The art of the flower for Valentine’s Day

Renee Minus White | 2/13/2020, 1:23 p.m.
Whether you’re wishing your special someone Happy Valentine’s Day with a single rose or a beautiful bouquet of flowers, you ...
Frank James, owner/founder of Frank James floral Boutique at 2114 Frederick Douglass Blvd. Renee Minus White photo

Whether you’re wishing your special someone Happy Valentine’s Day with a single rose or a beautiful bouquet of flowers, you are sure to see a smile and make someone happy. Often, finding the right florist, especially in Harlem, can be difficult, but don’t let that stop you. Visit the Franz James Floral Boutique at 2114 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (at W. 114th St.). Right now, you’ll love their new Valentine’s Day floral designs in the store’s windows. Step inside and catch a whiff of the fresh scents from a variety of fresh flowers and meet amazing florists who will create the perfect bouquet for your Valentine’s gift.

Nine years ago, at an important changing point in his life, Mr. Franz thought about opening a store. Both a musician and businessman, he brings a unique, creative, and refreshing spirit to the flower shop business. Rely on him to make the floral design that will work for you, for your gift, occasion, event and home. With Harlem changing and growing so rapidly, the idea of a floral shop just seemed right. Today, he’s so busy, and more importantly, he loves flowers and working with them. “My goal is to raise floral design to an art form,” said Franz. Their creations are elegant and distinctive. For both residents in the neighborhood and corporations, he has a mild, wonderful way of connecting with people. He also makes you feel at ease with his smile and gentle manner. The Franz James Boutique offers sophistication and elegance with every one of their compositions. If you don’t see what you want, just ask for it. They will design anything from jewel-toned bouquets to breathtaking sculptural displays. They also offer exquisite floral landscapes for residential and corporate environments, weddings, events, and indoor and outdoor gardens.

Each design embodies the company’s philosophy and approach: Flowers as Art. James is an artist and third generation floral designer. His work has been seen on specialty news segments on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox and in the public spaces of important New York hotels, including the Ritz Carlton, the Waldorf Astoria, the Pierre, and the Marriott. His clients include many celebrities from television, film, and stage. James’ success begins with each flower and what he creates with it for you to hold, and see. So stop in at the Franz James Floral Boutique, and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!