Exploring French Open-Air Flower Markets

From the plank tiers of buckets holding cut stems in clear plastic sleeves, bunches of Fuji mums, peonies, lilies, ageratum, and lisianthus beckon passersby with vivid colors and intoxicating fragrances. At another stall, potted herbs are ready for planting in kitchen gardens, which may be as simple as a container garden on a windowsill.