We at In Bloom New York are huge fans of flea markets and thrift shops. Whether we are looking for decorative pieces or just perusing, Housing Works is on the top of our list of places to find funky items at a great price in support of a charitable cause. Not only could you find anything from pewter candlesticks to amazing iron benches, you can shop knowing that you are helping fight HIV/AIDS and homelessness.
When our friends at Laura Kirar asked for a flower & plant donation for their vignette at the annual Housing Works Design on a Dime event, we immediately said, Yes! Every year Housing Works has the top interior designers in the country put together room vignettes for the event showcasing new furniture, housewares and accessories. All the items are available for purchase at the event and donated to charity.
We created two small arrangements of green Cymbidium orchids and two handmade glazed ceramic pots filled with mixed succulents. Below are pictures of Laura Kirar's gorgeous vignette - Enjoy!
We had the pleasure of visiting the Yaldaynu Preschool on Thursday to give a little lesson on potting Impatiens. The students were very excited about this project, especially after finding out they would bring their newly potted plants home to their moms for Mother's Day.
With great enthusiasm, everyone learned how to plant and care for their newly potted Impatiens. It was so inspiring to see how positive everyone reacted to working with plant life. We had tons of fun ourselves and hope to be invited again for a future lesson!
Two weeks ago we received an incredible assortment of Bromeliad plants, a few of which I have never seen before in these vibrant colors. Bromeliads plants are great for even the most novice gardener since they are usually inexpensive, easy to grow and require very little maintenance. Bromeliads can be grown both indoors and outdoors as long as the temperature is not freezing. You would expect such a simple plant to look boring, however this species has some of the most brilliant blooms. Surprisingly, the most common form of a Bromeliad plant is the pineapple! Who knew!
The top picture is an example of a Aechmea Del Mar Bromeliad and the bottom is the Aechmea Blue Tango Bromeliad. Both can be purchased at our store, Plant Shed New York Flowers.