Flowers by Mike wins award


For many, Flowers by Mike is Oceanside and East Rockaway’s go-to florist for fresh, high-quality floral arrangements. Dedicated to providing the best customer service and finest selection of plants and flowers, Flowers by Mike has a wide variety of local and imported flowers and a team of professional designers.

Now, Flowers by Mike is the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year.

Flowers by Mike is owned by Mike Graham, a lifelong Oceanside resident who has years of experience in the flower business. Flowers by Mike is Graham’s first venture heading his own flower shop, which he opened in January 2019.

“His hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence have led him to not only successfully run the Oceanside business but to take over a second florist shop in East Rockaway as well,” according to the chamber.

Graham said he loves the mom-and-pop charm of his business and plans to continue serving Oceanside and surrounding communities for a long time. 

Graham, who lives with his wife, Rachel, and their young daughter, Rylie, said he cares deeply about Oceanside. He has been a firefighter here for 18 years and is commissioner of the Oceanside Fire District.

Every Valentine’s Day, Graham donates red carnations to the local hospital to lift patients’ spirits. He has also been president of the Oceanside Kiwanis Club for two years, and is a member of the Oceanside Warriors, which helps beautify Oceanside.

Flowers by Mike recently won the “Best of Long Island 2020-Wedding Florist” and “Best of Long Island 2021–Florist.” 

The award will be presented to Pearsall in a Jan. 27 ceremony at Kombert Caterers in Oceanside. Reservations and information available at