Flower Box Awards: Jacquelyn's Building Brightener

Flower Box Awards: Jacquelyn's Building Brightener

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 1, 2007

Reporter: Clarissa M.
Owner: Jacquelyn W.
Location: Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY

In Clarissa's words:

The front of our building is just a concrete with a bunch of garbage bins. Jacquelyn pretties the place up with the flowerboxes, which have a nice mix of annuals and perennials that she is very good about rotating...

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She goes out of her way to get good seedlings and starter plants and is vigilant about weeds and withering leaves and vines so the boxes always look really healthy. Oftentimes I hear people commenting on how nice the flowers are as I'm entering the building. The building is situated on kind of a weird half residential, half commercial street and the well tended boxes go a long way to making the block feel like it's part of a neighborhood.

Dear Clarissa,

We have a little gift in the mail to you and Jacquelyn: a pot from Ecoforms and seed packets from SelectSeeds.com to help make your gardens grow. Enjoy!

matt at apartmenttherapy dot com

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