September 22nd, 2011 by Georgeann
My friend Lisa is an amazingly creative and fun human being. As an actress, she spent the summer in the Finger Lakes singing and dancing as Sally Bowles in “Cabaret.” I know she is an accomplished painter, and also has been a professional muralist; s
he dresses cool and knows all about make-up; and she smiles 96% of the time. What I DIDN’T know is that Lisa has an almost supernaturally green thumb.
Last time I visited Lisa was something like 8 years ago, and my memory was of a sparse and open space. Imagine my pleasant surprise on a recent visit when I walked into a plant-filled urban gardening oasis in NYC! Beautifully displayed green, glossy plants did wonders to make the apartment feel cozy, cool and inviting. I got her to share some of her plant care advice with me:
Choose Gorgeous, Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants
Zamioculcas zamifoia: Lisa’s beautiful “ZZ plant” is a good choice, because these plants are good-looking, have a unique shape, and are very easy to maintain. Plant care is a cinch: they don’t require much water and are broad-spectrum plants that can tolerate direct sun or shade.
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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 →]
I can’t even begin to guess how many people ask me for plant care advice each week. I’ve heard the phrases “I just don’t have a green thumb” and “I kill everything!” too many times. We here
at Big Apple Florists can help you with that, and whether you’re looking for plants for your home or office, we have a lot to offer you!
We have an amazing selection of plants that do well indoors, even with low to medium light. Some of these are available on our website for Manhattan plant delivery, but if anything’s not listed, just give us a call at 212.687.3434 and we’ll find it for you!
Here are some options we would suggest for a normal indoor space: [Read more →]
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