ISSUE 34  |  Children's Summer

Healing Bouquets from a Brooklyn Herb Florist

August 22, 2012 3:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Herbal bouquets with a medicinal bent are the specialty of Brooklyn-based herb florist Cary Pereyra; from her new studio in Greenpoint, she designs seasonal and edible arrangements:

Photographs via The Little Glass Slipper.[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”5975″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”604″,”width”:”700″}}]]

Above: Some plants that self-taught herb florist Ms. Pereyra includes in bouquets. (See below for labels.) Mint has a “relaxing scent, ” she says, and essential oil of rosemary has been shown to improve mood and cognitive performance.


Above: The bouquet, featuring scabiosa pods and flowering spirea.