In Fairfield: 1818 W. Texas St.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Taking to heart her mother-in-law’s words of wisdom has made Rose Florist & Gift Shop the success it is today, said owner Juanita Lopez. “Everything I know I learned from my mother-in-law,” she said. “She’s very old-fashioned.” Lopez has had the business since 1976. “We pride ourselves on our customer service,” she said. “The customer has been important since day one.” That, combined with top-quality merchandise and reasonable prices, are the driving factors behind the business. While flowers are the main business, Rose Florist & Gift Shop also offers food baskets, plants, gift items and silk arrangements. Valentine’s Day is is the “ busiest” two days of the year, Lopez said. Mother’s Day keeps the staff at a steady pace for about a week. The Christmas pace lasts for about a month.
Runners-up: Rockville Gardens, Green Valley Florist, Pearson’s Florist, Brick’s Florist