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Photograph: Marielle SolanJamali GardenOne of the few Flower District wholesalers that’s open to the public, this two-story shop is overflowing with affordable home accents ($15–$120), candles ($4–$18), ceramics ($3–$188), and both preserved and artificial plants ($8–$200). Bamboo screens ($90) allow privacy seekers to separate rooms in style while three-tiered potted topiaries ($85) bring the outdoors in. If you want your dining-room table to resemble the ones seen in catalogs, head here for glossy faux artichokes (three for $15), sturdy banana-leaf place mats ($50) and bags of polished mini river stones ($7) that can fill simple glass cube vases ($3–$9). Of course, green thumbs will find nitty-gritty necessities, such as multicolored raffia pots ($6–$9) and Victorinox floral Swiss army knives ($10–$14) in a rainbow of colors. Mention TONY for 10 percent off all full-priced items through May 15. 149 W 28th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-996-5534, jamaligarden.com)
Photograph: Alex StradaJungleYou’d never know that this pristine shop lies on the site of a former parking lot: In 2010, owner Amanda Mitchell transformed the area into a lush outdoor sanctuary that doubles as an event space. High walls and vaulted wood beams create an intimate setting where groups can gather year-round for dinner parties, a night of dancing or even a small wedding ceremony ($200–$500 per hour). Although the privileged few brownstone dwellers with backyards may be the only ones interested in pastel-colored ARS shears ($45), Hori-Hori digging tools ($39) imported from Japan and decorative planters carved from bark ($25) that are on consignment from local designer Catie Carter, even studio apartments can benefit from the store’s selection of small, handmade terrariums ($35–$155) and agave plants ($25) that thrive indoors. Mention TONY for 10 percent off all purchases through May 3. 61 Kent Ave between North 10th and 11th Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (347-497-2579)
Photograph: Alex StradaRose Red & LavenderMarried couple Kimberly and Enrique Sevilla have been helping urbanites spruce up their living spaces since 2008, offering indoor-friendly air plants ($2–$10) that flourish without soil and hanging ferns encased in globes of moss ($30) from their bright blue shop. The focus here is on greenery, and plants such as temperate bonsai trees ($35–$50) abound in the store’s neighboring outdoor space, where the Sevillas churn out floral arrangements ($50–$300) daily. There’s also a smattering of small gifts, including sterling-silver lockets ($150) containing petite ecosystems and glass teapot vases ($18) that can also be used for serving Tea Beyond floral-infused tea ($12). Weekly classes, including one on how to make ice cream using lavender and roses ($35), will change the way you think about working with flowers. Mention TONY for 15 percent off seed starting supplies through May 6. 653 Metropolitan Ave between Manhattan Ave and Leonard St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-486-3569, roseredandlavender.com)