Six years ago, I moved to Florida from Hawaii. Yeah, talk about culture shock. Hawaii is what I would call a "flower culture": not only do they have gorgeous tropical flowers growing everywhere, but flowers are an integral part of society. Every day, seems like someone was getting a lei (wreath) of flowers for a birthday, graduation, baby's christening, wedding, or just because it was Friday and that means Aloha Friday!
Needless to say, flower shops and lei stands are on just about every corner. Not so in St. Petersburg.
But if you want friendly service, a good selection and an attention to detail, Alma Ingram's is your place. Look for the swooping, weirdly fascinating bird-of-paradise awnings that this place sports.
Inside, the shop is small but they have a large selection of blooming plants and green plants in pots. I've gone there to get flowers for funerals, for example, and with just a name of the deceased, they already knew which funeral home to send the flowers to and offered suggestions for the most appropriate arrangements. Flower prices are high no matter where you go, but Alma Ingram's staff helps you stay within your budget.
Alma Ingram's is a local business that offers good service and a good product. I can always support that.