Munich is scattered with flower shops. Generally throughout Europe, in comparison to where I grew up in Australia, flowers are quite a common commodity. Perhaps Europe’s climate and geography just provides an opportunity for growing and creating diverse flower species. Don’t get me wrong, Australia has very beautiful flowers, but it is also very dry: our flora is very native and certainly not as seasonal.
As the year goes by here, you will notice people fill their homes, shopfronts, gardens and balconies with an assortment of flowers that match each season: tulips around spring, snowdrops come out in winter, summer is for sunflowers.
Blütenkorb is a flower shop, whose name translates to ‘Flower Basket’, and it’s divine. It’s quite simple really: the people who work there are kind and helpful, the bouquets they make are stunning and the assortment of flowers and plants to choose from are seasonal yet ample.
Would you like a bouquet of various flowers, or an abundance of one flower type? Would you like to brighten your balcony or are you looking for an indoor plant? Perhaps you even need a little zest in your life? If so, take an orange tree.
I ride past Blütenkorb almost every day and I enjoy seeing the flowers and plants at the shopfront. I always find what I need there. And my favourite part? My heart skips a beat when I see they have peonies ready to bloom and I know summer is just around the corner.