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Readers' Choice: Buying Plants and Flowers

Where do you go to buy plants and flowers and to get advice from experts? More importantly: Why is your go-to shop wonderful? Share your thoughts with your neighbors in this week's Readers' Choice contest.

My grandfather had the greenest of “green thumbs.” And this year I've vowed to see if it runs in the family, so I’m making it a point to find a great place that sells plants — whether it’s all or some combination of florist, nursery or garden center.

We’re asking you, our Milford Patch readers, to tell us where you go to make your gardens and properties beautiful.

Vote in our poll (tell us what we’re missing there) and especially post your ratings and reviews of our local businesses right into our directory by clicking on a link below. That’s going to help future Milford Patch users make their own decisions on what’s the best place in town, as well as help us crown our Readers' Choice winner (as per the attached rules).

Thanks, and here are our contestants:

Pam Landry April 23, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Robert Treat Farm of course!
Michael Brown April 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM
Yes. Treat Farm (not provided as a choice) and Fleurescent.
Barbara Berkovich April 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Robert Treat Farm....no contest :)
Michelle Kelly April 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Ditto on Robert Treat Farm. The selection for both annuals and perennials is by far the most extensive of all the local garden centers. Information and advice regarding the plants and what is required for success of growth is superior. Finally, the stock available is consistently well tended and disease free, and the primary reason I purchase exclusively from RTF. I would rather pay a few dollars more for healthy perennials and annuals that will thrive rather than scrimp at the big box garden centers and risk spreading pests/disease to the rest of my gardens.
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) April 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Thanks for reminding us about Treat Farm! I've added it to the poll.
Pam Landry April 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Florists are entirely different than going somewhere to buy garden flowers. If I needed flowers for a special occasion I'd go to Tyyne at Wild Expressions.
Patch Reader April 23, 2012 at 01:06 PM
We like Glendale on Herbert Street
Kathy Kobishyn April 23, 2012 at 01:17 PM
May 19th is MAY MARKET for the Milford Garden Club.We will have Annuals, Perennials, Veggies, home baked goods, tag sale and conservation tips from our resident MASTER GARDENERS. FOWLER FIELD PAVILLION behind the Public library from 9:00 am to 11:30 . Rain or shine! FREE COFFEE and a few surprises.Come Early. We always sell out with our great prices !!!!
Shelly April 23, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Robert Treat Farm mainly. They are always helpful. I also like to buy some plants at the Downtown Milford Farmers Market.
Joe Della Monica April 23, 2012 at 02:10 PM
You forgot about Filanowski's farm on Wheelers Farm Rd. Absolutely the best place for flowers, veggies, trees, shrubs and without the high prices of Treat Farms.
April Bryant for St. Mary School April 23, 2012 at 02:32 PM
I agree with Abe - Filanowski's is where we have been going for the past 15 years!
Debbie Pattersondebb2554@yahoo.com April 23, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Glendale farms for veggie and flower baskets but autumn rose florists for arrangements and house plants They did a fabulous job on my daughters wedding! I would highly reccommend them
Kathy Blando April 23, 2012 at 03:42 PM
the best place for flowers is Autumn Rose flower and gift shoppe, all their work is amazing
Kellielynee April 23, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Fleurescent is bar none the best. There is no competition
John Pasnau April 23, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Once again, this poll is kind of a mixed bag. Plants are one thing, flowers another. They do not come from the same store any more than bait and bikes do.
Karen O'Neil April 23, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Filanowskis and Rivercrest farms for sure!
Joan Edwards April 23, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Robert Treat Farm has the best annuals, perennials & vegtables. Plants are healthy and maintained by knowledgable staff. You don't get that at box stores. You get what you pay for.
Dorothy Kozlowski April 23, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Northern Milford has some very good places for purchasing garden flowers, herbs and shrubs... One of which is Filanowski's... The enviroment is casual and prices are excellent... Glendale Farm is another... When fruit and vegetables are in season, Fawn Meadow on Wheelers Farm Rd. is a must...
Ana Campos April 24, 2012 at 12:41 AM
I send lots of my brides to Wild Expressions and they love the what Tyyne' creates for them !
Linda Gibson April 24, 2012 at 12:43 AM
I have worked very closely with Wild Expressions on many, many weddings and I love her work as do my brides !
arkay April 24, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Robert Treat. It should be alphabetical.
Elizabeth Stocker April 24, 2012 at 04:09 AM
My pick for flowers for the garden includes Glendale Farm for annuals and Treats Farm for perennials.
Joe Della Monica April 24, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Filanowsky still not on the list???

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