1. Yazel’s Flowers & Gifts, Lima
Location: 2323 Allentown Road, Lima
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday
Highlights: Yazel’s Flowers and gifts offers the perfect flower arrangements for all needs. The expert florists create beautiful flower arrangements and gifts for all occasions. The business offers flower delivery to Lima and surround areas. And no need to fret about those last-minute gifts, as Yazel’s is more than willing to do same-day floral delivery.
2. The Flower Loft, Lima
Location: 4611 Elida Road, Lima
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday
Highlights: From carnations to gerbera daisies, lilies, orchids, sunflowers, roses, summer flowers and mixed bouquets, The Flower Loft has you covered for any occasion. Pair those silk or fresh flowers with a gift basket, chocolates, candy or maybe even some fruit to go above and beyond for that special gesture. The Flower Loft, which opened in 1990, can help out with flower needs for weddings, funerals, anniversaries and much more.
3. Town and Country, Lima, Bluffton, Ottoville, Columbus Grove
Location: 301 W. High St., Lima; 201 E. Main St., Ottawa; 121 S. Main St., Bluffton; 115 E. Fourth St., Ottoville; 621 W. Sycamore St., Columbus Grove
Hours: Varies by location
Highlights: Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or expressing sympathy in a time of need, Town and Country Flowers has a focus on fresh-cut arrangements for all occasions. Mike Ellerbrock and Kenny Kruse started this locally-owned business roughly 30 years ago. They continue to pride themselves in excellent customer service, ensuring that their customers are 100-percent satisfied with their products.
Honorable mentions: Don Johnson’s, Mohler’s Flowers by Uhl