Best of Boston

2007 BEST Florist, North

Fiddlehead

Reaching for romance, many florists dress their posies in frills of ribbon and corsets of ferns: courtly, demure, a peck on the cheek. Contrast that with the stripped-down sensuality of Fiddlehead, which treats flowers as the sirens they are. The dramatic split-level space and textured black and green wall panels offset color-blocked arrangements in sunburnt orange and none-too-bashful pink. Those feeling the need to accessorize can outfit their purchase with an attention-getting vase—though, as Fiddlehead shows, there’s nothing wrong with just going au naturel.

24 Front St. Salem 978-745-0008