Whether planning a public event or a private get-together, a professional florist’s touch can make all the difference between standard and spectacular. After all, nature can only do so much and sometimes even flowers need a little help looking their best. Beneva Flowers charmed voters this year with variety and style to top the list, with Bee Ridge Florist and Victoria Blooms both coming on strong with a first and second runner-up finish respectively. Siesta Key’s Flowers By Fudgie rounds it out with a third runner-up finish.

Amariah Dawes (on Beneva Flowers): The first time I ordered from them, I was totally stressed out and had no idea what I wanted but I needed something quick. They took my order with great patience and understanding to make sure I got exactly what I was envisioning. Carolyn Burrake (on Bee Ridge Florist): We voted based on experience with JustaBasketCase Events. Her personality, her energy, her amazing gift baskets and the fact that she does so much unknown in this community. She is a woman of force and I’m honored to know her. Rosemary Reinhardt (on Victoria Blooms): I love Victoria Blooms for their original floral designs (the last arrangement I sent had a pineapple coming out of it), great service and delivery and reasonable prices for all of that.