New York Flowers

Flowers of the World Birch and OrchidsPink and yellowOne could while away hours, days or months looking at the myriad flowers and florists in NYC. This shop is Flowers of the World, 150 E 55th, near Carnegie Hall.

Magnificient wreath of succulents and tillandsiaLast week, this striking wreath welcomed staff, volunteers and visitors to the Garden Club of America offices at 14 East 60th Street in Manhattan.

 GCA floral designSucculent and bloom Tillandsia in glassAlways wonderful, the flowers at GCA are the work of the House Committee, a group of talented dedicated volunteers who continually delight us with their creations. Most of these designs used Tillandsia (air plant) and succulents which require very little water or refreshing. Win, win = stylish and less maintenance!!

 Eli's Marketplace FlowersEli’s Marketplace, further uptown, famous for its wonderful food (think Eli Zabar!) also has a tiny, tightly packed florist shop filled with the scents of the season.

 Eli's bouquet with hydrangea Eli's Roses Eli's astrantia and clematisEli’s often features unusual flowers tucked in among the roses or kale or hydrangea as seen in these designs. These add intrigue and textural interest, like the Astrantia and Clematis in the bouquet just above.


About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.
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