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Plant Ideas for Spring at Home

Apr 21, 2021
Plant Ideas for Spring at Home

Spring is the season to get started on planting flowers, herbs, and other greenery both outside and at home. Commemorate the season by bringing some plants inside your home or onto your terrace with the help of Lincoln Square stores—or just repot what you have with something stylish!

A great neighborhood amenity for farm fresh produce, baked goods, and more, the Richard Tucker Park Greenmarket hosts a number of vendors in Richard Tucker Park (Broadway and 65th Street) on Thursdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Long-time Greenmarket favorite (currently there on Saturdays), Stokes Farm sets up a stand selling herbs, flowers, and plants, as well as fruits and vegetables, all ready to be taken home to add vibrant greenery to your personal space. Grow yourself some chives or oregano for cooking or pick up some flowers to bring color to your windowsill. Stokes Farm has a variety of plants to choose from weekly. Check out our article about the Greenmarket here.

At Target (1863 Broadway at 61st Street), you can find a number of useful materials and supplies to prepare for more greenery and plants in your home or to replant what you’ve already got. At the Upper West Side location, you can pick up some potting mix, fertilizers, and gardening tools for your plant project. Target also sells self-watering planters, some nicer ceramic planters to complement your home décor, and watering cans and spray bottles. Check out what’s in-store and online on Target’s website here.

West Elm (1870 Broadway at 61st Street) sells mid-century inspired plant stands and modern ceramic planters in multiple styles, colors, and sizes, most of which are safe for both indoor and outdoor use. Online, West Elm offers interior design ideas for each planter you might be interested in buying so you can add plants and vegetation to your home in style. Browse the planters and stands here.

three ceramic planters from West Elm in white, turquoise, and yellow
ceramic planters from West Elm

At Bed Bath and Beyond (1930 Broadway at 64th Street) you can shop in-store for some ceramic pots for indoor or outdoor use, or customers can order online for in-store pickup with certain products. At the Lincoln Square location, you can also buy a gourmet herb seeds starter kit to grow herbs at home. Click here to check out some planter options online.

At Williams Sonoma (10 Columbus Circle) shop online for some simple gardening tools, planters, and even indoor garden kits. Williams Sonoma sells smart gardens to make growing herbs at home simple and quick as well as seed packets. Click here to shop for indoor garden kits. Click here to shop ceramic planters, including many with blue and white botanical designs.

Pottery Barn (1965 Broadway at 67th Street) sells indoor, outdoor, and hanging planters in various styles to match your home décor, like clay pots on a metal stand or urns on a pedestal. Click here to browse planter options and find what’s right for your interior or exterior design.

If you really want to add a personal touch to your greenery at home, sign up for a studio slot at Color Me Mine (177 Amsterdam Avenue at 68th Street) and paint your own planter in any color and design you’d like—the studio even sells planters shaped like hedgehogs and llamas for some extra quirky flare. Color Me Mine also offers the option to pick up projects for painting at home that can be dropped off to glaze at the studio. Click here to browse planter projects or contact the studio at (212) 877-0007. Color Me Mine offers BOGO studio fees and Adult Paint Nights regularly.

painter planters on tall shelves from Color Me Mine
painted planters from Color Me Mine

And, since April is Earth Month and being conscious is key, you can also consider reusing old product containers from your favorite beauty stores in Lincoln Square to get some herb seeds started, plant clippings, or even create a self-watering system for your larger plants. Check out this post from Kiehl’s Since 1851 for ideas about reusing product containers and get creative yourself!

This is not an exhaustive list of businesses in Lincoln Square and there may be more to enjoy that are not listed. Click here to view our Neighborhood Guide and find more places to shop.

Main photo of Stokes Farm in Richard Tucker Park
Article image credit: West Elm; Color Me Mine