Sunflowers in NYC=Summertime in NYC

Sunflowers in NYC

Exciting Times in NYC
Dust off your favorite shorts and connect the air conditioners, Summer is here NYC!  Summertime in NYC means sunflowers in NYC.   Sunflowers have a way of brightening up any location.
What a difference a simple bouquet of sunflowers makes to the NYC’s Columbus Circle.
Columbus Circle Sunflowers
Columbus Circle Sunflowers
The beautification of NYC’s Washington Square park has been completed with the addition of Sunflowers.
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Washington Square Sunflowers

What would an East River view of downtown Brooklyn be without a bouquet of Sunflowers?

Downtown Manhattan Sunflowers
Sunflowers in Downtown Manhattan

Lady Liberty’s beauty is dwarfed by the natural beauty of Sunflowers.

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Hudson River/West Side NYC Sunflowers
New Yorkers don’t just rely on Sunflowers to beautify their outdoor spaces.  Sunflowers are brightening Event spaces throughout NYC.
Sunflowers for NYC Events
Sunflowers for NYC Events
Sunflowers come in a wide variety of yellow, red and golden hues. They might not look alike but they all  spread cheer to whomever they come across.  Let Starbright deliver a fresh bouquet of Sunflowers in NYC or wherever smiles need to be encouraged.

 

 

 

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Looking for flowers in New York City? Visit our Event Gallery for inspiration. Or see our daily selection at Starbrightnyc.com.

 

Starbright Floral Design Has Moved!

Our old office didn’t have enough space,

So we’ve moved to a new, bigger and brighter place.

Come by and say hey,

Come by and see our window display.

The flower market is where we were,

The flower market is where we prefer.

Yes, we have moved to a new store,

Yes, it is practically right next door:

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

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Our New Home

Grand Gourmet – The Flavor of Midtown-Great Success

Starbright Floral Design was a proud sponsor of Grand Gourmet – The Flavor of Midtown ®, the Grand Central Partnership’s annual tasting event held on May 7, 2015.  By all accounts it was a great success!  Showcased were more than 40 of the top restaurants, bars, lounges and purveyors in the greater Grand Central neighborhood.

Photo May 07, 6 09 48 PMThe event was not limited to fun seekers but all had fun.  Starbright’s arrangements added to the already incredible atmosphere of Grand Central Terminal’s iconic Vanderbilt Hall. Net proceeds from the event benefited the Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation.Photo May 07, 6 04 05 PM

The Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation is committed to providing immediate relief to Midtown Manhattan’s homeless population. A local cause that Starbright is proud to assist in any way we can.  They are available all year round for donations.  We hope to be honored with an invitation for sponsorship of this event and worthy cause for many years to come.

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This scribe is brought to you by Starbright Floral Design, NYC, Voted NYC’s “Best” florist. Along the way we try to find and write about the fun side of flowers in NYC as well as the serious side. Starbright Floral Design NYC delivers flowers all over the world for the endless romantics everywhere.
Starbright Floral Design is the “Official Florist of the City that Never Sleeps” and most of the time we deliver flowers, love, passion and hope everywhere in Manhattan and worldwide.
Give us a call, visit our website or pop on in! We would love to meet you….

 

 

Passionately yours,
The Official Florist
Starbright Floral Design
Located in the heart of New York City’s Historic Flower District
150 West 28th Street, Studio 201.
T. 800.520. 8999
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Cherry Blossom Delivery in NYC-Time is Running Out!

New Yorkers view Cherry Blossoms as a treat of spring.  They’re splendor in nature is awe-inspiring.   They bloom briefly as puffs of white and pink, reminiscent of clouds, and their petals fall gently like snow.  If only there was a way to enjoy cherry blossoms in the comfort of your NYC residence.  That was the thought that sparked Starbright’s cut cherry blossom delivery displays.  Since the cherry blossom arrangements have gone online in NYC there has been proverbial run on the bank.  Whether for the home or the business, New Yorkers can not get enough of the  displays.  However, they won’t last for long, time is running out to enjoy these displays.

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Cherry Blossom delivery in NYC

Fun Facts:

Cherry blossoms, sometimes called sakura, are from the prunus genus.  Cherry blossoms are widely appreciated for their beauty and grace – they’re not just viewed on the tree, but blowing in the wind and blanketing the ground as well.  For the interest of their patrons, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens are protective of their blooms. Since removing anything from a New York City park is illegal, you won’t be able to take even a fallen blossom with you. That way, there’s more for everyone to enjoy.

But you may still want these bursts of spring sakura at home…

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Preparing an arrangement of cherry blossoms takes some elbow grease – leave it to the professionals

“The cherries’ only fault: the crowds that gather when they bloom”

— Saigyo, 12th-century poet

For generations and generations, cherry blossoms have been a source of inspiration and motivation, a sign of friendship and Spring.  They are referenced in one of the first novels, The Tale of Genji, and in countless poems and artworks.  Because of the brief duration of their blooming season, sakura are often used to symbolize the concept of mono no aware – which may be translated as an empathy towards the impermanence of things, life and love.  The cherry blossoms remind us to appreciate the fleeting nature of all things and to embrace the moment.

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Barbara fixing a very tall arrangement of branches with cherry blossoms

One of Starbright Floral Design’s favorite arrangements to make this time of year is composed of cherry blossom branches to help bring Spring to your home or office after a long, cold New York City winter.  But come in quick! The season is short and these arrangements are always in high demand.

