I've posted a few things on my Facebook page about the idea of a mobile plant truck (like this), I love the idea of a carefully curated collection of plants that's out and about in the city...making scheduled stops and spreading green all around. So imagine my excitement when I was cruising down the street (having just stopped in Portland Nursery on Stark) and I saw this...
Well, actually I saw the front first.
I quickly parked the car and jumped out to take some pictures.
Outside there were a few plants...
And inside a lovely selection of cut stems!
And more plants.
The owner (Solara) was just unpacking a few things when I climbed inside.
Poor girl, to say I was excited is an understatement. I think my enthusiasm hit her a little hard. But she was extremely kind and agreed (a little hesitantly) to let me snap some photos.
Turns out she's been doing this since last May (I really need to get out more).
Once I got home and I looked her up on Instagram (where I got these borrowed images), her hesitation about my photos made sense. She's said something about just getting up and running for the season and not everything out yet. It was a very cold day with insane wind, so she didn't even have her awning open. Look how incredible it all is when she does have everything out...
She takes the show on the road too, here to the Portland Night Market — another thing I keep meaning to take part in.
And makes amazing (huge!) arrangements.
The Flower Bomb truck parks at the corner of Stark and SE 28th and Facebook is the place to find out what days the truck is open, or where it might have moved to if there's a special event happening somewhere.
Yay Portland, yay Flower Bomb!
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