1114 N. Boulevard
Second Place: Coleman Brothers Flowers
Third Place: Strange’s Florist
When you buy a bouquet from Vogue Flowers this spring, it’s likely to show off the peonies and lilacs that owner Steve Papoulakos picked from his Henrico County farm. Vogue specializes in European-style bouquets and an environmentally friendly business model. Papoulakos fertilizes the flowers with horse manure — don’t worry, your roses will still smell divine — and raises bees for pollination. Artificial pesticides get a nod of disapproval. Coleman Brothers has been family operated since 1971 and brings a traditional approach to custom arrangements. And Strange’s Florist was founded in the 1930s. It’s a Richmond institution with four locations known for a diverse selection.