It turns out EG Patch readers are passionate about flowers! With nearly 400 votes cast, the poll nearly rivaled EG voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary. Busy Bee Florist II on Post Road took top honors with 274 votes, 69 percent of the total, by 9 a.m. Friday.
Sprigs on Main Street took the second spot, with a respectable 96 votes, 24 percent of the total.
But the votes were only half the story. By Friday morning, we had a whopping 55 comments on this poll. Many customers of Busy Bee, which is owned by EG resident Giti Gerami, weighed in with enthusiasm both for the floral arrangements and for Giti herself.
“I have used Busy Bee for over ten years to order flowers for school ceremonies and Giti has never disappointed me. In addition, we borrow potted plants to adore the stage for no charge. Customer loyalty is valued at Busy Bee,” commented Frank Lenox, science teacher and head of the National Honor Society at EGHS.
“The floral arrangements from Busy Bee are always exceptional! Giti has always come through for me with beautiful arrangements and stunning centerpieces for formal gatherings. Giti is wonderful to deal with and her work truly stands out!” wrote Melissa Brooks.
Not all the comments were for Busy Bee.
EG826 favored Sprigs and owner Janice O’Connell: “Sprigs did the bouquets for my wedding and I was very pleased with Janice's work! She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and the bouquets came out perfectly, were delivered right on time without a hitch, and were very reasonably priced. I have recommended Sprigs to many friends!”
On Monday, the new Readers’ Choice poll starts: Where’s the best place in EG for Mother’s Day brunch?