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Blog: A Splash of Green: Local Plant Guide
Blog: A Splash of Green: Local Plant Guide
Blog: A Splash of Green: Local Plant Guide

Ask any interior decorator about the importance of incorporating plants into the design of a space, and they will likely wax poetic about the vibrancy and vitality they bring; about how one plant can pull an entire room together. And bringing the natural world indoors not only adds color and texture to a room, but it can improve your respiratory health and your concentration, as well as reduce stress. But the tricky part is finding the right plant. It isn’t enough to simply bring home a bit of foliage that fits your tastes and space requirements, you need to find a plant that you can effectively care for. Fortunately, there are three stellar destinations near the Long Island City condos at CORTE where you’ll find everything you need to bring a refreshing touch of greenery into your home.

Plant Specialists | 42-25 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City

Our first selection is a full-service team of horticulturalists, landscape architects, and designers who will come into your living space and build a garden for you. This is not the option you’re looking for if you just want a plant or two to liven up a room. But if you’re planning to build an indoor or outdoor garden, or just want your entire, expansive residence to be more serene, give them a call. Plant Specialists has been in business since the ‘70s. They know which plants will grow in which areas, and they can tell you exactly how to care for those plants. If you want to turn your residence into an oasis, the folks at Plant Specialists have the skills to make it happen. 

Sterling Blooms | 4350 11th Street, Suite 206, Long Island City

Sterling Blooms is a traditional family-owned-and-operated florist that has an enormous selection of flowers and plants. You can find just about anything here: from roses, daisies, sunflowers, and lilies, to dwarf umbrella tree, ficus, bamboo, gerbera, money trees, zen gardens, and a host of incredible orchids. The staff is highly knowledgeable, so just describe your needs and the amount of sunlight an area receives, and they will be able to point you in the right direction.

fLorEsta | 51-02 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City

Well known for their inventive designs and bouquets, fLorEsta is a florist that is not afraid to take risks. If you’re looking for something outside of what is traditionally offered in flower shops, this is the place for you. While they certainly have all of the classic flowers and plants available, they also bring a truly unique approach to their arrangements. They don’t stray too far from the norms — the beauty of the plants and flowers always shines through — but the staff at fLorEsta have a talent for combining unexpected species and colors in ways that somehow work with remarkable cohesion.

Be sure to schedule a private viewing of our property before heading out in search for new home decorations.