Q. Could I purchase water lilies in bloom?
I would like to purchase water lilies and/or lotus flowers for a bouquet. Is there any time of year that these flowers are available for purchase for this purpose? If not, might you have any suggestions where one would be able to procure these flowers?
Any insight you may have would be greatly appreciated.
Hello Lisa Tilihoi,
Thank you for your question. Since you are in NYC, the flower market would be a good place to find what you want, although you may have to order from a wholesaler like G. Page, or Associated Flower market, opposite each other on 28th street, between 6th and 7th streets. High summer is usually the time when our lotus and waterlilies are blooming, I believe some waterlilies are still flowering now. G. Page is a very high end wholesaler, and Associated may be a bit less expensive. Also, I know these wholesalers open early and are pretty busy, and usually close mid day. There are other venders with aray of florals and supplies on that street as well, to check out. Nearer to 7th there is Jamali Garden shop. Lots of great floral supplies, like vases, and decor galore, and reasonable. Have fun exploring!
Hope this helps.