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May 2019- Dallas

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40 F ounded by Giselle Ruggeberg and Ali Pickens, Petal Pushers is the millennial's answer to sending fl owers. Ordering a bouquet through their website is nearly as easy as calling an Uber, and are available for pickup or delivery in certain zip codes within two hours. Options range from The Mini (for "when your gf fi nally dumps her bf, and you're pumped, but she's sad") all the way to the Big AF (or, "if you're too embarrassed to say it," the XL). Read: a massive bouquet of fresh blooms, delivered to one's doorstep by a guy on a pink Vespa, and all is forgiven. 2649 Main St., Lisa Collins Shaddock PETAL PUSHERS GREY GARDENS SHAYNA FONTANA IN A SUPER BLOOM MOOD B looms are sprouting in the Cedars — yes, that wrong-side-of-the-tracks neighborhood that has evolved into an enclave for artists and creatives now has a fl ower shop. Shannon Wynne, the restau- rateur be- hind Mudhen Meat and Greens, Rodeo Goat, and Flying Fish, has been investing in the community — moving his corporate o f f i c e s i n t o a reimagined Piggly Wiggly grocery store on Harwood Street and buying up the adjacent block of buildings. Wynne wanted to see a fl ower shop open in the neighborhood, so WHILE TEXAS HAS ITS BLUEBONNETS, HOLLAND HAS ITS TULIPS. CALIFORNIA, MEANWHILE, HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING AN UNPRECEDENTED SUPER BLOOM — THE RESULT OF A DELUGE OF EARLY-SPRING RAIN, WHICH HAS CAUSED BRILLIANT RED CALIFORNIA POPPIES TO BLANKET HILLSIDES IN RECORD AMOUNTS. INDEED, FROM MARCH UNTIL MAY, WE FIND OURSELVES HYPNOTIZED BY NATURE'S BOUNTY. WITH HORTICULTURE ON THE BRAIN, WE PONDERED: WHAT NEW PLANTS ARE ABLOOM IN OUR OWN FAIR CITY? he offered event fl oral designer and Cedars resident Bryan Long a rather enticing lease deal to open a brick-and-mortar shop. Just like that, Grey Gardens was born (sans Little Edie, to our dismay). Grey Gardens provides pocketbook-friendly fl owers and garden goods, from white hydrangeas by the stem ($1.25 each) to a covetable vintage croquet set ($60). Grey Gardens, 1900 S. Harwood, greygardensfl Billy Fong Grey Gardens

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