Any movie whose central love story revolves around the love of an apartment is good in my book. The 1990 romantic comedy Green Card starring Andie MacDowell and Gérard Depardieu doesn’t disappoint in the home department: MacDowell marries Depardieu to qualify for her dream home in New York, complete with a greenhouse. It’s the kind of apartment movies love — gorgeous and ridiculously beyond reality for a young lady who makes a living as an inner-city gardener. Suspend your disbelief and prepare to fall in love, too. — Amy Merrick
1. Phalaenopsis Orchid, $64; 2. Pruning Shears, $29; 3. Catbird Wedding Band, $855; 4. Abby Hat, $48; 5. Copper Watering Can, $79; 6. Antique Potter’s Table, $2000; 7. Kitazawa Seeds, $3.50; 8. Wardian Case, $64; 9. Nutscene Garden Twine, $14; 10. Pot and Saucer, $12
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A marriage of convenience sounds pretty romantic when it involves a French accent and piles of houseplants. MacDowell’s dream home has an antique greenhouse, a rooftop terrace and a dramatic entry staircase, and when decked out with her botanical prints and feminine furniture, I can’t imagine a place I’d rather live. Even the movie’s hilariously familiar Enya soundtrack can’t break the spell, and that is saying something.
1. Split-Leaf Philodendron, $8; 2. Marian Fixture, $125; 3. Red Striped Tablecloth, $98; 4. Farmer’s Market Basket, $20; 5. Kilner Canning Jars, $6; 6. Lacquered Brass Table, $795; 7. Antique Wingback Chair, $4600; 8. Sage Pot, $60; 9. Large Terra-Cotta Mug, $37; 10. Wooden-Handled Garden Tools, $20+