The flowers were unnecessary, for at two o’clock a greenhouse arrived from Gatsby’s, with innumerable receptacles to contain it.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter V) on Rap Genius


Gatsby inevitably overdoes it with the flowers. You can imagine Nick arriving with a bouquet of flowers and being met with this.

Gatsby’s flowers mimic his extravagant mansion— he does everything gaudily in an attempt to impress Daisy.

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