Since the holidays have managed to linger, for some, the question of what to you get your boss/great aunt/favorite neighbor of a certain age, remains. Poinsettias may be a bit traditional but they are gorgeously red or white and are perfect for someone who has everything. Add a few bulbs to your gift and they can treat it like a Christmas tree. Chris Emmerich, from Emmerich Greenhouses, has luscious ones for sale. Catch him in the spring and you’ll find pansies, tulips and daffodils. Summer will bring a huge array of fresh cut flowers. Don’t see what you like? Ask him and he’ll consider it for next year.
• At Tree-Licious Orchards: all apple varieties, $1.50/lb; blueberry and apple pies, $6 and $12; muffins, $1.50 ea.
• At Emmerich Greenhouses: poinsettias, $4 – $25 ea; fresh cut flowers, $5; Amaryllis, $10; cyclamen, $8.
77th Street and Columbus Greenmarket is located at, well, 77th St. and Columbus in Manhattan.