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Plant Party: Local Ithaca florist to host plant exchange

Plant Party: Local Ithaca florist to host plant exchange

ITHACA, N.Y. — Looking to freshen up your plant collection? Local long-time florist Michaleen’s is hosting its first-ever plant swap Nov. 16 where people can bring along a plant or cutting and exchange it for something new with other attendees. The plant swap will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. People attending the swap won’t be able to trade for any of the shop’s plants but will have the chance to chat with other plant enthusiasts and swap with them. This week marks 32 years in business for Michaleen’s, a florist and garden center with two greenhouses at their location at 2826 N. Triphammer Rd. in Ithaca. Owner Michaleen Herzog said they provide flowers for many local weddings and offer tropical plants in their greenhouses year-round. Herzog said a customer inspired her to host a local plant swap. YOUR LOCAL ARTS AND CULTURE NEWS IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM: (Provided Photo) In the past year, Herzog said she has seen a surge in young people interested in buying plants. “People just love them – and the crazier plants they can find,” she said. Herzog said when she first got into the business over 30 years ago, green plants “were huge,” however people shifted to more fake, silk plants in the mid-80s. But now, she said she’s seeing a resurgence of green plants. If Instagram or Pinterest are any indicators, decorating with greenery and filling spaces with plants is a popular design trend right now. Pinterest has even noted a surge in people searching for gardening and indoor plant ideas. “People just love them,” Herzog said. So, it seemed like a good time to bring people together and host a plant swap. To participate in the plant swap Nov. 16, people can bring a healthy […]

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