Plant devotees will find plenty to love at Planty Queens, 2807 Johnson Street NE. The store is an outgrowth of an online business started two years ago by Maya Harris and Lillie Rosen and is dedicated to house plants, or as they term it, “indoor landscaping.” Their retail space is filled with light and plants; bold representations of leaves and flowers on the walls provide an appropriate backdrop for all things “planty,” including containers, mini trellises, potting supplies and books, as wells as plants ranging from basic to exotic. The women “release” a new plant online every week at plantyqueens.com. They also offer a potting station and will assist in repotting rootbound plants. They are open Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and are planning a grand opening in June, when they will be open five days a week.
Below: Co-owner Maya Harris, left, chats with a customer at Planty Queens. (Photo by Cynthia Sowden)