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Best Florist: Connells Maple Lee Flowers & Gifts

From the Best Florist: Connells Maple Lee Flowers & Gifts edition

Connells Maple Lee's founder, Hannah Royer, began selling flowers in 1937 and was known for her commitment to her customers, completing even strange orders like floral funeral arrangements in the shape of horses and deer. Decades later, that dedication is still a proud trait of the florist shop and is no doubt a reason readers again voted it the best in town. Flower options from the three locations span from azaleas to zinnias, and artistic touches are applied to bouquets for every occasion and holiday. They'll probably even make an animal-shaped arrangement if you ask nicely.

Runners-up: Market Blooms, Flowers on Orchard Lane