CITYLIFE / Weekend & Holiday
Updated: 2007-08-06 11:04
While summer burns the cities, it also nurture plants. So why not get some fresh flowers to give your house a decoration.
1 Inspired by the gorgeous florists he used to frequent while living in France, the single-named 'Louis' decided to open his own floral boutique near Xintiandi. Secret Garden sources most of its blooms in Kunming, and offers reasonably-priced, romantic floral arrangements-roses, carnations, orchids, chameleon and even Peruvian lilies-that are unlike anything else available in Shanghai. The shop also offers classes in flower arranging.
2 Katy Wu is an experienced florist from Taiwan. She worked for eight years at the top-end Taipei Mandarin Florist before relocating to Shanghai to open a flower shop of her own. She offers a selection of potted plants and imported and local blooms, including bestsellers such as Dutch tulips and colorful lilies from Switzerland and New Zealand. Wu prefers classic presentation with international flare; she can turn her hand to Japanese, American and European styles. Her very attractive creations can also be seen at the Shile
3 Rosa Gallica sells a beautiful and affordable selection of roses delivered fresh daily from the Dutch owner's greenhouse in Kunming. Priced at RMB 3.5 each, the roses are so fresh that they can last up to 10 days. This Ferguson Lane store also stocks a selection of carnations, calla lilies, daisies, anthurium from Holland, along with potted herbs and garden shrubs. The Western-style presentation is kept simple and classy. For those blessed with green thumbs, there is a range of fertilizers and snazzy German-made pots with water level indicators.