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Best Florists In Atlanta To Get A Holiday Poinsettia

December 11, 2012 8:00 AM

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Poinsettias are named after Joel Roberts Poinsett who discovered the plants which bloom in the days near Christmas in southern Mexico. He brought these plants to the United States in 1825. The bright red leafy blooms, small yellow centers and green base make the perfect holiday decoration for a house or business setting. Whether you are looking to give a poinsettia as a gift or add one to your home decor, these five flower shops in Atlanta offer some beautiful options and great deals.
Carithers Flowers
2030 Powers Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30339
(678) 401-2986
www.carithers.com

Carithers Flowers, founded by Larry and Jane Carithers, is Atlanta’s premiere floral boutique that is also very well known on a national scale. Carithers has won several local awards including Atlanta’s best florist by Atlanta magazine in 2007 and it was recognized as the one of the top 20 national florists. This season, Carithers offers several poinsettias for your choosing. The greenhouse poinsettias start at $45.99 and are offered in three sizes. Carithers also has wreathes and a tabletop Christmas tree to add cheer to your home. With several locations around the Atlanta area, delivery can be easy.

Emory Village Flowers & Gifts
1799 Briarcliff Road N.E., Suite Q1
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 378-3900
www.emoryvillageflowers.com

Why settle for giving just a poinsettia when you can give the vibrant plant and some fresh fruit at the same time? Emory Village offers a unique arrangement of a live poinsettia surrounded by apples, bananas, pears and oranges beautifully presented in a wicker basket and wrapped in a seasonally appropriate taffeta ribbon. The cheapest of the three baskets starts at $41.75. Although Emory usually offers same-day delivery, it is recommended that you order at least two days in advance during the holiday season.

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Hall’s Flower Shop and Garden Center
5706 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(404) 292-8446
www.hallsflowershop.com

Hall’s Flower Shop and Garden Center has been family owned for 65 years and serving the Atlanta metro community for that entire time. The winter basket at Hall’s starts at $49.99 and includes a poinsettia surrounded by green plants. Hall’s also has great partnerships with Godiva, Crab Tree & Evelyn, Nikki’s Cookies and Sweetshop USA to help you further personalize your gift. Be sure to check out the rose and lily bouquets and Christmas wreaths as gift-giving options as well.

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Buckhead Wright’s Florist
2393 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 233-5258
www.buckheadwrights.net

Buckhead Wright’s Florist has been in the same location since 1946. Owner Sherry Moon is a master florist with many awards under her belt. She regularly offers classes in floral arrangements for many organizations. Wright’s radiant poinsettias start at $40 and feature a very full-blooming flower cascading from a wicker basket. If you know the faith of your recipient, considering surprising them with a Hanukkah or Kwanzaa arrangement.

Gresham’s Florist of Atlanta
270 Peachtree St. N.W., Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 522-3215
www.greshamsatlantaflorist.com

Gresham’s Florist of Atlanta has the distinction of the being the oldest florist in Atlanta, family owned since 1913. Centrally located downtown, Gresham receives a flower delivery three times a day to its downtown Atlanta location. This keeps the shelves stocked and fresh. Gresham’s offers a poinsettia plant starting at $55. If you are looking for an alternative to traditional holiday colors, consider the holiday sparkle bouquet with pink and purple buds and decorative bulbs.

A Parsons School of Design trained Fashion Designer turned Fashion Journalist, Alicia Edwards is the founder of AliciaStyle, under which she reports fashionable happenings, conducts celebrity interviews, does wardrobe consulting and will help you find your personal style. Alicia’s work has appeared on Examiner.com, Type F, Kouture Magazine and other outlets. She was recently named an ACE contributor for a pilot program between Examiner.com and CBS Local. Alicia currently resides in Atlanta, GA. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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