Best florist: McAdams Floral
McAdams Floral owner Clay Atchison credits the success of the business his father-in-law started almost 40 years ago to his employees.
"It really comes down to having a great group of employees that carry on the philosophy that my father-in-law had when he started out," Atchison said.
Advocate readers voted it the best florist in the Crossroads.
Taking a few risks and diversifying his inventory has also helped, Atchison said.
"In our business, we strive to do some unusual things that people may not see in other flower shops," he said. "We work really hard to get some different vases and arrangements in here."
During the shop's busiest season, Valentine's Day, Atchison said his store offers beer baskets for the gentlemen in his customers' lives.
"I think we're the only flower shop that sells wine and beer," Atchison said. "We have a great time making beer baskets for the guys."
1107 E. Red River St.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday
1313 N. Navarro St.
Second location in Goliad
H-E-B Floral Department
6106 N. Navarro St.
One other location in Victoria.