I liked the bustling flower market where Ashton Kutcher worked in the recent movie Valentine's Day, but New York has a pretty cool neighborhood too. I visited in Feb when I made my Valentine's arrangement, but yesterday I took a more extended trip to research decor for an April launch event.
I've been really into flowering branches lately: the pic above is quince and below is plum.
There was also cherry:
and hm, I forget what this one is, but I really like it, maybe white cherry?
I'll probably get some of this curly willow:
maybe some white birch:
I also need a few trees and looking for them in the little shops was like being in a forest:
This is a "chicken gizzard" aralia, funny name, cool tree:
and there was a nice magnolia:
A few potted plants may work too:
maybe a ficus or two:
and I'm so impressed that we can grow citrus in this area, even though it's not quite right for this event:
Then I had to get some flowers for an event that evening. I LOVE parrot tulips:
and hydrangea and peonies:
these anemones caught my eye too:
and who doesn't like roses?
I got a lot of pretty ideas for April, but I only needed a few blooms for that evening so I brought back white cymbidium orchids, pink peonies, blue hydrangea and purple phalaenopsis.
and I really heart the quince blossoms, so one last pic: