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Poll: The Best Florist Shop in Alameda?

Vote for your favorite in this week's Readers' Choice 2012 poll

Saying it with flowers is a longstanding American tradition, whether the occasion is Mother's Day, Valentine's Day or just a beautiful spring day when the tulips or roses are irresistible.

In this week's Readers' Choice 2012 poll, we're asking you to pick the best florist business in Alameda. (Editor's note: We know there are other places to buy a bouquet, notably some supermarkets, but we've limited this poll to places where flowers are the primary focus.)

Vote for your favorite in the poll at the end of this article. Click on the links below and rate the business on its Patch Place listing. You can even leave a review.

Alameda Floral Design

East Bay Floral Exchange

Olympic Florist

Poppy Red Flower Stand

South Shore Florist & Gifts (now on Park Street)

If we left out your favorite, start a write-in a campaign in the comments section below. In the event of a tie, we will break it based on the comments, so please explain your choice.

Because our poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results, comments and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

The poll closes at 9 a.m. Friday. Come back later that afternoon for the results.

If you want to suggest a topic or candidates for future "best" contests, post it in the comments below, and don't forget to vote.

Melanie Perez April 23, 2012 at 07:31 PM
La Flor Floral Design...
HappyAlamedan April 23, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Poppy Red without a doubt!! She is an artist and her flowers are stunning. I'm so happy she is here in Alameda!
Ashley Medulan April 23, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Yes, what about La Flor?! I think they should be nominated!!!
Kate Schnoebelen April 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM
La Flor is by far the best florist in town. My favorite gift to give and receive.
virgo April 24, 2012 at 03:52 AM
olympic florist is the absolute worst. i can't believe they have 38% of the vote. the staff are rude and completely unhelpful.
Manuel April 24, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Don't forget about the incredibly talented ladies of La Flor Floral Creations who create truly unique and sophisticated work. They don't have a storefront, but they are an Alameda based studio. (www.lafloralameda.com OR www.yelp.com/biz/la-flor-alameda-alameda )
Joy April 24, 2012 at 05:18 AM
Poppy red! And they have unique gifts!
Amy Carlson April 24, 2012 at 05:36 AM
My vote is for the Sophisticated, classy, never dull, uncommon, unique, over the top awesome, always- feel- special- when- I get or give-something- from- them - La Flor of Alameda!!!!
Lisbeth Allen April 26, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Just remember, cut flowers end up as trash or compost. Kind of wasteful. Even if they are farmed locally, they are also trashed locally.

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