I was surprised at the number of florist shops we came across on our walks around Paris. This adorable shop, "the island of flowers" (not to be confused with the avant-garde short film by Jorge Furtado of the same name) was the first.
The sign says Mimosa, the brain says Acacia dealbata. Common names are confusing! Mimosa is an often used common name for Albizia julibrissin, which has similar foliage to this but a very different flower.
Œillet = eyelet or carnation or pink = Dianthus (Dianthus barbatus 'Green Trick')
Note the one light-pink Ranunculus...
Choux = cabbage (of course)
Maison et Fleurs was the next discovery.
Of course it's worth noting that in a dense urban area like Paris there's not room for the huge "everything store" — hence the specialization. We went in several food markets and they didn't have a floral area, unlike most of our grocery stores here in the States. I rather like this specialization approach.
Blanche Fleuers, which had much more than just white flowers.
Even "easy care" succulents and cactus.
This jungley shop, La Cabane/The Shack was a favorite.
Do you like the variegated Selaginella? I must admit I do not.
I do love the cramscaped feel of the place though.
I wasn't sure taking photos inside would be appreciated however, so I only took one.
Christian Collin was quite a fancy shop.
Also selling "Mimosa"...
Inside was sleek, yet full of voluptuous flowers of all sorts.
Les Jardins D'Ilham/The Gardens of Ilham
They had the "real desert mix"...
Five Euro (about $6.25) for those little guys!
I do love me some green Carnations and blue Eryngium...
Sing it with me... "I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles" ...
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