Flower Power

You buy flowers for two occasions: Mother’s Day and funerals. Is it any wonder you associate them with roast beef and drunken histrionics?

For a different view on beautiful blooms, take in the newly opened Poppy. The European-style shop specializes in English country garden arrangements that can make you feel better even when you’re not feeling bad.

Using things like homegrown berries, branches, lavender, and tulips, florists create bright, fresh compositions. They also frequently cross the pond to stay abreast of trends — and bring back unexpected gems like lime green roses.

So spruce up your place with a hand-tied bouquet or floral basket. Or, if you still feel needy, grab a wreath for seasonal cheer.

And start serving up that roast beef.

Poppy, 616 South Sixth Street (215-574-1221 or poppyflowershop.com).

616 S 6th St
@ Kater St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
622 Broadway E
@ Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102