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You can buy a boring bodega bouquet on any street corner, but New York City's flower scene extends far beyond that. For a city where green space is fairly limited, there are quite a few exceptional local florists whose main goal is picking and preparing original arrangements.
After the jump, check out eleven of the best independent flower shops that specialize in exotic, rare, and unique flowers, creative vases, and DIY-style arrangements that'll guarantee a happy mom this Mother's Day.