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Best Florist St. Louis 2006 - Pick Flower Gallery - CLOSED

Pick Flower Gallery

4904 Laclede Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63108

314-367-7425

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Mayer the long-haired dachshund wants to know what we've brought into Pick. His buddy, a regal-looking standard poodle named Charlie, seems to have the same question. Clint Lunn, who sees to both the shop and the pups, laughs. "You guys got food in that bag?" Actually, it's wine, purchased from Pick's around-the-corner neighbor Brennan's. The dogs are momentarily bummed. We, however, are thrilled to be shopping for fresh flowers at Pick. Today there are anthuriums, lipstick-red Hawaiian flowers with shiny heart-shape leaves. In the refrigerated case are orange Asiatic lilies, brighter than any we've ever seen, and delicate white snapdragons. Business has been brisk, Lunn reports, and he needs to bring out more flowers. He allows us a peek into the storage area, where he's keeping orchids, bamboo and sunflowers as big as dinner plates. "I don't do carnations or baby's breath," Lunn says. "No dyed flowers, none of that cheesy stuff." But if Pick is a flower shop for purists (and it is), this sense of purpose in no way undermines its sense of fun. Lunn creates spectacular arrangements; his portfolio showcases everything from the traditional grandeur of wedding-time roses to minimalist groupings of bamboo and protea (plump, gorgeous, artichoke-shape flowers). Shipments arrive weekly from Hawaii, Thailand, California and South America, which means Pick is never the same place twice. What does remain constant are the excellent prices, the wide array of funky vases and votive holders, and the lovely local art. Oh, and Mayer and Charlie, who ask that maybe, just maybe, you bring them a snack.
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Sarah
Sarah

My husband and I use Pick Flower for our wedding reception after a destination wedding. Clint was amazing. He was kind, helpful and made our reception at the City Museum even more fabulous with his beautiful arrangements. I actually gasped when I walked into the room and said "Look at the flowers!" Since that time, we've done business with Clint again and I would recommend him and his shop to everyone who is looking for beautiful flowers from an outstanding florist at a good price.

Barbara
Barbara

I called Pick Flower Gallery as I was attempting to avoid the often disappointing "FTD" type of arrangements to celebrate my brother's first baby. I live in Minnesota, so I just took a chance that I would have good luck with your best of St. Louis 2006 pick. The gentleman who answered the phone was very helpful and spent time with me figuring out what flowers I wanted, what sort of style arrangement, etc. I just saw a photo of the arrangement he made and it was really lovely and unique. It stood out from the other arrangements my brother received and is still looking fresh and lovely one week later. I am very pleased.

Mimi Bushart
Mimi Bushart

I just wanted to say how happy I am with Pick Flower Gallery. It's hard to find a florist from 2000 miles away without resorting to the dreaded FTD or 1800flowers method -- resulting in generic, overpriced arrangements. Clint is helpful, friendly, and above-all, a talented floral designer-- a true talent!

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