Readers' Choice: Tell Us the City's Best Florist

Long-stemmed roses for Valentine's Day, lilies for Easter, mums for Mother's Day — where do you go locally to get the freshest, the most exotic, or the largest selection of flowers for special occasions?


Whether sunflowers, peonies, Lily of the Valley, blue delphiniums, gladioli, columbine, irises, dahlias, ornamental cabbage, red tropical anthuriums, ilex berries, chrysanthemums, baby's breath or roses — everyone surely has a favorite flower. 

When it comes time for a special occasion, a birthday, holiday, wedding or just the perfect tablre arrangement, which florist do you recommend?

Share your suggestions and give us your opinions and we'll tell you who the best of the best is based on your nominations and votes.

As a reminder, here's how our Readers' Choice feature works:

  • We'll ask a question about your favorites.
  • We invite you to post your nominations in the comments below.
  • We hope you'll also spread the word about this to your friends on Facebook and Twitter and get them involved.
  • Submit comments until 5 p.m. Wednesday.


  • We'll take the nominees and post a poll first thing Thursday morning.
  • After the poll starts on Thursday, you'll be able to vote till Friday at 9 a.m.
  • On Saturday, we announce the winner.

This review is all about you — your ideas, your feedback and your voice — so we hope you will chime in and check back.

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Dawn Piscitelli April 23, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Green Dahlia IS the up and coming florist!
Paul Rice April 23, 2012 at 10:40 PM
I too used to buy only at Datura, because I knew Cat worked there, now that she's independent with her own store Green Dahlia, I don't need any other florist. It's the uniqueness, how I can ask for some theme and she can make it come real.
Alison Laucella April 24, 2012 at 02:41 AM
The Wild Orchid is the best!! They create the most beautiful and unique arrangements and give it a special, personal touch. Cindy and Ginny will take care of whatever you need. They definitely have my vote!
tony palmieri April 24, 2012 at 02:58 AM
green dahlia for sure.
Sarah April 24, 2012 at 12:28 PM
McInerny!! Beautiful spreads!
Cathy Branch Stebbins April 24, 2012 at 12:52 PM
I found the most magnificent 3-stem white orchid at McInerny's recently. Middletown has some great florists!
Kny Cane April 24, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Green Dahlia is so amazing! My boyfriend gave me an arrangement from there for Valentine's Day. It was absolutely breathtaking!
Stephen Capano April 24, 2012 at 01:17 PM
green dahlia
Aryn Kyer April 24, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Greeeeen Dahlia!!
Hollie Rose April 24, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Definitely Green Dahlia - Cat is amazing!
Jennifer Jonassen April 24, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Green Dahlia-the creations are magical!
Jim Hartzell April 24, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Green Dahlia gets my vote.
margo purple April 24, 2012 at 03:05 PM
cat from green dahlia designed an arr. for my art opening.... wow!!! & it lasted for ever ,with a center orchid plant !!
Yvette elliott April 24, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Green dahlia - her arragements are so fantastical and beautiful!
K B April 24, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Green Dahlia is far and away the best florist in the area. Cat is wonderful to work with and her talent is amazing.
Tracy Deegan April 24, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Green Dahlia ~
Jamie April 24, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Wild Orchid has the most beautiful arrangements!!!
Jamie April 24, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Wild Orchid has some good looking ladies...and flowers!
Molly April 24, 2012 at 06:54 PM
WILD ORCHID. hands down. beyond amazing women, who are genuine and very talented. their arrangements are incredibly unique, full of personality and they can fully customize your order even if it's a last minute bouquet. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
CP April 24, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Green Dahlia- Cat is amazing!!!
susan g April 24, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Green Dahlia all the way
Steve April 24, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Wild Orchid has always been the best, and always will!
My Prospective April 25, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Hands down, WILD ORCHID!! Best ladies and flowers around :)
Elizabeth H April 25, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Wild Orchid is by far the best florist in Middletown. Their arrangements are absolutely stunning and their flowers last forever. Not only are their flowers the best but the women who run the store never refrain from helping people out with ideas for gift baskets and displays, they go above and beyond the label of "florist" to friend and all around good people. If you haven't gotten flowers from here yet, I suggest you take a stroll down main street! You wont be disappointed!!!
t April 25, 2012 at 03:11 PM
I loved Datura...but now will look forward to trying Green Dahlia and Wild Orchid. I have also seen some beautiful arrangements from Capricorn Floral Design.
Amy April 25, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Green Dahlia is wonderful!!!!!  My vote an admiration goes to this truly imaginative florist! 
Julia O'Halloran Faraci April 26, 2012 at 05:53 AM
Green Dahlia's Cat always creates florisculpture too stunning to be called merely arrangements. Just tell her what you want to express and she will produce a work of art!
Sheryl Wescott April 27, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Green Dahlia, Catherine is very innovative. She blends style and elegance in a natural presentation. She is a master of element and design.
Ashley Bolduc April 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM
My vote definately goes to the infinitely talented Catherine Epright .. Green Dahlia. Local, fresh and exotic. The flowers are nice too : )
Kelly Utley July 02, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Loved Daturo! Now will try Green Dahlia


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