With spring flowers sprouting everywhere we look, you voted for some of your favorite florists this week in Belleville and Nutley.
Belleville’s Flowerama and Nutley’s Kingsland and Franklin Florals topped the poll, while two other Nutley florists and two Belleville flower shops received support. The other shops garnering votes were Richards The Florist and A Personal Touch Florist in Nutley and Belleville Florist and Rose Palace in Belleville.
In Newark, Washington Florist was your choice for the best area florist. The florist, located at 565 Broad St., is a family owned and operated company that specializes in floral arrangements, plants, gifts and greeting cards. The company provides same-day deliveries to customers throughout Newark, Short Hills, Arlington and Essex Fells. It offers arrangements for special occasions and holidays, gift and fruit baskets, silk and dried floral arrangements, European gardens, prom corsages, local flowers and more.
Jaye Tarantino is the owner/operator of Flowerama, and she said the positive feedback is an affirmation of her work for 14 years at the shop, and the fact that the shop has operated in Belleville for more than 43 years. “It’s a great honor,” she said.
Flowerama is an FTD business well-known in the community, with an interior full of flowers and arrangements for any occasion, according to Tarantino.
Richards The Florist Inc. provides flower and gift delivery to the Nutley area, sending flowers for any occasion with a large variety of fresh flowers and gifts.
Kingsland and Franklin Florals is a primary floral designer with more than 30 years of experience in the business. The shop features quality fresh products from growers in Ecuador, Holland, and Canada arriving daily. It features exotic flowers, hand blown glass vases and a variety of hand-thrown pottery, according to the shop’s website, according to the shop’s website.
A Personal Touch Florist is a family owned and operated shop for more than 25 years featuring a comprehensive fruit and gourmet section, custom party and wedding favors, specialty chocolates, custom ribbon printing, flower preservation and an extensive gift shop, according to the website.
Belleville Florist at 360 Franklin Ave. and Rose Palace at 355 Washington Ave. both offer free same day delivery, the website says.