2007 Best Florist, North

Reaching for romance, many florists dress their posies in frills of ribbon and corsets of ferns: courtly, demure, a peck on the cheek. Contrast that with the stripped-down sensuality of Fiddlehead, which treats flowers as the sirens they are. The dramatic split-level space and textured black and green wall panels offset color-blocked arrangements in sunburnt orange and none-too-bashful pink. Those feeling the need to accessorize can outfit their purchase with an attention-getting vase—though, as Fiddlehead shows, there’s nothing wrong with just going au naturel.

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