If plants could pick people, redheads would be particularly prized on Valentine’s Day and melancholy florae would pluck off our fingers to determine whether or a not a suitor loved them. Assert human dominion over the earth kingdom with today's deal to Rose Red & Lavender. Choose between the following two options:
- For $40, you get a floral design class (an $85 value).
- For $25, you get $50 worth of flowers and gifts.
Rose Red & Lavender’s local founders claim a Williamsburg aesthetic as inspiration for their modern floral arrangements, right down to the terrariums encased in light bulbs. The shop’s owner, Kimberly, will teach you to make your own wedding bouquet, prom corsage, or dueling boutonniere during her floral design class, held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Each participant brings home his or her own creation (an $85 value) at the end of class.
Less crafty romantics, meanwhile, can still think beyond the bouquet of roses and gift their lovers with a selection of unusual florae (plants range from $10–$100), such as orchids and their natural carnivorous-plant predators, passionflowers, aloe plants, hot peppers, and herbs. Otherwise, give a more hands-on gift ($10–$100) such as imported, handmade garden tools; a large terrarium ($45); or a chicken bag ($29.99), a purse whose quirky design makes an appropriate holder for emergency snack eggs and live Peeps. If your green thumb is particularly green, Rose Red & Lavender’s knowledgeable staff will happily answer any questions about urban gardening, orchids, or plantar fasciitis. See the shop's regularly updated blog for current features, and visit the store to check out its newest items and selection of vintage planters.
653 Metropolitan Ave.
Williamsburg, New York 11211Get Directions