"Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino ranks as one of the most generous flower givers, spending at least $7000 on flowers in 2010, most from his favorite florist, Exotic Flowers, in Boston.
A spokesperson for the Menino campaign could not be reached and the mayor’s office declined comment.
Flowers are such a powerful political tool and are so common that OCPF has even created specific regulations for them. Candidates cannot buy flowers for people they or their treasurer has a personal relationship with, the flowers must be appropriate for the occasion, and an “important political relationship” must exist, the regulations state." - By Maggie Mulvihill, Sarah Favot and Matt Porter |Masslive.com 2/20/2011
Mayor Menino's best gift however as Mayor was on Mayor Walsh's inauguration day. Mayor Menino sent Mayor Walsh a Boston Fern for his new office.