Best Florist

Inglis Florists

Ever since this category has been a part of the Best of TucsonTM, Inglis Florist has always finished in second place. This year, they're no longer an also-ran. Inglis Florists has served Tucsonans since 1940; the current owners took over the business in 1967 after working for the original owners for more than 15 years. You can place an order over the phone or via the Internet, but we suggest a visit to one of the shops just to get a whiff of all those beautiful flowers. Also available are flowering plants, silk flowers, candles, candies, teddy bears, pots, cards, decorative shrubbery and more. And the staff goes out of their way to help with all your needs, from a simple gift to that "I'm sorry I screwed up" monster bouquet.

Runners up:

2. Roses 'n' More, 5501 E. Speedway Blvd., 751-4000; 380 W. Grant Road, 888-0828; 2510 E. Broadway Blvd., 623-7400;

3. Nature's Art Florists, 1720 E. Speedway Blvd., 881-8068