If you decide to visit the Brooklyn Botanical Garden to see the blossoms, or Starbright Floral Design NYC in order to take some home, we hope you’ll share your pictures with us!

Catch them if you can New York City!

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Cherry Blossoms don’t last long – catch them before they all fall down!

St. Patrick’s Day in NYC-Celebrate With Flowers!

LS025It’s March 17 which means it’s celebration time. Every year the Irish and the Irish for a day celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. What began as celebration of the patron saint of Ireland has become a celebration of everything Irish. NYC is renowned for its incredible population increase of people who claim to be Irish on March 17. Festivals, parades, parties and feast throughout the world reign the day. What feast or celebration is complete without flowers? Although blue was initially the color of St. Patrick’s day it has universally been replaced by Green. NYC flower lovers and connoisseurs have always supplemented their traditional celebrations with flowers.

LS034Conclusion:  Flower gift giving on St. Patrick’s Day is a tradition that we humbly and hopefully submit should be universally accepted!  Enjoy the day everyone, with flowers or without (preferably with).

This scribe is brought to you by Starbright Floral Design, “The Official Florist of the CityLS041 that Never Sleeps”.  Along the way we try to find and write about the fun side of flowers.  Starbright delivers flowers all over the world for the endless romantics everywhere.

Starbright Floral Design is the “Official Florist of Romance” and most of the time we deliver flowers, love, passion and SQ398_445x390hope everywhere in Manhattan and worldwide.  Sometimes we deliver St. Patrick’s Day flowers.

Whether it’s St. Patrick’s day, it’s sunny, it’s raining-any day, give us a call, visit our website or pop on in!  We would love to meet you….

 

 

Passionately yours,

The Official Florist

Starbright Floral Design

Located in the heart of New York City’s Historic Flower District

150 West 28th Street, Studio 201.

T. 800.520. 8999

E-commerce portal: www.starbrightnyc.co

 

March Flower Files: Daffodils

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“Daffodils” by William Warby

NYC Floral enthusiasts rejoice! The beloved daffodil is back in season. Here at Starbright, we’re prepping the stems and getting ready for Spring!

 

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Daffodils are often considered to be some of the sunniest flowers around; they are among the first wild flowers to appear in Spring and are the official flower of the month of March. They are most commonly found in yellow or white, though orange and pink varieties exist as well. The unique shape of the bloom, with its six petal-like tepals surrounding a trumpet-shaped corona is easy to identify though it is called by many names including: narcissus, jonquil, and daffadowndilly.

Daffodils are native to the Mediterranean. They were initially brought to England by the ancient Romans who believed the blooms had medicinal properties…which is not at all true. The flowers have toxic crystals that can irritate the skin, repel garden pests, and even wilt other flowers in the same vase unless treated properly.

 

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  • Daffodils are some of the first flowers to bloom; they can actually grow straight through the snow
  • Bring a bundle of daffodils to a friend, but never a single bloom. One daffodil on it’s own predicts misfortune!
  • Daffodils are a symbol of hope and friendship today.

 

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Looking for flowers in New York City? Visit our Event Gallery for inspiration. Or see our daily selection at Starbrightnyc.com.

NYC Flowers for Men – We Like Them Too!

Valentine’s Day is coming up – it’s already February 4th, so there’s only ten days to go. If you’re still looking for a special flower arrangement for the man in your life (or men!) you might do well going with a plant or floral arrangement from Starbright Floral Design.

This week we brought in a different kind of expert. We’re going to turn it over to Theo, a genuine Male New Yorker, to give you the straight skinny on floral gifts for men.

On a base level, giving flowers says “I want your world to be more beautiful.” Take it from a man – we like beauty, too. Sticking a nose in a bouquet of flowers, unwrapping those flowers and then putting them somewhere to look at is something everyone enjoys, regardless of gender. Ditto for succulent gardens – they can live forever with a just a little water and sunlight, and they’re basically ancient plants. Having a succulent on your desk is basically like a having a dinosaur on your desk, only without the risk of getting eaten.

Boys like flowers too
Apple Lime Ice from Starbright Floral Design

This is a great example of the archetypal “floral gift for men.” “This looks nothing like his grandmother’s rose garden,” says Theo. “Instead, we’ve got an eye-catching color paired with a strong, angular arrangement. This would look great in the home, NYC apartment or office. With green orchids, green grass and naturally-polished river rocks this is sure to be a pleaser.”

 

 

Boys like plants too!
Succulent Gardens

If you think the man in your life would enjoy tending to a tiny garden one of our Succulent Gardens is definitely the right choice. “New York City can feel like a concrete jungle sometimes – why not bring in some of the real jungle? This is the gift that keeps on giving, too – succulents last for a very long time, and even if he doesn’t have the greenest of thumbs these are pretty hard to kill.”

 

 

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Falling for you

What about an arrangement for the man with an eye for a bit more color? “”Falling for you” is a great choice, with a structure reminiscent of the Brooklyn Bridge’s radiating support wires and arcing buttresses. Roses have been given to men since the days of Ancient Rome – this tradition fits into modern New York just fine.”

So there you have it! Men like flowers, plain and simple (and, in fact, it seems like they like their flowers plain and simple.) If you have any questions for us or Theo drop them in the comments below, or just call us up at the shop!

 

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Looking for flowers in New York City? Visit our Event Gallery for inspiration. Or see our daily selection at Starbrightnyc.com.