tanzania and held at NYU’s College for Dentistry [Read more →]
Last week, Big Apple Florist got an amazing opportunity to decorate the NYC set of Anderson Cooper’s brand-new daytime talk show Anderson!
Our flowers can be seen next week in the Monday, September, 19 2011 episode. Anderson’s special guest on Monday will be his fabulous Mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, and will feature a musical performance by Judy Collins – Gloria’s favorite singer! The producers asked that we create a colorful display garden of folk-singing flowers, with our inspiration being Judy Collin’s “Wildflowers” Album.
I recently rejoined the team here at Big Apple Florist and I’ve been entrusted to become the next Big Apple Florist Blogger. I hope in the coming months to educate, inform and entertain you! I am passionate about flowers and I love to share my enthusiasm, so I am going to try to use this blog to introduce the general public to the fascinating world of flowers and plants.
Since 2003 I have worked in many aspects of the floral industry from sales, to design, to management. I first worked at Big Apple in 2007 as primary flower buyer and a floral designer. I left for a few years to try out some other flower studios, recently even making the excursion out to the farthest reaches of northern Queens! And now I’ve happily returned to Big Apple Florist. I’ve had lots of different floral jobs, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and insight.
My favorite aspect of my work, besides just seeing the flowers, is working with customers. I like to get to know people, so I can try to create an arrangement that is really going to make the best impression. [Read more →]
Summer is OFFICIALLY here. I’ve been saving this post for the day when I could start with that. I realize you might be thinking – wait…is this about floral fashions and floral jewelry, or summer flower arrangements? – and to that I would reply “BOTH!” Imagine my excitement when I was walking down the streets of New York City early one morning with my breakfast (coffee), and I saw a Tiffany’s ad with some beautiful floral jewelry. New York, Tiffany’s, flowers, coffee… amazing.