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Best Places To Get Flowers In NYC

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Everything is finally blooming in New York City after the winter that seemed like it would never end. Whether buying flowers for a mother, a recent grad, a sweetheart or just for oneself, New York City is filled with florists who make bouquets worthy of any occasion.

Ariston Flowers
110 West 17th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 929-4226

More than just a simple florist, Ariston Flowers also offers interesting plants and trees fit to reside in a beautiful New York City home. The family-owned business has been selling blooms since 1977. Being ranked among the top U.S. florists, Ariston prides itself with selling a beautiful assortment of flowers imported fresh from around the world. Shop among their aptly named collections such as The New York Collection and The Penthouse Collection, with arrangements perfectly designed for the discerning shopper. Exotics are among the array of choices to purchase. Also available are new specials every month as well as fruit and gourmet baskets.

Peter's Flowers
142 West 36th St.
New York, NY 10018
(212) 819-9000

If you are looking for an abundance of flowers, plants and gift baskets to choose from then check out Peter's Flowers. The shop is 5000 square feet and they have been in business since 1937. Beyond mixed arrangements, roses and exotic flowers, Peter's Flowers sells interesting plants such as cactus, live cut bamboo, orchids and flowering plants. If you are worried about not having a green thumb, you can join Peter's Flowers Plant Maintenance Program for a monthly charge and have a plant technician personally come to the home or office to take care of plant needs. Gourmet baskets are also for sale at this flower shop. Peter's Flowers personally delivers to all of New York City's five boroughs as well as Nassau County, part of Westchester and even some of New Jersey. Beyond that they will ship orders around the world.

Flowers by Richard
316 West 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-3505

Flowers by Richard understands that selling flowers in New York requires top designs and understanding the needs of their clientele. Located right in Midtown, they offer the "fastest free same day free flower delivery in NYC" perfect for sending a bouquet to a sweetheart or to celebrate a star opening night on Broadway. Flowers for special occasions, holidays and seasonal choices are abundant along with plants and gift baskets. Check out their modern and tropical uniquely designed vase arrangements. Flowers by Richard has been awarded Best New York Florist and prides themselves as being the "Home of the Cabbage Rose."

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David Shannon Florist & Nursery
3380 Fort Hamilton Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 436-4521

A family-owned business for over 40 years, David Shannon Florist presents beautiful floral designs as well as house plants year round with choices changing for each season. Their specialties include flowers for every occasion, including ones to just "Make Someone Smile," as well as gourmet and specialty baskets. This shop is not just a florist. David Shannon also has a nursery filled with trees, bushes and flowers to plant outside the home. October welcomes the celebration of fall and Halloween with a large pumpkin patch complete with bales of hay and corn stalks, and a fun scarecrow.

Scotts Flowers
15 West 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
(800) 726-8874

Since 1947 Scotts Flowers has been selling their floral arrangements in New York City. Beautiful blooms come from countries around the world including Holland, Italy, New Zealand and South America. Scotts Flowers specialties include their NYC weekly flower delivery. Imagine having fresh floral designs perfected for each season delivered the same time each week to fill the home or office with beautiful floral scents. Sign up for a preferred customer membership to have Scotts Flowers remember the special occasions for you. Featured arrangements are aptly named after famed New York streets and parks.

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Carol Ruth Weber began her career as a Theatrical Costume and Set Designer and segued into the world of Interior Design. As an interior designer she has twenty-eight years of experience in all phases of the business. You can read more of her work on and she can also be contacted at WeberLifeDesign.

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