One reader summed it up succintly: "No disrespect to all of the fine flower shops on Long Island, yes all of Nassau-Suffolk, but Bayport Flower House is by far the finest florist shop there is. No question. End of story. It's major league all the way."
The family-owned and operated flower house received 28 of the total 57 votes for 49 percent of the voting action.
Here's a look at the voting results:
Bayport Flower Houses 28 (49%)
West Sayville Country Florist 14 (24%)
Rambling Rose Florist 7 (12%)
Sayville Flowers 4 (7%)
Sayville House of Flowers 3 (5%)
Lovin Oven Floral Designs 1 (1%)
The Flower & Garden Shoppe of Sayville 0 (0%)
Denise's East End Bloomers 0 (0%)
In casting the lone vote for Lovin Oven Flora Designs, one reader noted why she chose it as best florist.
"I am a photographer for over 20 years and have never seen a more creative designer than Keyth. He is truly an artist! Our clients rave about the quality and working with Lovin Oven Floral Design," she wrote.
Stay tuned Monday for the next Readers' Choice question.