Being far away from family makes it sometimes difficult to find reputable local vendors. Plaza Flower Shop has been in Madera for as long as I can remember (30 years!) and has always had good customer service.
At least a few times a year I will call with a request for flowers to be delivered locally. While I could use an online florist I prefer working with the local men & women at Plaza. They will fax or mail any receipts, descriptions, etc that might be necessary. Their deliveries have always been on time to my family. Best of all, I trust them to come up with a beautiful arrangement when I don't know what I want. I will give them an idea of the types/colors of flowers I'd like to be included and they will create a great floral display using their many years of experience.
They are also a member of FTD so they will be able to arrange shipping anywhere in the country.