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Roslindale Florist Celebrates 53 years as Boston's Premier Florist

Posted by Rick Canale on Mon, Jul 26, 2010

Sonny & Rick CanaleJuly 12th, 1957 - 53 Years ago today --
Embarking upon his ambition to fulfill the American dream, Arnold "Sonny" Canale bought Lombardi Florist in 1957. He had been an employee there since 1943. Lombardi's had been a successful florist and nursery since the early 1900's. In 1959, Sonny married Marie "Russo" Canale and merged Lombardi's with her family's florist, Russo's Florist. Russo's Florist had been in business since the early 1900's when Marie's parents arrived from Ponza, Italy.

Foreseeing the changing economy in the coming millennium, Sonny adopted the name Exotic Flowers as its primary signature for doing business in 1993. In 1994 a satellite location was opened at 2 Dartmouth Street in Boston's South End. In 1995, in order to expand our services, we opened a full service floral shop and garden center on route 3A in Cohasset. In June 2001 our flagship store opened at the greenhouse at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Roslindale remains company headquarters. All phone calls, on line orders, and deliveries emanate from this location.

In 2007, Exotic Flowers partnered with the Boston Red Sox to be The Official Florist of the Boston Red Sox. Exotic Flowers was thrilled to be such a special part of their World Champion season. Our success with the team led to the development of our online memorabilia store, Exotic Flowers firmly believes in sports and their benefit to society. We have been the florist for the PGA Deutsche Bank Championship since its inception, and in 2010 partnered with the Women's Professional Soccer team - the Boston Breakers ( their official florist. Exotic Flowers and Lombardi Florist have also been proud to sponsor our local softball teams and reward our Little League Champions.

Exotic Flowers realizes we are a part of the community and continue to do our best by employing a strong business ethic and offering a beautfiul destination florist in Boston. One can always come in for free plant advice at any time.In 2009, Exotic Flowers closely worked with Fisher House Boston - who provides care for our wounded veterans and their families at the Veterans Hospital in West Roxbury, MA.

Exotic Flowers remains a family owned and operated Boston florist. Sonny and Marie work daily and their children all play integral roles in the future of the company. Lauren Canale Trifiro operates an online florist from Scituate. John Canale works part time and offers his experience and customer service skills for the benefit of the growth of Exotic Flowers. Rick Canale oversees the daily operations and ensures that Exotic Flowers remains Boston's Premier Florist.

Tags: Boston Florist, Exotic Flowers, Roslindale Florist

Testimonial from Exotic Flowers Boston Florist

Posted by Rick Canale on Mon, Jul 26, 2010

193241Rick, I wanted to thank you for helping me with Mark's birthday party. The flowers were beautiful and balloons very festive. Thanks again - next time we're in Boston, we'll stop by. Thank you. - Laura" in regards to being the florist for a birthday party in Boston.


" Good morning -

As usual you and your staff was above and beyond expectations!
She absolutely loves them, and I am the favorite child for a little while :)
Thank you! Have a great day! Margaret" in regards to serving as the customers birthday florist in Roslindale

" Hi Rick,

My mother just called to say that the flowers are beautiful. Thank you and thanks for such quick service. I'll definitely be a returning customer.

Regards, Kathy" in regards to serving as the client's birthday florist in Roslindale

" Hi Rick,

Hillary loved the flowers! Thanks for the great service - I will definitely
recommend you and order from you again!

Caleb C" in regards to serving Caleb as his Boston florist.

"Thank you. the flowers were beautiful. i will be sure to keep your info on file for future reference.

Kathleen " in regards to serving Kathleen as her Boston florist.

Tags: Boston Florist, Exotic Flowers, Roslindale Florist

Exotic Flowers Boston Florist Deemed Elite Teleflora Member

Posted by Rick Canale on Mon, Jul 26, 2010


                      Teleflora Creates Exclusive Program for Select Member Florists

BOSTON, JULY 20th, 2010 - Exotic Flowes was recently named a member of Teleflora's National Account Program, an elite incentive and loyalty program created exclusively for Teleflora's top member florists in America. Teleflora, the world's leading flower delivery network offering only hand-arranged and hand-delivered floral arrangements, created the program as a way to thanks its top member florists for their hard work and support.

Teleflora member florists qualified for membership in the National Account Program by sending orders through the Teleflora network, growing their TF hosted website order volume and designing and delivering orders from fellow member florists. Members of the Teleflora National Account Program represent the top 5% of Teleflora's 18,000 florist partners.

Exotic Flowers has been a member of the community for over 50 years and is located at 609 American Legion Hwy in Roslindale and Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston. Consumers can place orders for same-day delivery to anyone worldwide by contacting Exotic Flowers, Boston's Premier Florist at 617.247.2000, 1-800-706-1200 or online at

Tags: Top Teleflora Member, Exotic Flowers, Roslindale Florist

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