Top Florists In Connecticut To Get A Holiday Poinsettia

December 11, 2012 8:00 AM

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Poinsettias are the quintessential Christmas flower and instantly add festive charm to any home. Pick one up for yourself or deliver a beautiful arrangement as a gift this holiday season. The rainbow of red, white and green will put you in the spirit and just a measly maintenance of watering will make this the easiest decoration yet. Pick up your plant at any of these great Connecticut florists.

Gordon Bonetti Florist, Inc.
476 Franklin Ave.
Hartford, CT 06114
(860) 522-1455

Your holiday gift can be as simple as a red poinsettia set in a natural basket and tied with a red velvet ribbon. If you plan on this being a holiday gift, add a few simple components to turn it into something a bit more special. You can include chocolates, either in a small, medium or large box, and/or a stuffed animal. It can be a a timeless classic delivered to any door. Gordon Bonetti Florist will deliver flowers to Hartford and the surrounding area. Flowers can also be sent across the country. To assure your order will be received by Christmas day, place it a few days in advance.

Driscoll’s Florist
8 Mill Plain Road
Danbury, CT 06811
(203) 790-1881

Driscoll’s is family owned and has been operating out of its Danbury location for 15 years. If you are looking for something extra special, a fruit and poinsettia basket is available. The plant is decoratively packaged with apples, bananas, pears and oranges. This is beautifully contained in a basket that is wrapped with a plaid green and red taffeta ribbon. The basket can be enhanced with mylar balloons, stuffed animals and chocolates. Since this order is hand arranged, it requires more lead time. As a result, same-day delivery is not available. Plan accordingly.

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Guilford Whitehouse Florist
966 Boston Post Road
Guilford, Ct 06437
(203) 453-2122

Order a large red ponsettia tucked into a natural container that’s eight inches high. A taffeta ribbon is transformed into a large bow and dresses up this Christmas-gift poinsettia. Call the shop and mention the coupon code “LOCAL” for $2 off. There is also a deal of the day to make your holiday shopping easier. Guilford Whitehouse carries a wide assortment of the freshest flowers daily. You can find arrangements for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, new baby, thank you and more. The shop delivers to local shore-side towns. Give the florist a call or order online.

JW Florist 
30 New Britain Ave.
Unionville, CT 06085
(860) 673-1177

The poinsettias from JW Florist come in three sizes. If you want something a bit different for Christmas, you can find it here. There are Christmas centerpieces and fragrant Christmas flowers and evergreens available for your choosing. Flower centerpieces of red roses, gladiolas or sweet-smelling white lilies can be decorated with candles, Christmas balls and even candy canes. See the variety of bouquets this florist has to offer. You can keep your home feeling like spring with its assorted arrangements. White lilies, roses and mini callas are perfect to decorate your home for winter. Only the freshest of flowers are used. JW Florist offers local, national and worldwide delivery.

The Harwinton Florist
262 Spielman Highway
Burlington, CT 06013
(860) 404-8817

The Harwinton Florist offers radiant poinsettias in full bloom. The shop not only has premium fresh flowers but also decorative Christmas trees, gift items and holiday cards. There is an All is Merry & Bright bouquet that comes in a tall square glass vase arranged in a contemporary winter design. The Harwinton Florist wants to help chase away the winter blues with a wide assortment of winter arrangements. The Star Gazer arrangement is reminiscent of fresh fallen snow. The flowers are glacier white, pearl and cream lily flowers arranged in a vase with a platinum ribbon. Whether bought for a gift or to decorate your holiday table, the freshest flowers are hand delivered locally. You can call or order online.

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