Best of Boston

2006 Best Florist, South

Designing Images Florist

Somewhere way, way over on the other side of the petal-pusher spectrum from 1-800-FLOWERS sits Randolph’s Designing Images. Owner Carole Beltis-Piché imports exotic blooms—cherry blossoms, casablanca lilies, champagne roses—from locales such as Hawaii and Holland and is always upfront about costs and expectations. (No peonies in August, for example. And out-of-season lily of the valley will set you back $800.)

603 S. Main St., Randolph, 781-961-8100,