SPRING 2021 in New York City - the Flower District Is Getting Its Groove Back
a little bit about New York's
Fun Fact: Although it was originally located on 34th street, since1890 the Flower District has been in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City (on 28th Street between 6th and 7th avenues). It's known simply as the Flower District and it's a year-round group of individually owned flower markets all crowded together with their flowers spilling out onto the sidewalk. Marked on the corner by a McDonald's restaurant, at first it doesn't seem to be a very spectacular area of the city, but turn the corner heading west onto 28th street and you're enveloped by a sea of greenery, budding plants and fresh cut flowers from all over the globe.
Over the years, as I've participated in dozens of design industry, charity table top events, my favorite part of the design process is hitting the Flower District. I'm guessing, it was hit hard by the last year's pandemic. Today, I went back for the very fist time in almost a year and a half, and I was happy to see some of the shops back in business. Many have closed and the side streets that used to spill over with extra shops are quiet but the main drag on 28th street looks to be back in business.
What I created: I ducked into a couple of my favorite places and picked up almost out of season Anemones (white with black centers), and spring Ranunculus, Hellebores, and garden-style Roses all in a faded white and pink, lettuce-green colors. I put together a very pretty but delicate arrangement for my daughter's birthday- these are all her favorite!