1260 Library St., Detroit; 313-964-5777
503 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale; 248-398-5130; blumz.com
Between them, the two owners of Blumz have more than 50 years in the floral biz, and it shows in the fresh, long-lasting flowers and eye-catching, artistic arrangements. While colorful, creatively displayed blossoms are Blumz' raison d'être, the shop also holds classes, hosts events, provides free event consultations and offers full-service event planning, assisting brides, birthday boys and other event planners in everything from tux rental to chair linens. The shop is also well-known for its philanthropic and community activity, and a dedicated, award-winning staff. Be sure to check out the new downtown location, which recently relocated from the corner of Broadway and Gratiot one block over to Library Street.