Local florists gearing up for Valentine's Day

Gladys Abbott
February 14, 2018

At Blooming Rose in the 300 block of University Boulevard, owner Leigh Ann Melton said she ordered 12,000 roses just after Christmas - 25 percent more than previous year.

It is not surprising that St. Valentine's Day is one of the year's "harvest times" for florists.

"It's always the same bedlam the day before so we get ourselves prepared as possible", Mrs Swift said. Flowers for dreams delivers hundreds of bouquets on an average day. Don't conform to today's definition of Valentine's Day. That is up from $18.2 billion a year ago.

In the National Retail Federation's annual Valentine's Day spending survey, consumers are expected to spend about $1.8 billion on candy, this year's most popular gift. Licon has been a florist for over 19 years.

Therefore, February 14 requires all hands on deck in the floral industry. "But it's important to us, again, that simple experience that's right and lovely every time and our charities are still, kind of, at the forefront".

Valentine's Day can obviously be a big opportunity for a lot of small businesses.

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The shop was a hub of activity Tuesday, with some employees making arrangements, others taking orders and several packing trucks.

If you forget to order flowers for that special someone don't fret.

"With Valentine's Day being on Wednesday this year, it's predicted that it will be the best and busiest time of the week for flowers", Brooks said.

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When asked when the spike for Valentine's Day begins, Reid says it varies, and while some are buying gifts early, the last two days before the date are by far the busiest days of the Valentine's season. For extra points, track down drinks specifically found in those regions to pair with your food. Tickets will allow you to share a new experience that you will enjoy together. "People really want flowers more than anything". Every time she hears one of the songs, she'll think of you. Express and show your love for her not just through gifts but through your words and actions a little more than you normally do. Get pampered without leaving the house. Kamp's flowers were the only order that wasn't delivered in a box. Pick out flowers that remind you of her. Enhance your performance with a portable keyboard that makes learning easy, such as Casio's CTK-2550.

Commonwealth Bank's general manager of everyday banking and payments Michael Baumann said it was no surprise to see that love comes at a cost. Free delivery promotions also can save you big time.

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